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Indian Army-New Tools of Trade Analyses & Assessments

Indian Army-New Tools of Trade

The Indian infantry, the most combat active in the world, was at least two to three decades behind contemporary modern infantry rifle. With the SIG...

Ageing Population- Live Long Work Longer Analyses & Assessments

Ageing Population- Live Long Work Longer

The ‘maturing’ of global societies is certainly a major achievement for medical sciences, with people today living far longer and healthier lives...

Prisons-Boot Camps for Crime and Terror Analyses & Assessments

Prisons-Boot Camps for Crime and Terror

Bloody prison riots followed by police brutalities have become a frequent occurrence. The core principle of incarceration-penance followed by...

Cultivated Meat: “Soul” Food Analyses & Assessments

Cultivated Meat: “Soul” Food

The global demand for meat is set to double by 2050. With Clean Meat technology making considerable headway, are we ready to make the conscious shift...

ENDS to Vaping Analyses & Assessments

ENDS to Vaping

An ordinance has banned the electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) or e-cigarettes in India with immediate effect. Is this a death knell on the...

UAPA  2019: Striking a Balance Analyses & Assessments

UAPA 2019: Striking a Balance

India’s 2019 Amendment to Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, (UAPA) 1967 underscores the conflict between restrictions on basic human rights and...

Damocles’ Sword Over Cash Starved Pakistan Analyses & Assessments

Damocles’ Sword Over Cash Starved Pakistan

Having failed twice to meet the milestones set by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), the prospects of blacklisting loom large over an...

CDS- Integrating Indian Defence Forces Analyses & Assessments

CDS- Integrating Indian Defence Forces

Will the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) kickstart the long due integration of Indian Defence Forces - creating a Joint Multidimensional Force that will...

An Overdose of Opioid: Johnson & Johnson Analyses & Assessments

An Overdose of Opioid: Johnson & Johnson

Does the landmark judgement of a US Court against Johnson & Johnson for promoting excessive opioids lay bare the complicity of large...

The Protests in Russia Analyses & Assessments

The Protests in Russia

Over 60,000 Russians staged the country’s biggest political protest, defying a clampdown to demand free elections to Moscow’s city legislature. What...

White nationalism : A growing force? Analyses & Assessments

White nationalism : A growing force?

In the age of instant communication, with world-wide reach, nationalist groups target communities of colour and also religious minorities through the...

Animal-Human hybrid in the making  Analyses & Assessments

Animal-Human hybrid in the making 

After the development of human - monkey in China, the Japanese government has approved stem cell experiments to create animal-human hybrid...

RTI Amendment: Threat to autonomy? Analyses & Assessments

RTI Amendment: Threat to autonomy?

The Lok Sabha has passed the Right to Information (Amendment) Bill, 2019 which seeks to make changes to the statutorily fixed tenure and service...

Chinese cameras ban at U.S. facilities Analyses & Assessments

Chinese cameras ban at U.S. facilities

U.S. federal agencies are yet to comply with a mandate on Chinese made surveillance cameras which was imposed by the Congress in 2018. The agencies...

Tolerating intolerance in the US Analyses & Assessments

Tolerating intolerance in the US

A Democrat-controlled House of Representatives passed a resolution to condemn President Donald Trump’s "racist comments" towards four Democratic...

Taliban negotiates with Afghanistan Analyses & Assessments

Taliban negotiates with Afghanistan

An Afghan delegation (not representing President Ashraf Ghani) met Taliban officials in Qatar to seek a political solution to end the 18 year long...

Universities under scrutiny for foreign funding Analyses & Assessments

Universities under scrutiny for foreign funding

The U.S. Education Department has opened an investigation into Georgetown, Texas A&M University over foreign funding from Qatar Foundation and...

World to edge closer to 10B by 2050 Analyses & Assessments

World to edge closer to 10B by 2050

The world population is expected to increase from 7.7 billion to 9.7 billion in 2050. But the population growth rate is tempering down as the...

Peace to Prosperity Summit in Bahrain Analyses & Assessments

Peace to Prosperity Summit in Bahrain

The US President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner launched a long-awaited Middle East initiative with a two-day conference in Bahrain amidst...

AI for Agriculture in India Analyses & Assessments

AI for Agriculture in India

The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare signed a Statement of Intent (SoI) with IBM for a pilot study on using Artificial Intelligence (AI)...