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U.S. – China Technology War Analyses & Assessments

U.S. – China Technology War

Dr Paulraj, Professor Emeritus, Stanford University, Winner of the Marconi Prize & IEEE Alexander Bell Medal, speaking during the Synergia...

US Perception of the 5G Revolution Analyses & Assessments

US Perception of the 5G Revolution

Admiral Dennis C Blair, Former Director of National Intelligence, US, addressed the Synergia Conclave-2019 through video on guidelines for building...

Future of Manufacturing- Digital Manufacturing Analyses & Assessments

Future of Manufacturing- Digital Manufacturing

Udayant Malhoutra, CEO/Managing Director of Dynamatic Technologies Ltd, a high tech manufacturing company spoke on Future of Manufacturing during...

Future of Security- Ecosystems Analyses & Assessments

Future of Security- Ecosystems

Rutger Van Zuidam, Founder and CEO, Odyssey took the Synergia Conclave 2019  on a journey along the ‘curve’, beyond any one’s imagination. Blockchain...

Mastering Agility in Geopolitical Uncertainty Analyses & Assessments

Mastering Agility in Geopolitical Uncertainty

Geopolitical uncertainty is on the rise, fuelled by volatile oil and gas prices, shifting Middle East alliances, Brexit shock to the EU,  the insular...

Crypto Currencies Versus Sovereign Currencies Op-Eds

Crypto Currencies Versus Sovereign Currencies

In 1993, I was posted on deputation to the UN mission in Cambodia, which was called the UN Transitional Authority in Cambodia or UNTAC. At that time...

Synergia Conclave 2019 - Inaugural Session Analyses & Assessments

Synergia Conclave 2019 - Inaugural Session

Leaders and experts from around the world converged at the Synergia Conclave to discuss “The Future of Security-Beyond the Curve from October 17th to...

Understanding China and its Vision, Mission, and Challenges Analyses & Assessments

Understanding China and its Vision, Mission, and Challenges

Dr Patrick Mendis, a Sri Lankan-born American diplomat scholar, who is a distinguished visiting professor of global affairs at the National Chengchi...

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...