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Kashmir: A new haven for Narcotics and Arms Analyses & Assessments

Kashmir: A new haven for Narcotics and Arms

Beneath the political turmoil in Kashmir, the narco smuggling networks is fast growing. How are these drugs supply chains kept alive in Kashmir?

Trump's U - turn at the G20 summit Analyses & Assessments

Trump's U - turn at the G20 summit

US President Donald Trump announced that US technology companies could resume selling to China's Huawei Technologies, effectively reversing a ban...

Space Race 2.0 Analyses & Assessments

Space Race 2.0

NATO has recently proposed space as an extended domain of warfare in addition to those of land, air, sea, and cyberspace. China also seems to be...

“Vaccine” against fake news Analyses & Assessments

“Vaccine” against fake news

Researchers from the University of Cambridge launched an online game to inoculate people against fake news. Can we adopt the lessons from this...

Huawei proposes ‘No Back Door’ to Government of India Analyses & Assessments

Huawei proposes ‘No Back Door’ to Government of India

Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd has appealed to India to make an ‘informed and independent decision’ on permitting its 5G trails that are scheduled to...

Dharavi: Mumbai’s Cash Cow Analyses & Assessments

Dharavi: Mumbai’s Cash Cow

Dubai-based company Seclink Technologies Corporation (STC) has emerged as the highest bidder for the project to give Mumbai’s infamous Dharavi slum a...

Demand for Productivity vs Violation of Human Rights Analyses & Assessments

Demand for Productivity vs Violation of Human Rights

According to Thomson Reuters Foundation, Indian garment factories are offering unlabelled drugs to female workers to ease their pain periods,...

Singapore: Food Security vs Land Scarcity Analyses & Assessments

Singapore: Food Security vs Land Scarcity

With an increasing demand for land and sea resources juxtaposed with climate change, rising sea levels, pollution and invasive species, Singapore is...

UPI decline in May 2019 Analyses & Assessments

UPI decline in May 2019

After hitting a record high in March, payment transactions via Unified Payments Interface (UPI) declined second time in a row in May 2019. Can the...

ExxonMobil and climate change Analyses & Assessments

ExxonMobil and climate change

ExxonMobil's shareholders have rejected several proposals that would require greater oversight over the company's environmental policy. Activist...

Julian Assange: A Case of Journalism, Hacking and Espionage Analyses & Assessments

Julian Assange: A Case of Journalism, Hacking and Espionage

Julian Assange, co-founder of Wikileaks has been charged with 17 counts under the Espionage Act for receiving and publishing information from Army...

Trump undermines the science behind climate change Analyses & Assessments

Trump undermines the science behind climate change

Climate change poses a severe threat to planet Earth. Interest groups in the US are in constant denial that humans are primarily responsible for...

Starlink: SpaceX’s broadband service Analyses & Assessments

Starlink: SpaceX’s broadband service

SpaceX recently launched satellites for its Starlink broadband service. Why are private space companies attempting to provide global internet...

China’s food woes Analyses & Assessments

China’s food woes

China, reeling from the effects of the Asian Swine Flu virus, is affected by an infestation of the fall armyworm. Is China’s food security in serious...

 The global trade in plastic waste Analyses & Assessments

The global trade in plastic waste

Malaysia will send back non-recyclable plastic waste to the developed country that exported it, in the wake of an amendment to the Basel Convention...

The Kushner plan starts with economic investment Analyses & Assessments

The Kushner plan starts with economic investment

Mr Trump’s deal to resolve the Arab-Israeli conflict was expected to be unveiled after the 2019 Israeli elections. The White House has announced an...

Australia’s pre-election polls prove inaccurate Analyses & Assessments

Australia’s pre-election polls prove inaccurate

Pre-election polls suggested that the Labor Party was set to win the Australian 2019 general elections. Exit-polls indicatethat the incumbent Liberal...

China explores lunar craters Analyses & Assessments

China explores lunar craters

China’s lunar exploration program receives a boost as it’s Chang’e-4 mission successfully landed on the far side of the Moon. The first scientific...

Anti-Muslim violence in Sri Lanka Analyses & Assessments

Anti-Muslim violence in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka has seen a surge in anti-Muslim violence following the Easter Sunday bombings. The government has introduced curfews and bans on social...

World poultry day Analyses & Assessments

World poultry day

In conjunction with World Poultry Day on May 10th, the International Poultry Council is initiating an awareness drive on food insecurity. Will...