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Bangladesh’s energy sector and competing interests Analyses & Assessments

Bangladesh’s energy sector and competing interests

Bangladesh suffers from an acute energy deficit. China and India have competed over investments in Bangladesh’s energy sector. How is Bangladesh...

Women, girls should be engaged in disaster risk management Analyses & Assessments

Women, girls should be engaged in disaster risk management

Like society, disasters can be discriminative against people. Less access to social safety measures, financial conditions and support from the...

Reforming Pakistan’s madrasas Analyses & Assessments

Reforming Pakistan’s madrasas

Pakistan’s military announces plans to bring the country’s madrasas under government control. Why should Pakistan regulate its madrasas? Madrasas are...

Sturgeon calls for Scottish Referendum 2.0 Analyses & Assessments

Sturgeon calls for Scottish Referendum 2.0

Scotland should hold a new referendum on independence from the United Kingdom by 2021 if Britain leaves the European Union, said the Scottish leader...

Japan apologises to victims of forced sterilisation Analyses & Assessments

Japan apologises to victims of forced sterilisation

Twenty years after Japan repealed the eugenics law, it has agreed to compensate victims of the government program under which thousands of people...

Do Better with Less: Frugal Innovation to Sustainable Growth Analyses & Assessments

Do Better with Less: Frugal Innovation to Sustainable Growth

The Synergia Foundation hosted a Harvard Business School Club of India conversation with Prof. Jaideep Prabhu and Navi Radjou on April 16, 2019. Also...

Violence returns to Sri Lanka Analyses & Assessments

Violence returns to Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka’s government has blamed local jihadist group National Thowheed Jamath for one of Asia’s deadliest terrorist attacks in years and said other...

 Measles incidence increases worldwide Analyses & Assessments

Measles incidence increases worldwide

Measles cases increases by 300% worldwide, spurred on by anti-vaccination campaigns, supply chain issues and conflict. A vaccine is a biological...

Deeper EU-China cooperation in the near future? Analyses & Assessments

Deeper EU-China cooperation in the near future?

Given pre-summit tensions, the release of a statement and commitment to a timetable for developing a monitoring mechanism is an achievement....

US award grants to anti-abortion clinics Analyses & Assessments

US award grants to anti-abortion clinics

President Donald Trump’s administration announced that it would award family planning grant to a chain of crisis centres that oppose abortion and don...

Drug prices balloon in the US Analyses & Assessments

Drug prices balloon in the US

Some drug prices have increased significantly in the first three months of 2019. The rise comes amidst intense attention on the American...

Turkey out of F-35 program? Analyses & Assessments

Turkey out of F-35 program?

The United States has suspended Turkey’s participation in the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter jet program until Ankara cancels its planned purchase of a...

Trump veto stands Analyses & Assessments

Trump veto stands

The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday failed to override President Donald Trump’s first veto, leaving in place the “national emergency” he...

Wayfinding in Times of Change Analyses & Assessments

Wayfinding in Times of Change

The Synergia Foundation in collaboration with the Government of Karnataka (GoK) organised a roundtable discussion on “Wayfinding in Times of Change”...

Economists criticize data misuse Analyses & Assessments

Economists criticize data misuse

Top economists and social scientists studying India have published an open letter expressing alarm at the politicisation of economic data by Prime...

Slovakia elections underway Analyses & Assessments

Slovakia elections underway

Zuzana Caputova, an anti-corruption lawyer who entered politics only a year ago, comfortably won the first round of Slovakia’s presidential election...

Kabul’s expanding ‘green zone’ Analyses & Assessments

Kabul’s expanding ‘green zone’

The ‘Green Zone’ in Kabul is the walled-off compound of embassies and newsrooms, which is set to expand dramatically. It already imposes extreme...

Anti-Vaccination Movement Analyses & Assessments

Anti-Vaccination Movement

Vaccination skeptics have stated that the U.S Government is working with pharmaceutical companies in order to stop them. The government is also...

Phillip Morris circumvents investment ban Analyses & Assessments

Phillip Morris circumvents investment ban

Phillip Morris International Inc. (PMI) has been paying for the manufacturing costs of Marlboro cigarettes in India circumventing a nine-year-old ban...

Microplastic scourge spreads Analyses & Assessments

Microplastic scourge spreads

According to new studies by the University of Exeter, microplastic pollution spans the world, showing contamination in UK’s lake and rivers, in...