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 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...

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”...