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Rebooting Strategic Ties Analyses & Assessments

Rebooting Strategic Ties

By recommencing trade and investment negotiations with Brussels, New Delhi hopes to counter Beijing’s role in the global value chain.

Digitising the Art Market Analyses & Assessments

Digitising the Art Market

NFTs are the new buzzword in the world of art, where these digital artforms are setting a
new record of millions of dollars apiece every other day.

China's Digital Coffers Analyses & Assessments

China's Digital Coffers

As China test-launches its sovereign digital currency, countries around the world are
scrambling to assess potential disruptions to the global financial system.

In the Big Leagues Analyses & Assessments

In the Big Leagues

As Coinbase joins the ranks of publicly listed companies, there has been much soul-searching
about investor appetite for cryptocurrencies.

The Curse of the Magic Metal Analyses & Assessments

The Curse of the Magic Metal

Cobalt has become a blight for the people of the Democratic Republic of Congo as its spiralling demand leads to a rush for its exploitation with little regulation and regard for their rights.

Digital Public Infrastructure Analyses & Assessments

Digital Public Infrastructure

Technology has disrupted the traditional model of news production by empowering the audience to amplify it or create new content altogether.

Believing the Written Word Analyses & Assessments

Believing the Written Word

Though social media reach is tremendous in India, its platforms have not been used to spread misinformation or create agitations.

Shifting Gears in the Gig Economy Analyses & Assessments

Shifting Gears in the Gig Economy

The historic ruling by the British Supreme Court, which affirms the employment rights of Uber drivers, can have a ripple effect in the international domain.

Shedding Historical Burden Analyses & Assessments

Shedding Historical Burden

By going against domestic public opinion, Seoul has not only jumpstarted a progressively deteriorating relationship with Japan but also strengthened Washington’s hands in the Asia-Pacific region.

Lessons from the Global Vaccination Drive Analyses & Assessments

Lessons from the Global Vaccination Drive

From distribution mechanisms to questions over some of the vaccines themselves, the global drive should constantly learn and evolve.

Nixing Fake News Analyses & Assessments

Nixing Fake News

The only way to nip misinformation in the bud is to work alongside social media platforms.

The Duel and the Deal Analyses & Assessments

The Duel and the Deal

With an infinitesimal lifting of the roadblock on nuclear diplomacy between the U.S. and Iran, it is hoped that all stakeholders bring fresh ideas to the table.

Standing Trial Analyses & Assessments

Standing Trial

As Sri Lanka looks to India for support at the crucial vote in the UNHRC, persisting tensions in bilateral ties will be a niggling factor.

Immigrants Biden-ing Time   Analyses & Assessments

Immigrants Biden-ing Time

President Biden’s humane immigration Bill may face roadblocks in garnering bipartisan support as a fresh wave of asylum seekers crowd its borders and a pandemic that refuses to die.

Getting the Online, in Line Analyses & Assessments

Getting the Online, in Line

In a market as large and diverse as India, it is important to tailor regulatory requirements with great care if fair, equitable, and responsible behaviour is to be ensured in the digital ecosystem.

Fighting Misinformation Analyses & Assessments

Fighting Misinformation

The way forward is to have governments and institutions working together for a disinformation-free society

Independence Invigorated Analyses & Assessments

Independence Invigorated

The first-time majority of pro-independence parties in the recent elections, have given a fresh boost to Catalonia’s fight for sovereignty.

 ‘Boston Tea Party’ Online Analyses & Assessments

‘Boston Tea Party’ Online

The Milk Tea Alliance that has surged into an online transnational youth movement against authoritarian regimes in South-East Asia, must strategize and collaborate to be heard.

A Web of Conspiracies Analyses & Assessments

A Web of Conspiracies

The fear of alienating the hard-line support base ensures that conspiracy theories remain a part of the Republican agenda, despite causing fissures in the party.

Future Mineral Might  Analyses & Assessments

Future Mineral Might

With mining rights being opened for exploitation in the Arctic, the race for rare earths and minerals is fuelling geopolitical tensions and may aggravate environmental depredations in the long run.