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The Beginning of an Orwellian Nightmare Analyses & Assessments

The Beginning of an Orwellian Nightmare

In a technology-driven world, governments are struggling to find a balance between national security and individual rights.

Emerging Front Lines for Terror in the African Analyses & Assessments

Emerging Front Lines for Terror in the African

The Sahel is the new terror frontline where a few are waging a pitched battle for survival. Unknown to the larger world, their success or failure will matter.

The Eternal President: Vladimir Putin Analyses & Assessments

The Eternal President: Vladimir Putin

The Duma’s latest constitutional reforms have allowed for President Putin’s extended stay in power. Has Russia invested in a visionary leader?

The Carbon Footprint of the Internet Analyses & Assessments

The Carbon Footprint of the Internet

Connecting smartphones, laptops and smart devices to the infrastructure of the internet requires a gargantuan amount of energy, leaving a hefty carbon footprint.

Stifling Shale: Saudi-Russia Feud Analyses & Assessments

Stifling Shale: Saudi-Russia Feud

Saudi’s reduction of oil prices has intensified the price war with Russia that will also affect the U.S. Shale industry. Will the stricken world economy gain or lose?

Renewables: How Green is Green Analyses & Assessments

Renewables: How Green is Green

While the world still relies on fossil fuels for most of its energy needs, there are significant drawbacks from the use of renewables.

Seeking Remedies for the Indian Financial Sector Analyses & Assessments

Seeking Remedies for the Indian Financial Sector

The failures of IL&FS, PMB and Yes Bank have left the Indian financial sector in shambles. How can reforms change the landscape of our economy?

Climate Change: Should Indian Farmers Worry? Analyses & Assessments

Climate Change: Should Indian Farmers Worry?

Climate change is wreaking havoc on Indian farming as traditional weather patterns become unpredictable. Can farmers adapt to the changing reality?

20 Years after the Beijing Women's Declaration Analyses & Assessments

20 Years after the Beijing Women's Declaration

The UN Report New Era for Girls takes stock of changes over the course of the 20 years since the Beijing deceleration.

Revoking the Ban: Cryptocurrency in India Analyses & Assessments

Revoking the Ban: Cryptocurrency in India

The Supreme Court has lifted the ban on trading in cryptocurrencies. How will the government create an effective regulatory framework to monitor digital currencies?

Top 10 Geopolitical Risks in 2020 by Synergia Group Analyses & Assessments

Top 10 Geopolitical Risks in 2020 by Synergia Group

Along with global economic imbalance, an epidemic, and socio-political unrest ushering in 2020, here are the top 10 risks for the rest of the year.

Neighbourhood Virus: Are We Prepared? Analyses & Assessments

Neighbourhood Virus: Are We Prepared?

Despite India’s proximity to China, COVID-19 has not yet become an epidemic here. But with new cases steadily rising, can India face the deadly threat?

India Genome Sequencing: changing paradigms Analyses & Assessments

India Genome Sequencing: changing paradigms

The expansive reach of genome sequencing could endanger human biosafety. If so, what are the key concerns ?

Neighbourhood First: Building Bhutan Analyses & Assessments

Neighbourhood First: Building Bhutan

India is Bhutan’s most significant neighbour across dimensions. How can we foster this relationship to develop the South Asian region?

“Redback” Rising: Trading in Yuan Analyses & Assessments

“Redback” Rising: Trading in Yuan

The increasing influence of the Chinese Yuan is raising red flags. What are the impacts on Yuan’s reserve status and its usage in global trade?

 Top 10 Geopolitical Conflicts of 2020 by Synergia Group Analyses & Assessments

Top 10 Geopolitical Conflicts of 2020 by Synergia Group

Radical Islamists, drug wars, and fighting against the system- these are some of the geopolitical risks of 2020.

Education 4.0: Are We Prepared for IR4? Analyses & Assessments

Education 4.0: Are We Prepared for IR4?

India is struggling to produce an employable workforce. How can we develop our youth to meet the demands of the fourth industrial revolution?

Sudan: Shedding Stigma of Terrorism Analyses & Assessments

Sudan: Shedding Stigma of Terrorism

As Sudan gingerly adopts democracy, its first major diplomatic initiative is to mend ties with Israel. Will this quicken its international acceptance?

Black Swan of the Decade Analyses & Assessments

Black Swan of the Decade

The deadly Coronavirus is disrupting global supply chains. How will countries cope with this unexpected “decoupling” from China?

Campaign Finance: Feeding Democracy Analyses & Assessments

Campaign Finance: Feeding Democracy

Campaign funding legislation has triggered a debate on transparency vs donor privacy. Is there a reasonable compromise to protect the right to privacy?