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Innocuous Drones and Lethal Standoff Weapons Analyses & Assessments

Innocuous Drones and Lethal Standoff Weapons

A panel moderated by Vishnu Som, with two pioneers of drone technology- Group Captain Harsh Vardhan Thakur, and Squadron Leader Sameer Joshi.

CAA- Inclusion vs Exclusion Analyses & Assessments

CAA- Inclusion vs Exclusion

The recently amended citizenship law dictates who is eligible to be a citizen. In the absence of a domestic refugee law, how does India deal with its asylum seekers?

Amazon Investment-Largesse or Liability Analyses & Assessments

Amazon Investment-Largesse or Liability

Jeff Bezos' offer of $1billion investment in India to create a million jobs has been met with skepticism and downright derision. Is there a catch?

Xi Jinping in Myanmar -Heralding a New Era Op-Eds

Xi Jinping in Myanmar -Heralding a New Era

Will there be some quid-pro-quo between Myanmar and the PRC after Xi Jinping's visit to Myanmar on the eve of ICJ ‘s verdict on the Rohingya genocide case?

Global Grid Plan Analyses & Assessments

Global Grid Plan

Under the aegis of the ISA, India has proposed a global plan to distribute solar power generated in one country to meet the electricity demands of other nations.

Vaccine Hesitancy-Losing Faith Analyses & Assessments

Vaccine Hesitancy-Losing Faith

Medical science has used vaccination as its front-line weapon to eradicate many threatening diseases. Why is there a growing global skepticism towards vaccinations?

Student Unrest: Moral Compass or a Disconnect Analyses & Assessments

Student Unrest: Moral Compass or a Disconnect

Student activism in premier institutions has been grabbing headlines. Are protesting students the moral compass of a society or is it merely their naive enthusiasm?

Future of Security-India's Neighbourhood (NSAB) Analyses & Assessments

Future of Security-India's Neighbourhood (NSAB)

Surrounded by friends and foes, India will continue to face myriad risks to its security. India cannot hope to remain prosperous in a poor neighborhood.

The Wuhan Fever- A New Outbreak? Analyses & Assessments

The Wuhan Fever- A New Outbreak?

Despite the vast advances made in medical sciences, nature stays a step ahead of human ingenuity. While we eradicate old diseases, new ones emerge.

Encouraging Multilateralism Analyses & Assessments

Encouraging Multilateralism

Suresh Prabhu, MP, Sherpa to the Prime Minister at G20, delivered a Keynote Address during the Synergia Conclave-2019 and made a strong case for multilateralism.

AFRS: The Hawk Eye Analyses & Assessments

AFRS: The Hawk Eye

India is closer to install the Automated Facial Recognition Systems (AFRS) to aid law enforcement agencies to track and nab criminals. While it will strengthen the fight against crime, stringent…

 Carlos Ghosn -The Great Escape Op-Eds

Carlos Ghosn -The Great Escape

Scripted like a Hollywood movie, the escape of former Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn from Japanese law has captivated the world. Is he a plain fugitive or does the Japanese legal system warrant closer…

Digital Transformation of Defence Analyses & Assessments

Digital Transformation of Defence

In modern militaries, the rise of digital platforms is empowering the military, enabling better continuity of operations and bringing armed forces to a new level of combat readiness. An eminent…

LIBYA -  A rebalancing act Analyses & Assessments

LIBYA - A rebalancing act

Turkey’s decision to send advisers and extend military support to Libya, at the request of Prime Minister Fayez al Serraj’s Government of National Accord ( GNA ) followed an escalation of conflict…

Reimagining  Intelligence Analyses & Assessments

Reimagining  Intelligence

The new era brings with it new technologies that help in intelligence gathering but also ushers new uncertainties. During the Synergia Conclave-2019, M K Narayanan, Former National Security Advisor…

Biodiversity Crisis - Vanishing Species Analyses & Assessments

Biodiversity Crisis - Vanishing Species

The web of life between organisms on earth, binding each into an interdependent eco system is under threat of the Holocene or the Sixth Mass Extinction. Can humanity reverse this to save itself?

Innovation, Disruption and Entrepreneurship Analyses & Assessments

Innovation, Disruption and Entrepreneurship

Amitabh Kanth, CEO NITI Aayog, delivered an enthusiastic keynote address at the Synergia Conclave 2019 on enabling growth through empowering entrepreneurs.

The Australian Bushfires Op-Eds

The Australian Bushfires

Australia is being devastated; probably by the worst wildfires in history. Multitudes of bushfires have caused extensive damage across swathes of the continent. Like the Ostrich are we burying our…

The Killing Of Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani Op-Eds

The Killing Of Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani

The Pentagon confirmed that the Iranian General was killed, at the direction of the US President. Have we reached a new milestone in the evolution of 4th Generation Warfare?

The Post Caliphate Threat in Asia Analyses & Assessments

The Post Caliphate Threat in Asia

Prof Rohan Gunaratna, former head of ICPVTR at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and Prabha Rao, Former Additional Secretary, Cabinet Secretariat presented their views on post caliphate…