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An Overdose of Opioid: Johnson & Johnson Analyses & Assessments

An Overdose of Opioid: Johnson & Johnson

Does the landmark judgement of a US Court against Johnson & Johnson for promoting excessive opioids lay bare the complicity of large pharmaceutical corporations in placing profits before social…

Indian Soft Power Grab in The Gulf Analyses & Assessments

Indian Soft Power Grab in The Gulf

India PM Narendra Modi’s recent visit to India’s traditional allies in the Gulf Region-UAE and Bahrain- as a precursor to the G7 summit- was a strong projection of India’s economic and soft power…

Social Media: Instrument of State Policy? Analyses & Assessments

Social Media: Instrument of State Policy?

Beijing and Hong Kong are making extensive use of popular social media platforms to influence public opinion internally and to change perceptions globally, in the ongoing protests in Hong Kong -…

Iraq’s Dying Rivers Analyses & Assessments

Iraq’s Dying Rivers

Iraq is in a fragile state, rapidly running out of water. The water crisis has grown in magnitude because it does not control the flow of its rivers. To what extent is this crisis undermining Iraq’s…

The Undying Amazon Fire Analyses & Assessments

The Undying Amazon Fire

Brazilian Amazon forests, devastated by innumerable fires have shrunk by 1345 square km rendering homeless countless species of flora and fauna and raising concerns about President Bolsonaro’s…

China's options for Aksai Chin Analyses & Assessments

China's options for Aksai Chin

At the UNSC closed consultations on 16th Aug, China claimed that the unilateral action by India in J&K had challenged China’s sovereign interests and violated bilateral agreements, with…

The Future of Security : Afghanistan Analyses & Assessments

The Future of Security : Afghanistan

On 18 Aug 2019, a suicide bombing claimed the lives of 63 people at a wedding party in Kabul and left 180 injured. Would this breach in security affect the status quo of the current peace…

Amazon snoops on US immigrants Analyses & Assessments

Amazon snoops on US immigrants

Amazon's warehouse workers,  including various Jewish groups, are demanding that Amazon Web Service's (AWS) cut ties with US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and data company Palantir…

The Removal Of J&K’s Special Status Op-Eds

The Removal Of J&K’s Special Status

When India and Pakistan gained Independence in 1947, the Princely state of J&K had not joined either country. On 22 October 1947, tribal militias from Pakistan invaded the state, intending to…

Ladakh: The New Union Territory Op-Eds

Ladakh: The New Union Territory

Ladakh, for the most part, is a sparsely populated, semi-arid, high-altitude desert. It lies in the Himalayas, between the Zanskar and Karakoram mountain ranges. The mighty Indus River and its…

The Guatemalan Immigration Crisis Analyses & Assessments

The Guatemalan Immigration Crisis

The security implications of Guatemala’s immigration crisis may have consequences that extend far beyond its geographical borders. The legacy of Alejandro Giammattei’s presidency will depend largely…

North Korea goes ballistic again Analyses & Assessments

North Korea goes ballistic again

For the fifth time in two weeks, Pyongyang had tested an increasingly sophisticated short-range missile system, which can wipe out South Korean and Japanese cities.

Escalation to super-power conflict? Op-Eds

Escalation to super-power conflict?

The dispute is between six maritime nations, who share shorelines with the South China Sea. The conflict is over territorial claims and economic zone rights. The six nations are Peoples Republic of…

Sun sets on globalisation? Analyses & Assessments

Sun sets on globalisation?

Beijing has accused the US of ‘deliberately destroying international order’ with ‘unilateralism and protectionism’. The US-China feud has advocated for a shift from globalization.

Pakistan’s options for Kashmir Analyses & Assessments

Pakistan’s options for Kashmir

Following India's scrapping of Article 370 and bifurcation of Jammu-Kashmir and Ladakh into two Union territories, Pakistan has severed bilateral trade and downgraded diplomatic relations with India…

White nationalism : A growing force? Analyses & Assessments

White nationalism : A growing force?

In the age of instant communication, with world-wide reach, nationalist groups target communities of colour and also religious minorities through the available social platforms. 

The Protests in Russia Analyses & Assessments

The Protests in Russia

Over 60,000 Russians staged the country’s biggest political protest, defying a clampdown to demand free elections to Moscow’s city legislature. What does the biggest political protest in Moscow in…

India- Sri Lanka in soft conflict Analyses & Assessments

India- Sri Lanka in soft conflict

Fishing is the main lifeline for fishermen in Northern Sri Lanka. Limited stock of fish and total dependence on fishing has put local Tamil communities of Sri Lanka at loggerheads with India.

Animal-Human hybrid in the making  Analyses & Assessments

Animal-Human hybrid in the making 

After the development of human - monkey in China, the Japanese government has approved stem cell experiments to create animal-human hybrid disregarding the species barrier and other ethical issues.

Modi’s bold Kashmir gamble Analyses & Assessments

Modi’s bold Kashmir gamble

The withdrawal of special yet temporary provisions granted to the state of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) is the Narendra Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) biggest political gamble in the five…