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An Evolving Global Fabric Analyses & Assessments

An Evolving Global Fabric

Restricting the free flow of data, which is critical to the cloud’s functioning, is likely to create a more fragmented system.

Cloud Security - A Macro View Analyses & Assessments

Cloud Security - A Macro View

Acknowledging the cloud as ‘global commons’ is the prerequisite for launching a universally coordinated effort to bolster security.

India: Opportunities and Challenges Analyses & Assessments

India: Opportunities and Challenges

India has a huge potential in the cloud market, both as a consumer as well as a service provider and business innovator.

Future of Cloud: Risks, Security and Governance Analyses & Assessments

Future of Cloud: Risks, Security and Governance

It is imperative to view cloud security as an integrated whole by placing equal emphasis on its non-security aspects.

Leveraging the Cloud Analyses & Assessments

Leveraging the Cloud

As critical infrastructures undergo digital transformation, cloud services will play a vital role in their secure functionality.

Legalising Bitcoin Analyses & Assessments

Legalising Bitcoin

Bitcoin is a form of cryptocurrency. This digital tender is minted using huge amounts of energy.

Olympics in the Shadow of Covid-19 Analyses & Assessments

Olympics in the Shadow of Covid-19

Japan is experiencing its fourth wave of the coronavirus pandemic.

Lakshadweep: Development Vs Indigenous Rights Analyses & Assessments

Lakshadweep: Development Vs Indigenous Rights

A series of laws introduced by the new administrator of Lakshadweep, Praful Khoda Patel, has kicked up a storm in the islands, generating much unease and dissent.

G-7 Meet to Tackle Global Inequality Analyses & Assessments

G-7 Meet to Tackle Global Inequality

The leaders of the world’s largest economies have met at the Cornish resort of Carbis Bay for the 2021 G-7 summit.

Chinese Checkers in Afghanistan Analyses & Assessments

Chinese Checkers in Afghanistan

Coinciding with the twentieth anniversary of its internecine war in Afghanistan, the United States is preparing to withdraw all its troops by September 2021.

Budgeting for Peace Analyses & Assessments

Budgeting for Peace

Through its European Peace Facility, the EU has sidestepped legal and budgetary constraints on foreign armed interventions and overseas military funding.

Daunting Realities Analyses & Assessments

Daunting Realities

The second wave of the pandemic has dealt a severe blow to the green shoots of economic recovery.

Shrinking Labour Pool Analyses & Assessments

Shrinking Labour Pool

With declining demographic growth rates, China will have to restructure its manpower- intensive economy.

A Strategic U-turn Analyses & Assessments

A Strategic U-turn

The easing of American sanctions on the Nord Stream project has raised hopes of a more profitable business landscape for European allies, as they seek to recover from the ravages of the pandemic.

Rampaging Digital Scourge Analyses & Assessments

Rampaging Digital Scourge

As anonymous cyber gangs run amok, raking in millions in ransomware payments, the global powers are themselves divided in coming up with an effective counter-strategy.

India’s AstraZeneca Deal Analyses & Assessments

India’s AstraZeneca Deal

The global controversy surrounding AstraZeneca, India’s primary vaccine, together with an inadequate adverse reaction reporting system, has given rise to many unanswered questions.

Punitive Road to Net-zero Analyses & Assessments

Punitive Road to Net-zero

From taxes to embargos – what does it take to achieve goals on climate policies?

A Balancing Act Analyses & Assessments

A Balancing Act

It is critical to maintain an equilibrium between the regulatory powers of a sovereign and the legitimate interests of a foreign investor.

A ‘look Through’ Provision Analyses & Assessments

A ‘look Through’ Provision

By retrospectively amending the Income Tax Act in 2012, the Indian Parliament sought to clarify its legislative intention.

Reconciling Fragmented Laws Analyses & Assessments

Reconciling Fragmented Laws

The nature of the interaction between taxation regimes and investment agreements have evolved over time, with new generation treaties envisaging specific carve-outs for tax.