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Working from home: Is the shift permanent? Analyses & Assessments

Working from home: Is the shift permanent?

COVID-19 is shifting working patterns as companies are forced to embrace remote working. Could this be the start of a new way of working?

Pandemics & viral disinformation Analyses & Assessments

Pandemics & viral disinformation

As the COVID-19 pandemic advances, the fight against the virus has taken on a new front: against misinformation.

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?

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.

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.

“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?

The post-BREXIT UK: Pigeonholing Access Analyses & Assessments

The post-BREXIT UK: Pigeonholing Access

The UK has instituted a new points-based immigration system post BREXIT. How will this impact immigration into “Fortress UK?”

Israel: A Plebiscite on Bibi Analyses & Assessments

Israel: A Plebiscite on Bibi

The Israeli elections are likely to become a referendum on Benjamin Netanyahu, who was charged with corruption in November 2019. Will “right”...

The Paradox of Sudan Analyses & Assessments

The Paradox of Sudan

After decades of authoritarian rule, Omar al-Bashir is likely to stand the ICC trial. Is this the dawn of a new rule-based democratic Sudan?

The Iraqi Dilemma: Protests and More Analyses & Assessments

The Iraqi Dilemma: Protests and More

Iraq, a fulcrum of Middle East geopolitics, is trapped inexorably in the Iran- U.S. faceoff. Will it turn into a battlefield for a wider 21st Century...

Turkey & Syria: Gathering War Clouds Analyses & Assessments

Turkey & Syria: Gathering War Clouds

Turkey and Syria are on the verge of open conflict over the control of the strategic Idlib province. Can the world avert an all-out war?

Indo-US Trade & Defence Agreement Analyses & Assessments

Indo-US Trade & Defence Agreement

With the US President’s visit, will India and US conclude the long-overdue deals?

President Trump’s Palestine Solution Op-Eds

President Trump’s Palestine Solution

Is President Trump's much-awaited Palestinian Peace Plan the ‘Deal of the Century’ or merely ‘Clapping with one hand!’

Coronavirus - Epidemic or a Pandemic Analyses & Assessments

Coronavirus - Epidemic or a Pandemic

A new virus that has gained traction in China has begun a global spread, and the world is now alarmed.

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...

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.

 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...

Global Protests-A society at war with itself? Analyses & Assessments

Global Protests-A society at war with itself?

The society at present is full of paradoxes- on the one hand, we are on the threshold of the next phase of the digital revolution and the other hand...

Sri Lankan Elections Analyses & Assessments

Sri Lankan Elections

Victory in the Sri Lankan Presidential elections of the former defence chief, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, 70, could herald a new era in the political scene...

The ‘Browning’ of Canadian Politics Analyses & Assessments

The ‘Browning’ of Canadian Politics

Justin Trudeau’s second coming may not be as rosy as the first time around. After losing the majority vote, Trudeau is faced with some challenges....