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North Korea- a Quarantine Within Quarantine Analyses & Assessments

North Korea- a Quarantine Within Quarantine

The debilitating effect of the pandemic may force Pyongyang to rethink its isolationist policies and seek access to much-needed medical and economic...

Deal Or No-deal: The Countdown On Brexit Analyses & Assessments

Deal Or No-deal: The Countdown On Brexit

Several issues hang in the air ahead of UK's final goodbye from the EU. The summit slated for mid-October could be the last-ditch effort for a deal

Floating In Between: The Swing Voter’s Filter Bubble Analyses & Assessments

Floating In Between: The Swing Voter’s Filter Bubble

The focus this time around is on the undecided voters who may get trapped in a flood of online “filter-babble."

Lebanon's Choice — Relapse or Revolution Analyses & Assessments

Lebanon's Choice — Relapse or Revolution

The August 4 Beirut blast has only aggravated the economic and political quagmire the nation finds itself in-salvation lies in intent and deep...

Russia's Stakes in Belarus Analyses & Assessments

Russia's Stakes in Belarus

Any popular movement that aspires to replace Lukashenko in Minsk will need to first contend with Moscow and its geopolitical bearings in Central Asia

Turbulence in the Aegean Sea Analyses & Assessments

Turbulence in the Aegean Sea

The region is in turmoil with Ankara denouncing the recently concluded Egypt –Greece deal and external powers-Russia, EU and France- jumping into the...

The Power of Remote Voting Analyses & Assessments

The Power of Remote Voting

Amidst raging infection rates, voting by mail seems to be the safest option. Will it remain free from tampering and electoral fraud?

Scottish Independence: Renewed Resurgence Analyses & Assessments

Scottish Independence: Renewed Resurgence

Brexit and the coronavirus pandemic have been the catalyst for a renewed thrust for Scottish Independence, leaving Prime Minister Boris Johnson...

Deal of the Century or an Election Gimmick Analyses & Assessments

Deal of the Century or an Election Gimmick

The ‘Abraham Accord’ may be a major foreign policy breakthrough, but there are doubts over its potential to broker peace in West Asia.

The Malaise of the Me-first Syndrome Analyses & Assessments

The Malaise of the Me-first Syndrome

Countries embracing ‘vaccine nationalism’ in their race for a cure are forgetting that the bedrock of clinical research in pandemic times is 'the...

Forging Strategic Partnerships for a Tranquil Indo-pacific Analyses & Assessments

Forging Strategic Partnerships for a Tranquil Indo-pacific

Does the Indo Pacific region need its own version of NATO to secure its strategic geography from big power manoeuvring?

Benign Neighbour Bangladesh For Keeps? Analyses & Assessments

Benign Neighbour Bangladesh For Keeps?

Having had close encounters of the unfriendly kind with several countries in South Asia, New Delhi would be well advised to keep Dhaka close.

Engaging the Dragon, Appeasing Uncle Sam Analyses & Assessments

Engaging the Dragon, Appeasing Uncle Sam

Japan is walking a tightrope in its geo-strategic relationship with China and the U.S.

Brain Drain - From North to the South Analyses & Assessments

Brain Drain - From North to the South

Shutting the door on foreign students and immigrants in the west, may have a totally unexpected consequence –the return of talented prodigals to home...

A Shot in the Arm for Eurozone Analyses & Assessments

A Shot in the Arm for Eurozone

The EU Recovery Deal is a much-needed injection of economic support for member countries and hopefully a trigger for global recovery

Populism, Propaganda & Prejudice – Part 1 Analyses & Assessments

Populism, Propaganda & Prejudice – Part 1

What happened to liberal, impartial and investigative journalism, in Hong Kong?

Populism, Propaganda & Prejudice – Part 2 Analyses & Assessments

Populism, Propaganda & Prejudice – Part 2

What happened to liberal, impartial and investigative journalism, in Hong Kong?

Pooling Research Resources for a Eureka Moment Analyses & Assessments

Pooling Research Resources for a Eureka Moment

Oxford University is crowdsourcing its efforts to come up with novel therapies at affordable prices in the shortest time possible

The Virtues of Early Warning Systems Analyses & Assessments

The Virtues of Early Warning Systems

Technology and data could be harnessed to give us a signal on an impending disease or pandemic.

For Post-covid Pharma, the Mantra is "Together We Can" Analyses & Assessments

For Post-covid Pharma, the Mantra is "Together We Can"

A global regulatory system, multiple supply chains, and collaborative research that embrace innovation will translate into affordable therapies