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West Africa: Democratisation in Peril? Analyses & Assessments

West Africa: Democratisation in Peril?

The lack of democratic institutions and overbearing militaries have left West African countries bereft of true democracy, endangering regional stability.

A Muted Call for Help Analyses & Assessments

A Muted Call for Help

As the Taliban threatens to end the short era of hope for Afghan women, the international community must employ innovative strategies to come to their aid.

An End to the Afghan Saga Analyses & Assessments

An End to the Afghan Saga

Despite accusations of mismanaging the final chapter of the Afghanistan imbroglio, most Americans endorse the strategic decision to withdraw.

Call a Spade a Spade Analyses & Assessments

Call a Spade a Spade

Notwithstanding its grand proclamations, Taliban 2.0 is little removed from its original avatar.

The Web of Israeli Politics Analyses & Assessments

The Web of Israeli Politics

Israel, despite its small population and a compact landmass, is a bewilderingly complex nation to comprehend

Hyperpower on the Wane? Analyses & Assessments

Hyperpower on the Wane?

The U.S. has its work cut out to convince its allies that even after the embarrassment in Kabul, it remains a staunch and dependable strategic partner.

India’s Presidency at the UNSC Analyses & Assessments

India’s Presidency at the UNSC

As India assumes the presidency of the United Nations Security Council, it will focus on three issues - maritime security, peacekeeping and counter-terrorism.

Fostering Shared Values Analyses & Assessments

Fostering Shared Values

In his recent visit to India, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken has demonstrated strategic restraint on bilateral irritants like human rights issues.

Holding All the Cards Analyses & Assessments

Holding All the Cards

With China’s overwhelming domination of strategic supply chains, potential disruptions to the electronics industry looms large.

The Shadowy World of Mercenaries Analyses & Assessments

The Shadowy World of Mercenaries

The collusion of political elites and organised crime has created a market for mercenaries and hitmen in countries with socio-economic instability

The Cuban Vaccine: A Breakthrough For Latam? Analyses & Assessments

The Cuban Vaccine: A Breakthrough For Latam?

By contributing to ‘medical internationalism’ and producing its own home-grown vaccine, Cuba has increased its standing in the international community.

Lebanon: A Nation at Gunpoint Analyses & Assessments

Lebanon: A Nation at Gunpoint

Unless measures are taken to put aside political differences, Lebanon will find it challenging to recover from its debilitating economic crisis.

Respite For Transatlantic Trade Analyses & Assessments

Respite For Transatlantic Trade

Having suspended their dispute over aircraft subsidies, the United States and European Union can collaborate more widely on trade and technology.

Murmurs of a Military Coup Analyses & Assessments

Murmurs of a Military Coup

Beset with Islamic and racial violence, the French Republic once again woke up to rumblings within the powerful military fraternity.

Rebooting Strategic Ties Analyses & Assessments

Rebooting Strategic Ties

By recommencing trade and investment negotiations with Brussels, New Delhi hopes to counter Beijing’s role in the global value chain.

Lessons from the Global Vaccination Drive Analyses & Assessments

Lessons from the Global Vaccination Drive

From distribution mechanisms to questions over some of the vaccines themselves, the global drive should constantly learn and evolve.

Shifting Gears in the Gig Economy Analyses & Assessments

Shifting Gears in the Gig Economy

The historic ruling by the British Supreme Court, which affirms the employment rights of Uber drivers, can have a ripple effect in the international domain.

Immigrants Biden-ing Time   Analyses & Assessments

Immigrants Biden-ing Time

President Biden’s humane immigration Bill may face roadblocks in garnering bipartisan support as a fresh wave of asylum seekers crowd its borders and a pandemic that refuses to die.

Making Amends, Finally? Analyses & Assessments

Making Amends, Finally?

The U.S. government is again debating reparations for Black American slavery, but will it make up for generations of systemic repression?

A Web of Conspiracies Analyses & Assessments

A Web of Conspiracies

The fear of alienating the hard-line support base ensures that conspiracy theories remain a part of the Republican agenda, despite causing fissures in the party.