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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.

Disruptive Swell on the South China Seas Analyses & Assessments

Disruptive Swell on the South China Seas

Washington's definitive refusal to accept Chinese claims could heighten tensions between the two as well as embolden smaller stakeholder countries.

America’s Fickle Foreign Policy Play With India Analyses & Assessments

America’s Fickle Foreign Policy Play With India

Former diplomat Navtej Sarna on the unpredictability of Trump’s decisions on trade and immigration and how Indo-US relations can still grow closer

We Will Forge Ties With Countries Sharing Our Basic Values Analyses & Assessments

We Will Forge Ties With Countries Sharing Our Basic Values

We are looking at something much more nuanced and complicated, which is a longer-term alignment, says Richard Fontaine.

US & NATO- Drifting Apart Analyses & Assessments

US & NATO- Drifting Apart

Is the proposed American troop withdrawal from Germany a sign of the widening gap between U.S. and its European allies?

China in Chabahar- Checkmate for India? Analyses & Assessments

China in Chabahar- Checkmate for India?

The proposed 400 billion dollar deal between Iran and China is of critical concern for India’s strategic relations with Tehran and West Asia.

The Nepal Political Conundrum Analyses & Assessments

The Nepal Political Conundrum

How much are the Indo Nepal interactions influenced by the internal politics of Nepal?

Kingdom Caught in Crossfire Analyses & Assessments

Kingdom Caught in Crossfire

The tiny country of Bhutan has been caught in a larger strategic game between its giant neighbours

Stoking the Fires in a Volatile Middle East Analyses & Assessments

Stoking the Fires in a Volatile Middle East

Out of the public eye and under the weight of the pandemic, the Middle East is teetering on dangerous waters

Chinese Diplomacy: Dancing with the Wolves Analyses & Assessments

Chinese Diplomacy: Dancing with the Wolves

The 'Wolf Warriors' are a new breed of Chinese diplomats, who mirror the face of a resurgent, aggressive China that brooks no criticsm

India and Australia: In the Dragon's shadow Analyses & Assessments

India and Australia: In the Dragon's shadow

A landmark online India–Australia summit has spawned speculation of a new Indo-Pacific landscape that looks to focus on moving away from China.

The Legacy of WWII in a Post COVID World Analyses & Assessments

The Legacy of WWII in a Post COVID World

Post WW II, the decisions by leaders lead to a golden period as compared to the current period, where there is a lack of any inspirational leadership.

The Gig Economy in the Pandemic Analyses & Assessments

The Gig Economy in the Pandemic

While pandemic has destroyed jobs across segments, its impact on the gig economy in terms of fiscal and social deprivation is largely ignored.

LOAC: New Paradigms Need New Laws Analyses & Assessments

LOAC: New Paradigms Need New Laws

With the paradigm shift in warfare due to disruptive technologies for which we are less preepared, the Laws of Armed Conflict (LOAC) are long overdue for an overhaul.

Chinese Government Work Report Op-Eds

Chinese Government Work Report

The Chinese annual government work report released at the 'Two sessions 2020' revealed plans for reviving the economy, alleviating poverty and fiscal reform.

Reviving the Stalled Economy Op-Eds

Reviving the Stalled Economy

In response to the pandemic, global economy has shutdown. To re-start, the economists must be prepared to make bold and creative actions.

Emerging Viruses Analyses & Assessments

Emerging Viruses

Viruses occupy the frontiers of life, they shaped human history, created pestilences, killed more than wars or disasters and remain formidable foes.

Oil prices in a contango  Analyses & Assessments

Oil prices in a contango

Oil prices plummeted to its abyss, a 321% drop, on 20th April 2020. What would be the impact of contango on fossil fuels in the near future?

Post-COVID Geopolitics - India Analyses & Assessments

Post-COVID Geopolitics - India

India has the opportunity to engage in multilateral development solutions and share its best practises to strengthen systems worldwide.