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The Duel and the Deal Analyses & Assessments

The Duel and the Deal

With an infinitesimal lifting of the roadblock on nuclear diplomacy between the U.S. and Iran, it is hoped that all stakeholders bring fresh ideas to the table.

Standing Trial Analyses & Assessments

Standing Trial

As Sri Lanka looks to India for support at the crucial vote in the UNHRC, persisting tensions in bilateral ties will be a niggling factor.

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.

Getting the Online, in Line Analyses & Assessments

Getting the Online, in Line

In a market as large and diverse as India, it is important to tailor regulatory requirements with great care if fair, equitable, and responsible behaviour is to be ensured in the digital ecosystem.

Fighting Misinformation Analyses & Assessments

Fighting Misinformation

The way forward is to have governments and institutions working together for a disinformation-free society

Independence Invigorated Analyses & Assessments

Independence Invigorated

The first-time majority of pro-independence parties in the recent elections, have given a fresh boost to Catalonia’s fight for sovereignty.

 ‘Boston Tea Party’ Online Analyses & Assessments

‘Boston Tea Party’ Online

The Milk Tea Alliance that has surged into an online transnational youth movement against authoritarian regimes in South-East Asia, must strategize and collaborate to be heard.

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.

Future Mineral Might  Analyses & Assessments

Future Mineral Might

With mining rights being opened for exploitation in the Arctic, the race for rare earths and minerals is fuelling geopolitical tensions and may aggravate environmental depredations in the long run.

The Bitcoin Buzz Analyses & Assessments

The Bitcoin Buzz

The increasing trend towards using cryptocurrencies as an investment and trading tool, set off by influencers, calls for sustainable regulations.

Delayed Call Calculus Analyses & Assessments

Delayed Call Calculus

Biden’s Middle East policy should not be viewed as a cooling-off period with close-buddy Israel, but rather as a calculated move to assert his policy imprint in the region.

Super Mario Gameplay Analyses & Assessments

Super Mario Gameplay

The new Italian Prime Minister will have to leverage his economic credentials and political astuteness to steer Italy through one of its worst economic and health crises.

Dam(n) Reality Analyses & Assessments

Dam(n) Reality

Ageing behemoths controlling mighty rivers while having ushered prosperity in the past are today disasters waiting to happen.

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?

Tapping Into Potential Analyses & Assessments

Tapping Into Potential

The demand for satellite internet in the country will be contingent on enabling policies, delivery strategies, and costs.

The Answer Lies in Space Analyses & Assessments

The Answer Lies in Space

Pervasive internet is a viable enabler of economic growth and social inclusion.

Democratising and Incentivising Analyses & Assessments

Democratising and Incentivising

Satellite broadband represents the future of communication. It will be critical in building ubiquitous connectivity across the globe.

Looking Ahead Analyses & Assessments

Looking Ahead

By learning from the past and drawing on global best practices, it is important to create an international governance framework for satellite internet.

The Mix and Match Way Analyses & Assessments

The Mix and Match Way

The success of satellite internet in India will depend on the permutations and combinations of systems to benefit the end-user.

A New ‘start’? Analyses & Assessments

A New ‘start’?

By giving a fresh lease of life to the arms reduction treaty, Russia and the U.S. are recommitted to a substantive model of limiting stockpiles.