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Taiwan: Walking a Diplomatic Tightrope?

With Honduras abandoning Taiwan in favour of the PRC, is Taipei running out of allies?

Doomsday Clock: Ticking Closer?

The nuclear escalatory ladder was ratcheted a few notches higher by the Russian nuclear deployment in Belarus.

Reparations for Post-war Ukraine?

Who will pay for the reconstruction of Ukraine once the guns fall silent?

The Race for Global Connectivity

Amazon's push into satellite internet could pose serious competition to Elon Musk’s Starlink.

War: Crime & Punishment

Does the International Criminal Court truly protect the rights of all victims of war equally?

Putin: a War Criminal?

Issuing an ICC arrest warrant for President Putin could make a peace deal that much harder.

No Longer Numero Uno?

Are we at the threshold of a multipolar world?

Xi Jinping as a Peacemaker?

Recently Chinese President Xi Jinping made an official state visit to Russia. The timing of the visit was propitious.

Africa: Russians on the Roll?

The Wagner Group is raising the Russian flag in conflict-stricken Central Africa as erstwhile colonial powers retreat in disarray.

Keeping Immigrants at Bay?

President Joe Biden is caught in a bind trying to strike a balance between the liberal left and the extreme right on immigration.

War Crimes in Ukraine?

Following up on the robust influence operation conducted in the western media, EU has increased the pressure on Russia by creating an ad hoc war crimes tribunal.

Pakistan: in the Crucible

For the first time in Pakistan’s history, the common citizen has been brought face to face with the contradictions that make up their nationhood. Will they act now?

Riyadh-Teheran: Foes No More?

The China-brokered normalisation of Saudi-Iranian diplomatic relations hints at a realignment of geopolitical relations and power centres in West Asia.

Israel in a Flux!

Middle East’s only true democracy is witnessing a spate of protests as citizens fear curtailment of the independence of the judiciary, the sole guarantor of minority rights.

Pakistan: China’s Albatross!!

With their ‘deeper than the ocean and higher than the mountains’ friendship under stress, will China loosen its purse strings to write off billions in loans to Pakistan?

Iran: Striking 'white Gold'

Will the discovery of the world's second-largest lithium deposits provide Iran with an escape route from the stranglehold of UN sanctions?

India & Germany-a Post-ukraine Reset?

Germany follows France and the UK to revisit its bilateral relations with India, emphasising India’s geopolitical relevance despite the shadow of Ukraine.

Race for Tech Holy Grail

Critical Technologies have opened a floodgate to a new age tech war between China and U.S., with others caught in the middle.

Covid-19 Origin-shrouded in Mystery

Recent calls by WHO to reveal all information related COVID-19 virus has revived the controversy over its origin.

Public Health and Climate Change

The congruence of two major threats-public health and climate change- are coming together to plague humankind.