War - Analyses & Assessments - Dec 10, 2022
OLD ENEMY, NEW THREATS
As the ceasefire collapses, TTP joins mounting socio-economic instability as Pakistan’s next biggest headache.
CAPPING THE RUSSIANS?
Unable to sustain a water-tight sanction on Russian crude exports, the G7 seeks to put a cap on its price, threatening further disruptions.
SAYING THE UNSAID!
Chinese citizens have adopted a unique style to register their protests against China's draconian Zero Covid policy.
REMINISCENCES OF JIANG ZEMIN
Jiang Zemin led China through a turbulent period and wielded authority deftly, in contrast to today's one-man dictatorship.
General Interest - Analyses & Assessments - Dec 10, 2022
DREAMS OF A CARBON-NEUTRAL WORLD CUP?
What would it take for the World Cup and other significant events to actually contribute to a low-carbon world?
Technology - Analyses & Assessments - Dec 3, 2022
CICERO TO THE RESCUE!!
Even the most powerful AI had trouble mastering the art of Diplomacy before CICERO appeared.
CONVERGENCE OF INTEREST
Venezuela's administration and opposition have finally teamed up in an effort to end the political turmoil.
NEPAL CHOOSES TO LEAN LEFT
The sweeping victory of the left alliance in the Nepal national elections in 2022 slims India's chances to strengthen its strategic space in Nepal.
THE THAWING US-CHINA CLIMATE DIPLOMACY
Can the US-China Climate diplomacy save the world?
THE DRAGON BITES ITS TAIL
President Xi’s newly renewed tenure is off with a rocky start.
OIL POWER BALANCE SHIFTING EAST?
A 27-year natural gas supply deal with China makes Qatar a stakeholder in global energy geopolitics.
COP27: PUTTING ON A SHOW?
The 'Loss & Damage' fund agreed upon at Sharm el-Sheikh could be a sign of a turn in the tide against climate apathy.
US-PHILIPPINES: A NEW PHASE!
The U.S. Vice President's tour to the island demonstrates Washington's commitment to its Asian ally.
THE BEGINNING OF THE END
The fall of FTX proves why many critics consider crypto a massive Ponzi scheme.
WHO WATCHES THE WATCHMEN?
The perennial debate over national security versus individual privacy has become even more vexing in the digital age.
REVIVAL OF TRUMPISM?
Mr Trump has announced his re-election bid; will the GOP go along with it?
Environment - Analyses & Assessments - Nov 19, 2022
GUARDIANS OF THE RAINFOREST?
An agreement between the three largest holders of rainforests sends a flicker of hope for saving these natural lungs of the planet.
RETURN OF TERROR?
Recent bomb blasts in Istanbul reaffirm the reality that iron-fisted anti-terror campaigns alone cannot root out terrorism.
TECH LAYOFFS: HERALDS OF A RECESSION?
The mass layoffs announced abruptly by tech majors are early warnings of a gathering storm.
SAND BATTERIES: THE NEXT GREEN ENERGY REVOLUTION?
A novel energy storage device that can revolutionise Green initiatives.