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Nurturing a Chip Ecosystem

Apart from a digitally aspiring demography, India has a robust semiconductor design ecosystem that can complement chip fabrication giants like Taiwan

Securing the Cloud

Cloud governance frameworks should encompass data protection solutions that absorb global best practices and facilitate cross-border intelligence sharing

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?

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

Reopening EU: Too Soon?

As countries in the European Union undertake measures to open the bloc for non-essential travel, they will have to strictly monitor changes in the status quo.

A Cure For Alzheimer’s?

The authorisation of Aducanumab, a new drug to cure Alzheimer’s, by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration has generated debates in the medical community.

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.

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.

The Flash of Cryptos

With China introducing its own digital currency (eRMB) and clamping down on other cryptocurrencies, it is evident it is asserting control over the digital economy.

India: Opportunities and Challenges

India has a huge potential in the cloud market, both as a consumer as well as a service provider and business innovator.

Future of Cloud: Risks, Security and Governance

It is imperative to view cloud security as an integrated whole by placing equal emphasis on its non-security aspects.

Leveraging the Cloud

As critical infrastructures undergo digital transformation, cloud services will play a vital role in their secure functionality.

The Concentration Conundrum

It is important to identify and address the systemic risks that arise from a concentration of cloud service providers.

An All-Pervasive Presence

By allocating shared responsibilities for risk mitigation, the cloud affords a better baseline for security.

An Evolving Global Fabric

Restricting the free flow of data, which is critical to the cloud’s functioning, is likely to create a more fragmented system.

Cloud Security - A Macro View

Acknowledging the cloud as ‘global commons’ is the prerequisite for launching a universally coordinated effort to bolster security.

Chinese Checkers in Afghanistan

Coinciding with the twentieth anniversary of its internecine war in Afghanistan, the United States is preparing to withdraw all its troops by September 2021.

Legalising Bitcoin

Bitcoin is a form of cryptocurrency. This digital tender is minted using huge amounts of energy.

Olympics in the Shadow of Covid-19

Japan is experiencing its fourth wave of the coronavirus pandemic.

Lakshadweep: Development Vs Indigenous Rights

A series of laws introduced by the new administrator of Lakshadweep, Praful Khoda Patel, has kicked up a storm in the islands, generating much unease and dissent.