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Indo-US Trade & Defence Agreement Analyses & Assessments

Indo-US Trade & Defence Agreement

With the US President’s visit, will India and US conclude the long-overdue deals?

President Trump’s Palestine Solution Op-Eds

President Trump’s Palestine Solution

Is President Trump's much-awaited Palestinian Peace Plan the ‘Deal of the Century’ or merely ‘Clapping with one hand!’

Coronavirus - Epidemic or a Pandemic Analyses & Assessments

Coronavirus - Epidemic or a Pandemic

A new virus that has gained traction in China has begun a global spread, and the world is now alarmed.

Xi Jinping in Myanmar -Heralding a New Era Op-Eds

Xi Jinping in Myanmar -Heralding a New Era

Will there be some quid-pro-quo between Myanmar and the PRC after Xi Jinping's visit to Myanmar on the eve of ICJ ‘s verdict on the Rohingya...

The Wuhan Fever- A New Outbreak? Analyses & Assessments

The Wuhan Fever- A New Outbreak?

Despite the vast advances made in medical sciences, nature stays a step ahead of human ingenuity. While we eradicate old diseases, new ones emerge.

 Carlos Ghosn -The Great Escape Op-Eds

Carlos Ghosn -The Great Escape

Scripted like a Hollywood movie, the escape of former Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn from Japanese law has captivated the world. Is he a plain fugitive or...

Global Protests-A society at war with itself? Analyses & Assessments

Global Protests-A society at war with itself?

The society at present is full of paradoxes- on the one hand, we are on the threshold of the next phase of the digital revolution and the other hand...

Sri Lankan Elections Analyses & Assessments

Sri Lankan Elections

Victory in the Sri Lankan Presidential elections of the former defence chief, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, 70, could herald a new era in the political scene...

United Nations: Cash Strapped? Op-Eds

United Nations: Cash Strapped?

As on 04 Oct 2019, 65 nations had failed to pay their share in full; amounting to a shortfall in cash of US$ 1.38 billion. Does the UN’s Financial...

The ‘Browning’ of Canadian Politics Analyses & Assessments

The ‘Browning’ of Canadian Politics

Justin Trudeau’s second coming may not be as rosy as the first time around. After losing the majority vote, Trudeau is faced with some challenges....

A Caliphate sans Al Baghdadi Analyses & Assessments

A Caliphate sans Al Baghdadi

A triumphant U.S President announced to the world the demise of the Islamic State Group leader, Abu Bakr al Baghdadi. Does the threat of the ISIS die...

Lebanon- A Country Reborn Analyses & Assessments

Lebanon- A Country Reborn

Lebanon has seen a rapid decline in its economy over the last decade, and recently witnessed the largest protests since 2005 against their political...

Tanzanian Democracy-Terminally ill? Analyses & Assessments

Tanzanian Democracy-Terminally ill?

Tanzania, oft-quoted as a model of democracy for the rest of Africa, is today under the yoke of the Magufuli regime. Will this be the denouement of a...

Ukrainean Tete A Tete -Trump’s  Watergate? Analyses & Assessments

Ukrainean Tete A Tete -Trump’s Watergate?

The road to the 2020 Presidential Elections has got bumpier for President Trump, with Democrats launching formal impeachment proceedings. Will it...

Israeli Elections- Persistent Deadlock Analyses & Assessments

Israeli Elections- Persistent Deadlock

With immunity from corruption charges as a political prize, Netanyahu is desperately seeking an extension of his lengthy rule through a coalition....

South Africa- Fading Rainbow Analyses & Assessments

South Africa- Fading Rainbow

2015 witnessed a major outbreak of xenophobic violence in Durban leaving seven dead. Violence against foreign nationals in South Africa has dulled...

US Taliban talks: A cul-de-sac Analyses & Assessments

US Taliban talks: A cul-de-sac

President Trump, in a surprise move, cancelled the scheduled peace talks with the Taliban. This has raised questions of whether the move is a...

Silence of Muslim World on Uyghurs Analyses & Assessments

Silence of Muslim World on Uyghurs

The vocal defence of China’s internal security apparatus in the restive Xinjiang province, by Muslim countries as opposed to the condemnation by 22...

G7: Artefact of a Bygone Era? Analyses & Assessments

G7: Artefact of a Bygone Era?

The 45th summit of the G7 has concluded in Biarritz, France. Can the G7 bloc retain its pre-eminent position in a globalised flat world with the...

Social Media: Instrument of State Policy? Analyses & Assessments

Social Media: Instrument of State Policy?

Beijing and Hong Kong are making extensive use of popular social media platforms to influence public opinion internally and to change perceptions...