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COVID 19 – “Divine Wrath” on Infidels Analyses & Assessments

COVID 19 – “Divine Wrath” on Infidels

As the world grapples with the deadly virus, security risks have not abated, and we cannot afford to lower our guard.

COVID 19-The view from Russia Analyses & Assessments

COVID 19-The view from Russia

Russia has so far managed the pandemic fairly well so far. Arlena Khachatryan, Faculty of Political Sciences, MSU provides insight.

COVID-19 and its Impact on the Global Economy Op-Eds

COVID-19 and its Impact on the Global Economy

A struggling global economy has been dealt a severe blow by COVID-19. How long will it take for the world to recover?

Democracies vs Autocracies in COVID-19 Analyses & Assessments

Democracies vs Autocracies in COVID-19

Global pandemics have contributed to the rise and fall of great powers in the past.

COVID-19: Out of Africa Analyses & Assessments

COVID-19: Out of Africa

Close ties between Africa and China are most likely to accelerate the transmission of COVID-19 into the African continent.

Lockdown, Stay Home & Pause Analyses & Assessments

Lockdown, Stay Home & Pause

How does one balance the debate between totalitarian impulse and necessary protocols to appeal to the public?

Keeping Mental Equilibrium Analyses & Assessments

Keeping Mental Equilibrium

We are witnessing the largest collective meltdown in our living memory. What toll is it taking on our mental health?

Battlefield COVID-19: The frontline Analyses & Assessments

Battlefield COVID-19: The frontline

As the battle against COVID-19 rages across the globe, the focus shifts to local governance where the war will be won, or lost.

Working from home: Is the shift permanent? Analyses & Assessments

Working from home: Is the shift permanent?

COVID-19 is shifting working patterns as companies are forced to embrace remote working. Could this be the start of a new way of working?

Pandemics & viral disinformation Analyses & Assessments

Pandemics & viral disinformation

As the COVID-19 pandemic advances, the fight against the virus has taken on a new front: against misinformation.

The Eternal President: Vladimir Putin Analyses & Assessments

The Eternal President: Vladimir Putin

The Duma’s latest constitutional reforms have allowed for President Putin’s extended stay in power. Has Russia invested in a visionary leader?

20 Years after the Beijing Women's Declaration Analyses & Assessments

20 Years after the Beijing Women's Declaration

The UN Report New Era for Girls takes stock of changes over the course of the 20 years since the Beijing deceleration.

Top 10 Geopolitical Risks in 2020 by Synergia Group Analyses & Assessments

Top 10 Geopolitical Risks in 2020 by Synergia Group

Along with global economic imbalance, an epidemic, and socio-political unrest ushering in 2020, here are the top 10 risks for the rest of the year.

“Redback” Rising: Trading in Yuan Analyses & Assessments

“Redback” Rising: Trading in Yuan

The increasing influence of the Chinese Yuan is raising red flags. What are the impacts on Yuan’s reserve status and its usage in global trade?

The post-BREXIT UK: Pigeonholing Access Analyses & Assessments

The post-BREXIT UK: Pigeonholing Access

The UK has instituted a new points-based immigration system post BREXIT. How will this impact immigration into “Fortress UK?”

Israel: A Plebiscite on Bibi Analyses & Assessments

Israel: A Plebiscite on Bibi

The Israeli elections are likely to become a referendum on Benjamin Netanyahu, who was charged with corruption in November 2019. Will “right”...

The Paradox of Sudan Analyses & Assessments

The Paradox of Sudan

After decades of authoritarian rule, Omar al-Bashir is likely to stand the ICC trial. Is this the dawn of a new rule-based democratic Sudan?

The Iraqi Dilemma: Protests and More Analyses & Assessments

The Iraqi Dilemma: Protests and More

Iraq, a fulcrum of Middle East geopolitics, is trapped inexorably in the Iran- U.S. faceoff. Will it turn into a battlefield for a wider 21st Century...

Turkey & Syria: Gathering War Clouds Analyses & Assessments

Turkey & Syria: Gathering War Clouds

Turkey and Syria are on the verge of open conflict over the control of the strategic Idlib province. Can the world avert an all-out war?

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?