Indigenisation – In Need of Policy Framework

There is a need to formulate a composite policy that focuses on indigenisation in high priority technology areas, shedding the notion that it must necessarily result in savings. A more modest and focussed mission-mode approach to indigenisation can produce better results.

July 09, 2021

Challenges for Israel’s New Coalition Government

The formation of a new coalition government may have ended the two-year-long stalemate in Israeli politics, but considering its razor-thin majority in the parliament and notable differences of opinion among various constituent parties, its sustainability remains to be seen.

July 05, 2021

Tokyo Olympics: A Game-changer in Japan’s Looming Election Season?

Two key elections are approaching in Japan. As Prime Minister Suga seeks public mandate with just one year's report card amidst a pandemic, his political future is contingent on rapid inoculation and a successful Olympics.

July 01, 2021

Challenges for Ebrahim Raisi’s Presidency

The tenure of Ebrahim Raisi as Iran's President is not likely to be a smooth sail, considering the immense challenges that lie ahead on both domestic and foreign policy fronts.

June 25, 2021

Oman’s Renewed Economic and Political Challenges

The recent protests in Oman over economic slowdown due to the coronavirus pandemic pose a major economic and political challenge for Sultan Haitham bin Tariq Al-Said, the new ruler of Oman.

June 25, 2021

Outcomes of the First Biden-Erdoğan Meeting

While Ankara can take respite in President Biden’s decision to continue discussions on contentious issues, it would have to invest more diplomatic capital to overcome the challenges facing its relations with the US.

June 21, 2021

Testing Times for Democracy in Nepal

The public faith in the constitution and political system in Nepal has eroded drastically in last one year. However, for now, all eyes are set on whether the Supreme Court would validate the President’s May 22 action.

June 17, 2021

History through a Fissionable Lens: 35 Years of the Chernobyl Disaster

Even as nuclear safety protocols and processes have been strengthened since the 1986 disaster, learning from Chernobyl should be a continuing, ongoing process.

June 10, 2021

Adopting Armed Forces Ethos for National Pandemic Recovery

The armed forces ethos and sacrificial ideology needs to be earnestly adopted by all our citizens in their individual capacities to help in faster national pandemic recovery.

June 07, 2021

The Information Technology (IT) Rules, 2021

The IT Rules 2021 seek to address cyber security concerns of the citizens without infringing on their privacy and personal liberties, while maintaining digital sovereignty at the same time.

June 04, 2021