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Global Developments and Analysis: Weekly Monitor (30 October-05 November 2023)

Economic China hunts for new industrial ‘pillars’ to replace a wobbly property market As China’s property sector – once a steadfast contributor to a sizeable chunk of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) – becomes a less reliable growth driver...

Global Developments and Analysis: Weekly Monitor (23-29 October 2023)

Economic China Engages in First US Farm-Goods Signing Ceremony in Six Years Chinese grain companies participated in a formal contract-signing ceremony for the purchase of US farm goods for the first time since the Trump-era trade dispute. Buyers...

Hidden Contours of Israel Hamas Conflict

Hamas executed a well-planned multifaceted military operation, breaching the Gaza fence after neutralizing Israel’s sensors, automatic machine gun towers and communications nodes to execute civilians; take hostages and desecrate bodies of the dead....

Cyber Review - October 2023

National The Cabinet approved the MoU between Bharat and Papua New Guinea on Digital Transformation On 11 October 2023, the Union Cabinet approved Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed on 28 July this year between Bharat’s Ministry of Electronics...

Global Developments and Analysis: Weekly Monitor (16-22 October 2023)

Economic Belt and Road Forum shows China recalibrating after 10 years The Belt and Road Forum concluded on Oct 18 has provided a glimpse of China's future global engagement, likely focusing on smaller projects in developing economies of the so-...

Does Intelligence Always Fail-Invariably?

Since their inception, humans have been interested in knowing about the adversary. Examples abound in history. The blind king’s desire to know events in Kurukshetra; Moses tasking his 12 spies before sending them to Canaan; Trojan Horse; the first...

Hamas Attack on Israel: A Tough Road Ahead

The surprise and audacious attack by Hamas on Israel from the Gaza Strip on 07 Oct 23 has drawn parallels with the 9/11 terror attacks on United States in terms of surprise, shock action and casualties. Several media & state reports have even...

Global Developments and Analysis: Weekly Monitor (09-15 October 2023)

Economic Starving Afghan earthquake survivors face reality of aid shortfall The earthquakes that have devastated Afghanistan in recent days have compounded an already dire humanitarian crisis, with aid organizations, Taliban officials and affected...

Global Developments and Analysis: Weekly Monitor (02-08 October 2023)

Economic WTO Forecasts Global Trade Slowdown Amid Economic Headwinds One day after the Geneva-based UN Conference on Trade and Development (Unctad) warned central banks are at risk of triggering a full-blown global recession in their pursuit of...

The Conflicts that Just Don’t Go Away

While the Russia-Ukraine war and the patriotic histrionics of Zelensky, obduracy of Putin and bluffing by the West and incongruity of Biden hog the limelight of media and the paparazzi across the spectrum, the forever wars especially in the Middle...

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