Category: World


The importance of religious literacy to avoid clash of civilizations

In a conflict ridden world centered around religion, education should nurture one's ability to participate in a meaningful dialogue.

/ February 23, 2017
India USCC rankings

How far can the US Chamber of Commerce’s rankings be trusted?

While analysing the USCC rankings, it is important to have a look at the methodology and the parameters. Unfortunately, neither of them make a good reading.

/ February 21, 2017
Globalisation takes a back seat

An era of changing trends: How the emerging economies can survive de-globalisation

In times of rising populism, it is paramount that the emerging economies reevaluate their trade policies.

/ February 20, 2017

CRISPR: The tussle of mortals over patent rights on a divine gift

With the conclusion of patent rights over CRISPR, the gene editing tool can be used to undertake cautious research and effect ethical applications.

/ February 20, 2017
Taliban against ISIS

Diamonds cut diamonds: Taliban’s engagement in countering ISIS

The Taliban has recently engaged in intensified fighting with the Islamic State group.

/ February 20, 2017

A battle with a long history: The London smoke

London has historically been a leader in pollution with its cleaning being a complex problem needing urgent attention and public engagement.

/ February 19, 2017
Trump and new world order

The rising Right and the New World Order

Right wingers are back and this time they have the backing of Trump. Will they beckon the new world order?

/ February 16, 2017
North Korea's latest nuclear test

North Korea: One-Missile test, three targets

North Korea's major missile test during Japan PM Abe's visit to the United States could be a strong indicator of what is to come next in Asian foreign policy.

/ February 15, 2017

The past is comforting for the ‘British empire’

The United Kingdom can take great pride and solace in the memory of the good old British empire. But for how long?

/ February 13, 2017

Unravelling Syria’s death prisons

Damascus' prisons have been transformed into corpse churning machines, and the international community seems helpless.

/ February 11, 2017

Will US healthcare pay the price of Trump’s travel ban?

With the immigration status for foreignborn worsening and the need for doctors rising every year, will US be able to keep up?

/ February 11, 2017
Global warming

How many steps are we away from eradicating global warming

Big problems require big thinking. How successful have we been to stop the mayhem of global warming, so far? Is there hope for a greener future?

/ February 10, 2017
Common Wealth Flags

Commonwealth trading bloc: A hard sell to many

Tory post-Brexit trade policy won't be easily acceptable to small, less developed Commonwealth nations.

/ February 10, 2017
US visa norms and India

India’s response to the proposed H1-B visa policies: One measured step at a time?

First with the travel ban and now with the restrictions on the H1-B visas. It's time for India to rethink its strategies in an overly 'Trumped' world.

/ February 10, 2017
The immigration problem in Britain after the Brexit

Understanding the post-Brexit immigration problem

As applications for citizenships outside Britain increase, the boundaries of immigration are questioned.

/ February 10, 2017
artificial wetlands shanghai

Artificial wetlands: Constructing water for the future

Constructing artificial wetlands is science's latest gift to humanity. Promising as it may seem, cost cutting is essential to make it accessible.

/ February 9, 2017
Digital democracy

How can digital technologies strengthen our democracy?

Speakers at the Nesta digital democracy event held in London share five reflections on building a more inclusive democracy via the web.

/ February 9, 2017
Turmoil due to H-1B visa

H1B visa: Tougher times ahead for Indians heading to the States?

How will the new legislation on H1B visa affect the Indians planning to study or work in the U.S.?

/ February 9, 2017

What do Trump’s new policy reforms mean for India?

How can Trump administration's stance on various policies and partnerships affect India?

/ February 7, 2017

The realistic hope of a populist promise – ‘adding jobs’

One of the touchstones to judge Trump's presidency will be the number of jobs created. Despite the discouraging state of U.S. economy, the promise of jobs looks attainable for the...

/ February 6, 2017

America – no longer land of the free

The once 'Land of the Free' is now no longer so, thanks to Trump's policies on immigration. What will be the cost of Trump sticking to his election rhetoric?

/ February 6, 2017
Trump's move will affect the IT industry

H-1B reform: A Pandora’s box for America?

While the American workers are welcoming the H-1B reform with open arms, however, the move has far-reaching consequences that make it an imperfect step.

/ February 5, 2017
India ratifies the Paris Agreement

India fast tracks the Paris Agreement on climate change

Being the world’s fourth-largest greenhouse gas emitter, India moves beyond fossil fuels at a rapid pace to achieve the targets of the Paris Agreement.

/ February 5, 2017

Romania erupts into protests as the Prime Minister legalises corruption

It's legal to be a corrupt politician in Romania now, and the people are very angry.

/ February 4, 2017

Confronting Trump’s Great Wall of separation

Under Trump's presidency, will America soon lose its global supremacy? Only time can tell.

/ February 4, 2017
Trade growth shall wane due to protectonism.

Why has protectionism captured the imagination of policymakers?

No data can accurately explain the recent rise in protectionism. Are we being biased in our current view of trade policies?

/ February 4, 2017
Refugees and Trudeau

For every Trump, there is a Trudeau

Canada has opened its door to refugees, even while the US has enacted legislations to keep them out. Where is our world headed?

/ February 2, 2017

The restriction orders that may till our soil

The immigration restrictions imposed by Donald Trump have stirred up controversies regarding various cultural and economic aspects. The optimism is that this might result in greater indigenous development.

/ February 2, 2017
Trump Executive orders

Is America not a free country anymore?

The executive order banning immigration to the U.S. is another proof of the fact that Trump will act on his electoral promises.

/ February 2, 2017
Authoritarian leaders

What does the rise of strongmen mean to the world?

The election of authoritarian country heads is a threat to democracy.

/ January 29, 2017