Taiwan: The Question Of One China – Part I

Taiwan has been one of the core issues that exhibit’s China’s insecurities towards its One China policy. Beijing has consistently hammered this point domestically...

Hong Kong: China’s Identity Question

The rise of the People’s Republic of China in the last two decades has enabled a massive economic and social churn with new megapolises,...

Book: Korean Peninsula

In our 2016 book “The New Global Order” we extrapolated how the world order has evolved over the centuries and how the thirst for...

The Growing Cold Shoulder to Chinese Investment

On May 23rd, the Canadian government blocked the acquisition of Aecon Group Inc. – a Toronto-based construction company – by an SOE (state-owned enterprise),...

Iran Nuclear Deal Pullout: Trumps’s Masterstroke?

There is a wide debate going on about President Donald Trump’s decision and timing in withdrawing from the Iran Nuclear Deal. Most analysts are...

Lebanon: The Next Syria

The fires raging from the Syrian conflict have not even cooled down and the region is already looking towards another bloody conflict. With the...

India-China Reset: Is This The Right Time?

Once again we are witnessing high level engagement between India and China. This is an important development after repeated Line of Actual Control (LAC)...

Nudge Theory and the Pitfalls of Behavioural Economics

Richard Thaler, the creator of Nudge Theory won the Nobel Prize for Economics in 2017 as the solution to the simple problem: how can...

Aadhaar: The Debate of Rights and Welfare

There has been much debate on Aadhaar in India with strident positions taken by both sides alleging each other of campaigns to influence public...

The Chinese Propaganda Machinery

In the 21st century wars will be fought less on ground and more in cyberspace. The battle for the control of the minds is...

Dolam Standoff: How India Played Chess With Chinese Checkers

India and China are the two giants claiming for the throne to lead Asia Pacific in The New Global Order. This is bound to...

Shalom Namaste! India’s pivot to Israel

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s much-awaited historic tour to Israel finally became a reality when he landed at Ben Gurion airport in Tel Aviv...