Random Thoughts 2021 - Emerging Paradigm Shift in the Changing Global, Political and Economic Order

Random Thoughts 2021 touches upon unusual range of subjects, namely from emerging civilisational, religious and historical issues; to out-of-the-box suggestions for astronomy-based education for conflict avoidance, to how liberal democracies are shor....

Global Developments and Analysis: Weekly Monitor, 1st November - 07 November 2021

US, Britain join countries sounding alarm over China food import rules
Several countries including Japan, Britain, and the United States are urging Chinese customs officials to pause the roll-out of regulations on food im....

Global Developments and Analysis: Weekly Monitor, 06 September - 12 September 2021

Global Economic Warfare Intensifies as Military Conflict Recedes
The last American soldier had barely left Afghanistan when President Biden pledged that pressure on the Taliban would continue through other means, in parti....

Talk on "India and Maldives Bilateral Relations"

On 06 September 2021, the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) organised a talk on “India-Maldives-bilateral Relations”. India-Maldives relations had made progress in the last couple of years. These relations are backed by positive activity....

Global Developments and Analysis: Weekly Monitor, 23 August - 29 August 2021

US regulators target oil and gas mergers as fuel prices surge
The Federal Trade Commission is examining ways to crack down on mergers and acquisitions in the oil and gas industry and investigate whether gas station franch....

Global Developments and Analysis: Weekly Monitor, 09 August - 15 August 2021

Big Tech rolls on as investors shrug off regulatory pressure
Pressure is rising for Big Tech firms, signalling tougher regulation in Washington and elsewhere that could lead to the breakup of the largest platforms. But yo....

Global Developments and Analysis: Weekly Monitor, 10 May - 16 May 2021

Citing labour shortage, US states end pandemic jobless benefits, funds
A handful of US states have announced they will end extra unemployment benefits provided by the federal government, which they blame for creating a sh....

Decoding the Turkey-Pakistan alliance

Over the years, Turkey-Pakistan relations have stood the precarious nature of global politics as well as the turbulence of their domestic politics. Since its creation in 1947, Pakistan has received uncritical support of Turkey irrespective of who is ....

COVID-19 International Developments: Daily Scan, April 7, 2020

“Sectors, People and Regions… and second lockdowns” Europe sets up taskforces to ease coronavirus lockdowns
France, Spain, Belgium and Finland are among many countries that have set up expert committees to exam....

COVID-19 International Developments: Daily Scan, April 2, 2020

Researchers show world leaders how to behave in a crisis
While political leaders have locked their borders, scientists have been shattering theirs, creating a global collaboration unlike any in history. Never before, ....

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