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Cyclones and Mozambique’s Muslims

Cyclones and Mozambique’s Muslims

Mozambique has recently been plagued by strong cyclones, leaving hundreds of thousands displaced and without access to food. A sizeable portion of Mozambique is Muslim, who are currently observing the holy month of Ramadan. The Republic of Mozambique is Southeast African country prone to cyclones and tropical storms, a result of its long Indian Ocean coastline of 2,400 kilometres. Mozambique is one of the world’s poorest and underdeveloped nations. 

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Vale’s dam problem

Vale’s dam problem

Vale SA, the world’s largest iron ore producer, reeling from a dam disaster in January 2019 that killed over 230, warns of a similar collapse. Why has this happened? Vale SA is a Brazilian multinational mining and metals corporation.

The Christchurch Call

The Christchurch Call

New Zealand's Prime Minister Ardern and French President Macron, unveil the Christchurch Call to tackle terrorist and extremist violence online. Is this clarion call, a viable option to counter violent extremism and radicalisation propagated through social media.

Alabama bans abortions

Alabama bans abortions

Alabama has banned nearly all forms of abortion, setting up a legal fight which is likely to go to the Supreme Court. At least 16 states have introduced anti-abortion legislation. The Supreme Court’s conservative majority is expected to view the anti-abortion position with sympathy

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INSIGHTS is both a print and digital publication by functional & geo-strategic experts at the Synergia Foundation to provide non-partisan analysis and assessment of geopolitical events based on real-time information that has an impact on human security. The objective of INSIGHTS is also to combat fake news by providing truthful narratives to our readers.

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INSIGHTS is a both print and digital publication by functional & geo-strategic experts at the Synergia Foundation to provide non-partisan analysis and assessment of geopolitical events based on real-time information that has an impact on human security. The objective of INSIGHTS is also to combat fake news by providing truthful narratives to our readers.

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What next - Future of Banking in India
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What next - Future of Banking in India

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Make in India - Aerospace & Defence - II
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Make in India - Aerospace & Defence - II

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Two female prime ministers face challenges: Theresa may and Brexit & Sheikh Hasina and Bangladesh elections
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Two female prime ministers face challenges: Theresa may and Brexit & Sheikh Hasina and Bangladesh elections

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22nd May 2019

DR. V K SARASWAT

Member, Technical, NITI Aayog, Former Secretary, DRDO & Scientific Advisor to RM

ARUNA SUNDARARAJAN, I.A.S

Secretary, DoT, Government of India

AJAY PRAKASH SAWHNEY, I.A.S

Secretary, MeitY, Government of India.

The Future of Security
Mapping the 5G ecosystem in India

Wireless carriers around the world are sprinting to adopt next-generation networks - which offer faster data rates, reduced latency, energy savings, cost reductions, higher system capacity and massive device connectivity - as a chance to get out in front for the first time. If 'big data' is the new oil of the digital era, then 5G is the set of pipes that will deliver it.

The paradigm of security in 5G is continuously transforming as technologies evolve and newer use cases and applications become pervasive. Securing undersea cables is critical from a cyber security perspective and a calibrated approach is crucial for aligning national security, internal capabilities, investment needs and strategic intent.

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MK Narayanan
MK Narayanan
Former Governor of West Bengal

The Emerging World Order

Uncertainty and disorder are the principal characteristics of the 21st Century. Seldom has the world been more unsettled or more riven by differences of every kind. Economic and political crises abound across the globe.

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Nirupama Rao
Nirupama Rao
Former Foreign Secretary, GoI

Reflections on India’s Foreign Policy: Today and Tomorrow

The canvas of Indian foreign policy rests on the strong foundation of Indian democracy. This large country, of almost continental proportions, with a huge and diverse population has enjoyed political stability,

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R K Dutta
R K Dutta
DG & IG, Karnataka

Anti - Corruption Mechanism in India

As per Transparency International (TI), India ranks 79 in its Corruption Perception Index for the year 2016. According to José Ugaz, the Chair of TI , “In too many countries, people are deprived of their most basic needs ...

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Tobby Simon
Tobby Simon
President of Synergia Foundation

Why Think Tanks Matter

A significant rise in populism, nationalism, and protectionism is signalling a challenge to the global order. This new reality, which in itself brings uncertainty, is also giving rise to transnational challenges such as climate

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Hon Sec Michael Chertoff
Hon Sec Michael Chertoff
Fmr Sec U.S. Homeland Security

The Impact of the Dark Web on Internet Governance and Cyber Security

With the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers’ contract with the United States Department of Commerce due to expire in 2015, the international debate on Internet governance has been re-ignited.

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Chandana Seshadri
Chandana Seshadri
Research Associate, Synergia Foundation

The Race for Precision & Digital Farming

The corporate sector all over the world is restructuring its operations through different types of consolidation strategies like mergers and acquisitions in order to face challenges posed by the new pattern of globalization.

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