Monthly Insight

Risk Intelligence Report

DRI Monthly Reports are rigorous research investigations that go beyond reportage and commentary to add permanent value for clients.

Focusing on specific, topical issues and created through innovative methodologies and inputs from globally renowned experts, DRI Monthly Reports cut through noise and ephemera to tell you what you absolutely need to know – today and tomorrow.

Report No. 06 | June-July 2021

Afghanistan and Taliban 2.0 Political Drivers, Taliban Strategies, and Domestic Implications

Based on exhaustive in-house research and interviews with 10 leading experts, the report looks at the domestic and international drivers behind the collapse of the Afghan government on August 15 and the return of the Taliban to power two decades after they were ousted. The report also probes Taliban 2.0, the group’s possible economic strategies, as well as the social implications of their return to Kabul.
Authors: Kriti Mathur Shah, Rushali Saha, Abhijnan Rej, and Malvika Rajeev
Report No. 05 | May-June 2021

Dense Grey Webs Cyber Risks and Trends in the Asia-Pacific

Based on in-house research and consultations with leading experts, the report delineates key cyber risks and trends in the Asia-Pacific amid the COVID-19 pandemic. It also looks at key regional actors and their cyberspace goals, cyber supply chain and critical infrastructure vulnerabilities, as well as ways through which emerging tech could shape the cyber landscape in the years to come.
Authors: Arindrajit Basu, Abhijnan Rej, and Justin Sherman
Report No. 04 | April-May 2021

Comorbid India’s Economy and the Pandemic

Based on interviews with eight leading experts as well as secondary research, DRI presents a comprehensive examination of the Indian economy and the short and medium-term effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Authors: Puja Mehra, Prachi Priya, and Abhijnan Rej
Report No. 03 | March 2021

An Asian Space Odyssey Civil, Military, and Commercial Space Ambitions

Five experts survey the state of play when it comes to major Asia-Pacific powers’ civil, military and commercial space plans, with a focus on medium- and long-term trends when it comes to capabilities and intent, as well as their impact on space governance and international security.
Authors: Malcolm Davis, Namrata Goswami, Ankit Panda, Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan, Victoria Samson
Report No. 02 | February 2021

Darkness at Dawn The Myanmar Coup and Its Aftermath

How the February 1 coup could play out depends on a number of interrelated though distinct factors. This report presents a comprehensive yet lean picture after integrating all of them.
Authors: David Scott Mathieson, Hunter Marston, Lee Jones, Yun Sun, Avinash Paliwal, Sebastian Strangio
Report No. 01 | January 2021

The 3 AM Call The Biden Administration and Five Asia-Pacific Crises

DRI asked five contributors to describe how they saw specific crises evolving and a sixth U.S. foreign policy expert to provide an outline of Biden’s Asia policy which would frame his responses.
Authors: James Schwemlein, Yoshiyuki Ogasawara, Collin Koh, Hina Pandey, Ayesha Siddiqa, Jacob Parakilas