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The West Bank Jitters

Last week in response to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s intent of formally annexing some parts of the disputed West Bank to their territory , King Abdullah II of Jordan warned the Israelis and the World especially the US that it will l....

COVID-19 International Developments: Daily Scan, May 20, 2020

Economic Celebrities and ostentatious wealth lose their appeal in coronavirus crisis The outsized egos and ostentatious displays of wealth that were once so captivating now feel weirdly pointless and even irrelevant. But will ....

After South Korea, Vietnam another example to emulate in fighting Covid-19

Introduction Amongst Asian countries, three countries – South Korea, Taiwan and Vietnam – have been successful vis-a-vis the European nations and rest of Asia in containing the spread of the novel Coronavirus or Covid-19. Like South K....

Regulating the Use of Autonomous Weapon Systems

Instead of worrying about technical definitions, focus on how humans can retain control over their machines Terminators running amok; the wanton killing of human beings; the end of civilisation as we know it; these a....

COVID-19 International Developments: Daily Scan, May 19, 2020

Economic Merkel, Breaking German ‘Taboo,’ Backs Shared E.U. Debt to Tackle Virus Faced with economic calamity and the threat of the coronavirus further fracturing the European Union, Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany on ....

Myanmar Round Up: April 2020

Myanmar continues to struggle amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, revealing its deep socio-economic problems, concerning poverty, hunger, internally displaced people and ethnic armed organisations. The military operations continue unabated in Rakhine, Chin....

COVID-19 International Developments: Daily Scan, May 18, 2020

Economic Huawei ban sets up game of chicken between world's biggest economies Trump's rhetoric on Beijing has turned increasingly aggressive in recent weeks as the coronavirus outbreak worsened in the U.S., but the Commerce De....

'Self-reliant India' is a Dynamic Concept, it will never remain static

When asked if India should woo companies currently involved in China, Gurumurthy said: In my view, India should just create the ecosystem in which those who want to leave China will look at us as the first option. China cannot blame India for someone....

COVID 19 and Emerging Geo-politics

A meeting of the US Experts Group at VIF comprising Director, VIF, Dr Arvind Gupta, Ambassador Arun K Singh, former Ambassador of India to the United States Former Foreign Secretary, Ambassador Kanwal Sibal, Defence experts Lt Gen Ravi Sawhney, Lt Ge....

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