International Relations and Diplomacy
COVID-19 International Developments: Daily Scan, May 7, 2020

Economic
Dollar strength exposes cracks in Asian emerging-market debt
The resilient U.S. dollar and the resulting weakness in emerging-market currencies amid the coronavirus pandemic is increasing the risk of default on Asian ....

West Asia Roundup - April 2020

Covid -19 has not dented the desire of the hotspots in West Asia to stay hotter despite it being the Holy month of Ramadan. Any how the war weary Saudi Arabia led coalition declared a unilateral ceasefire in Yemen a....

COVID-19 International Developments: Daily Scan, May 6, 2020

Strategic
Biden's edge evaporates as Trump seen as better suited for economy, coronavirus response: Reuters/Ipsos poll
Joe Biden’s advantage over President Donald Trump in popular support has eroded in recent weeks as the pr....

Fragile Unity Government in Israel

On 20 April 2020, the incumbent Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Likud Party signed an agreement to form unity government with Benny Gantz’s Kahol Lavan Party ending the yearlong political deadlock and averting the possibility of fourth electio....

COVID-19 International Developments: Daily Scan, May 5, 2020

Economic
Coronavirus disproportionately affects women's health, finances
Among the clichéd role stereotypes, is that women are more responsible for children and the household, and perhaps care for older family members as well....

Biological Security: An Imperative for Indo-US Partnership

Introduction
The conventional understanding of the term security-both traditional and non-traditional is heavily influenced by the state-centric approach. The proponents of various security policies use concept of security that has milit....

COVID-19 International Developments: Daily Scan, May 4, 2020

Economic
Emerging market currencies mark biggest falls in 5 years
The MSCI Emerging Market Currency Index, which tracks overall movements of emerging market currencies, dropped 6% in the January-March period this year; the ste....

Exchanges on Wuhan Virus: A Poem

US CLAIMS
To start we have to put the blame On the country that is the source Of virus, and hence the right name Must be in documents of course. I have greatest respect for Xi, We get along superbly well, Bu....

Vietnam: Integral to ASEAN and Reliable for Indo-Pacific

Introduction
Vietnam will chair the 36th Summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in June this year. The summit which was initially scheduled in April has been shifted to June due to the Covid-19 outbreak. For Vietna....

COVID-19 International Developments: Daily Scan, May 1, 2020

Medical
Flagship US medical academy backs EU efforts for global virus response
Victor Dzau, National Academy of Medicine president, appealed to Ursula von der Leyen, his European Commission counterpart, to boost global develop....

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