International Relations and Diplomacy
Perceptions, Policies and Narrative about China over COVID-19 from the Indo-Pacific

As the initial shock from the COVID-19 pandemic recedes in the past few weeks, there has been a rising criticism of China from nearly all over the world. This piece would survey China’s policies and popular narratives from the Indo-Pacific that hav....

COVID-19 International Developments: Daily Scan, May 27, 2020

China Rules Out Animal Market and Lab as Coronavirus Origin
Chinese scientists in recent days said they had ruled out both a laboratory and an animal market in the city of Wuhan as possible origins of the coronavirus ....

COVID-19 International Developments: Daily Scan, May 26, 2020

In Coronavirus Fight, Uncertainty Emerges as the New Enemy
Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Romer notes that the coronavirus itself, of course, remains the biggest issue. “The longer it takes to fix the uncertaint....

COVID-19 International Developments: Daily Scan, May 25, 2020

Xi stresses analysing China's economy from comprehensive, dialectical, long-term perspective- CPPCC 2020
Xi called for consolidating the fundamental role of agriculture, ensuring stability on the six fronts and security....

What happened at World Health Assembly?

There is considerable confusion as to what happened in the diplomatic bridge game between rising China and declining US, declining at an accelerated pace under President Trump, who holding trumps got trumped badly by President Xi Jinping who finessed....

COVID-19 International Developments: Daily Scan, May 22, 2020

Two Sessions 2020: China increases defence spending by 6.6 per cent but sets no GDP target, focuses on Hong Kong national security law
Beijing has announced an increase of 6.6 per cent in its military spending, but d....


THE SONG OF XI ( WITH MARTIAL MUSIC) Tibet now is under our yoke, We have made Dalai Lama broke, With monasteries in control And tight surveillance, it’s our goal, The reincarnation process Will be done under our duress. A....

COVID-19 International Developments: Daily Scan, May 21, 2020

Coronavirus stimulus inflation risk depends on politics, not economics
What shifts a society from being in the column of present-day Japan or the U.S. to being in the column with Argentina of the 1980s or Weimar Germa....

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

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 ....

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