International Relations and Diplomacy
COVID-19 International Developments: Daily Scan, April 16, 2020

Strategic
USS Theodore Roosevelt Outbreak Is Linked to Flight Crews, Not Vietnam Visit
US military officials are increasingly certain that the coronavirus outbreak aboard the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt in March was sp....

Vietnam as ASEAN Chair - Preparing for the Next Decade

The ASEAN under the Chairmanship of Vietnam has been preparing a draft for the mid-term review of the Overall Plan for the Implementation of the ASEAN Community Vision 2025. It is assessing the outcomes and accordingly working out a feasible timeline....

COVID-19 in West Asia: Implications for India

The COVID-19 crisis has reflected the significance of nation-state and national boundaries continue to remain the principle barrier to contain the transmission of the pandemic. The initial response in most states included the sealing off of land bord....

COVID-19 International Developments: Daily Scan, April 15, 2020

Strategic
Putin seizes crude supply deal to oil relations with Trump
The Russian president and his US counterpart have held five conversations since March 30, more than in the whole of 2019, as they negotiated the largest ever....

COVID-19 International Developments: Daily Scan, April 14, 2020

Economic
IMF cancels debt payments for 6 months for 25 poor nations
The International Monetary Fund approved $500 million on April 13 to cancel six months of debt payments for 25 of the world's most impoverished countries so t....

VIF Roundtable on India-Central Asia Relations | Summary of Discussions

India-Central Asia relations gained momentum in the recent past with Prime Minister Modi’s visit to the five Central Asian Republics in 2015 and India’s permanent membership to Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in 2017. During Prime Ministe....

COVID-19 International Developments: Daily Scan, April 13, 2020

Medical
Is the TB Vaccine responsible for the large deaths in West?
The novel coronavirus is rampaging across the world, but its impact is not equal; it is hammering some populations, while leaving others relatively unscathe....

Global Impact of Covid-19 Crisis

Covid-19 is the first full-blown crisis of a hyper-connected world. It arose as the local outbreak in China at Wuhan city, and within a few weeks, it had spread all across the world. More than a million Corona positive cases have been noticed and mor....

COVID-19 in Central Asia: Responses and Resolutions

Introduction
Dealing with the coronavirus pandemic has become a serious challenge for countries across the globe. The virus has stressed public health systems worldwide and disrupted the global economy. The novel Coronavirus that emerged ....

COVID-19 International Developments: Daily Scan, April 11, 2020

Medical
Dispute among German Virologists on Heinsberg Study
On April 9, the virology professor, Hendrik Streeck, presented "interim results” on the "Covid-19 Case Cluster Study" to the press. Streeck and an interdisciplinar....

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