International Relations and Diplomacy
COVID-19 International Developments: Daily Scan, March 31, 2020

Medical
Battelle Pioneers Technology to Clean and Reuse PPE: Gets US FDA Approval
The Battelle Critical Care Decontamination System is the first of its kind, capable of cleaning up to 80,000 pieces of PPE (personal protectiv....

Impact of the Coronavirus Pandemic on the European Union

The coronavirus disease (Covid-19) has evolved as a global pandemic1 ever since its outbreak in China in December 2019.2 This highly contagious disease has infected around 800,000 people worldwide in a short span of three month....

The Agony of Yemen

In our pre-occupation with the coronavirus crisis, with a rising death toll, apparently unstoppable (27,370 on 28th March, 05 22 GMT), we should not fail to take note of an unhappy fifth anniversary of the war in Yemen, or more accurately, the war on....

Continuing Security Partnership between USA and Pakistan: India has to live with it

Dr. Mark T. Espar, US Defence Secretary has in a telephonic conversation with Pakistani Army chief, Qamar Javed Bajwa on 19th March, 2020 reaffirmed his country`s long-term mutually beneficial security partnership with government of Pakistan inter-al....

COVID-19 International Developments: Daily Scan, March 30, 2020

Medical
Trouble with China-made Covid-19 Testing Kits: PCR vs. Antigen Testing
As of March 26, 102 Chinese firms have been granted access to the European market, according to Song Haibo, Chairman of the China Association of I....

Only way to combat coronavirus pandemic is through global cooperation

The unavoidable lockdown in China that has caused disruptions in the global supply chains will now motivate countries to cut reliance on China for critical supplies by building domestic capacities or moving production elsewhere. The coronavirus pa....

COVID-19 International Developments: Daily Scan, March 28, 2020

Economic
Food security concerns stoked as exporters curb sales, importers buy more
Global food security concerns are mounting as some governments contemplate restricting the flow of staple foods amid panic buying and disrupted....

Uzbekistan to become Observer of Eurasian Economic Union

Introduction
On March 6, the Uzbek government approved plans to apply for an observer status in the Russia led Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU). The Cabinet forwarded the proposal to the chambers of the Oliy Majlis (parliament of Uz....

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

Strategic
G20 shows remarkable solidarity to deal with pandemic
The G20 meeting was not marred by acrimony, as was feared given the ongoing oil price war initiated by Saudi Arabia-led OPEC, and a war of words between the US an....

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

Strategic
Pompeo says CCP prevented cooperation with United States
In a press briefing on March 25, Pompeo mentioned that the US had tried to work with the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) throughout by sending US scientists and ....

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