Commentaries & Articles
Myanmar Ethnic Strife: The Rise of Arakan Army
On 10 April 2009, the separatist Arakan Army (AA) established itself as a “revolutionary armed organisation” in Myanmar. Till 2015, it operated in Kachin and Shan States under the guidance of the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) with headquarters in Laiza. Politically, it is a member of the Federal Political Negotiations and Consultative Committee (FPNCC), a group of seven Ethnic Armed Organisations (EAO) in Northeast Myanmar.
COVID-19 International Developments: Daily Scan, April 30, 2020
There are two virus research-related facilities in Wuhan- Wuhan Institute of Virology and the other is the Wuhan Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. Unlike Wuhan Centre for Disease Prevention and Control which is closer to the alleged wet market responsible for the pandemic, the Wuhan Institute of Virology is located a certain distance from the Hunan seafood market.
What the World Needs to Revise? – Lessons from Repository of Indian Civilisation’s Thought and Praxis
As we stand amidst a crisis owing to the pandemic caused by the rapid spread of the deadly corona virus, there lie shrouded in ignorance and oversight immense learning for the world from Indian Food Ethics- a discipline where ethics and food collide1. Food ethics is an interdisciplinary field that provides ethical analysis and guidance for human conduct in the production, distribution, preparation and consumption of food.
Known and Unknown Facts about North Korea: Is Kim Jong-un still alive?
One of the most isolated countries in contemporary world, North Korea is never short of news and hogs the limelight in international media outlets.
COVID-19 International Developments: Daily Scan, April 29, 2020
The biosafety laboratories are divided into four biosafety levels (BSL) or pathogen/protection levels. At the lowest level of biosafety, precautions may consist in regular hand-washing and minimal protective equipment.
The Dichotomy of Economic Imperative and Security Dilemma: The Chinese Telecom Companies in India
The outbreak and spread of Covid-19 and Chinese government’s failure to share its timely information to the outside world have raised question mark about the transparency of the communist regime there. Concomitantly, it has also raised the security implications of Chinese telecom companies, particularly Huawei, the Chinese behemoth bidding for a big slice in the 5-G technology in many countries including India which has given permission for its trial in the country. The United Kingdom had earlier given limited market share of 5-G in to Huawei in UK.
COVID-19 International Developments: Daily Scan, April 28, 2020
During the early stages of the outbreak, doctors in many countries placed patients on to ventilators based on low levels of blood oxygen. “At the beginning we were treating the numbers — people’s low blood-oxygen levels — whereas now we have migrated. 
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