Commentaries & Articles
Pakistan and the FATF: The Sword Still Dangles
Pakistan is in deep trouble. It was and continues to be under the penetrating gaze of the global money laundering and terrorist financing watchdog- the Financial Action Task Force (FATF). To prevent organized crime, terrorism and corruption, FATF has formulated a set of recommendations or standards that each country is supposed to comply with.
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Majumdar, R.C., Ancient Indian Colonies in the Far East, Volume I: Champa, Greater India Society Publication, Lahore: The Punjab Sanskrit Book Depot, 1927.
COVID-19 International Developments: Daily Scan, April 2, 2020
While political leaders have locked their borders, scientists have been shattering theirs, creating a global collaboration unlike any in history. Never before, researchers say, have so many experts in so many countries focused simultaneously on a single topic and with such urgency
The US and the Coronavirus Crisis
With over 160,000 confirmed coronavirus cases and 2500 deaths, the United States has emerged as the new epicentre of the corona virus pandemic sweeping across the world. Amidst global shutdowns and remain-at-home orders, the United States has seen a “very large acceleration” in infections there over the past couple of days.
COVID-19 International Developments: Daily Scan, April 1, 2020
The company, Kinsa Health, which produces internet-connected thermometers, created a US national map of fever levels on March 22. Kinsa thermometers connect to a cell phone app that instantly transmits their readings to the company.
Coronavirus: The Curious Case of Taiwan
With a population of 23 million, Taiwan has systematically managed the pandemic COVID-19. Despite strain relations, there is a lot of interaction between China and Taiwan. Around 850,000 Taiwanese stays in China, 400,000 Taiwanese work there and 2.7 million visitors from China visit Taiwan every year. In 2019, the trade between both side grew by 0.8 per cent year on year to USD 244.35 billion. China is the largest trading partner of Taiwan and accounts for 30 per cent of its total trade.
COVID-19 International Developments: Daily Scan, March 31, 2020
The Battelle Critical Care Decontamination System is the first of its kind, capable of cleaning up to 80,000 pieces of PPE (personal protective equipment) at a time. Battelle's system was designed to be modular so it can be easily shipped and scaled up.
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Neighbourhood News
April 10, 2020
VIF Neighborhood News Digest: April 10, 2020

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International Development
April 4, 2020
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April 6, 2020
VIF News Digest: National Security - Defence Studies & Terrorism, 16-31 March 2020

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