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

Strategic Is a Chinese BSL-4 Lab accidentally responsible for the pandemic? 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...

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

Medical Doctors debate when best to place virus patients on ventilators 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...

उज्बेकिस्तान बनेगा यूरेशियाई आर्थिक संघ का पर्यवेक्षक

प्रस्तावना उज्बेक सरकार ने रूस के नेतृत्व वाले यूरेशियन इकनॉमिक यूनियन (ईएईयू) में पर्यवेक्षक का दर्जा प्राप्त करने के लिए आवेदन करने की योजना 6 मार्च को मंजूर कर ली। केंद्रीय मंत्रिमंडल ने चर्चा के लिए यह प्रस्ताव ओली मजलिस (उज्बेकिस्तान की संसद)...

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 Uzbekistan) for...

Roundtable on ‘Managing India’s Relations with the Four Major Powers in an Unpredictable World’

The Vivekananda International Foundation organized a closed-door roundtable on ‘Managing India’s Relations with the Four Major Powers in an Unpredictable World’ on 3rd February 2020. The meeting was attended by many retired senior diplomats and...

Act Far East Policy: Strengthening relations between India and Russia

Introduction The Russian Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov, in his recent visit to India, attending the ‘Raisina Dialogue,’ opposed the Indo-Pacific concept, in New Delhi in January this year. In December 2019, the Russian Navy participated in a...

Mike Pompeo’s Visit to Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan: What to Expect?

US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, will pay an official visit to Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan from February 1-4, 2020. He will be chairing a meeting of the ‘C5+1 forum’ at Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Earlier, the visit was scheduled to take place in early...

Geopolitics of Trans–Caspian Gas Pipeline

Introduction Trans-Caspian Gas Pipeline (TCGP) is designed to export natural gas from resource-rich Turkmenistan and to a certain amount from Kazakhstan to Azerbaijan by putting an underwater pipeline in the Caspian seabed. From Baku, Azerbaijan...

Trump and Iran: Who Lost More?

The media as well as some scholars refer to “Iran-U.S. confrontation” giving the wrong impression that both sides are equally responsible for the genesis of the current crisis in their relations, a crisis that brought the world to the brink of...

Will Indo-US Relations Survive The Strain of Geopolitics?

The US permanent envoy to the UN Nikki Haley, known for her hardline views on Iran and Russia, visited India from June 26-28, 2018. The visit should have strengthened Indo-US relations but the impact seems to have been just the opposite. The...

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