Coronavirus
Notes from the Sub-continent – April 2020

As coronavirus infections continue to rise around the globe, much of the media focus in the Indian sub-continent has remained focussed, as expected, on different aspects of the pandemic--how are governments managing this public health crisis, do...

Universal Counter Covid-19 Strategy Framework (UCCSF): From a Coronavirus Infected World to a Coronavirus Immune World

Abstract In the World, the SARS Cov-2 Covid-19 pandemic has grown exponential with 3.99 million confirmed cases and 278,814 deaths as on May 10, 2020. Countries have implemented varying levels of containment and social distancing measures with mixed...

Central Asia's Labour Migration amid Coronavirus

1. Introduction The term 'migrant' is often stereotyped as a person who is an undesirable burden and their economic contribution to national economies is seldom measured. The correlation between migration and remittances can be understood as a...

Biological Security: An Imperative for Indo-US Partnership

Introduction The conventional understanding of the term security-both traditional and non-traditional is heavily influenced by the state-centric approach. The proponents of various security policies use concept of security that has military...

Known and Unknown Facts about North Korea: Is Kim Jong-un still alive?

Introduction One of the most isolated countries in contemporary world, North Korea is never short of news and hogs the limelight in international media outlets. Whether it is its withdrawal from the 1968 Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty (NPT) on 10...

Coronavirus Speeded Pace of Change for India

Since the lockdown started in India, all along the clock, there has been constant chatter on coronavirus, be it on TV, internet or conversations at home. There is a high degree of pessimism and confusion on how the pandemic would resolve itself and...

Experiments & Applications: S&T in Coronavirus Pandemic

Throughout the history of pandemics, technology has played its role in many ways in proliferating infectious diseases to a wider area. However, it’s the same science and technology (S&T) research and innovations that also provide a way out of...

Preparing for A Post-Corona World

The Novel Coronavirus has not only taken over the year 2020, it will have ramifications for decades to come. Changes to societal norms and developmental priorities, and de-globalisation forces gaining momentum are just some of the expected...

Kazakhstan Protests Chinese Language Article questioning its Territorial Integrity

Introduction On April 14, 2020, the Foreign Ministry of Kazakhstan summoned Chinese ambassador Zhang Xiao to register a formal protest against the publication of an article on a major Chinese website, Sohu.com. This website was the official sponsor...

Fallout of COVID-19: Japanese and Koreans to shift base from China to India

Introduction The outbreak of the deadly coronavirus in the Chinese city of Wuhan has dramatically altered the social, political and economic lives of millions in as many as 205 countries. No one can even hazard a guess the kind of life the people...

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