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COVID-19 International Developments: Daily Scan, April 14, 2020

Economic IMF cancels debt payments for 6 months for 25 poor nations The International Monetary Fund approved $500 million on April 13 to cancel six months of debt payments for 25 of the world's most impoverished countries so they can help tackle the...

Rethinking National Security in an Age of Pandemics

Introduction National security has traditionally been defined and understood in military terms. This notion of national security focuses on threats such as external armed aggression, Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD), terrorism, insurgencies etc....

COVID-19 International Developments: Daily Scan, April 9, 2020

Medical Some doctors moving away from ventilators for virus patients As health officials around the world push to get more ventilators to treat coronavirus patients, some doctors are moving away from using the breathing machines when they can....

COVID-19 International Developments: Daily Scan, April 8, 2020

Economic Land ports in China beef up drive against imported infections Chinese land ports around the country are enhancing prevention and control measures on imported coronavirus cases amid a flood of land arrivals after most inbound flights were...

Notes from the Sub-continent: Responses to COVID-19

In this latest compilation of some of the big ideas being debated in the media across the Indian sub-continent, we look at the coverage of the coronavirus (CoVid-19) outbreak over these past two months. It’s interesting to note the similar strands...

भारत में COVID-19: रणनीति मानव व्यवहार पर केंद्रित होनी चाहिए

कोरोना वायरस महामारी से उपजे वैश्विक संकट के मद्देनजर, जिम ओ'नील की भारतीय शासन व्यवस्था के बारे में टिप्पणी न केवल अस्वाभाविक थी, बल्कि गैर-जरूरी भी थी।1 चर्चा इस बाबत थी कि पश्चिमी देशों को घातक कोरोना वायरस के संदर्भ में चीन द्वारा तेज और आक्रामक...

COVID-19 in India: Strategy Has to Address Human Behavior

In the wake of the global crisis triggered by the novel Coronavirus pandemic, Jim O’Neill’s comments about Indian governance was not only uncharitable but also uncalled for.1 The discussion was about how Western countries should learn from China the...

BIMSTEC Should Address the Common COVID19 Crises: Preparatory Mechanisms need to be put in Place

As the numbers of confirmed cases affected by Corona virus keeps rising in India and elsewhere, the fears and apprehensions surrounding it have multiplied over the past few weeks. While the dissemination of information through health and medical...

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