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Reviving reciprocity to tackle behavioural anomalies during COVID19
Apr 07, 2020

Reviving reciprocity to tackle behavioural anomalies during COVID19

The outbreak of COVID19 has riddled a man’s life with a range of uncertainties; the uncertainty of keeping one’s job (or, receive a pay-cut), the

Right to equitable access to COVID-19 vaccination — if not now, then when?
Apr 09, 2021

Right to equitable access to COVID-19 vaccination — if not now, then when?

The world needs the vaccine today — not tomorrow — to stop the disease and end the pandemic. We need to embrace the access to medicine movement �

Rope in Influencers, Family Members: How COVID Vaccine Hesitancy among Pregnant Women Can be Fought
Aug 12, 2021

Rope in Influencers, Family Members: How COVID Vaccine Hesitancy among Pregnant Women Can be Fought

Vaccine hesitancy among women adds to the risks to economic recovery by prolonging the pandemic.

Russia’s tryst with the fourth wave of COVID-19
Nov 17, 2021

Russia’s tryst with the fourth wave of COVID-19

The Russian government is in a tight spot amidst worsening COVID-19 numbers and vaccine scepticism

Rwanda’s COVID-19 Management, Vaccine Challenges and Lessons Learnt
Aug 19, 2021

Rwanda’s COVID-19 Management, Vaccine Challenges and Lessons Learnt

The lessons learnt from COVID-19 management and vaccine distribution challenges

Safeguarding Food Self-Sufficiency in the Time of COVID-19: Lessons from Bhutan
Apr 06, 2023

Safeguarding Food Self-Sufficiency in the Time of COVID-19: Lessons from Bhutan

Safeguarding people’s health has been the global priority amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. In Bhutan, emerging lessons show how nutrition and other aspects of health are intricately related to the management of food security during the current crisis, and beyond. The country’s leaders have used moral suasion alongside policy measures to demonstrate that good nutrition need not be a luxury.

Second wave of COVID-19: Causes and solutions
Apr 04, 2021

Second wave of COVID-19: Causes and solutions

The behaviour of the COVID-19 pandemic is not particularly unusual with regard to its resurgence as “waves.”

Sedentary Behaviour and COVID-19 Risk
Aug 11, 2023

Sedentary Behaviour and COVID-19 Risk

India's second COVID-19 wave was marked by a daily surge in incident cases and a high prevalence of severe forms of the novel coronavirus. COVID-19–related studies on Indian populations have focused on aspects like seroprevalence, estimating the peak of infections, and vaccine efficacy. However, other lifestyle factors, such as activity levels, are of significance and can broaden our understanding of COVID-19. Across the world, the pandemic lif

Self-help group women as COVID-19 warriors
Apr 27, 2020

Self-help group women as COVID-19 warriors

The work of the SHG members has not only helped in meeting the increased demand for medical provisions, but has also provided the members themselves w

Singapore and the post-COVID world
Dec 29, 2020

Singapore and the post-COVID world

What will Singapore look like in the post-COVID world? Three things stand clear.

Singapore’s school management policy during COVID-19
Sep 14, 2021

Singapore’s school management policy during COVID-19

Singapore’s predominantly state-based school system and agile policymaking ensure minimal impact of the pandemic on its children

South Africa’s COVID19 Responses: Unmaking the Political Economy of Health Inequalities
Feb 17, 2021

South Africa’s COVID19 Responses: Unmaking the Political Economy of Health Inequalities

South Africa’s Covid-19 responses are marred by policy paradoxes. How does a country with one of the most sophisticated health systems in Africa account for the highest number of Covid-19 fatalities? This brief argues that contemporary approaches to South Africa’s social, domestic, and foreign policy responses should be viewed through the theoretical lenses of racial capitalism—a racially hierarchical political economy constituting war, mil

Sri Lanka: Critical polls caught between COVID-19 and Constitution
May 06, 2020

Sri Lanka: Critical polls caught between COVID-19 and Constitution

While the government wants early elections despite mixed reports about its handling of the COVID-19 crisis — the opposition wants the polls postponed.

State Responses to COVID19 and Implications for International Security
May 24, 2023

State Responses to COVID19 and Implications for International Security

This brief examines state responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, taking the cases of India, Israel, Brazil, Hungary and the United States. It studies the language utilised by the government leaders in these countries and finds extensive war-time semantics. The brief explores the interrelationship of such rhetoric with the legitimisation of extreme measures through the construction of an issue as an “existential threat”— a process analysts call

Storm Warning: Zero-COVID, Chinese Slowdown, and Supply Chains
Dec 07, 2022

Storm Warning: Zero-COVID, Chinese Slowdown, and Supply Chains

It needs to be understood that no policy for supply chain resilience will be complete without accounting for China as a supplier in the short term

Sunk costs: COVID-19 and the maritime industry
Apr 21, 2020

Sunk costs: COVID-19 and the maritime industry

The dependence on China’s demand and exports has driven the shipping industry for too long and has increased risks for the entire supply chain.

Sustainability will be integral component of post-COVID international trade order
Jul 28, 2020

Sustainability will be integral component of post-COVID international trade order

With trade acting as a conduit between production and consumption, a post-Covid trade order must be built upon the principles of sustainability to curb the negative impacts on the ecosystem.

Sweden’s ‘Soft’ COVID19 Strategy: An Appraisal
Jul 20, 2020

Sweden’s ‘Soft’ COVID19 Strategy: An Appraisal

Many countries imposed stringent lockdowns in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Sweden, however, adopted a ‘soft’ approach of self-imposed social precautions without state regulation. This evoked extensive criticism within and outside the country, especially in view of its high death rates in comparison to its Nordic neighbours. The Swedish government, however, has been steadfast with its strategy. As countries emerge from lockdowns and begi

Tardy response to COVID19 pandemic: WHO in dire need of reforms
May 03, 2020

Tardy response to COVID19 pandemic: WHO in dire need of reforms

Although, plentiful has been written about China’s inaction during the early days of the outbreak of this pandemic, there is scant mention of WHO be

Technologies changing diplomatic practices: Pre and post-Covid-19 reality
Oct 06, 2020

Technologies changing diplomatic practices: Pre and post-Covid-19 reality

In the time of modern means of communication, diplomacy must evolve as well. The question is — what is the right direction of this evolution?

Thanks to COVID-19, the future of work is now
May 03, 2020

Thanks to COVID-19, the future of work is now

We need to make the gig economy a dignified one, as it will certainly embrace the future of work, if not be the basis of it.

The art of juggling officialdom to control COVID19
Jul 20, 2020

The art of juggling officialdom to control COVID19

The recent spate of top IAS transfers in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region has exposed Maharashtra’s haphazard handling of the pandemic

The BRI and Covid-19: A tale of two crises
May 28, 2020

The BRI and Covid-19: A tale of two crises

The fallout from Covid-19 makes imminent two crises for BRI’s continued progression: a crisis of credibility and a crisis of viability.

The Case for Waiving Intellectual Property Protection for Covid-19 Vaccines
Apr 06, 2021

The Case for Waiving Intellectual Property Protection for Covid-19 Vaccines

The arrival of vaccines against Covid-19 gives hope in ending the pandemic that has claimed close to 2.84 million lives so far. However, inoculating millions of people all over the world would require the massive production of vaccines, followed by their equitable distribution. An impediment to production and distribution of vaccines is the intellectual property (IP) rights that their developers enjoy. India and South Africa have together propo

The collapse of China’s Zero-COVID policy
Jan 07, 2023

The collapse of China’s Zero-COVID policy

Beijing’s mismanagement of the recent COVID surge is adversely affecting the credibility of both the party and its leader, Xi Jinping

The COVID-19 Challenge to Indian Federalism
Jun 29, 2021

The COVID-19 Challenge to Indian Federalism

In different parts of the world, the federal system of government is facing some of its biggest trials yet, from the COVID-19 pandemic. Federalism—which believes in shared sovereignty and territoriality between multiple constituent units of governance—was anticipated to fail against a massive pandemic that needed swift, and presumably centralised, response. This paper examines federal India’s own experience in the past 18 months. The aim is

The Covid19 emergency in India: An investment case for health like never before
May 10, 2020

The Covid19 emergency in India: An investment case for health like never before

The response to Covid-19 provides us an opportunity for meaningful health reform; India needs to be in the driver’s seat to make low-cost, client-ce

The COVID19 Pandemic: Why It Won’t Be the Last
May 22, 2023

The COVID19 Pandemic: Why It Won’t Be the Last

In the last two decades, the world has witnessed disease outbreaks that have resulted in massive loss of lives and economic disruptions.[1]  The current pandemic of the novel coronavirus or SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19, might still not be the last of the pandemics that the world will suffer in the years to come—as long as human activities that use natural resources beyond their capacities, resulting in the spread of viruses, continue unab

The Covid19 virus could impact the US alliance system
Apr 07, 2020

The Covid19 virus could impact the US alliance system

The big question, deepened by the Covid19 response, is whether NATO has the capacity and will to defend each and every one of its members.