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China, India, and COVID-19: How the pandemic strengthens democracy
Dec 30, 2022

China, India, and COVID-19: How the pandemic strengthens democracy

As China witnesses a resurgence of COVID cases, the question that arises is whether China’s authoritarian system is jeopardising its struggle agains

China’s COVID surge can affect the global economy, yet again
Dec 27, 2022

China’s COVID surge can affect the global economy, yet again

The slowdown in the Chinese economy due to the recent surge has made the global economy quite vulnerable

China’s COVID-19 relief diplomacy in West Asia
Apr 22, 2020

China’s COVID-19 relief diplomacy in West Asia

The Chinese outreach in West Asia has been arguably subtle and careful.

China’s preliminary response to COVID-19 — A crisis communication framework
Mar 25, 2020

China’s preliminary response to COVID-19 — A crisis communication framework

China’s policy narratives against the COVID-19 in the initial stages adopted a denial crisis strategy to deal with the reputational damage.

China’s secrecy on COVID surge revives horror of 2020 outbreak
Jan 09, 2023

China’s secrecy on COVID surge revives horror of 2020 outbreak

The world community seeks more clarity from China as it downplays the recent surge in COVID cases

China’s State Responsibility for the Global Spread of COVID19: An International Law Perspective
May 23, 2023

China’s State Responsibility for the Global Spread of COVID19: An International Law Perspective

Three months since the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the outbreak of COVID-19 as a pandemic, the health crisis has wreaked havoc on people’s lives and livelihoods across the globe. Can state responsibility be apportioned for the pandemic, under the current international legal system? What would the elements of such responsibility be? This brief explores the concept of “state responsibility” under public international law and exam

China’s travails with COVID-19
Nov 28, 2022

China’s travails with COVID-19

China’s inability to control the sudden spike in COVID cases has exposed the limitations of its zero-COVID policy

Chinese defence spending in the age of COVID-19
Jun 01, 2020

Chinese defence spending in the age of COVID-19

China’s mere 1.2% projected GDP growth for 2020 will undoubtedly pose problems for its recently declared defence budget, possibly leaving other crit

Communist Party of China (CPC) declares victory over COVID
Feb 22, 2023

Communist Party of China (CPC) declares victory over COVID

China claims to have beaten COVID amidst global scepticism over the data released by it

Containing COVID-19 crisis in Nepal
Sep 03, 2020

Containing COVID-19 crisis in Nepal

What is needed most at this critical juncture is to strengthen coordination between the federal, provincial and local level governments by keeping the

Copyright in educational material: Lessons from COVID-19
Jan 19, 2022

Copyright in educational material: Lessons from COVID-19

COVID-19 has demonstrated how copyright acts as a barrier in accessing educational material

Coronavirus: डिजिटल खाई को चौड़ा करने के लिए ज़िम्मेदार Covid_19 महामारी
Dec 04, 2021

Coronavirus: डिजिटल खाई को चौड़ा करने के लिए ज़िम्मेदार Covid_19 महामारी

जिनकी डिजिटल तकनीक तक पहुंच नहीं है वे पीछे न छूट जाएं, इस�

Corrective justice: Can China be held responsible for COVID-19?
May 13, 2020

Corrective justice: Can China be held responsible for COVID-19?

It may be more useful to discern the outstanding issues with global health governance, and revamp WHO’s powers to improve surveillance and complianc

Counterterror ops in Kashmir in the times of COVID-19
May 13, 2020

Counterterror ops in Kashmir in the times of COVID-19

In coming weeks, the battleground in all probability, could be the LoC and the villages dotting the vicinity.

Creating Pathways for Disaster Risk Financing Post-COVID-19
Mar 25, 2021

Creating Pathways for Disaster Risk Financing Post-COVID-19

As South Asia faces an increasingly complex and expanding disaster risk landscape, the COVID-19 pandemic demonstrated the systemic gaps in risk management. There is a need for a paradigm shift in disaster risk reduction—from a single-hazard, single-sector perspective to a multi-hazard, multi-sectoral, and systemic risk perspective supported by parallel risk financing measures. This brief examines the current gaps in the efficient operatio

Credible emerging market central banks could embrace quantitative easing to fight COVID19
Jul 09, 2020

Credible emerging market central banks could embrace quantitative easing to fight COVID19

Emerging economies are fighting COVID-19 and the economic sudden stop imposed by the containment and lockdown policies, in the same way as advanced ec

Defence as offence: India's struggle with COVID-19
May 03, 2020

Defence as offence: India's struggle with COVID-19

With a very high population density, India has to prevent the virus from reaching vulnerable populations through a systematic approach.

Demand-Inducing Stimulus as Covid19 Response: A Case for Debt Monetisation
May 11, 2023

Demand-Inducing Stimulus as Covid19 Response: A Case for Debt Monetisation

As India reels from the economic fallout of Covid-19 despite the announcement of a relief package, calls for a more refined and demand-inducing stimulus have emerged. However, the bleak state of the government’s coffers has left limited fiscal space to act. This brief explains the plausibility of financing a demand-inducing stimulus using debt monetisation as a one-time policy measure. Outlining the criticisms against such proposals and how the

Digital Epiphany? COVID19 and our Tech Futures
May 20, 2020

Digital Epiphany? COVID19 and our Tech Futures

The coronavirus pandemic is wreaking havoc globally, leaving governments and communities struggling to find a response. This is happening even as new

Digital Public Goods in times of crises: The COVID-19 pandemic and digital sovereignty
Oct 26, 2022

Digital Public Goods in times of crises: The COVID-19 pandemic and digital sovereignty

An analysis of how the DHIS2 open-source platform was used in Sri Lanka, Norway, and Uganda during the COVID-19 pandemic

Digital Southeast Asia: Opportunities for Australia–India cooperation to support the region in the post-COVID-19 context
Feb 10, 2022

Digital Southeast Asia: Opportunities for Australia–India cooperation to support the region in the post-COVID-19 context

The accelerated digital transformation has provided India and Australia with ample opportunities to work together and in collaboration with other like

E-governance possibilities in India for the post-COVID-19 era
May 19, 2020

E-governance possibilities in India for the post-COVID-19 era

Every time the government uses an e-governance technology, it results in more efficiency, lesser costs, lesser manpower requirement and lesser physica

East to West: India’s migrant crisis looms large during COVID-19
Apr 20, 2020

East to West: India’s migrant crisis looms large during COVID-19

While India has numerous policies for social security when it comes to education, healthcare, skilling, food security and pensions — most of these s

Eight months of COVID-19 in the US, through the lens of Anthony Fauci
Aug 19, 2020

Eight months of COVID-19 in the US, through the lens of Anthony Fauci

As long as you have any member of society, any demographic group, who is not seriously trying to get to the endgame of suppressing this, it will conti