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Israel’s rapid vaccination drive against COVID-19
Jan 25, 2021

Israel’s rapid vaccination drive against COVID-19

Israel has already vaccinated more than 72 percent of those aged 60 and above of its population.

Job creation, protection and equality: Lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic
Jan 27, 2021

Job creation, protection and equality: Lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic

India’s leap into the services and IT sector without first going through the appropriate growth models and methods of educating and skilling its ent

Leadership Challenges and the COVID-19 Pandemic
Feb 11, 2021

Leadership Challenges and the COVID-19 Pandemic

The paper examines the role of political leaders, public and private agents (governments, private agencies, NGOs), and followers (public, citizens, community) in the war on COVID-19. It argues that the role of agents and followers is often underestimated; that while the leaders’ contributions are important and necessary, they are not sufficient. The success or failure of leaders will depend as much on these actors as on their own competence, co

Learning from Covid-19: Preparing for the impact of climate change on conflict and terrorism
Jul 29, 2020

Learning from Covid-19: Preparing for the impact of climate change on conflict and terrorism

Just like COVID-19 — climate change has the potential to destabilise various systems and institutions while simultaneously deepening the schisms bet

Lessons from COVID-19 on climate change policy
Apr 14, 2020

Lessons from COVID-19 on climate change policy

As the world soldiers on to combat this formidable adversary, another global catastrophe — one involving higher stakes and no cure — looms large.

Lessons from COVID-19: Promoting Sustainability in Food Production to Limit Zoonotic Transmissions
Mar 19, 2021

Lessons from COVID-19: Promoting Sustainability in Food Production to Limit Zoonotic Transmissions

COVID-19, which is a highly infectious disease of zoonotic origin, serves as a serious reminder that human-nature interactions need to be based on sustainable development pathways. The recent surge in zoonotic infections in different parts of the world—among them, H1N1, Nipah virus, Zika virus, and Lyme disease—can be attributed to the intensification of human-animal contact through wildlife trade and livestock production. Reducing the rates

Long COVID: The pandemic's shadow on data and dissent in China
Jul 20, 2022

Long COVID: The pandemic's shadow on data and dissent in China

The Chinese government is misusing the data collected under the pretext of public health interventions to suppress all forms of dissent.

Maharashtra: A COVID-19 status report
Apr 21, 2020

Maharashtra: A COVID-19 status report

How is Maharashtra faring as compared to other states — and what is the status of the spread of COVID-19 within the state?

Maldives: COVID19 brings out best again in India relations
Apr 09, 2020

Maldives: COVID19 brings out best again in India relations

If the COVID19 situation does not reverse and dramatically so over a short term, India may have to redouble its current efforts and also increase supplies.

Maldives: Discourse over burying Sri Lankan Covid dead turns Islamic
Dec 26, 2020

Maldives: Discourse over burying Sri Lankan Covid dead turns Islamic

The Sri Lankan government’s decision became a hotly-contested political issue after the World Health Organisation cleared burial as a safe procedure

Millions of refugees terrified of COVID19 invasion in West Asia
Apr 02, 2020

Millions of refugees terrified of COVID19 invasion in West Asia

In the conflict-ridden countries of West Asia, while everyone is hoping for the storm to pass before it destroys their already fragile economies, thos

Modelling COVID19 response on the Bhilwara prototype
Apr 08, 2020

Modelling COVID19 response on the Bhilwara prototype

In any appraisal of the remarkable work done in Bhilwara, the first object that catches the eye is speed. Soon after a worsening situation came to not

Modi must get India out of COVID-19 crisis to make foreign policy work
May 21, 2020

Modi must get India out of COVID-19 crisis to make foreign policy work

There are many metrics to measure the Modi foreign policy of the past year.

Mumbai’s capacity-building response to COVID-19 has lessons for all cities
Nov 30, 2021

Mumbai’s capacity-building response to COVID-19 has lessons for all cities

Much can be learnt from the Mumbai model and the critical gaps identified to decentralise decision-making, focus on primary healthcare centres and pre

Mumbai’s dabbawalas: Victims of COVID19’s collateral damage
Jul 04, 2020

Mumbai’s dabbawalas: Victims of COVID19’s collateral damage

Mumbai’s quintessential ‘dabbawalas’, who fed lakhs daily, are seeking help to feed their own

Myanmar: Coup, COVID-19, and the ongoing economic crisis
Jun 15, 2022

Myanmar: Coup, COVID-19, and the ongoing economic crisis

Myanmar is currently fraught with rising humanitarian needs, and an impending economic meltdown that seems quite probable

Myanmar: Covid-19 second wave deadlier than the first?
Sep 22, 2020

Myanmar: Covid-19 second wave deadlier than the first?

Authorities need to increase testing capacities.

Myanmar: Relations with China, post COVID-19
Apr 14, 2020

Myanmar: Relations with China, post COVID-19

Myanmar is ill-equipped to handle growing COVID-19 caseload on its own — it requires external help.

Myanmar: Shadow of COVID-19 over upcoming elections
May 06, 2020

Myanmar: Shadow of COVID-19 over upcoming elections

Later this year, the national elections will be due. The elections may be postponed because of the COVID-19 scenario.

Need for a gender-sensitive response to COVID-19
May 22, 2020

Need for a gender-sensitive response to COVID-19

Traditions that conspired to keep a woman at home may have an ally in the emerging economic landscape.

Nepal: COVID-19 crisis and migrant labour
Apr 14, 2020

Nepal: COVID-19 crisis and migrant labour

Regular communication with India and other host countries should be re-evaluated by Nepal, which is economically viable for the country in the long run, as it has to survive a major chunk of its economy on remittances.

Nepal: Understanding the India migration in Covid times
Oct 27, 2020

Nepal: Understanding the India migration in Covid times

If there are no alternative livelihood with newer employment opportunities, and given the sluggish economic growth pattern of the country — internat

Nepal–India relations in post-COVID-19 period
Jan 10, 2022

Nepal–India relations in post-COVID-19 period

The relations between India and Nepal have reverted to the pre-pandemic period as both countries have reopened borders

Nepal’s response to Covid19
Mar 30, 2020

Nepal’s response to Covid19

Nepal is yet to make an announcement of plans to see how it works on economic recovery and how it will approach multilateral and bilateral agencies fo

Net neutrality in the time of COVID-19
Apr 28, 2020

Net neutrality in the time of COVID-19

As work from home becomes the new normal, regulators around the world have come under pressure to relook at the rules relating to bandwidth, traffic a

Nigeria must not forget its poor in the Covid-19 world
Apr 10, 2020

Nigeria must not forget its poor in the Covid-19 world

As the government begins to shut down its cities to flatten the Covid-19 infection curve, here’s what Nigeria can do to cater to its poor.

Non-Western multilateralism: BRICS and the SCO in the post-Covid world
Jul 29, 2020

Non-Western multilateralism: BRICS and the SCO in the post-Covid world

BRICS and the SCO are a graphic embodiment of Russian and Indian equidistant partnerships with other non-Western power centres, which is fundamental f

Of variants and vaccines: The nuts and bolts of COVID-19 trajectory
Feb 03, 2022

Of variants and vaccines: The nuts and bolts of COVID-19 trajectory

The rapid mutation of the coronavirus and threat of new variants have indicated that COVID-19 is likely to remain for the long term

Omicron experience in South Africa: Is COVID-19 under control?
Jan 17, 2022

Omicron experience in South Africa: Is COVID-19 under control?

The spread of the new Omicron variant raises pertinent questions over the long-term protection against COVID-19