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A Dream Run Gone Awry? Novavax’s Delay on COVID Vaccine and What It Means for India
May 19, 2021

A Dream Run Gone Awry? Novavax’s Delay on COVID Vaccine and What It Means for India

Novavax started off as one of the strongest contenders, promising 2 billion doses in 2021, despite failing to bring to market a single vaccine candidate in its 34-year-old his-tory.

A flight of opportunity: COVID-19 and India’s drone industry
Jun 18, 2020

A flight of opportunity: COVID-19 and India’s drone industry

The government should look at realigning the regulations of the drone industry with the central policies of ease of doing business and Aatmanirbhar B

A political player who is rising, but is still no Lenin
Jan 29, 2021

A political player who is rising, but is still no Lenin

Notwithstanding the euphoria, Alexei Navalny is unlikely to be the catalyst that will lead to ‘regime change’ in Russia

A ‘Triple T Transition’ to a sustainable recovery
Aug 17, 2020

A ‘Triple T Transition’ to a sustainable recovery

As countries continue to battle the insidious virus, a chorus of voices is rising up to demand fundamental changes in the way governments and industri

Actualising natural convergences between India and Central Europe
Jul 10, 2020

Actualising natural convergences between India and Central Europe

Unrealised convergences between India and Central Europe can be pivotal in instituting a rare dynamic based on identified complementarities, and not towards exacting competitive leverages

Adding heft to diplomacy with some help from science
Feb 23, 2021

Adding heft to diplomacy with some help from science

The pandemic gives India a unique space to mainstream science and technology in its domestic and foreign policies

Addressing domestic violence: A forgotten agenda while locking India down
Apr 08, 2020

Addressing domestic violence: A forgotten agenda while locking India down

In the attempt to flatten the COVID19 curve, women’s equality and physical and mental health seems to have suffered a collateral damage.

Afghanistan: COVID-19 exposes weaknesses in health infrastructure
Apr 20, 2020

Afghanistan: COVID-19 exposes weaknesses in health infrastructure

In the midst of growing political instability, emerging complexities in the peace process, and significant aid cuts, the coronavirus outbreak is intensifying the struggle on all fronts in Afghanistan.

African Union summit amidst the COVID-19 pandemic
Feb 23, 2021

African Union summit amidst the COVID-19 pandemic

The AU is trying to hold its own with the reforms. It is trying to be more efficient and transparent. However, the reforms are more technocratic than

Africa’s quest for securing COVID-19 vaccines
Mar 24, 2021

Africa’s quest for securing COVID-19 vaccines

The race to secure COVID-19 vaccines has laid bare the inherent inequalities in access to global healthcare, which adversely affects developing popula

Amphan meets COVID-19: Kolkata’s unprecedented debacles
May 25, 2020

Amphan meets COVID-19: Kolkata’s unprecedented debacles

It is very rare in the history of modern India that one of the country’s largest cities continues to stand in ruins, days after the cyclone.

Asian Military Spending: A sign of worsening security environment
Mar 04, 2021

Asian Military Spending: A sign of worsening security environment

With no guarantee that the security environment in the Indo-Pacific will settle down any time soon, the expectation is that military spending will continue to increase.

Australia Inc. should look at ‘New India’ through a new prism
Oct 29, 2021

Australia Inc. should look at ‘New India’ through a new prism

Australia and India need to convert their intent into action and capitalise on the innumerable opportunities available in different sectors.

Bangladesh: COVID-19 badly impacts garment industry
Apr 28, 2020

Bangladesh: COVID-19 badly impacts garment industry

The future of Bangladesh’s RMG sector is intertwined with the resumption of economic activities in Europe and the US, and a surge in demand.

Battlestation Delhi: Responding to the COVID-19 peak
Jun 29, 2020

Battlestation Delhi: Responding to the COVID-19 peak

The Central government, Delhi government and MCD have come together to ramp-up the healthcare delivery capacity for COVID-19 infection control.

Bicycling through Covid-19
Jul 15, 2020

Bicycling through Covid-19

Clearly determined traffic rules for cyclists, training and sensitising cyclists, motorists, pedestrians and law enforcement agencies — especially t

Biden-Harris will bring continuity for Delhi but some challenges too
Nov 09, 2020

Biden-Harris will bring continuity for Delhi but some challenges too

As far as India’s domestic affairs go, the Modi government will not get the free ride it has got so far even if the Biden administration will not allow its activist impulses to override US strategic interests.

Bike-sharing’s new life in China after lockdown
Oct 09, 2020

Bike-sharing’s new life in China after lockdown

Because of the pandemic, shared vehicles are edging into the mainstream, slowly overtaking public transport and private cars as the favoured way of tr

Biological weapons and biosecurity — Lessons from the COVID-19 war
May 09, 2020

Biological weapons and biosecurity — Lessons from the COVID-19 war

In the first of a two-part series on how the COVID-19 pandemic has raised consciousness about the dangers of biological warfare Ambassador Puri writes

Brazil’s COVID-19 response and regional dynamics
Aug 21, 2020

Brazil’s COVID-19 response and regional dynamics

Multiple social issues, such as rising crimes, poverty and lack of education have made it difficult to contain the spread of the pandemic and spread a

Britain should shed its China obsession to seize the moment in the Indo-Pacific
Aug 05, 2020

Britain should shed its China obsession to seize the moment in the Indo-Pacific

Post-Brexit Britain needs to move away from its China-centric policy and step up trade engagements in the region, which offers potential for win-win economic gains. London should also look to join its allies, including the US, India, Australia in the support of regional security to manage the risks posed by Beijing

Cancer patients face new challenges during COVID-19 pandemic
May 09, 2020

Cancer patients face new challenges during COVID-19 pandemic

Cancer patients must learn to treat the post-COVID-19 world as a ‘new normal,’ and remain focused on what they need to do to manage their illness

Caring for the nation
Mar 01, 2021

Caring for the nation

Beware the vaccine diplomacy model of China, focus on rapid vaccination at home.