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Pandemic is an opportunity for developing nations
Jun 01, 2020

Pandemic is an opportunity for developing nations

But attracting manufacturers away from China is going to take more than cheap land and labor reforms.

Pandemic Reopens Contentious Issues in Nepal-India Ties
Jan 12, 2021

Pandemic Reopens Contentious Issues in Nepal-India Ties

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted two features of the Nepal-India economic relationship: Nepal’s ballooning trade deficit, and unrestricted cross-border movement of people of both countries. Attributing the trade deficit entirely to supply-side constraints is neither accurate nor conducive to the overall health of the relationship. This brief suggests ways towards more sustainable trade relations between India and Nepal, among them, India r

Pandemic Shock: A widening inequality gap among emerging cities in Asia
Oct 12, 2020

Pandemic Shock: A widening inequality gap among emerging cities in Asia

The new normal would be about reinventing the realms. How would the cities be further planned and developed in the future?

Pandemic-induced unemployment in India: Criminal activities on the rise
Mar 23, 2021

Pandemic-induced unemployment in India: Criminal activities on the rise

Multinational and multisectoral cooperation is needed to tackle the risk of misappropriation of  COVID-19 funds, preventing the opportunities for org

#Covid19: Made in China pandemic
Mar 20, 2020

#Covid19: Made in China pandemic

China’s global interests, like its domestic interests, stem from a primal survival instinct: preserving the legitimacy, upholding the authority and

A confrontation over the pandemic’s origin is brewing
Jun 04, 2021

A confrontation over the pandemic’s origin is brewing

US President Joe Biden’s order of a deeper probe into whether Sars-CoV-2 leaked out of a lab is likely to escalate a confrontation with China, which refuses to countenance such a possibility

A global pandemic and globalisation
Apr 12, 2020

A global pandemic and globalisation

From re-nationalisation of manufacturing to more restricted flow of people, prepare for a new world

A pandemic of abuse: How India is protecting its children online
Jun 24, 2022

A pandemic of abuse: How India is protecting its children online

The incidence of online child sexual abuse and exploitation (OCSAE) has spiked worldwide since the pandemic began. India is responding to the menace i

A Public-Private-People Partnership Model for Digital Economy Recovery in the Post-Pandemic World
Aug 03, 2023

A Public-Private-People Partnership Model for Digital Economy Recovery in the Post-Pandemic World

The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic hastened the widespread adoption of digitaltechnologies across the globe. The pace of digitalisation—from the micro levels ofeducation and e-commerce to the macro levels of supply chains and productionnetworks—has galvanised governments to advance digital regulations. Thetightrope walk of creating policies that enable digital innovation and ensureregulations are in the larger public interest have led to inte

A vaccinated future for the pandemic
Dec 30, 2020

A vaccinated future for the pandemic

How the pandemic will play out in the next few years will depend on vaccines — their availability, coverage and duration of protection.

Accelerating infrastructure development in the post-pandemic era
Jul 13, 2022

Accelerating infrastructure development in the post-pandemic era

The government needs to undertake more targeted policies to ensure that the inflow of investments is adequate to finance infrastructure development.

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

America First and the Pandemic: Trump’s grand strategy of blaming China
Jun 17, 2020

America First and the Pandemic: Trump’s grand strategy of blaming China

Any predictions about a coming struggle for global influence and regional supremacy have to be measured against enduring realities of global economic

Amid changing post-pandemic realities, India needs to be swift in identifying partners whom it can trust
Dec 29, 2020

Amid changing post-pandemic realities, India needs to be swift in identifying partners whom it can trust

We will see the rise of a New World Order driven by national interest, reliability of partners, and of course, economic factors. India has to use a “Gated Globalisation” framework to negotiate this change.

Amid heightened pandemic-induced inequity, an all-or-nothing fight for humanity
Nov 30, 2021

Amid heightened pandemic-induced inequity, an all-or-nothing fight for humanity

The zero sum game witnessed during this pandemic has deepened cleavages and widened inequality across the world

Amidst a pandemic, Donald Trump signs order to mine on the moon
Apr 13, 2020

Amidst a pandemic, Donald Trump signs order to mine on the moon

On the anniversary of Yuri Gagarin's (and humankind's) first journey into space, the US Executive Order, stipulating that Americans should have the right use the resources of space, rings outrageous.

Bhutan: Pandemic and economic resilience
Apr 20, 2020

Bhutan: Pandemic and economic resilience

Tourism is the worst hit sector in Bhutan. The livelihood of 50,000 citizens depends on this or allied sectors.

Bhutan: Role of tourism in post-pandemic economic revival
Dec 16, 2020

Bhutan: Role of tourism in post-pandemic economic revival

Compared to other tourist destinations in the world, Bhutan is likely to be safer and more flexible.

Build forward better through nature in the post-pandemic era
Dec 23, 2020

Build forward better through nature in the post-pandemic era

The challenge is not ‘to build back better’ but ‘to build forward better’ where the nature and climate nexus lies within the development parad

Can a Pandemic Treaty located in an unreformed World Health Organisation be successful?
Aug 21, 2023

Can a Pandemic Treaty located in an unreformed World Health Organisation be successful?

Bringing structural reforms to WHO is a crucial step to ensure the success of the proposed Pandemic Treaty and the amendments to the International Hea

Can the pandemic foster regional cooperation?
Dec 23, 2020

Can the pandemic foster regional cooperation?

While India has stated that it hopes to insulate itself from future shocks, most of the members of the BIMSTEC have become aware of an over-reliance o

Canada’s pandemic management and economic recovery
Mar 11, 2021

Canada’s pandemic management and economic recovery

Canada holds the dubious distinction of having the worst deficit, the worst unemployment and the worst vaccination rates in the G7.

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

Challenges and Opportunities for India in the Post-Pandemic Geopolitical Landscape
Jul 07, 2021

Challenges and Opportunities for India in the Post-Pandemic Geopolitical Landscape

During the Cold War, India navigated its external relations guided largely by the doctrine and practice of non-alignment. In these contemporary times, the COVID-19 pandemic is likely to inaugurate a period of heightened geopolitical rivalries, with the United States and China as the principal poles. India will be differently positioned in this post-Covid “new normal” than it was in the era of the Cold War and therefore will need differe

Challenges for quality education in the times of pandemic
Dec 23, 2020

Challenges for quality education in the times of pandemic

We must admit that face-to-face interactions between teachers and students along with vibrant and healthy debates amongst peers within the classroom a

Children and teenagers: The silent voice of the pandemic
Sep 14, 2021

Children and teenagers: The silent voice of the pandemic

The material and non-material needs of children have been drowned out by other priorities during this pandemic

Children in Latin America and the Carribean during the pandemic—setbacks and outcomes
Sep 14, 2021

Children in Latin America and the Carribean during the pandemic—setbacks and outcomes

COVID-19 has undone much of the progress made by the LAC countries in its education sector

Children’s psychosocial health in a post-pandemic India
Feb 15, 2023

Children’s psychosocial health in a post-pandemic India

Adequate policy interventions need to be put in place to undo the inimical impact of the pandemic on children’s psychosocial development

China won’t be able to control the pandemic narrative
Apr 01, 2020

China won’t be able to control the pandemic narrative

While there certainly can be questions about how other countries have handled this pandemic, China’s culpability and its mendacity is now beyond que

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