June 18, 2020

India, Nepal and China: The Geopolitical Conundrum

The once cordial relationship between India and Nepal—the two neighbouring States—has been damaged after a border defined by a two-century-old treaty has come under dispute. India’s inauguration of a new road linking Dharchula in Uttarakhand with Lipulekh Pass for pilgrims […]
June 16, 2020

മദ്യഉപഭോഗ സംസ്ക്കാരവും ‘ആപ്’ സംവിധാനങ്ങളും

മദ്യത്തെ ഒരിക്കലും പ്രോത്സാഹിപ്പിക്കാൻ ഉദേശിച്ചുള്ളതല്ല ഈ കുറിപ്പ്. മറിച്ച്, ആപ് പോലുള്ള സംവിധാനങ്ങളിലൂടെ ഒരു മദ്യഉപഭോഗ സംസ്കാരം വളർത്തിയെടുക്കുകയും, സാവധാനം ബോധവത്കരണത്തിലൂടെ മദ്യവർജ്ജനമോ അതിനു സമാനമായ അവസ്ഥയോ സൃഷ്ടിച്ചെടുത്ത് വ്യക്തികളുടെ ധനകാര്യ മാനേജ്മെന്റ്റ് മെച്ചപ്പെടുത്തുകയെന്ന ലക്ഷ്യമാണ് ഈ കുറിപ്പിന്റെ ഉദ്ദേശ്യം.   ഡോ: മാർട്ടിൻ പാട്രിക് മദ്യനിരോധനം നമ്മുടെ നാട്ടിൽ വളരെയേറെ കാലമായി മുഴങ്ങി   കേൾക്കുന്ന […]
June 11, 2020

Impact of COVID on Refugees across the Globe- Part 2

A large number of refugees seek safety in Europe, but the lack of legal pathways leaves many stranded on unseaworthy boats while using clandestine routes trying to reach Greece, Italy and Spain. Various international organisations have taken up the responsibility […]
June 10, 2020

From Trade to Isolationism: Tracing the Future of Complex Economies

The article focuses on the developing countries, the EU, ASEAN and the Middle East which are facing a dual challenge of COVID-19 and development. The EU also faces a crisis of internal cohesion which is only aggravating. For the emerging […]
June 8, 2020

Why the One-Sided Evaluation Against WHO Will Undermine Science and Evidence

This article was originally published on The Wire Science on May 25, 2020. Click here to read Nithin Ramakrishnan The assembly hall of the Palace of Nations, Geneva, where the World Health Assembly usually meets. Photo: Tom Page/Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA […]
June 8, 2020

Changing Power Dynamics of US, China and EU amidst COVID

The COVID pandemic has proved detrimental to the health of the international system as the geopolitical tussle between the US and China shows no signs of abetting and even the EU, the only intact supranational entity, is fumbling in uniting its […]
June 5, 2020

Impact of COVID on Refugees across the Globe – Part 1

No country is spared from the devastating health and economic impacts of COVID-19; among the most affected are the 25.9 million refugees seeking refuge in some of the world’s poorest countries with declining and failing healthcare systems. Though governments are […]
June 5, 2020

India’s Diplomatic Outreach amidst COVID-19

While the world is dealing with COVID-19, India’s diplomatic outreach has been active from emerging as a major pharmaceutical supplier of the world to the provider of humanitarian/disaster relief assistance to countries, which has brought it one step closer to […]
June 4, 2020

Impacts of Drop in Investments in New Assets in Oil & Gas and Associated Sectors

Dr Madhu Pillai Though the global graph of COVID-19 is generally flattened and is trending to slope down in most parts of the world, it is still impacting everyday life. This has caused a severe economic disruption globally and the […]
June 3, 2020

സൈക്കിൾ:പരിസ്ഥിതിക്കും മനുഷ്യനും

The first casualty of COVID-19 is the public transport sector. As social distancing norms are here to stay, private vehicles have come to rule the roads. Today as we celebrate the World Bicycle Day, Dr D Dhanuraj and Praseeda Mukundan […]
June 2, 2020

China is Back with Disguised Messages

As the face-off between the Indian and Chinese Army troops continues at several places in Ladakh and Sikkim, Senior Fellow Mr Muraleedharan Nair Nair (Former Indian Consul in China) writes in Mathrubhumi that China is likely sending disguised messages to […]
June 1, 2020

Need to Rope in Private Sector Hospitals in the Fight against COVID

Unprecedentedly, the world humanity has been at peril since the spread of the Coronavirus, which emerged first in Wuhan, China in December 2019, and it reminds us about the two World Wars and a host of plagues of the past. […]
May 29, 2020

SAARC Response to COVID: A Silver Lining in Regional Cooperation

SAARC, or the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation, is an intergovernmental organisation operating as a geopolitical union of the South Asian nations, with the aim of advancing economic and political integration in the region of South Asia. Despite 18 […]
May 27, 2020

Economic Package or COVID Budget?

The lockdown in India has impacted the movement of goods and people across districts and states. It has adversely affected their income, particularly of the poor, and thereby their purchasing power. The announcement of the 20 lakh crore package made […]
May 27, 2020

Impact of COVID-19 on Import and Export of US and China

It is often said that trade makes everyone well off, but what happens when this trade is alleged to be the progenitor of a deadly virus? The IMF had predicted that the COVID-19 pandemic would ensue the worst economic recession […]