Pakistan’s Afghanistan Policy and a Troubled Peace Process
Dr Shalini Chawla · 05 May, 2020 · #5684 · Commentary
While the world is engrossed in intensifying the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, Afghanistan’s peace
process is finding it difficult to draw the necessary time and attention from
the international community. The Taliban rejected the Afgha...
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Strange Bedfellows: COVID-19 and the New Japan-China Camaraderie
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 30 Apr, 2020 · #5683 · Commentary · Column
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to fractures
in bilateral relationships with China amid growing international condemnation
of Beijing’s handling of the crisis, with one notable exception: Japan. Quite
strangely, the crisis has bought about a ra...
Could COVID-19 Further Endanger Multilateralism?
Seema Joshi · 30 Apr, 2020 · #5682 · Commentary
The COVID-19 crisis brings
to light three indicators that could pose more risks to multilateralism: a lack
of accountability from global powers as well as international institutions,
rising nationalism, and an absence of coordinated responses. ...
COVID-19: Calling an Olympic Truce on Global Conflict
Tanvi Kulkarni. · 29 Apr, 2020 · #5681 · Commentary
for a global ceasefire on conflicts around the world, in March 2020, the
Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, said that the world
is fighting a “common enemy” in COVID-19. However, this pandemic does
International Solidarity for Nuclear Security: Lessons from a Pandemic
Manpreet Sethi · 27 Apr, 2020 · #5680 · Commentary · Column
his September 2019 UN General Assembly speech, President Trump said, “The
future does not belong to globalists… the future belongs to sovereign and
individual nations who protect their citizens…” Less than six months later, the
COVID-19: A Gendered Reading of a Pandemic
Akanksha Khullar · 21 Apr, 2020 · #5679 · Commentary
The gender-disaggregated data
available so far for COVID-19 demonstrates
an almost equal number of confirmed cases between men and women. However, mortality
rates are higher among men (2.8
per cent) than women (1.7
per cent). Purely from the ...
Who Manages What?: COVID-19 and the Centre-State Division of Responsibilities
N Manoharan · 16 Apr, 2020 · #5678 · Commentary
is responsible for COVID-19 management in India? The centre, the states, or
by the division of powers as per the Constitution, Schedule 7, Entry 6, “Public
health and sanitation; hospitals and dispensaries” fall within the d...
Exploring the Potential of an India-Japan Naval Treaty
Siddharth Anil Nair · 15 Apr, 2020 · #5676 · Commentary
For decades, Japan’s military capability has
been restrained by Article 9 of the Japanese Constitution. However, the
introduction of two documents—the Guidelines for US-Japan Defence Cooperation (2015)
(henceforth, the “Guidelines”),
Phase-II of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor: Dim Prospects
Nowmay Opalinski · 15 Apr, 2020 · #5675 · Commentary
As the China Pakistan Economic
Corridor (CPEC)—which is part of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)—enters
its second phase, Pakistan’s new Special Economic Zones (SEZ) are now at the
forefront of the Sino-Pakistani industrial cooper...
The Relevance of Aslam Farooqui’s Arrest
Rajeshwari Krishnamurthy · 06 Apr, 2020 · #5674 · Commentary
On 4 April, Afghanistan’s National Directorate of
Security (NDS) announced that Aslam Farooqui, the chief of the Islamic State
‘Khorasan Province’ (ISKP) had been arrested in Kandahar, Afghanistan, along
with 19 others, including two key ...