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India at Crossroads - Part I

Covid-19 was a predictable and avoidable event, if the world had been more transparent and accountable, and less greedy and ambitious. It is important to analyse fast-evolving international developments, thoughts and trends to grasp the choices and...

COVID-19 International Developments: Daily Scan, June 02, 2020

Economic China bets on $2tn high-tech infrastructure plan to spark economy When Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang delivered his government's annual work report in Beijing recently, the $2 trillion new high-tech infrastructure initiative was high up...

COVID-19 International Developments: Daily Scan, May 29, 2020

Economic IMF says pandemic may skew economic data and cause them to be less accurate The coronavirus pandemic “has disrupted the production of many key statistics,” the International Monetary Fund said in a blog post this week. The IMF explained...

Discussion on ‘Post COVID-19: India and the South Asian Neighbourhood’

Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) organised a discussion on ‘Post COVID-19: India and the South Asian Neighbourhood’ on 18 May 2020. Dr Arvind Gupta, Director VIF, delivered the opening remarks followed with presentations by Dr Sreeradha...

Taiwan Deserves Support of Democratic Countries for its World Health Assembly Bid

Taiwan has attracted international media attention from time to time, particularly whenever there is news regarding supply of arms, like fighter air crafts by the U.S.A or there is sabre rattling in the Taiwan Straits by communist China. In recent...

South Korea a Model Case for Combating Covid-19: Lessons for India from the Korean Experience

Introduction When the coronavirus or Covid-19 broke out in the Chinese city of Wuhan, South Korea experienced one of the world’s largest initial outbreaks outside China. Though Covid-19 has spread to as many as 205 countries across the world,...

COVID-19 International Developments: Daily Scan, May 8, 2020

Economic US-China trade negotiators vow to save phase one deal on first call during pandemic Top trade negotiators from the United States and China spoke by phone on May 08 and vowed to continue to support the phase one trade deal, Chinese state...

COVID-19 International Developments: Daily Scan, May 7, 2020

Economic Dollar strength exposes cracks in Asian emerging-market debt The resilient U.S. dollar and the resulting weakness in emerging-market currencies amid the coronavirus pandemic is increasing the risk of default on Asian companies' corporate...

TAKING OFF CHINA’S XI-RT | A POEM

The situation seems to be: To responsibility Xi-rk, The Chinese will Xi-lly shally, As long as delay will work To get them out of a Xi-t hole, So they make a lot of Xi-ndig, Knowing their armour has a WHO-le, They think that by some Xi-bang big Of...

Covid-19 - Africa the Next Battle Ground

Covid 19 virus has pervaded the globe and, in the bargain, has hit the developed countries the most. While the struggle against it is on the war footing with experimenting leadership all around, another populous and important continent is faced with...

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