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PM Imran Khan and President Xi Jinping

The Test of Covid-19: China-Pakistan Relations

The Covid-19 is testing the world at many fronts- be it the medical front or the political and economic fronts as the world and...
President Tsai Ing-wen inspects the Central Epidemic Command Center

Taiwan Gives a Fresh Impetus to US-China Rivalry Amid COVID-19 Crisis

While the world is grappling with the COVID-19 and trying to contain its spread and the number of deaths, the rivalry between the United...
President Tsai Ing-wen

Taiwan’s International Outreach: Will It Annoy Beijing?

Taiwan’s handling of the coronavirus epidemic has been lauded globally. In spite of its proximity to China, it has managed to control the number...
Empty street

Corona Bonds and the Weakening European Solidarity

The coronavirus outbreak in Europe is testing EU’s solidarity which was already challenged not so long ago by the 2008-09 economic crisis, the 2014...
Empty Brigade Road in Bengaluru

Social Distancing is for the Privileged: Is Planning Enough?

The government of Narendra Modi has finally announced an amount of $22 billion for the country’s poor to help combat the economic effects of...
Coronavirus illustration by CDC

COVID-19 Pandemic: An Opportunity to Ease US-China Tensions?

Before the novel coronavirus startled the world, the relations between China and the United States had considerably strained, leading experts to term the emerging...
Coronavirus lockdown UK

Can China’s Rise Be Contained in a Post-Coronavirus World?

One country, other than the US which has lashed out at China for its lack of transparency, under-reporting and underplaying its casualties arising out...
Ronald Reagan, Abraham Lincoln and Kitty Hawk carrier strike groups

Post-INF World: US-China Strategic Competition in the South China Sea

When the US decision to withdraw from the INF treaty was announced, it was felt that this decision would allow the US more options...
Prime Minister Imran Khan

Coronavirus Economic Toll Mounts in Pakistan: Can It Reduce Dependence on China?

In the past few years, through the Belt and Road Initiative, Beijing has managed to increase its economic clout as well as its political...