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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

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 due to coronavirus outbreak

Exiting Coronavirus Confinement Is a Shot in the Dark Without Immunity Testing

The threat posed by the spread of coronavirus to even essential US defense functions highlights that the urgency of testing for immunity is growing...
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...

Can Pakistan Pressurize India Over Its Kashmir Policy?

With the incessant lockdown in Kashmir crossing 200 days, Kashmiris are being exposed to the worst kind of human rights violations. Hindu extremists, relishing...
A German police officer stops a driver at the border crossing between Austria and Germany.

Dark Days for European Democracy Post-Coronavirus

Liberal democracies do not do well after major crises. Fratricide and totalitarianism haunted Europe after the economic collapse of 1929. Trumpism in America and...
Coronavirus test

Coronavirus Testing Is the Way to Avoid European-Style Confinement

South Korea, Taiwan and Hong Kong, all in the immediate vicinity of China, have, so far, been able to avert the mass spread of...
Soldiers spraying disinfectant to kill coronavirus

Taiwan Shows Rapid Response to Coronavirus As Hun Sen Plays Politics

There is probably not a national leader anywhere in the world who thinks his country’s people are stupid enough to believe that coronavirus spares...