IDSA COMMENT

COVID-19 Deepens Fault Lines in Egypt

While Egypt has managed to contain the spread of the virus, the economic and political fallout of the pandemic poses a critical challenge to the stability of the country.

June 04, 2020

Role of Political Guidance for Self-Reliance in Defence

Self-reliance in defence may be better realised if India’s military instrument were to be shaped by political guidance and geopolitical considerations instead of being carried away by the contemporary winds of COVID-19.

June 01, 2020

Abysmal Human Rights Situation in Balochistan

The movement of the Baloch people is likely to continue because of the strong undercurrent of popular disaffection in the province against the Pakistan state, and the sustained enthusiasm of the people to fight for their freedom, autonomy and rights

May 30, 2020

COVID-19 Pandemic: Impact on South Africa

South Africa has utilised the opportunity provided by the COVID-19 pandemic to consolidate its regional leadership and augment connections with major external partners like India.

May 26, 2020

US-Iran Hostilities in Times of Pandemic

The uncertainty brought about by the pandemic would at best have a limited and short-term impact on the US-Iran hostilities. For the time being, the chances of escalation may be limited but the rivalry is here to stay.

May 22, 2020

Hara-kiri Multilateralism: United Nations Response to COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed vulnerabilities of the international system, particularly those of multilateral institutions. When the much spoken borderless threat became a reality, the multilateral institutions were found not only unprepared but acting in a self-destructive mode.

May 21, 2020

Defence Sector Reforms: A Long Haul

Although the new measures announced to fast-track the defence sector are significant, they do not add up to a comprehensive and overarching reforms package.

May 20, 2020

Petersberg Climate Dialogue and Post COVID-19 Green Recovery

An informed scenario would be to release the weight of unsustainable debts, allowing the developing countries to focus on domestic sustainable development aimed at achieving climate neutrality, instead of developed countries’ over-emphasis on fossil fuel in their economic recovery packages.

May 19, 2020

India and GCC Countries Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Driven by the Covid-19 pandemic, the economic challenges for India emanating from the Gulf region are highly imminent and discernible.

May 13, 2020

Virus As Bio-Weapon: Contested Origins of Novel Coronavirus

It might be difficult to prove any weaponisation intent or man-made origins to the SARS-CoV-2. Yet, the mass deaths and disruption caused by the virus forebodes imminent exploitation of biological agents for political ends.

May 12, 2020

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