IDSA COMMENT

Turkey Struggles to Tackle COVID-19

The political divisions and economic challenges facing the country have complicated the government’s response to the pandemic, putting the population at risk and threatening to undermine the popularity of President Erdogan.

April 14, 2020

Coping with New Guidelines on Expenditure Management

The present crisis is as much of a challenge as an opportunity to infuse financial realism in defence planning and bring about concomitant reforms in the quickest possible timeframe.

April 13, 2020

Civil War Complicates Fight Against COVID-19 in Syria

Syria’s fragile health care system on account of the continuing conflict hinders the country’s effort to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.

April 13, 2020

Video Conferencing Apps: A New Playground for Cyber Criminals

With a new found celebrity status among the video conferencing applications, Zoom now faces a massive privacy and security threat as the platform’s default settings are not secure enough.

April 11, 2020

Covid-19 and Bangladesh: Looming Crisis in the Horizon

The Hasina Government is in overdrive to meet the Covid-19 challenge head on, and ensure that this unforeseen threat does not snowball into a major national crisis.

April 09, 2020

COVID-19 Should Qualify as Force Majeure in Defence Contracts

There is a need to act quickly on the issue of force majeure to scotch all speculations about how the MoD is going to deal with the inevitable delay in performance of contracts and instil confidence among the vendors.

April 06, 2020

COVID-19 and Role of Global Mega Corporations

COVID-19 presents a unique opportunity to the global new-age mega corporations to up their game and showcase their innovativeness and resourcefulness.

April 03, 2020

COVID-19 and Cyber Risks

While maintaining cyber hygiene in these disruptive times is indeed a challenge, each organisation should work towards putting in place a tailor-made work-from-home cyber defence strategy.

March 30, 2020

Patterns of Arms Trade

The SIPRI report on the volume of international arms transfers during 2015-19 highlights the strengths of key strategic partnerships such as Russia-India, US-Japan and China-Pakistan, reinforced by arms trade.

March 25, 2020

Iran’s Nuclear Quandary

The European Union-3 and Iran are indeed up against formidable odds to keep the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) alive going forward.

February 21, 2020

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