IDSA ISSUE BRIEFS

Maldivian Response To COVID-19

As the Maldives is overly dependent on tourism as well as the global supply chain for import of essential food items, the COVID-19 pandemic is expected to severely impact the country’s economy.

April 20, 2020

Public Private Partnership: A Model for Army’s Base Workshops

The PPP model helps in improving the productivity and exploiting the full potential of asset-based services that base workshops provide. This is particularly relevant when there exists a competitive market and a benchmark for the army between an in-house and an external solution.

April 18, 2020

Iran Battling COVID-19

While it is unlikely that the Iranian regime will be able to weather the COVID-19 crisis without the support of the international community, its efforts at seeking international support largely remain a work in progress.

April 16, 2020

COVID-19 and Social Unrest: Meeting the Challenges

The large scale social and economic disruption caused by COVID-19 has brought to our attention the socio-economic plight of urban migrant workers and the need for a more effective information dissemination.

April 13, 2020

Between Olympics and Pandemic: Abe’s Run-up to 2021

Whether Abe can turn the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic into an opportunity to demonstrate decisive leadership will define Japan’s future course, as the resilience of the economy and good governance is at stake.

April 12, 2020

Should the Legacy of Capital Budget Revenue Procedure (CBRP) Be Perpetuated in Draft DPP 2020?

Draft DPP 2020 provisions that continue to enable Capital Budget Revenue Procedure (CBRP) must be revisited.

April 10, 2020

Pakistan’s Fight Against COVID-19: Analysing Delivery Deficiencies

It is feared that Imran Khan’s move to sideline the already alienated opposition and continuous bickering between the federal and provincial governments would undermine the national effort against COVID-19.

April 10, 2020

Pandemics and Power Narratives: The Rashomon Effect

China has faced international condemnation and domestic unrest over its manipulation of information relating to the COVID-19 global pandemic.

April 03, 2020

NPT@50: The Genesis of a Flawed Bargain

Even after five decades of its entry-into-force, the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) is largely seen as a Cold War era instrument that has failed to fulfill the objective of creating a pathway towards a credible disarmament process.

March 31, 2020

Third Bodo Accord and Insurgency in Western Assam

While the third Bodo accord is a momentous development in the history of the Bodo conflict, caution must be exercised to ensure that it does not fall victim to the factional politics that undermined previous accords.

February 19, 2020

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