COVID-19 and GCC Countries

As the COVID-19 cases continue to rise, the key priorities for the GCC countries are to contain the spread of the pandemic, maintain the flow of trade across their borders and preserve their economies from adverse impacts.

April 16, 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 Crisis and Pakistan-China Equation

China is too important for Pakistan’s power elite, given that their stakes are tied firmly to the success of Chinese-funded infrastructure projects. Similarly, China would also need dependable and loyal allies like Pakistan willing to support and disseminate the emerging Chinese narrative on COVID-19.

April 15, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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