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  • The UAE and the Coronavirus Pandemic: Maintaining the Geopolitical Status Quo Will Not Be an Option

    Over the past decade or so the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has emerged as one of the savviest and most agile geopolitical actors not only in the Arabian Gulf, but more broadly across Southwestern Asia, the Eastern seaboard of Africa, the Western part of the Indian Ocean, and South Asia.

    January-June 2020

    The COVID-19 Outbreak: Learnings and The Way Ahead

    We are living in a world of highly advanced technologies where drones can deliver pizzas, robots can serve food in restaurants, chatbots can help us online and more. In this world of IT (Information Technology) enabled lifestyle, things seemed to be perfect until a virus, without any alarming symptoms, entered into our lives, created havoc, and brought everything to an unexpected halt. How this virus, known as Corona, spread across the world? Is it natural or artificial? How can it be contained? Is there any medication available for this deadly virus?

    January-June 2020

    COVID-19 Pandemic and its Socio-Economic Implications on Canada

    The outbreak of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Canada from the middle of March 2020 affected the Canadian population with unexpected disruptions in almost all spheres of life that drastically altered the lifestyle in most of the provinces in Canada. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau requested Canadians to stay at home and self-isolate. Each province in Canada implemented its measures and plans to fight COVID-19. The provinces like British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island declared a state of emergency.

    January-June 2020

    Saving a Billion: How India Confronted the COVID-19

    The outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the final months of 2019 in China had led to a global pandemic with the disease-causing pathogen, the SARS-CoV-2 (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome-Coronavirus-2), spreading virulently to almost all habitable land on Earth within a matter of 2-3 months. Even over six months after its first imprint in Wuhan, the pathogen remains unconquerable with over 4 million being infected and more than three lakh people dead.

    January-June 2020

    COVID-19 in Non-GCC Countries: An Overview

    The pandemic continues to amplify the crisis in West Asia, making it hard for governments to cope with it individually. In the absence of a coordinated effort at the regional level, the road to economic recovery will be long and uneven.

    May 29, 2020

    Italy’s COVID-19 Crisis and Response

    After eight weeks of lockdown, Italy has gradually started to reopen. Positive cases and death numbers have begun to decline, albeit slowly, and caution, social-distancing, patience, and perseverance will still need to guide Italians for the upcoming weeks (at least) to avoid a new wave of contagion.

    January-June 2020

    A Summary of Effective Management of COVID-19 in Iran Collaboration of Civil and Defense forces

    On 30 December 2019, a cluster of viral pneumonia cases of unknown origin emerged in Wuhan, Hubei Province of China which soon spread across the world. (1) From the first COVID-19 case in Iran, the Iranian President ordered health minister to set up a national committee for managing coronavirus epidemic. In his decree, President urged the Iranian Health Minister to use all his power to prevent the spread of coronavirus as well as uproot it from the country.

    January-June 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

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