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Mon, Jun 1, 2020

Nooruddin joins India Today to discuss race and social cleavages in the United States

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Human Rights India

Mon, Jun 1, 2020

Executive summary: The virus and global order

The COVID-19 pandemic is having dramatic effects on everyday life, but its geopolitical implications could prove to be even more profound. The pandemic is exacerbating and unleashing pressure points in the global order, including intensified US-China competition, that could fundamentally reshape geopolitics.

Issue Brief by Jeffrey Cimmino, Matthew Kroenig, and Barry Pavel

China Coronavirus

Mon, Jun 1, 2020

Taking stock: Where are geopolitics headed in the COVID-19 era?

The COVID-19 pandemic has stressed pressure points in the global order and threatens to unravel the rules-based international system. This paper examines the geopolitical implications of the pandemic by identifying key strategic shocks and tensions exacerbated by the virus. It also identifies uncertainties for the global order and provides policy recommendations for how the United States and its allies should address the pandemic.

Issue Brief by Jeffrey Cimmino, Matthew Kroenig, and Barry Pavel

China Coronavirus

Fri, May 29, 2020

Kroenig and Ashford in Foreign Policy: What is the goal of US competition with China?

On May 29, Foreign Policy published a biweekly column featuring Scowcroft Center Deputy Director Matthew Kroenig and the Cato Institute’s Emma Ashford discussing the latest news in international affairs.In this column, they debate the goals of US competition with China. Kroenig argues the United States should seek to make Beijing a responsible stakeholder in a rules-based international system. […]

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China India

Thu, May 28, 2020

Nepal’s #BackoffIndia hashtag was a long time coming

India and Nepal’s “special relationship,” clearly leaves Nepal at the short end of the stick. New Delhi must consult more with Kathmandu and reassure its smaller sibling that policies meant to increase ties between both neighbors—such as the building of the link road—are beneficial to citizens of both countries, rather than come at the expense of the Nepalese.

New Atlanticist by Rudabeh Shahid

India Nationalism

Mon, May 25, 2020

Singh in the Financial Express: Sustaining Atmanirbharta: The right policy mix

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Economy & Business Inclusive Growth

Thu, May 21, 2020

Akhtar in South Asian Voices: The Future of the India-Pakistan Nuclear Rivalry

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Arms Control India

Thu, May 21, 2020

Fernandes quoted in The New Indian Express on unemployment fears in urban India

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Economy & Business Future of Work

Mon, May 18, 2020

Akhtar as a panelist at the Centre for Aerospace Security Studies: The Recent Kashmir Crisis: Are Pakistan-India Heading towards a Military Conflict?

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Crisis Management India

Mon, May 18, 2020

India’s new COVID MSME package: Critical assistance or symbolic gesture?

The plan's centerpiece, the loan guarantee program, which transfers the full liability of loan losses of eligible borrowers to the exchequer, however, appears ill-conceived at a time when the government is scrambling to contain the fiscal deficit. Structuring the program to cover the credit and performance risks of MSME loan portfolios of financial institutions through risk participation or risk sharing would have been a wiser choice for the government.

New Atlanticist by Ketki Bhagwati

Coronavirus India