The Indo-Pacific Vs. the Belt and Road: Nepal’s Great MCC Debate

The Indo-Pacific Vs. the Belt and Road: Nepal’s Great MCC Debate

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June 30- A $500 million grant under the U.S. Millennium Challenge Corporation faces opposition within Nepal’s ruling party. Nepal, which is in the club of Least Developed Countries (LDC), aspires to become a middle-income country by 2030. To achieve that goal, it desperately needs massive…

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Dozens of coronavirus drugs are in development — what happens next?

Dozens of coronavirus drugs are in development — what happens next?

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Drug manufacturers face supply-chain weaknesses and sourcing issues as they ramp up complex production processes to meet global demand. – Heidi Ledford Production of remdesivir, an antiviral drug approved to treat COVID-19, is ramping up.Credit: Ulrich Perrey/POOL/AFP/Getty The world was waiting for…

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The Thing That Determines a Country’s Resistance to the Coronavirus

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CORONAVIRUS: COVID-19 The major dividing line in effective crisis response will not place autocracies on one side and democracies on the other. Francis Fukuyama ALEXANDER DRAGO / REUTERSWhen the coronavirus pandemic now sweeping the world was localized in China in January, many people…

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Downing Street says China faces a ‘reckoning’ over their handling of coronavirus and risks becoming a ‘pariah state’ as Boris Johnson faces pressure to scrap the Huawei deal

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March 30- Ministers say China risks becoming a ‘pariah state’ over its handling of outbreak They are furious over the Communist state’s campaign of misinformation  PM Boris Johnson is now facing calls to reverse decision on Huawei 5G deal Coronavirus symptoms: what…

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Nepali women are unequal by law

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Nepal is still lagging far behind international human rights standards concerning equal rights to citizenship. Hemanta Shrestha/TKP File Photo   This International Women’s Day marks 25 years of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action—one of the most comprehensive documents aiming to remove systemic…

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What Do Rising US-Iran Tensions Mean for Trump’s Asia Policy?

What Do Rising US-Iran Tensions Mean for Trump’s Asia Policy?

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Irrespective of its actual fallout, the killing of Qassem Suleimani will increase scrutiny on the administration’s foreign policy, its prioritization of Asia, and its ties with regional states. The killing of Qassem Suleimani, the head of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC)…

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Iranians thank Trump for eliminating Soleimani

Iranians thank Trump for eliminating Soleimani

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Many Iranians have thanked Trump for taking Iranian General and the second most powerful man Qassem Soleimani out. They have used the hashtag ‘Thanks POTUS 4 Soleimani”: #tnxPOTUS4Soleimani “Can We sincerely ask @StateDept or @MessageFromLen to let the president know about the…

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