India embarks on 'massive' coronavirus repatriation

World May 5, 2020

India embarks on 'massive' coronavirus repatriation

India has embarked on a "massive" operation involving naval ships and aircraft to bring back some of the hundreds of thousands of its nationals stuck abroad due to COVID-19 restrictions, the government said. India banned all incoming international flights in late March as it imposed ...

India and Pakistan nuclear procurement networks larger than thought

Asia Pacific May 1, 2020

India and Pakistan nuclear procurement networks larger than thought

Hundreds of foreign companies are actively procuring components for India and Pakistan’s nuclear programs, taking advantage of gaps in the global regulation of the industry, according to a report by a U.S.-based research group. Using open-source data, the nonprofit Centre For Advance Defense Studies (C4ADS) ...

Poorer nations least prepared for pandemic lockdowns

World Apr 3, 2020

Poorer nations least prepared for pandemic lockdowns

As countries around the globe try to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus, nowhere is the task more challenging and the risk greater than in the developing world. From Southeast Asia to South America, governments are struggling to enforce severe China-style lockdowns. They lack ...