West Asia & North Africa Digest by Ambassador Mahesh Sachdev | January 2021

IA) Political Developments: Covid-19 Pandemic Regional Impact of Covid-19: Diverse Trends The month saw two divergent trends: Firstly, the mass vaccination against Covid-19 began in some relatively more developed WANA countries – where the disease was better contained anyway. This raised hopes for the beginning of the end of this devastating pandemic. In a contrarian mode, the […]

USA Review | Pramit Pal Chaudhuri | January 2021

H I G H L I G H T S •   Biden’s First Fortnight•   Foreign Policy Signals•   American Techno-Politik•   World Approves•   Democratic Blues•   Indians Fund Indians Biden’s First Fortnight Joe Biden officially became the 46th President of the United States on January 20. His inaugural address, coming in the wake of the January 6th mob attack […]

Latin America & Caribbean Review | Ambassador Deepak Bhojwani | January 2021

2020 In Perspective The year ended badly for most of the region. While the COVID pandemic had much to do with the political and economic slide, much of the blame could be laid on the inability of the region’s leaders to maintain political stability and coordinate economic policies. Violent demonstrations in Chile, Colombia, Bolivia, Argentina, […]