Today, John, David and Tim are joined 'virtually' by SIA Head of Research and Academic Development, Prof. Purnendra Jain to discuss various Asian responses to the COVID19. To all our listeners, as we are unable to use our Studio in Adelaide we have decided to use Zoom as our recording platform. Apologies for any sound quality issues, but these days bandwidth can be a problem.

Corona All Over Part 1. An In-Depth Analysis of the Broader Asian Responses & Consequences of the COVID-19 Pandemic (STRATEGIKON 80)

2 THOUGHTS ON "Corona All Over Part 1. An In-Depth Analysis of the Broader Asian Responses & Consequences of the COVID-19 Pandemic (STRATEGIKON 80)"

  1. Avinash Agrawal on April 15, 2020 at 8:45 pm said:

    Today, with President Trump announcing the decision to halt funding to WHO, it has become absolutely clear that nations are not averse to using COVID 19 for geo-political gains.
    Prof.Jain, given his extensive knowledge about the socio-political situation in Asia has analysed the situation very well. His analysis about the authorities in India appearing to ignore the interests/concerns of the not so well off population requires a deeper analysis in future. How and why even in such distressful time any government can be obsessed with the middle and higher classes of the society?
    Parts of Prime Minister Modi’s speech while announcing the extension of the initial lockdown period clearly showed that he was trying to prove how India even with its meagre sources has been able to beat other advanced nations in managing the COVID 19. Is it yet another part of his/ India’s Rightist ruling party’s favorite theme – trying to show India as Vishwa Guru-Teacher to the World?

  2. Purnendra Jain on April 25, 2020 at 12:06 pm said:

    Thank you Avinash for your thoughtful comments on our podcast and many thanks for listening. The story about COVID-19 and the exacerbated geo-strategic rivalry is still unfolding and it is hard to see how the world will return to ‘normal’. There will be a ‘new normal’; let’s see what this will be! India’s role will be crucial in reshaping world politics, but its economic position has certainly weakened, however, strategic significance may get a further boost. Best

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