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"schutte kapila" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist

Monocle 24: The Globalist

06:55 min | Last week

"schutte kapila" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist

"Let's a look at what else is happening in the news. The european union has backed off. Its threats of legal action against the uk government over breaches to the northern ireland personal in a bid to de escalate tensions. Us president joe biden has said he's weighing whether to make covert nineteen vaccinations mandatory for federal employees and canadian. Border guards. custom officials have voted to go on. Strike just days before fully vaccinated. Us citizens and permanent residents will be allowed into canada. Do stay tuned to monocle. Twenty four throughout the day for more on those stories but first india and the us are hoping to forge a closer political and security relationship to counter china's growing assertiveness and to further the same. The us secretary of state. Anthony lincoln is a new delhi for talks with prime minister. Narendra modi as well as the foreign minister. Dr schutte kapila director of studies in history at corpus christi college university of cambridge joins me now to discuss this. She could morning to you given that india so badly affected by corona virus. Why is blinken there in person. And i mean he's actually the third high ranking. Us official to visit in a year. Clearly india is very big on the agenda. Yes thank you morning. Yes indeed. And i think your next item is related to it which is of course the withdrawal of the us and the uk from afghanistan. So there are two things going on one is of course china the rise of china and abiding sees man. This is the continuity between trump and biden administration. Is that actually pulled administrations of see india as critical player against china. This is interesting for india because there's very heavily dependent can be on china goods and markets and the like But i think there's been raised if i can put it in those terms after sort of prevailing china last me in the himalayan configuration. That took place against china. So that's one the second is of course In his own issue would Afghanistan pakistan and the and as it were recognition. Thought abban stocks. And i think this will be an important moment. India to assess how deep as a tour of the americans are endeavor relationship with pakistan says the problem for india to to have economic ties with china be militarily and strategically opposed To to china but now a us which has owed so redoubled its old friendship with pakistan. Thanks to the taleban issue. So there's a lot going on both in terms of geo-strategy and as you point out in your introduction. The key is also a enhancing and Safeguarding the interests in the pacific and the rise of what has been called quad Which is of course. Japan india australia and the us against china. China i mean why aren't the other two members of the of the quote involved in these discussions. Then i mean my guess would be that i am not guess eighteen. Th the word in delhi is that it's all to do with The also a lot to do with the taliban esu because infamously of famously. The indian government did not recognize at the dollar ban as a strategic dialogue partner. Way back in two thousand eighteen when the first stocks to please initial talks took place in in in moscow and since then of course there has been on the back foot given that the taliban are on the table on the discussion table and that sort of put too much strategic. Wait on garni. The current the current lido who was not in control. It seems off the situation. So i think it's it's to do with with that with moscow and how to kind of cd exit through. But also i think to do to kind of level up and in terms of the fact that the americans had been pretty had turned away from the old of i e Boxton annandale's historic Neighbor stroke hostile neighbour as well. So i think it's the it's it's primarily to do with that is also to set up a move american interests much more towards the pacific and question of sri lanka and the ferris issues around aborts That and as well as basis that would be discussed. So i think those two things cannot be delinked the pacific side the quad side as from the donovan side in afghanistan. And the rejigging or reacting again or what it seems off the us relations boxton and india's on remaking relations with With china so. I think so. There's a kind of moving. It's a very fast moving scene and you can see why it would have to be done at the highest level rather than leaving it to to to lower officials. So how much daylight is there between the positions of the us and india on china. Do they see i. I i mean yes i think is a is committed to god but it is not it has not signed up to the defense deal Thus far so there might be some discussion of that. So they do see strategically. I two i in there too has some interest in sri lanka much like at the americans and the chinese do so they will be up. There will be that. That as i said you know last may recall. If you're a india had a huge Configuration military configuration with the chinese in on the eastern himalayas which way industrial industrialists ground. I mean it's lost somebody who's a stood its ground and it means that in can stand foam in terms of its defense. It's boorda's against china. Which had it at at the same time. Continue to have a very deep almost to deeper relationship. An economic relationship with With china so the question is how do this just the way. India has janus-faced attitude to china. The americans doors jarvis face attitude towards as a toolbox not in terms of now and the taliban i doors new positions will have to be. I think fleshed out and determine what they mean for new global order now. The state The the state department tells us that shed democratic values Will be on the agenda. Do you think the lincoln will criticize india's human rights record and might that jeopardize their kind of future strategic partnership. Well you know it's it's interesting..

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"schutte kapila" Discussed on Monocle 24: Midori House

Monocle 24: Midori House

09:13 min | 3 months ago

"schutte kapila" Discussed on Monocle 24: Midori House

"Among indians with india but also Transcending the boundaries of the country and enlisting indians living in the global diasporas well and there's been an enormous effort on the part of ordinary people who are not in official positions to alert aid agencies in some cases even government officials in some cases even opposition politicians to where the resources needed to get the resources to where they're needed so there's an enormous effort on the part of obviously the government on the part of foreign governments but also on the part of unofficial organizations unofficial networks of people who are all contributing to the information distribution effort to make sure the resources are being distributed more effectively than they are currently being well in a story. That's running parallel to that situation in india little earlier today. India's prime minister narendra modi met virtually with the uk's prime minister. Boris johnson to announce a new trade partnership between the two countries. The historian schutte kapila at the university of cambridge in the uk explained the significance of today's agreement for us on the globalist day interesting because of causing relations between and are deep. But they've not always been even on a ticket warmer clothes as unlike the us relationship which has been an upward. Turn the indian. You came on you know for whatever many reasons including imperial legacy lack of understanding prejudice. It hasn't really taken off and the way you could have imagined it might have given the historic ties. But i think this is the turning point because the kind of political will on the side of johnston and moody to make it work and announcement portrayed. Bill is significant. Took shruti kapila. They're speaking on today's edition of the globalist and at both Narendra modi and boris johnson. Have in their respective parts of the world made chrysler a big statement about Disagreement that was agreed to today. Virtually between the two of them but how noteworthy in your mind is the deal. That's been announced today. I'm i suppose you think that the domestic political pressures the both modi and johnson are experiencing in their respective parts of the world at the moment as any of that played into. Do you think at least the of what was unveiled a little earlier today. I mean obviously. This was a while in the pipeline. But i think what you can definitely say is that you know. Both these leaders needed a win Know johnson facing this was renamed. Sister sleaze issue by the uk press in his In the uk. And then you have oversea mody. Who's battling the fact that coronavirus numbers Uh spiking out of control and who has recently lost a sort of battleground. In a recent election he lost west bengal party lost. They even are actually historically. It's never won the having said that this is being yeah projected as a sort of win for both saw that two hundred and forty million pounds is being invested. This is sort of what i wanted to put out something interesting by india's serum institute and basically they wanna set up trials and possibly even production four vaccines and like in the uk. The uk is sort of touting the fact that some six thousand five hundred jobs could be created by this deal having said that it is worth noting few things first of all. This is not a free trade deal. This is an enhanced trade partnership which is basically agreeing to lower than usual tariffs at the same time. India is in discussions with the eu about a free trade agreement. They've actually been having discussed discussions for longtime they clapsed A few years back but they've been reopened and oversee if the e gets a free trade deal that would be one up if you like on the uk also sort of looking at the nitty gritty looking at the details of some of these things oversee that job creation. is great but also some of the things you think Well less important. For example british fruit can now be exported to india for the first time. And you know things like apples and pears excetera but if you look at like what that's worth. The free vegetable industry is worth about one point. Three billion pounds of the economy and the total value of that. 'cause three hundred billion so it's a very small A fragment we know that. Boris johnson and his conservative government since brexit since even the e you have been extremely keen for trade deals and obviously it's You know why that would be the case. They need those new alliances and agreements with countries after leaving such a huge trading partner like the european union. We know that you know. India is of course important. But it's not you know the big one Really will johnson but like if he was ready to sort of claim a huge victory would perhaps be to cement this us trade to and you may remember. This was on the table and being discussed when donald trump was president was sort of shock and horror about some of the concessions that the uk may have been willing to make in order for that to happen like the introduction of of chlorine treated chicken to the uk. Which of course made lots of Scam mongering headlines. The time but since joe biden's come into the presidency he hasn't really committed to that He's been sort of dodging that one. So i guess johnson will be hoping that although india's step in the right direction he can get something like a big win like the us under his belt rather than further way destinations india australia new zealand. The us is still the big ticket. I think well next here on the late edition the. Us supreme court last week agreed to hear a case that could have deep and lasting implications for gun ownership in the united states and on today's edition of the briefing. The political scientist and commentator robert spitzer explained the potential significance of the case for us. I do believe that the supreme court would not have taken this appeal in the first place. If it were not for the fact that at least five of the nine justices want to begin an effort to rollback some gun laws and want to expand gun rights into the public. They could rule narrowly. There would only affect the new york law but that to me is a less likely outcome than a broader ruling. That would seek to do something that has not existed before that is to say to extend second amendment rights in some manner to the public sphere. And i would add that ironically. America's gun law history really is the reverse even though people think of america in the nineteenth century in the eighteenth century is kind of the wild west. The fact is that by the end of the eighteen. Hundreds virtually every state had strict laws against carrying concealed weapons. He at this supreme court seems to be poised to want to try and carve out a second amendment right for americans to carry guns in some respect in public robert spitzer. They're speaking to us on the briefing a little earlier today. Ed do you have a sense of why the. Us supreme court agreed to take this case. Which is robert spit. Side like this centers on a specific Gun laws an appeal to a gun battle in the state of new york. I mean oversee. The i mean bisque specifically it was a couple of individuals who are basically suing for the fact that they weren't able to get at these permits to carry guns outside the homes. New york currently need you to show proper cools In order to be able to do that making it virtually impossible to do so as you know Having spent time in the us. And of course henry spice in new york new york has very strict gun control laws at the moment but broadly speaking we can say that this is in part to do with the previous administration the fact that donald trump was impossible for a and the supreme court has has definitely shifted to the right is become more conservative. Don't forget that donald trump was able to to have three nominations to the same. Neil goal such Brett kevin now and the most recent of course with the parsing..

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"schutte kapila" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist

Monocle 24: The Globalist

07:25 min | 3 months ago

"schutte kapila" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist

"Citizens judging their government's response and so a year ago this was sixty percent of swiss of twist population has higher very high trust government. Then it came to now. Don't want to say all time low but it seems very very low in january this year it was just forty percents You know declined by a third and now it's again at fifty. So fifty percent of relations have higher very high trust in government rising again. So i think you know that is that's curve is kind of reflecting What you say exactly. How much freedom do we have. And how well under control do the numbers Seemed to be and and you see this. I mean i'm so. Switzerland has opened up the terraces. And and as you said life is pretty much back to normal since on two weeks and i think in some epidemiologists were very critical of this very hesitant to actually support this but it was in a bit i would say it was a bit of a sign as well to the population as in okay. We're trying and we're doing our best here like we. Don't keep your restricted for a longer than we have to. I think that's what we're seeing in the numbers now. So we're also seeing support for an upcoming covid nineteen law there is a referendum on that votes on this in june and also there. There's a comfortable majority in favor of this. So i think this approach of you know were really credible in not restricting you beyond what is absolutely necessary and we're kind of going on these experimental rides almost with you. You know okay. We're opening up and we were saying if it doesn't work we're gonna close back down but but the population. At least i. As i perceive it is actually honoring this and his understanding. This and that was flooring and toby phillips in conversation with monaco's editorial director tyler pre lay. This is the globalist bs as a one nine hundred investment analysts from over one hundred different countries over nine hundred of the sharpest minds. And freshest thing 'cause in the world of finance today find out how we can help you contact us at ubs dot com now alongside the g seven talks. Another meeting is taking place today. Albeit virtually it's between the british prime minister boris johnson and his indian counterpart narendra modi late last night. The uk government announced new trade and deals with india. Worth one billion. Pounds well this comes. As the pandemic ravages the country a situation that many blamed on bad governance that played out in the polls this weekend as modis. Bj p party lost three of four state premierships. She kapila who teaches indian. History and politics at the university of cambridge is on the line. Now good morning to you shoot he. Can you tell us what the current situation in. India is lying. I think it's fair to say that It is devastating the viruses totally ravaging indian population as we speak and there's no sight of relief And this is not only. Because i mean it has been very quick response globally to in terms of oxygen concentrations. And the like but logistically. This is not been you know. There's not enough preparation. So a lot of the stuff is actually you know stuck in customs and the like Other airport and other faces so yes and so yeah. I mean very high rate of you know. It's not even peaked yet. Public officials say that the virus has not peaked. But in the midst of all. This is your introduction. Said moody has lost three very major state elections in depth. And how significant is that electoral losses. It does it represent a turning point in in modi's fortunes It says a lot. I mean it's not surprising in the southern states of lantana do do they mean one of them. They had You know attempted but the the key symbolically-important produce electricity says the most important is the state of bengal. Were actually on the day. India recorded very high fictions and debts of over three thousand moody was campaigning in bengal. And were saying things like well. You know exciting to see such large crowds This will come to haunt him. I think and because both he he's staked to own personality his leadership has political capital. And they've been you know they've made a big inroad. The party has made a big inroad into bengal. But it's nowhere near as what was projected they were projected to win. And so this would come as a bit of. I mean it's interesting that otherwise quite valuable in point on twitter Moody has not really said very much in the last few days and so what's on the table between him and johnson linate mute. Today i mean. I think it's interesting. Because of course relations between britain and deep but they've not always been even know warmer clothes as unlike say the us india relationship which is being an upward. Turn the indian you came on you know for whatever many reasons including imperial legacy lack of understanding prejudice. It hasn't really taken often in the way you could have imagined it might have given the historic ties but I think this is a turning point of the kind of political will on the side of johnston moody to make it work. And the announcement of the trade bill is significant. Of course if you've already heard about the kind of migration corridor four high end high highly skilled indians to come to britain blessing of migration. St which turning around from tui's amazed very hard policy against particularly indian students that going to be overturned the other one is of course health. That's going to be top and center that india's going to a want a logistical technical. And you know. Other kinds of phnom on as well as supply chains on on health and maxine tonight and i think there is some talk or also about other Other kinds of trade elements. But i would think health vaccines Some learning from an a chest And and migration will be the lube the to two main focus. Point point of focus is going forward. Do until she finally will. This aid that the uk has announced. Make a difference. Do you think or is it insignificant. Well i mean it's hard to say. I mean i mean you know it's a shock reversal for india's fortunes in the sense that you know in tone down british aid way back in two thousand and all that was like a decade and a half before it. Even britain got aid You know saying well. This is just as a rising power. It has a lot of money I mean it's the the question is not simply about eight. Said the the issue is just a call Kind of catastrophe on top of the pandemic So you have aid and supplies that actually reached in all over the world britain included america and the like but they haven't even got the denny hospitals this is in the political capital. So i think this is. This is getting complicated You know in terms of actually delivering the desperate Medical aid that people need at this point. She thank you very much. Indeed that's schutte kapila and here's what else keeping an.

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"schutte kapila" Discussed on Monocle 24: Midori House

Monocle 24: Midori House

06:15 min | 3 months ago

"schutte kapila" Discussed on Monocle 24: Midori House

"Begun. Arriving in india. Where record daily numbers of new coronavirus infections continue to push his health healthcare system to capacity. Us president joe biden pass to give his first primetime address to a joint session of congress ahead of his one hundredth day in office on friday. And why is the city of london proposed to transform some of the office space in its square mile into homes monocle editors and correspondents are here to discuss those stories today on the late edition here on monocle twenty four. Hello that very warm. Welcome t to the late edition here on monocle twenty four. It is wednesday the twenty eighth of april. And i'm thomas here in toronto and joining us today from midori house in london to guy just through some of the day's top new stories articles news editor chris mac and monocle twenty four hours. Marcus hippie chris. Marcus great to have you both with us on the program. Today and marcus. Today's been of a landmark. Dave you there in london funny as you mentioned through actually i got vaccinated like with my first nineteen vaccine earlier this morning. It's it's been surprisingly emotional after say saying earlier to someone that it's it's it's Quite astonishing the speed. How quickly all. These has happened and watson achievements. It is considering that you know here in london we only truly got nervous and concerned about. That's pandemic about four months ago. And here i am. I've been vaccinators already. And i know exactly what. I'll be vaccinated for the second time in about twelve weeks time. Well congratulations. Marcus is a special day and chris how about you. How's the week shaping up fee than lyndon. I'm trying to contain my jealousy at marcus. Forgetting his his first. Vaccinations shots still still waiting on my end. But having said that Personally had a couple of days off so that was quite nice enjoyed. The good weather played some tennis as all our listeners. Know very well as one of my favorite things to do since the lockdown has come to somewhat of an end so feeling good and otherwise. We're sort of focused in on the next Additions of monaco. Particularly the june edition Coming up in the next couple of weeks chris. I'm markus great to have you both with us on the program today. Well we begin. Today's program in india. Where more than two hundred thousand people have now died from covid nineteen and more than three hundred thousand. New infections are being recorded every day will vote. That is a broad assumption that both of those figures are lower than the actual number well in response india's government earlier today opened up vaccination manageability to every adult aged eighteen and over on today's edition of the briefing. We spoke to dr schutte kapila at the university of cambridge in the uk who returned from india at the end of last month. The mood is incredibly. Desperate it's also angry and there is widespread helplessness. So up onto say about a month ago. People the beginning it was on the rise. And when i was dead in late march itself and you knew people who were getting infected friends and allies family members. But now it's a step change in the sense that many more people now know people who are dying or are struggling for night and the problem is an absolute disaster in terms of delivery of health essential services and not just vaccination the things like oxygen hospital beds so having had a your to prepare for capacity which actually short signs of creating that capacity last summer. It's all kind of withered away. Schutte kapila speaking to us from cambridge in the uk. A little earlier today. Marcus the international push to send medical support to india as well into way countries like the us uk saudi arabia canada and even neighboring pakistan are among those to have either sent medical supplies or vowed to do so. Are we likely to see more of that kind of support coming in the days ahead to india. Do you think i would imagine. I would imagine circle considering that there must be a lot of public pressure facing politicians now sued to help india. And and do something. We've seen all these rather shocking footage from india. We've seen pictures of people. Baking folks jin when they're circling into breath. We've been seeing bodies being burned in carparks when there's no space for them elsewhere and it's an absolute disaster over there and looking at the discussion taking place here in the uk. For example the uk government has been insisting that various there are no surplus jobs to help india. And there's there's a lot of people who are feeling a be angry about that and i'm wondering about this this myself. Obviously as i mentioned earlier i was vaccinated today myself. I'm a healthy man in his foresee suntan looking at what's happening in india. I'm wondering if i really do need the vaccination more than they do at the same time as an example of off the pressure we're seeing in the uk alone. There's about six thousand doctors. Now of indian origin have been writing to the uk prime minister boris johnson requesting further medical equipment to be sense to india as a mess rav urgency so just looking at what's happening in the uk and you understand the scale off the pressure and and how much need there to see something happening to see something done at another argument. That's all leaders probably realizes that's in the end. We are all in the same boat. This sunday miki's over before it's over in every single country and when he just look at the number of people living in india and you look at the traffic if that we have been seeing to indian from india you realize that the sooner we see india getting the situation improved when we see the new of new covert cases decline over there that is an absolute must've urgency on and we can't return to normal life in other countries either before we see a better and chris as marcus alluded to their the uk. Government is said that there are no surplus vaccines in the uk. Descend india right now. We've seen us president. joe biden. Say that i think sixty million doses of the astra zeneca vaccine will be sent from the.

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"schutte kapila" Discussed on Ideas

Ideas

08:12 min | 10 months ago

"schutte kapila" Discussed on Ideas

"Remain. On the other question of imagining a harmonious society. I think that's where I part company with Gandhi the dream of a harmonious society. Yes we cannot let go of a dream. where. There will be harmony amongst people with that harmony cannot happen. Through simply only by entrusting the leads to do their duty accord ankle duty I, think we have an extremely unequal social order. And that inequity has to be. acknowledged. Confronted and. A worked on. Know Way that might require a. Very important. Political Social and economic change. talking about is like I know going back to what Gandhi about the scavenges. He gives them a new name goals in Hudson and talks about the upliftment than this net. Leased all prescriptions often because men. Somebody whose life is entrenched in those claims with there is no life outside of that she. Does nothing change their lives? I don't know if you've seen the movie Lagaan or ordinary have reference for it. got. It got A. Medical is basically a movie in which some pheasants get could get it. And resist the Being the avenue that you by playing a game cricket match. And if they win and they don't have to. Now. I can that game the team that has created of out of the villages represents the unity in diversity slogan. That Indian state always Fulford's that yet united despite diversity. So in that team, that is when one player who is the village cleaners? His name is Gotcha. And the word means rush or garbage. So it is really Catra. Who Win The game But it does not change coach it does look. Namely means cuts. and. This is the invisible ish of. Violets. You give a semblance of inclusion. But the at enrich the person included retains the person in that lower position. So, you have created a smokescreen of intrusion. Actually children or no upliftment ever took place. And that is the violence that talking. This is the wireless that. LISSI. And cut in the scheme of things becomes the good Guja the lawyer. And he is to be happy with this. Because he's not going to get anything. Also Audited. If you want to make. Thirty percent of your population, which is like a hundred and fifty million people from all sinking. That's only asking for them. The personality. Is destructive the Democrat. Dick Gundy. We'd have to come some of his not legally maker the other founding figures of off democracy will have to come. And I think you know if if you were to think. For the future of India, not so much. The past because Gandhi is someone belongs to the boss though very relevant. He's not a figure for for future, but the future in India will have to think a new on this question because India has to kind of come up with a a new political settlement but also ammonia when a new ethical way of living with minorities but also with the cost question why it also true. That is no running away. They can. We cannot be post factual about it that Hindu nationalism or hinder majoritarianism is now very prophet forced in. The gun in the shadow of Gandhian gun violence, and violets. These domes acquired a different meaning when the state advised him. On the status talking about tolerance, what kind of tolerance is it? Who stole it is and you have to be tolerant to home. AM understood districting violence a non marlins. Meaning changes. The long shadow of gun violence the non-violence and tolerance actually generates actually does a lot of violence and producers in delegates and in many ways, invisible blazes, violets. And now the age we're living in by Gandhi it's difficulties Gandhi or why do not want to teach him anymore is I wonder about the movement? I. Wonder if each about Sam I to teach about the Muslim. The Muslim. That is The students need to know their country the on these big figures. We we're talking about majoritarianism as if it is an innovation. Recent innovation. Machado gated. But majoritarianism was reined in in particular form, but Levy and majoritarianism also was Sort of being taken forward by invisible lessing Vadis other forms fights. that. majoritarianism was underpinned by setting con kinds of Now Right. You See June a certain kind of majoritarianism be also see. The delete movement coming of age. So this generation will have its own icons. Would have its own of thinking in the way forward is give way to that. Because for a lot of these people, it's a real living in an age of identity assertion. And it's high time that. We give space to that. We let people be in the and that would be the. In the young people take the lead. You've been listening to a documentary from contributor OPERETTA Bandari. It's the first part of a two part series were calling the idea of India guests in this episode, Faisal DVD professor of history at the University of Oxford. Ramachandra Guha historian and biographer who teaches at create university in southern India. Schutte Kapila professor of history at the University of Cambridge. A Nanya Mukherjee read professor of Economics Philosophy and politics at the University of British Columbia. And Aparna Dick Associate professor of history at a Shoka University in India. For links to their work, please visit our website at CBC DOT CA slash ideas. This episode was produced by a He'd Mustapha. Lisa are you so is the web producer for ideas technical production Danielle do bow. Nikola look is the senior producer. The executive producer of ideas is Greg Kelly.

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"schutte kapila" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist

Monocle 24: The Globalist

16:22 min | 1 year ago

"schutte kapila" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist

"A very different place and we examine what China's role will be on the global stage and the corona virus is changed everything. Except how feel about my city? There'd be no no second thoughts no question of leaving town and heading back to London where I now feel like a tourist. James Chambers will tell us why he loves Hong Kong. We'll get the big business stories on analyze the newspaper front pages and finally Fernando Augusta Checker. We'll ask you for music. Tastes have changed in this outbreak. That's all ahead on. The globalist live from London. I look at what else is happening in the news. President Donald Trump has halted the United States funding to the World Health Organization. South Koreans began going to the polls strict security measures in one of the world's first national elections held during the Karuna virus outbreak and French President Emmanuel Macron has secured the agreement of China the US and the UK tobacco global ceasefire. So the world can focus on fighting corona virus. Do Stay tuned to multiple twenty four throughout the day for more on those stories? Now we begin today's program in India where Prime Minister Narendra Modi ordered three lockdown at the country's one point three billion people with just four hours notice that locked on has now been extended should he Kapila who teaches Indian history and politics at the University of Cambridge is on the line from Delhi. Now she thanks very much for joining us The first case was discovered on the thirtieth of January now that was when Donald Trump was in town. They had plenty of time to plan and budget but instead resources were diverted to building walls to hide the poor and to provide lavish hospitality to the US. President. Why was there so little preparation or not for the lockdown when I think India has been quite lax on that on that has perplexed commentary as everyone here because I think you had warranty unlike say the UK or an other places? A travel from China. Meant whether you were Indian or Chinese or whatever compulsory quarantining and that was all right from the get go so you had a surveillance and control of international travel but that was not then backed up by anything domestically as you say whether it is protective gear for four his hospital stop frontline staff or whether it is masks whether it sanitizers all these things openly felt very right in short supply very quickly as soon as it became clear that this was a global pandemic so between lead early February when when trump comes to India and mid March when there was actually absolute. I think a policy a denial that this was coming to India. Yet as I said this is a into had been managing and quarantining up people and even when I came in about three or three and a half weeks ago you know they were test. You couldn't just walk through it at the airport so this is quite interesting that they knew something was the foot but they somehow thought that this could be managed if if you if you surveilled just international travel and lockdown. I mean four hours notice. What's the justification for that? That is the one that has caught everyone by surprise. So you had a kind of a popular people's curfew which was a new word that emerged forty eight hours before The three week lockdown and it was a combination can amass obedience a kind of a McLennan massive medians which was then followed up by huge. Send Abrasions when when the when you opened. And that's exactly what happened during the last three weeks off the lockdown when Prime Minister Moody Ask People to come to the bad news Do either clap or to even prey on two occasions and those. Those two occasions ended in one instance with masks bursting of crackers and and the light. So I think the question was social distancing. The question of co- few lockdown has has also perpetrated a very very immense hardships on India's by more informal economy should remember that most of is run something like eighty percent of India is an informal economy. There's a huge migrant labor internal migrant labor which allows for the megacities of Delhi Bombay Calcutta and the like and swallow cities to be run in tiny on labor. That comes from India's. Hinterland and lockdown was harshest on her own on that population. Because it's one thing to feel a well. Your Amazon delivery is not going to come or it's going to be staggered in Denny's middle class homes You have the option of your local vendor estill delivering but it's a quite another proposition. That people who live on daily wages have no access to food no access to and have been denied the ability to go and access their own familial as it were. Belfair a world in the villages because overnight as you say within four hours on the trains which of the arteries the mobile arteries India were shot. And so you see you these biblical quite horrific figures images of boss. Kale of people literally take taking to the roads by foot or rickshaws cycles took it to traverse a thousands of miles to go back to the villages. And and yeah. So that's that's actually been the enduring image anything. The enduring story off the into lockdown That is exacerbated that already-fractious faultline within the fabric of Indian Society. The people the religious minorities being disproportionately affected now. These are some of the people who have been protesting in in recent months as the purchase of gained momentum. But now it would appear that the pandemic is allow the government to stump. These demonstrations out and the police appear to have been given free reign. Is this an opportunity for Modi's administration to tighten the grip of totalitarian rule? Well yes I mean. Within within the week of the declaration. The longstanding a visible public civil disobedience are especially in a very visible spots in Delhi where Muslim women had been protesting. And I've been sitting down on very major roads That was and Supreme Court of India. Actually asked for the clearing or clearing because it was proposing to be a health hazard so under that under that excuse a public. Protest has gone and Moody hasn't away again marshaled of media as well as its own ways of communicating to center attention again himself he has a once again emerging as a figure who is going to save. Indep OSU steer India through through this pandemic so yes very much an opportunity Four Moody to redirect refocus a detentions on him and there has been some success in the sense that the the as I said the celebrations you or the lockdown of the collective a collective celebration or off say the Indian doctors and the light showed that more the mood is grip on. Suddenly the Indian middle classes remained tight. Now what but at the same time we saw like just yesterday. The city of Bombay had a massive massive protests in one of the biggest suburban a railway station where migrant just showed up and they said well. That's enough we want to go home. The one the real the trains to open so there is the there. Is this kind of uneasy? Ploys if I can put it like a a bit especially around railway stations around a major bus terminuses at Domino's so the the question of identity the missed a minority questions citizenship question. Data's in a way me and the attention has become much more about India's underclass about India's a migrant labor which includes of officers who say India's most dispossess Noah costs and Muslims but also again. It's it's the whole hold the whole the whole country. And and I think this the lockdown the pandemic is exacerbating shopping in divisions but the author. Redirecting them. We shall see what happens because of course the big problem is that the provincial elections Niksic the next cycle of provincial elections which are due in the autumn and then in the early winter where I think he was going to face a huge amount of challenge. Now looks like the. I'm not sure they will actually take place and I just want to pick up something. You said there about the media. I mean just before. The lockdown was announced. Modise spoke to the owners and editors of I think more than twenty media organizations and Austin to publish only inspiring and positive stories. There's also been a petition. Filed in the Supreme Court asking all corona virus coverage be first approved by the central government. Just tell us a little bit more about this. Calm down on freedom of the press. This this is not as sudden thing. This is Nolan. The mate King and it has been the hallmark of the movie regime a partly like other Global Schoneman. Moody has been very suspicious off Established a media so he died likes to communicate. Directly has famously not given a single press conference in succeeded to the Indian media and so we've seen media houses in Syria. Tim Paula for Falling in line with the Indian government and you see so for instance the harassment of certain digital particularly the digital medium portals that editors face harassment by by police action by a by other cases and the like most recent being the editor of the wire Who has been you know? Snapped with With low with the case precisely because he was reporting on the religious profiling at data has has has engendered and cited. So this is this is a this is an opportunity of four of four. Strong men for our leaders. But it's also a test because at for now You know data is does. Is it trickles. We we don't know much like elsewhere. There is very little mass testing but states where there have been lasting like in get bucked the trend they have kind of cut. The adaptive turned the corner around the pan-demic so yes media is a serious casualty. But that has again only been yo exacerbated which was already in place under LAUDI FOR SEVERAL YEARS. Should she thank you very much? Indeed that was Schutte Kapila. Speaking to us from Delhi the covered nineteen outbreak is a unique challenge not only for the leaders and public health officials trying to steer their nations through a global pan-demic but also to people like us the journalists trying to make sense of all the data and keep the public informed. Well in just a minute. We'll be hearing from senior data visualization journalist at the Financial Times. John Burn Murdoch for some practical tips on how to distill the avalanche of data. But I will hear from one of the key figures in the US. Who's been doing? Exactly that Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. Maryland has emerged as a go to source when it comes to tracking covert outbreak data in the US. Around the world are America's editor at large at stockers. But to Joshua Dr Joshua Scharfstein Vice Dean Public Health Practice and community engagement at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He's been advising cities and states on how to respond to the pandemic while I think what counts for good news. Is that the truly apocalyptic scenarios that we had been looking at are not coming about and I think that is because of social distancing I think it works in the United States just like it works in other countries but we're still talking about a profoundly damaging economic shut down an incredible loss of life and a lack at this point of a clear plan for how we're going to restore much of what we've lost so it's really a difficult situation. Obviously the economy going to take a big hit and it's always been something there Donald Trump Touted as his great success story. And it's been clear from the briefings. He's given that he is desperate. Perhaps to reopen the country and he and members of his administration have been touting this idea of at least a partial reopened by May. I'm just wondering how you see that as being feasible and what would be the answer to that. Does there need to be mass testing in order for there to be any semblance of hope of that happening? Well first of all we have to be on the other side of the epidemic curve the initial Democrat places that would consider reopening. I think have to really be declining significantly in cases and then there has to be a lot less pressure on healthcare. We can't have the healthcare system hovering at a breaking point and then start to reopen and risk tipping everything over even worse than we had initially. We also need a response. Capability and testing is one component at that. We have to be able to know when infections are in a community and respond to them. So you test in. You need to help people isolate themselves. So they don't pass the virus onto someone else if to find their contacts and quarantine them that response capability is not something we really have it baseline in the United States. And so it's going to have to get belt or Jamaica venite dear I guess it still in its infancy of staggered reopening in the sense that some people can rejoin a workforce others Kant. It seems very complex and prone to problems at the moment. Trying to navigate how that might work right right. Well I there are things. First of all flattening the curve is partly what gets you passed that initial disastrous situation but a flat curve of. It's flat too. High makes it very hard to reopen because then it could spike up past what you can handle so I think we want to see not just flat but declining Dan. You're absolutely right. The reopening is not just flipping a switch. It's been better analogize to a dimmer. Switch to vary slowly. Turn on the lights again. And that will mean that. Something's come first. Essential manufacturing businesses. But now retooled for social distancing maybe with surveillance for infection in the workplace in reporting about people who are missing work. I think things are going to look different until we really have a good vaccine really effective treatment. Everything's GonNa look different and so you could open certain things. Wait user surveillance to try to identify infections in control them and then take the next step forward and then the next four that would be probably the best case scenario. Donald Trump has talked about medical expertise in the US. But I just wondered how you see the US healthcare system and what weaknesses in that system. This pandemic is exposing. Well the biggest one is the lack of equity in the United States before Kobe. We have millions of people who do not have health insurance..

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Monocle 24: The Globalist

02:55 min | 2 years ago

"schutte kapila" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist

"Thank you for joining me, thanks to to Dr Schutte Kapila from university of Cambridge to me on the line from New Delhi. Here's what else we've got coming over keeping an eye on on today's lowest. North Korea has offered a different reason for the failure of talks between Kim Jong UN and Donald Trump over denuclearization. The foreign minister Riyan host the Pyongyang had sought a partial lifting of sanctions a NAS their total removal as President Trump claimed. Israel's attorney general says he'll indict Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on corruption charges. He's accused of wrongfully accepting more than a quarter of a million dollars worth of gifts. It comes just six weeks before a closely contested national election Netanyahu has described this as a witch hunt and the United States is offering a one million dollar reward. For information about Osama bin Laden's son, who is claimed as following in his father's footsteps as a leader of the militant group Al Qaeda, Hamza bin Laden is thought to be based near the border of Afghanistan and Pakistan. This is the globalist. Stay tuned. As the old adage goes a week is a long time in politics and this time last week number ten Downing Street was sticking to its mantra of the past two years that come no deal hell or even water Britain would leave the EU on March twenty ninth. But after May's own ministers made a lurch at the steering wheel. The British Prime minister was forced to change direction to stay in control of the Brexit process. So now, we know that if she cannot get her withdrawal agreement through parliament within the next four nights. There will be votes that could rule out. No deal and extends that deadline to some undetermined point in the future. But such extensions are, of course, not simply at the behest of London there in the gift of Brussels and all signs are that the EU will allow more time to avoid Britain crashing out, but some voices, and notably France's Emmanuel Macron a more circumspect saying that an extension should only be allowed. If the British are likely to make a new choice joining me to analyze Quentin peel an associate fellow of the Europe program at Chatham house. Quentin. Thank you very much. Joining us Emmanuel Macron, he can be sometimes a little bit Sarkozy ask in his pronouncements. I think do think there's any realistic chance that he would try to stand in the way of an extension. Iovine say. I think he's clarifying point that to be honest. They've been making for a long time. That's to say if you want an extension you've got to have a plan. Now, this has been the problem as we know through these negotiations if you want to deal Britain, you've got to have a plan problem was the British never had a plan. They had about five plans. They all were in conflict with each other. So Sarkozy say clarity is needed..

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"schutte kapila" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist

Monocle 24: The Globalist

03:19 min | 2 years ago

"schutte kapila" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist

"Dr Schutte Kapila director of studies in history at Corpus Christi college. At the university of Cambridge joins me on the line. Now. Thank you for coming on we start with a brief recap. Recap on the disputed region of Kashmir, we know it's in the foothills of the Himalayas since partition in forty seven which saw the creation of both India and Pakistan. It's been at the center of tensions between the two countries who controls Kashmir. Well, thank you. Yes. I mean, this is an outstanding issue going back to the moment of the inception of Indian Pakistan in nineteen forty seven when Kashmir which was Mr. majority kingdom princely kingdom signed its accension to India and by nine hundred forty eight you had as it were raids coming into India from the Pakistan and gone STAN side, and in a sense that this issue has never been been resolved. And in Dan accent have now gone to war or three times in conventional terms and sixty sixty five and seventy one. And of course, then the line was redrawn in nineteen seventy one with some. Called Pakistan occupied Kashmir. And then there's the Indian side, but it was really the line of control ac- as it's called which really came to effect as the new international border in the new new millennium. And there have been skirmishes on it, ongoing skirmishes now, this is a watershed moment for Indian strategic thinking and deployment for two main reasons. One that posts nuclearization there has been this idea of deterrence of not going to war or not invading or not as it were passing through the boundaries. And India has used five air power against the Pakistanis for the first time into as it were eighty kilometers into the line of control since nineteen seventy one. So this is a this is a big big change in Indian Indian Indian thinking. And I think this also matters because this is the first time in has retaliated a poster terror attack of the variety. Because if you recall and two thousand one the Indian parliament was attacked, and then of course, there was a bomb basij of two thousand eight and in that sense into had at that point that Choon restraint this time round. Of course, that has not been the case and the idea being that in there are no longer hose the distinction between non-state actors and Pakistan, whether they're terror groups are otherwise and the state itself. So in a way, this is a new moment in in. What is a very very old conflict. And it also is happening in a mock shift in the Jewish strategic of boss abilities of the region one being the closeness of China and Pakistan with the Chinese economic Pakistan economic corridor. And of course, the the Americans leaving of Ghana STAN and the opening of talks, which Pakistan is hosting with with the Taliban. So I think this is a very fast moving situation, even as we speak Pakistan. Fighter. Jets have a crossed into the line of control and have shot down there complained the shooting down of two Indian Indian aircraft. So.

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"schutte kapila" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist

Monocle 24: The Globalist

04:54 min | 3 years ago

"schutte kapila" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist

"Japanese Prime minister Shinzo Abe has welcomed his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi to Tokyo for talks between the two nations on the agenda was the potential strengthening of economic and military ties. And amongst those ties is the aim of keeping the Indian and Pacific oceans free from the kind of aggressive posturing that China's exhibiting across the South China Sea. Well, obvious just returned from Beijing. He and she's in ping announced positive initiatives between those two countries to so can up every friends with everyone in the neighborhood. Joining us on the line is Dr Schutte Kapila director of studies in history, Corpus Christi college university of Cambridge. Thanks so much for coming on doctor Kapila and the two countries have a long history of engagement. I think the Japan. India says Asian was set up as far back as nineteen thousand three. But more recently, they do have a trade per pack. The. The comprehensive economic partnership agreement. I think that started in two thousand and eleven but although we're seeing investment flowing from Japan to India, and that's been quite high chain volumes have been lower than expected. Why is that? Well, it's. The media here in daily is where I am is a pointing precisely to this imbalance that this relationship between our bay and Mundi, which seems to be very one. This is the second. Visit by moody. It was the first place that he went to when he was elected as prime minister is triumphs in bollocks and optics, but is actually more difficult to resolve. And here the issue is while they share a common strategic enmity and silty with China, of course, when Japan in terms of the South China seas and for India the Himalayan border, but equally America is the secret all difficulty in this relationship because India has base shawl deep ties with Russia on the one side, and like China is opposing sanctions against Iran. So. These you of trade is now into meshed with the kind of new as it were global resettling the map, especially boost Trump. But having said that I think there is a lot of as it were goodwill and a lot of gestures, especially for Trump technology John's for you mentioned that this is a very old historic relationship and conservative minded political leaders in endeavour, essentially, Japan has represented something in there could not be which is modernized without actually being subjugated by repeat western power. So in a way, there is a lot of symbolic as well as technological exchange possible. But I think the the sphere of influence that that America was in this region. Especially to curtail China is going to be more difficult, given India's multiple obligations and ties in the region and beyond to Russia and Iran, right? So it's a question then of of balance. Their various allies, and I mean, obeys relationship with she's in pain, then becomes key? As you say, yes, yes. I'm in in the sense that those are also historic enemies who have now become as it will strategic felonies of the different, you know, they're they're working well together equally China and India are working well in China is one of the largest trading partners of India. And as I said, I mean, it is blocking America's bid to impose sanctions together within their against Iran. So I think it's difficult, but having the Blodget picture really is a kind of renewed you mentioned ninety three but at died after the Russian Japanese war and the twentieth century sustain moment, a desire to as to check Asian or Asian Powell Moberly to assert itself. Much more against what seems to be kind of distracted Europe as well as kind of difficult America domestically and this. Seems like an opportunity for as it were Asian leaders. Whether it's China, whether it is Japan and indeed moldy to chest more aggressively on the international stage, you mentioned the optics and Mody was attended others country residents, and I don't think any other leaders ever been there. How significant was that? Well, it is significant and Abby himself had a very warm reception in Moody's home state in which a rat when he visited a couple of years ago to India, and I think this is a bottle of as it were the optics to actually show in all these known to sort of deploy imaging of what has been called international romances with various big strong across the world. But I think in a recent snub to the to the Indian prime minister Moody's just been turned down by chump for a major invitation to to to to raise the Republic Day parades here..

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