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The (new) World Order – Shifting Paradigms, Changing Narratives
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The (new) World Order – Shifting Paradigms, Changing Narratives

The world today needs reinterpretation of globalisation and requires insights about sustainable developmental models and social values for harmonious living. Media has a bigger role to play in deciphering, analysing and in portraying the same with an impassionate approach. The events of the past year made it amply clear that we live in a world […]

Diplomatic boycott of Beijing 2022: Does it matter?
Asia, World

Diplomatic boycott of Beijing 2022: Does it matter?

The 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics has been hit by a flurry of diplomatic boycotts from countries including the US, Australia, and Britain. These countries have accused the Chinese government of widespread atrocities against the Uyghur community in its North-Western region of Xinjiang. China denies this, saying its network of detention camps there is for “re-education” […]

Kim Jong Un’s decade of rule: Nuclear Ambitions, Consolidation of Power & Failed Diplomacy
Asia, World

Kim Jong Un’s decade of rule: Nuclear Ambitions, Consolidation of Power & Failed Diplomacy

December 17 marks 10 years since Kim Jong Un, the third generation of his family to rule North Korea, took power after his father’s sudden heart attack. Initially considered inexperienced, Kim quickly showed his ruthless willingness to consolidate his power to rule over the East Asia country. He consolidated his position as the country’s leader […]

Rise, Spread, and Fall of the Islamic State in Iraq
Middle East, World

Rise, Spread, and Fall of the Islamic State in Iraq

On December 10, the US announced that its combat mission in Iraq has ended, four years after it helped defeat the jihadist Islamic group there. The Islamic State emerged from the remnants of al Qaeda in Iraq, a local offshoot of al Qaeda founded by Abu Musab al Zarqawi in 2004. The group which had […]

What is the Theatre Command system?
Defence & Security

What is the Theatre Command system?

The theatre command system is intended to bring better synergy between the three branches of the armed forces. Instead of separate commands for the army, navy, air force, a unified command will be set up to be led by a single commander. The military assets that are usually split under separate centres of command will […]

The next Chief of Defence Staff of India- Tasks & Challenges
Defence & Security, National

The next Chief of Defence Staff of India- Tasks & Challenges

The death of General Bipin Rawat has thrown the challenge of choosing the next Chief of Defence Staff to the government and the defence establishment. In the revamped military structure of the Indian Defence establishment, the post of CDS is of pivotal importance. Though there are no fixed rules, the government decides the next CDS […]

Civil unrest in the Solomon Islands: China to blame?
Oceania, World

Civil unrest in the Solomon Islands: China to blame?

Many people have been killed in the violent anti-government protests in the Solomon Islands which began on 24 November 2021. During the unrest, buildings were set ablaze and shops looted by protesters angered by problems such as high unemployment and crowded housing. The unrest followed protests by residents of Malaita who opposed a decision by […]

What is the “Pillar Of Shame” and Why did China force Hong Kong to remove it?
Asia, Featured, World

What is the “Pillar Of Shame” and Why did China force Hong Kong to remove it?

The towering “Pillar of Shame” at the University of Hong Kong was dismantled and removed in the dead of night. The 26-foot sculpture remembered the victims of China’s 1989 crackdown on pro-democracy protests at Beijing’s Tiananmen Square. Its removal is testament to the Communist Party’s efforts to erase the bloody events at Tiananmen from the […]

Bhutan confers highest civilian award on India’s PM Modi
Asia, National

Bhutan confers highest civilian award on India’s PM Modi

Bhutan on Friday conferred its highest civilian award, Ngadag Pel gi Khorlo on Prime Minister Narendra Modi. While conferring the award, Bhutan King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck highlighted support PM Modi extended over the years and particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic. Since the start of the pandemic, India has provided assistance to Bhutan in the […]