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G20 Under Brazil’s Presidency – A Divided House Impaired by Personal Ambitions
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G20 Under Brazil’s Presidency – A Divided House Impaired by Personal Ambitions

While Brazil positions itself to raise the issues of Global South, President Lula has ambitions that can be considered a red flag for passing any resolution when the main summit convenes. It is crucial for the chair of a prominent international organization, seen by some as an alternative to the United Nations, to avoid extreme positions. The G20, following its progress in Delhi last year, is now facing discontent under a leadership seemingly more focused on personal ambition than recognizing the aspirations of others. Though leaders like Lula aspire to lead the global South, it is India that has taken the lead and continues to be a responsible and reliable player in the challenging geopolitical landscape. Last week, the foreign ministers of the G20 nations met for a discussion whi...
White Paper on Indian Economy – Reflection Of The Path Towards ‘Viksit Bharat’
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White Paper on Indian Economy – Reflection Of The Path Towards ‘Viksit Bharat’

When the Modi Government took charge in 2014, from the twin balance sheet problem to double-digit inflation, and sporadic development to the foreign exchange crisis, the country had been crippled by the vicious cycle of economic blunders.The white paper shows how decision-making in public policy under the UPA was stuck in the clutches of inordinate delays, slow decision-making and high-profile government scandals, with heightened civil activism becoming a global concern.The document clearly indicates that much of the story of 'Viksit Bharat' is still a ‘work in progress’ and many more transformative changes are in the pipeline. The Vajpayee-led NDA Government demitted office in 2004, laying the foundations for a high growth path and steady economic development. But the prospects of...
#PakistanElections Choosing Between the Devil and the Deep Sea!
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#PakistanElections Choosing Between the Devil and the Deep Sea!

In its 75-year history, there is seldom an example of a free and fair election in Pakistan. Even in the previous election, there were multiple reported incidents of booth capturing by the army. The arrest and detention of Imran Khan didn't reduce his popularity or demoralize the cadre as the army had assumed. On the contrary, it just infused his cadres and supporters to fight with much more enthusiasm. With around 220 million people in politically unstable situations, easy availability of weapons and desperate economic situation is a recipe for anarchy. It will be a disaster not only for itself but for the neighbouring countries as well. 2024 is the election year for the whole world. The majority of the democracies enter the pool with India and US being in focus. Nearly 1 billion p...
Understanding Putin’s Perspective: Insights from the Tucker Carlson Interview on the Ukraine Conflict
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Understanding Putin’s Perspective: Insights from the Tucker Carlson Interview on the Ukraine Conflict

Putin's decision to engage with Tucker Carlson demonstrates Russia's will to challenge mainstream Western narratives and present its side of the story to a wider audience. Putin's characterisation of the conflict as a "special military operation" underscores Russia's framing of the situation, challenging mainstream Western narratives that often depict it as an invasion. Putin's claims resonate with narratives of Western interference that are prevalent in Russian media and political discourse. The interview with Carlson provides a nuanced understanding of Russia's motivations and grievances in the Ukraine conflict, emphasizing the need for dialogue and diplomacy in resolving the crisis. The interview between Tucker Carlson and Russian President Vladimir Putin provides a comprehensi...
Assessing India-France Relations in a World Emerging Out Of American Exceptionalism
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Assessing India-France Relations in a World Emerging Out Of American Exceptionalism

In contrast to American Exceptionalism, the benefits of India-France collaboration lie in various realms, including security and trade.The support of France has been comprehensive and pervasive since establishing the India-France Strategic Partnership in 1998 and has supported India's bid for Permanent Seat in the UNSC, MTCR, Defence Tech, Space Exploration and more.The partnership has strengthened India's defence capabilities and opened avenues for sharing advanced technology with other countries, promoting collaboration and mutual benefit. While India and France have refrained from interfering in each other's internal affairs, the US has repeatedly interfered in its internal affairs and tried to arm-twist India to stop buying crude oil from Russia. President Emmanuel Macron becam...
Analyzing India-France Relations In Light of Macron’s Visit
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Analyzing India-France Relations In Light of Macron’s Visit

The Indo-French partnership has reliability, continuity and synergy, resulting in not just strategic cooperation, but also strong socio-cultural ties between the two. The power dynamics in the Indo-Pacific are a matter of grave concern, as both India and France are well aware that it is the increasing presence of the Chinese, which is posing a serious threat to the freedom of navigation in the region. France is concerned about the threat to its EEZ by which its supply chains lead to inevitable Chinese dependency. However, with the Indian assurance of scaling up the scope and efficiency of its indigenous supply chain mechanisms, the Chinese monopoly can collapse over some time. India needs to keep in mind that France, is neither Russia nor the USA, as it has limited strategic influence...
Poor Fiscal Management: Indian States Reel under High Debt, Reckless Expenditure and Revenue Deficit
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Poor Fiscal Management: Indian States Reel under High Debt, Reckless Expenditure and Revenue Deficit

The current fiscal landscape in several Indian states reflects a pressing need for strategic fiscal management.RBI data underscores the financial challenges faced by states like Punjab, Kerala, Rajasthan, Bihar, and West Bengal, emphasizing the urgency for prudent economic policies. Overreliance of the states on borrowed money for day-to-day operations poses a serious threat to responsible financial management, creating a ripple effect on inflationary pressures. States must prioritize projects that stimulate economic growth and job creation, reducing reliance on borrowed funds along with a meticulous examination of expenditure patterns. Introduction India's different states are dealing with money problems as many find themselves stuck with a lot of debt compared to what they mak...
Volatile Geopolitics of Sahel – A Story of Greed and Global Capriciousness
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Volatile Geopolitics of Sahel – A Story of Greed and Global Capriciousness

The Sahel region's geopolitical landscape is experiencing a notable transformation, transitioning from a unipolar order dominated by France to a more competitive scenario. As major global powers vie for influence, Sahel remains a crucial focal point, hinting at a renewed global rivalry and the potential for a second "fight for Africa." While the region fights food insecurity, poor governance and a failing economy, the international powers are more interested in its minerals than rectifying the fundamental issues. In recent years, the Sahel region in Africa has witnessed significant transformations, marked by political upheavals, geopolitical shifts, and emerging challenges. This article provides a detailed examination of the evolving landscape in the Sahel, encompassing historical ...
Trudeau’s Policy Failures Pushing Canada into Economic and Political Chaos
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Trudeau’s Policy Failures Pushing Canada into Economic and Political Chaos

Trudeau's once-strong political brand, built on earnest optimism and the legacy of Canada's first political dynasty, is now in jeopardy due to improper handling of the housing and economic crises. The economic landscape includes high inflation, a housing crisis, runaway grocery prices, and rising mortgage rates, all contributing to a pervasive sense of financial strain among Canadians.As calls for Trudeau to step down grow, the future of his political career hangs in the balance, while internal party debates and a 14-point lead for Poilievre in polls indicate a challenging path ahead. In response to a surge in unemployment and housing crisis, Canada's Immigration Minister, Marc Miller, said that they are considering implementing a cap on international students. The move aims to all...
US-Taiwan-China Conundrum And The Limits of the American Global Power
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US-Taiwan-China Conundrum And The Limits of the American Global Power

The notion of American hegemony and predominance in geopolitical power games is steadily declining, as witnessed in its capitulation to China's diktats in recent times, including on Tawain. Biden’s strong reassurance of its One China Policy, aimed at not upsetting the Chinese establishment has raised eyebrows on the real depth of the strategic commitment of the USA towards Taiwan. With the world order experiencing a constant churn, time and again, a golden opportunity has been given to the Chinese, on a platter to take precedence as “the” global hegemon. The recently held elections in Taiwan have created turbulent waves and irked-up sharp reactions from China. The ruling party in Taiwan, the Democratic Progressive Party, has made a comeback with a thumping majority. Its new preside...