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Countering Threats: India’s Multifaceted Geopolitical Approach
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Countering Threats: India’s Multifaceted Geopolitical Approach

India faces dual challenges from its northwestern and northeastern fronts, both aimed at undermining its security and territorial integrity along with adversaries within its borders, driven by insurgency and support from China and Pakistan.India should bolster the strike capabilities of the ITBP and offer broader international visibility to the Dalai Lama, emphasizing the cause of Tibet. India should extend its support to the oppressed Hindu minority in Sindh and grant recognition to the Balochistan Muslim population as these marginalized communities in Pakistan need assistance and recognition.India should proactively engage in initiatives like the I2U2 Alliance and also actively pursue the ‘Indian-Middle East Corridor’ (IMEC) to counter China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). Ha...
Israel-Saudi Arabia Deal: A Balance of Influence by the US Delayed?
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Israel-Saudi Arabia Deal: A Balance of Influence by the US Delayed?

Given the magnitude of the problem, post the 10-7 attacks by Hamas, Mohammed bin Salman might be reluctant to proceed with the agreement.As terrorism spreads, overlapping with the Palestinian cause, it becomes imperative for the Saudis to counter-balance certain players in the region. India-Middle East-Europe Economic Corridor (IMEC) seeks to emphasise the dire need of India to counterbalance China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), thus explaining the emphasis on the Saudi-Israel rapprochement for the success of this infrastructural project.  In an interview with the American network Fox News, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MbS) spoke on the normalisation of ties with the historical regional foe, Israel, and said that talks for the first time seemed ‘re...
South Korea’s Covet of Indo-Pacific: Shaping a New Seoul-New Delhi Strategic Calculus?
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South Korea’s Covet of Indo-Pacific: Shaping a New Seoul-New Delhi Strategic Calculus?

South Korea-India economic equations hark back to the Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement, however, despite the priority underscoring rhetorical flourish across four successive administrations, has struggled to institutionalise higher-order scope and trajectory in relations. South Korea must also harness the deep advantages that accrue from a markedly youthful Indian demography and its reservoir of intellectual capital by delimiting migration and tenured mobility possibilities. The ROK’s Indo-Pacific orientation proffers a template and platform to amplify its profile, role and visibility. It’s nothing short of a truism to aver that, the global centre of gravity has transitioned away from the Euro-Atlantic vector to the Indo-Pacific expanse, observed in metrics of demograph...
The Multiple Shades of the Israel-Palestine Conflict
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The Multiple Shades of the Israel-Palestine Conflict

The Israel-Palestine Issue is one of the cornerstones of this region that has shaped the past and present.West Asia, fundamentally, is a complex region whose geopolitical dynamics are decided by a number of players not only in West Asia but also across the globe. For now, the third intifada is on the rise from Hamas, which will have lasting consequences for West Asia. The geopolitical contours of West Asia have often reflected clashes and conflicts. The players in this region share a complicated history. Their relationship is an expression of geopolitical rivalry, the rise of nationalism and national interests that are often at loggerheads. The Israel-Palestine issue, in this regard, stands fundamental to this region. On 7 October 2023, Hamas launched a surprise attack on Israel...
Wrecking Beyond Intelligence – The Strategic Failures of Israel’s Security Apparatus
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Wrecking Beyond Intelligence – The Strategic Failures of Israel’s Security Apparatus

Hamas is neither a cohesive nor a conventional force. It is neither a nation, nor an armed force, and this is the reason why Israel needs to deal with them by developing robust and cohesive counter-insurgency measures.Though Israel has a clear conventional military superiority over its hostile neighbours, when it comes to counter-insurgency and prevention of attacks from terrorist groups like Hamas and Hezbollah, it has not been able to wipe them out or reduce them to insignificance.However advanced and state-of-the-art technology grows, complete reliance on technology and the downgrading of key aspects of human intelligence can be lethal for any modern combats. The recent surprise attack by the Hamas terror outfit in Israel, by the name ‘Operation Al Aqsa Flood’ has sent several ...
Navigating Diplomacy in the Indian Ocean: The Shifting Stance of Maldivian Foreign Policy
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Navigating Diplomacy in the Indian Ocean: The Shifting Stance of Maldivian Foreign Policy

A pronounced shift towards China introduces the risk of falling into a debt trap and potentially straining the Maldives' enduring amicable relations with India and numerous Western countries.The recent election and the victory of Mohamed Muizzu, who advocates for stronger ties with China, are emblematic of the Maldives' evolving foreign relations.While historical bonds with India are strong, the appeal of China's investments and non-interference approach presents a challenging choice for Maldives. President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih faced a significant defeat in a recent Maldivian presidential elections. This election became more than just a choice for the nation's next leader; it evolved into a referendum on the ongoing tussle between India and China over influence in the Maldives. ...
The Israel-Palestine Conflict – Saga of Terrorism, Wars and Forsaken Roadmaps for Peace
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The Israel-Palestine Conflict – Saga of Terrorism, Wars and Forsaken Roadmaps for Peace

Tormented by decades of conflict and repeatedly failed resolutions, achieving any substantive progress towards peacebuilding has been a distant dream. This crisis might unravel a set of far-reaching implications, not only for Palestine and Israel but also for the entire region. The current episode, unprecedented in the history of the Middle East, has the potential to spiral into a larger geopolitical crisis.  The recent attacks by Hamas, leading to a full-fledged war have become one of the most dreadful clashes in recent times, between Israel and Palestine. Heavy casualties, resulting in the loss of hundreds of lives, most of them civilian casualties, have been reported. Perhaps it’s well known to the entire world that the Israel-Palestine conflict is a long-standing and complex di...
Trudeau’s Continued Troubles: India, Canada and the Khalistani Terrorists
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Trudeau’s Continued Troubles: India, Canada and the Khalistani Terrorists

Under no circumstances India be expected to tolerate hate speech and violent crimes in the name of free speech and expression due to the inaction of the “rule of law” abiding nations. Accusing a friendly nation without substantial evidence is highly unprofessional, hampering diplomatic efforts towards maintaining a stable relationship and further deteriorating the trust between the two nations. Debunking its “soft state” status, the Indian side has given an aggressive rebuttal by expelling a Canadian diplomat and has refused all allegations, calling them “absurd and motivated.” Canada has been surfacing all over the news recently, be it Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s non-engagement in bilateral dialogue with his Indian counterpart PM Narendra Modi during the G-20 Summit in New Del...
Trudeau’s Perfunctory Charges Bring India-Canada Relations to the Brink
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Trudeau’s Perfunctory Charges Bring India-Canada Relations to the Brink

The crisis is a reminder of the intricate balancing act that leaders like Trudeau must perform when addressing sensitive international issues, especially when they intersect with domestic politics. As this crisis evolves, it underscores the importance of open dialogue, fact-based diplomacy, and the need for leaders to navigate complex international relations with prudence. There are concerns regarding donations to the Trudeau Foundation and Trudeau's educational institutions by entities close to the CCP and its consequent influence on the policies of the present Canadian government.  In a dramatic turn of events, the traditionally friendly ties between India and Canada have soured following Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's explosive statement in the Canadian Parliament...
Coup d’état: Sudan, Women and the World
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Coup d’état: Sudan, Women and the World

The civil war in Sudan will impact the global economy and the flow of trade between the nations as it is in the Horn of Africa which is an important trade centre and adjacent to the Suez Canal. Sudan is the top exporter of gold and groundnut to the UAE, China, Saudi Arabia, India, and Italy and the civil war may disrupt the export of these commodities. This conflict will lead to fighting on many fronts and will make it harder for common people to access basic necessities like food, clean water, healthcare and services to the Sudanese public. The conflict has prevented thousands of Sudanese women and girls from accessing basic health facilities and medical care and are also at a greater risk of abuse and assault because many others have been forced to share their homes and belongings w...