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Analysis | Balochistan – A Saga of Devolutions, State Repression and quest for Freedom
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Analysis | Balochistan – A Saga of Devolutions, State Repression and quest for Freedom

“Today from the ramparts of Red Fort, I want to greet and express my thanks to some people. In the last few days, people of Balochistan, Gilgit, Pakistan-occupied Kashmir have thanked me, have expressed gratitude, and expressed good wishes for me.” When the Indian Prime Minister acknowledged the people of Balochistan from the ramparts of […]

India’s relations with South-East Asian Nations – Strengths, Challenges and the Path ahead
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India’s relations with South-East Asian Nations – Strengths, Challenges and the Path ahead

South-east Asia is very important to India from economic, political, social, defence, maritime trade and security.  ASEAN is India’s fourth largest trading partner and the mutual trade stands at about US$ $78 billion in 2021, which is approximately 10% of India’s overall trade. Southeast Asian nations are under direct attack from China through debt trap diplomacy, […]

Around Taiwan’s Sovereignty and China’s Hegemony
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Around Taiwan’s Sovereignty and China’s Hegemony

As the war of words between the United States and China over Taiwan escalates, the latter has vowed to “fight to the very end” to stop Taiwanese independence and warned that foreign interference is “doomed to fail”. The latest wasr of words between the two powers is stoking already soaring tensions with the US over […]

Lebanon Economic and Political Crisis
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Lebanon Economic and Political Crisis

Lebanon is facing unprecedented challenges both on the economic and political fronts with the devastating impact of the civil war on its economy visible even today. Since October of 2019, the Lebanese economy has been suffering from a severe financial crisis caused by a stop in capital inflows and the loss of income estimated at […]

What is MonkeyPox and why is it causing a scare worldwide?
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What is MonkeyPox and why is it causing a scare worldwide?

Monkeypox is an uncommon disease and has raised concerns worldwide after multiple cases were detected in European countries recently. The monkeypox outbreaks mostly occur in endemic countries in west and central Africa and typically cause fever, chills, rash, and lesions on the face or genitals.  Nigeria reports about 3,000 monkeypox cases a year and outbreaks are […]

Terror Groups Continue to Thrive under Taliban in Afghanistan – UNSC Report
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Terror Groups Continue to Thrive under Taliban in Afghanistan – UNSC Report

A new report from the United Nations Security Council says that foreign terrorist organisations continue to enjoy safe haven under the new Taliban regime. The report adds that these terrorist groups are in consolidation mode and not likely to launch major attacks outside Afghanistan before 2023. This may be due to financial constraints and political […]

2022 QUAD summit – Agenda, Intent, and Future goals
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2022 QUAD summit – Agenda, Intent, and Future goals

The US is going with QUAD and the countries in the region to ensure that its supply chain in critical technologies remains intact.  PM Modi’s visit has ensured that India can solicit the technologies it needs without depending on any one country. India and other democratic countries cannot afford to simply watch Chinese advances in the South […]

QUAD at the crossroads – Path of Pragmatism or Antagonism?
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QUAD at the crossroads – Path of Pragmatism or Antagonism?

QUAD as it is, today stands in a turbulent environment following the Russia-Ukraine war. Many had suggested the relevance of QUAD going down but it seems like always, nothing is too predictable in international relations. However, while supporters celebrate the obvious optics, there is more to it. The USA – Their push to isolate Russia has […]