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UN Reforms agenda – Global strategic implications and concerns for India
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UN Reforms agenda – Global strategic implications and concerns for India

The prime International institution of the world, The United Nations Organisation, which was established in 1945 post world war 2, to promote international peace and collective security, after seven decades is thinking seriously about a structural and comprehensive reform agenda. The “10 point declaration”, recently proposed by the UN has already received support from over […]

Crisis in Kazakhstan: How can it avoid an impending disaster?
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Crisis in Kazakhstan: How can it avoid an impending disaster?

Kazakhstan is a landlocked country in Central Asia. It borders Russia in the north and west, China in the east, and Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, and Turkmenistan in the south. It is the ninth-largest country in the world with a population of 18.8 million. Kazakhstan is the dominant nation of Central Asia economically and politically, generating 60% […]

30 years of the end of Cold War – Analysing the Past and Present contours of Global Power
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30 years of the end of Cold War – Analysing the Past and Present contours of Global Power

On the 26th of December 1991, the Soviet Union was officially disintegrated by then President of USSR, Mr. Mikhail Gorbachev, marking an official end to the cold war and the mighty Soviet Union, which was perceived as a dreamland of communism.  From a hardcore Communist-Stalinist era to a disruptive era of the scrambling reformer Gorbachev, […]

China’s Threat in East Asia: South Korea the latest victim!
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China’s Threat in East Asia: South Korea the latest victim!

Prior to 1910, Korea was a unified country. From 1910-1945 it was colonised by Japan. During liberation in 1945 it got divided into Communist North Korea and Capitalist South Korea. For Military purposes what was a military demarcation land became a permanent border. In the present day, South Korea as a democratic country has seen […]

Diplomatic boycott of Beijing 2022: Does it matter?
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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
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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
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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 […]

Civil unrest in the Solomon Islands: China to blame?
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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?
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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 […]