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Tibetan teacher arrested by Chinese authorities goes missing; Activists demand her release
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Tibetan teacher arrested by Chinese authorities goes missing; Activists demand her release

Rinchen Kyi, a Tibetan school teacher, was taken from her home on 1 August on charges of “inciting separatism”. FreeTibet reports that Kyi was arrested despite there being no hint of a recognisable crime. Tibetan activists say that Rinchen Kyi was transferred to an undisclosed location after her arrest. There have been no details concerning […]

North Korea continues to expand nuclear and ballistic missile programme, says report
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North Korea continues to expand nuclear and ballistic missile programme, says report

A panel of experts monitoring sanctions on North Korea sent a report to the UN Security Council. The report submitted on 4 October outlined that Pyongyang continued improving its nuclear and ballistic missile programme despite the country’s economic deterioration. The report said that North Korea used cyberattacks to fund its programme and sought material and […]

China vs Taiwan:  The CPTPP Membership Battle and Variance in Economic Goals
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China vs Taiwan: The CPTPP Membership Battle and Variance in Economic Goals

is planning to join CPTPP as its member countries account for over 24% of Taiwan’s international trade. 
Joining the group would be seen as a major political victory for President Tsai, whose government views Taiwan as a de facto sovereign nation awaiting broader international recognition.
China wants to contain Taiwan and wants to take over it as part of its territory and vehemently opposes any moves that imply separate statehood for Taiwan, such as joining international organizations.
China wants to pressurise Taiwan by tying down the island’s naval defenses and undermining their livelihoods. It wants to target Taiwan recognition in the world and also block its international membership in different organizations. 

Why AUKUS is good for India
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Why AUKUS is good for India

Just days ahead of the first Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (QSD, also known as the Quad) between India, the United States, Japan, and Australia, US President Joe Biden, Prime Minister Boris Johnson, and Prime Minister Scott Morrison of Australia dropped a bombshell with the announcement of another alphabet soup of acronym named AUKUS. The formation of […]

China Power Crisis – Saga of Hubris and Mismanagement
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China Power Crisis – Saga of Hubris and Mismanagement

The power supply shock that has hit China is the next crisis the Communist country finds itself in after the financial crisis over Evergrande. The crisis is caused by a crackdown on power consumption which is driven by rising demand for electricity and surging coal and gas prices. The country’s manufacturing industries, from aluminum smelters […]

US UK and Australia Submarine Deal (AUKUS): Its reflection on the Region and India
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US UK and Australia Submarine Deal (AUKUS): Its reflection on the Region and India

New partnership will include deepened cooperation between the U.S., U.K. and Australia across emerging security areas such as cyber, artificial intelligence, quantum technology and undersea capabilities.
President Biden has made addressing competition and aggression from China a central focus of his foreign policy. For this they have sacrificed other policy goals and regions.
India is fighting terror, authoritarian regime in the neighbourhood, and has to up its cyber, artificial intelligence, quantum technology and undersea capabilities.
India is fighting to stop forced debt traps, forced droughts, fighting terror and standing with the world for justice. If India is not in AUKUS then who?

Arms dealers thrive under the Taliban in Afghanistan
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Arms dealers thrive under the Taliban in Afghanistan

Arms dealers are making the most of Taliban takeover of Afghanistan. Weapon-owners are parting with their weapons Weapons from Afghan soldiers make it to the arms dealers. Abandoned US military bases are a major source of weapons. Civilians too are selling guns to the arms dealers price. Weapons in turn sold to the Taliban and […]