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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Analysis | Russia’s Transition from the Soviet Union (SU) to the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU)
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Analysis | Russia’s Transition from the Soviet Union (SU) to the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU)

Under the leadership of Vladimir Putin, Russia re-emerged as an economic and military power in the Eurasian region by forming strategic alliances. Russia formed the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) by merging the Custom Union and CES The goal of the EAEU is to achieve free movement of people, goods, capital and people similar to that […]

Human Rights Violations by China in Tibet
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Human Rights Violations by China in Tibet

Introduction Tibet is a highly disputed region located between the mountainous borders of China, India, Nepal, and Bhutan. In 1950, the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) invaded the Tibetan region and seized control by force. Before 1950 Tibet was largely isolated from the rest of the world. It constituted a unique cultural and religious community, marked […]

China’s Mask Diplomacy: Attempts to expand its influence in Europe 
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China’s Mask Diplomacy: Attempts to expand its influence in Europe 

The Rise of China Aggressive China emerged as an economic superpower in the post-Soviet world order. Communist China liberalized its economy without altering its political system. It started expanding its influence in the developing countries of Africa, Asia and Latin America through its economic imperialism. The formation of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), Brazil-Russia-India-China-South Africa […]

A Brief look at 75 years of India-Japan relations
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A Brief look at 75 years of India-Japan relations

Today India and Japan are partners in peace, with a common interest in and complementary responsibility for promoting the security, stability and prosperity of Asia as well as in advancing international peace and equitable development. The foundation of this was laid when Mr. Yashiro Mori, Prime Minister of Japan and Shri Atal Behari Vajpayee, then […]