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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 […]

Opinion | The Pacific blunder of the West and a nonstarter AUKUS
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Opinion | The Pacific blunder of the West and a nonstarter AUKUS

Alarm bells are ringing in the South Pacific after the government of Solomon Island signed a framework agreement on security cooperation with China. This is big news in the geostrategic circles. However, it seems the world is still obsessing over Ukraine and Russia and this unnecessary preoccupation is now costing America and its Southern Hemisphere […]

Elimination of Extreme Poverty – How India achieved it
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Elimination of Extreme Poverty – How India achieved it

Research papers by the IMF and World Bank find that Extreme Poverty has been eliminated in India on account of various fiscal and social security measures taken by the BJP Government under Narendra Modi since 2014. The research papers cover how the BJP government’s schemes such as Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana had been effective […]

Strategic Importance of AUKUS – Impact on China and Implication for India
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Strategic Importance of AUKUS – Impact on China and Implication for India

AUKUS is a trilateral security pact between Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America to counter China’s hegemony and expansionist policy, specifically in the Indo-pacific region and generally in global politics. The pact was signed on 15 September 2021 and announced cooperatively by US President Joe Biden, Prime Minister of the UK […]