Tag: Afghanistan

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 […]

Afghanistan, a Graveyard for Empires to Wage Wars
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Afghanistan, a Graveyard for Empires to Wage Wars

Afghanistan is often called the ‘graveyard of empires’ but in reality, it is simply a graveyard where empires go to wage their wars. It is land that has been invaded first by the Persians, Greeks, and then the Arabs who brought Islam after a long struggle against the Hindus and Buddhists who lived there, and later […]

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 […]

Rescue Missions Post 2014 – Indicator of India’s revamped Foreign Policy
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Rescue Missions Post 2014 – Indicator of India’s revamped Foreign Policy

Introduction The current events in Ukraine have again posed the question of safety of the large Indian diaspora living abroad. However, this is also a case study here about the Indian government’s success in rescuing its citizens in distress. How did India transform itself from a non-aligned balancing power into a nation that is assertive […]

Political Psychology of International Relations
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Political Psychology of International Relations

In international relations, three cognitive psychological concepts are used to understand and decode the behavioral aspects of political leadership across the world: Confirmation Bias, Fundamental attribution error and Prospect theory. Critical thinking and decision making approach applied to political psychology allows us to carefully deconstruct a situation, reveal its hidden issues such as bias and […]

The Omnipotent force behind USA’s National Security and Foreign Policy – American Military Industrial Complex (AMIC)
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The Omnipotent force behind USA’s National Security and Foreign Policy – American Military Industrial Complex (AMIC)

The American Military Industrial Complex (AMIC) is a perceived informal alliance between a portion of the nation’s scientific and technological community, its defence establishment and certain sectors of the country’s military base. In 2021 the defence Budget of the US has gone up to $778 Billion, which means the United States spends more on defence […]

Can the National Resistance Front upstage Taliban in Afghanistan?
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Can the National Resistance Front upstage Taliban in Afghanistan?

The National Resistance Front (NRF) of Afghanistan has vowed to keep its momentum strong against the Taliban. The NRF is a grassroots resistance movement that emerged from the rugged terrain of the Panjshir Valley. Historically, the Panjshir Valley has served as a pocket of resistance in the past against the Soviet invasion. Subsequently the grassroots […]

Decoding the India-Russia strategic Ties – An Evaluation of Strengths and Shortcomings
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Decoding the India-Russia strategic Ties – An Evaluation of Strengths and Shortcomings

India’s foreign policy towards Russia has been of sustained continuity, irrespective of the change in Governments and their ideological backgrounds. The introduction of 2+2 dialogue between the defence and external affairs counterparts at the ministerial level further strengthens the relationship. The Russian support to India has also taken cognizance of the growing hostilities between India […]

More than 100 former Afghan police and intelligence officers killed by the Taliban
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More than 100 former Afghan police and intelligence officers killed by the Taliban

A Human Rights Watch report released on Tuesday claims that the Taliban terrorists have killed or forcibly “disappeared” more than 100 former Afghan police and intelligence officers since taking power in Afghanistan. The report “No Forgiveness for People Like You,’ Executions and Enforced Disappearances in Afghanistan under the Taliban” categorically states that this was part […]