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Quest for Global Dominance: US’ Iniquitous Strategies in a Multipolar World
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Quest for Global Dominance: US’ Iniquitous Strategies in a Multipolar World

The current geopolitical landscape reveals iniquitous strategies employed by the United States to maintain its leadership in a multipolar world. The divide between the European Union and Russia, as well as the fueling of conflicts in former Soviet republics, particularly Ukraine, underscore the complexities of global power dynamics fuelled by the US' quest for dominance.The interplay of the US strategies calls for meticulous analysis and strategic foresight in addressing the evolving dynamics of a multipolar world. The current geopolitical landscape presents a strategic challenge for the United States, aiming to maintain its leadership role in a multipolar world. Key objectives involve preventing alliances between major powers like Russia, China, India, Brazil, and the European Uni...
Countering Threats: India’s Multifaceted Geopolitical Approach
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Countering Threats: India’s Multifaceted Geopolitical Approach

India faces dual challenges from its northwestern and northeastern fronts, both aimed at undermining its security and territorial integrity along with adversaries within its borders, driven by insurgency and support from China and Pakistan.India should bolster the strike capabilities of the ITBP and offer broader international visibility to the Dalai Lama, emphasizing the cause of Tibet. India should extend its support to the oppressed Hindu minority in Sindh and grant recognition to the Balochistan Muslim population as these marginalized communities in Pakistan need assistance and recognition.India should proactively engage in initiatives like the I2U2 Alliance and also actively pursue the ‘Indian-Middle East Corridor’ (IMEC) to counter China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). Ha...
Reimagining India – In the Geopolitics of the 21st Century
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Reimagining India – In the Geopolitics of the 21st Century

An important aspect that defines the essence of Geopolitics is the highly interconnected nature of its functioning. The events that occur and gradually evolve in one region are likely to have geopolitical implications for other regions. A careful observation of the events that had taken place just prior to the turn of the century and also that took place just after it, when the world entered into the twenty-first century, is interesting to note. It provides a picture of the changing world order which was continuously shaped by those events.  The book ‘Reimagining India - In the Geopolitics of the 21st Century’ edited by Dr. Nanda Kishor and Prashanth Vaidyaraj, in this context, is a deeply insightful and well-researched book that provides a comprehensive picture of India’s for...
G20 Summit 2023 – Its Importance for India and the World
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G20 Summit 2023 – Its Importance for India and the World

India has the world's attention today and perhaps is its biggest opportunity to leave its mark on the world stage. While India has been vocal about its rise, it is its approach towards growth that has the world's attention. While China has faltered in the role of the leader of the Global South, India has continued to assert itself as a viable, straightforward and honest alternative that is trustworthy. There are disruptive forces, both internal and external, that will try to hamper India's progress but it will ace this test despite all odds. The G20 this year will be an important session in terms of understanding global events and getting around the usual business of international competition. The location happens to be in one of the most important nations in the world today; Indi...
BRICS+ | Understanding the Johannesburg II Declaration
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BRICS+ | Understanding the Johannesburg II Declaration

BRICS+ can play an effective role in facilitating diverse engagement and work for the common interests of all members provided the ambition of one nation is not allowed to jeopardise the growth agenda of other nations. President of Brazil Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, President of China Xi Jinping, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi and Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov pose for a BRICS family photo during the 2023 BRICS Summit at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa, on August 23, 2023. GIANLUIGI GUERCIA/Pool via REUTERS BRICS formally declared that Iran, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Argentina, UAE and Ethiopia will become full members as the group changed its name from 'BRICS' to 'BRICS+'. For Russia, it is an impor...
The Unperturbed Russia-India Relationship
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The Unperturbed Russia-India Relationship

Does the engagement with the United States mean that India will let go of a less productive but beneficial relationship with Russia? Does it mean that India will start exhibiting an anti-Russian attitude of sorts, just like the former Soviet Bloc nations like Latvia and Moldova are doing? The world is presently occupied with India's closeness with the United States of America. At times, the optics around these visits make people who favour Russia and China uneasy. Experts from all corners attempt at downplaying these ties or make multiple predictions around India's monkey-balancing with both US and Russia. But that seems a little different from the kind of realistic ties the Kremlin shares with New Delhi. Moreover, the focus of India's strategic autonomy lies on a different ta...
Modi-Biden Joint Address – Harbinger of a New Era of Indo-US Ties 
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Modi-Biden Joint Address – Harbinger of a New Era of Indo-US Ties 

India doesn’t discriminate on the basis of race, caste or religion. We are a democracy and democracy runs in our veins, says Prime Minister ModiIndia is a democracy, it is in our DNA, we live democracy, and our ancestors gave us the constitution which is based on democracy: Indian PM Narendra ModiTogether, the United States and India – the world's oldest and largest democracies – are a combined force for global good - BidenThe friendship between our 2 people will only be going to grow - President BidenWe do not believe in the exploitation of nature. Of all the G20 countries, India is the only one to fulfil promises made at the summit: Indian PM Narendra ModiTrade and investment partnership between India and America is important not only for us but for the world at large: Indian PM Nar...
India and Japan: Driving Force for a Post-Pandemic Multipolar Asia
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India and Japan: Driving Force for a Post-Pandemic Multipolar Asia

India and Japan have a longstanding history of strong bilateral ties and have recently reaffirmed and reiterated time and again their commitment to their Special Strategic and Global Partnership. The post-COVID-19 pandemic era is producing a new world order and has already accelerated China's growing supremacy in the region. East Asia has witnessed an increase in economic retaliation policies, largely driven by geopolitical reasons.More bilateral exchanges, safeguards, sustainable power sources, network safety, framework, and new companies will help India and Japan in the Indian Sea and Indo-Pacific region. “Not be a surprise if, in another decade, Japan-India relations overtake Japan-US and Japan-China ties.”Shinzo Abe (Towards a Beautiful Country: My Vision for Japan) ...
Japan’s Indo-Pacific Strategy – Scrutinizing its Dynamism and Relevance for International Security
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Japan’s Indo-Pacific Strategy – Scrutinizing its Dynamism and Relevance for International Security

In the contemporary situation, it is desirable to promote Japan's “Free and Open Indo-Pacific” (FOIP) and to stop policies that may support authoritarianism.Through the values of diplomacy and strategy, Japan is keen to develop key strategic alliances beyond the West and offer a level playing field to its strategic partners in south-east Asia, especially India.Although this task is extremely challenging, containing China and pushing it towards the frameworks of the “rules-based international order” must be taken up by the responsible powers of the world. Japan has been an important player in the Indo-Pacific region both as a major economic power and as a principal agent of the Western alliance. Being a key strategic ally, both to the EU (European Union) and the USA, Japan has made...
Dissecting SCO’s role in the Emerging World and India’s prominence in the Organisation
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Dissecting SCO’s role in the Emerging World and India’s prominence in the Organisation

SCO is now among the world’s largest regional organisations with its members accounting for around one-third of the global GDP, about 40 per cent of the world’s population, and nearly two-thirds of the Eurasian landmass.India, a member of the QUAD, is willing to play a far-reaching role in the larger geopolitical game in the region.SCO has displayed a much greater capacity to advance shared military and security goals than the QUAD has been able to do thus far. If relations between India and Pakistan or India and China further deteriorate, the SCO can hit a few roadblocks. Initially, since its inception, the path of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) was specific and not similar to any other multilateral political organization. This was the first-ever consolidation initiat...