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Between a rock and a hard place: The Hazaras in Afghanistan
International Affairs | Terrorism Mar 04, 2024

Between a rock and a hard place: The Hazaras in Afghanistan

As the Taliban solidifies its footing in Afghanistan, we witness a significant increase in the persecution of minority communities such as the Hazaras ...

Ukraine’s faltering military campaign: Causes and consequences
International Affairs Mar 02, 2024

Ukraine’s faltering military campaign: Causes and consequences

Almost 24 months after the Russian invasion, Kyiv and its NATO allies are nowhere near defining what victory would constitute ...

The Green Deal and dealing with partners: EU in dire straits?
International Affairs | Climate Change Mar 01, 2024

The Green Deal and dealing with partners: EU in dire straits?

While the Green Deal underscores the ‘whole of EU’ approach, it remains to be seen how the EU can adapt its external efforts to ensure a just transition with the help of just financing ...

France and India: Partners for a green future
International Affairs | Energy | Sustainable Development | Climate Change Mar 01, 2024

France and India: Partners for a green future

Joint efforts within the ISA, progress in nuclear energy, and advancements in green hydrogen highlight India and France's mutual commitment to promoting sustainability ...

The Alliance of Sahel States: A regional crisis in troubled West Africa
International Affairs Mar 01, 2024

The Alliance of Sahel States: A regional crisis in troubled West Africa

The establishment of the Alliance of Sahel States by Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger and their withdrawal from ECOWAS undoes the decades of regional integration work ...

Chinese anxiety over “Peak China” and how it may impact China-India ties
International Affairs Mar 01, 2024

Chinese anxiety over “Peak China” and how it may impact China-India ties

Although China officially is making light of it, the “Peak China” discourse has been negatively impacting China’s domestic situation ...

Maldives' import-reliant economic landscape
Neighbourhood Feb 29, 2024

Maldives' import-reliant economic landscape

As Maldives faces a complex economic landscape driven by import dependencies and fiscal policy challenges, strategic policymaking is imperative ...

Dilemmas in disaster management: SAARC under scrutiny
Neighbourhood | Multilateralism Feb 29, 2024

Dilemmas in disaster management: SAARC under scrutiny

The lack of initiative and political will has led to the marginalisation of the SAARC sector of disaster management from mainstream efforts in South Asia ...

BRICS Plus: Navigating global challenges and broadening influence
International Affairs | BRICS Feb 28, 2024

BRICS Plus: Navigating global challenges and broadening influence

The recent expansion of BRICS places it as a potential voice for the Global South in economic, trade, and investment matters ...

A relevant BRICS: Reimagining global economic reform
International Affairs | BRICS Feb 27, 2024

A relevant BRICS: Reimagining global economic reform

As BRICS navigates the evolving global economic landscape, its trade, investment, and finance progress underscores its significance as a transformative force ...

The India–US Defence Technology and Industrial Cooperation: It’s time for delivery
International Affairs | Defence and Security Feb 26, 2024

The India–US Defence Technology and Industrial Cooperation: It’s time for delivery

While reviews at various levels are useful, there is a need for a clearer enunciation of deliverables, and shared commitment to step up defence technology cooperation ...

Net zero by 2070: Financing India’s biggest infrastructure buildup
Climate Change Feb 23, 2024

Net zero by 2070: Financing India’s biggest infrastructure buildup

India's goal of reaching net zero presents a crucial challenge and opportunity. Its success depends on financing key sectors effectively, thus, shaping the pace of decarbonisation. ...

NATO and India: Partners for a peaceful, free, and democratic world
International Affairs Feb 23, 2024

NATO and India: Partners for a peaceful, free, and democratic world

NATO and India share common values of freedom and democracy and an interest in a stable and secure Indo-Pacific ...

Russia is re-emerging in South Asia
International Affairs Feb 23, 2024

Russia is re-emerging in South Asia

Desperate to get around international isolation and seeking to co-opt new ‘friendly states’, Moscow seems ready to make allowance for the region’s mixed positions on its actions in Ukraine ...

Emerging role of public opinion and social media in Middle Eastern politics
International Affairs Feb 22, 2024

Emerging role of public opinion and social media in Middle Eastern politics

Amidst the war in Gaza, the surge of alternative news media outlets and social media has significantly bolstered support for the Palestinian cause ...

ASEAN’s evolving dilemma in the Indo-Pacific
International Affairs | Multilateralism Feb 22, 2024

ASEAN’s evolving dilemma in the Indo-Pacific

While ASEAN is an essential player in Indo-Pacific affairs, its influence over the emerging security shifts in the region is being questioned due to its growing vulnerabilities to power politics ...

The future of the Quad in the Indo-Pacific
International Affairs Feb 22, 2024

The future of the Quad in the Indo-Pacific

Despite detractions, the Quad must continue to do what it is doing—to focus on delivery of its promises and to build on areas of success ...

Towards Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA): Strategies, obstacles, and visions for a sustainable future
Climate Change | Agriculture Feb 21, 2024

Towards Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA): Strategies, obstacles, and visions for a sustainable future

Climate-Smart Agriculture holds promise in building a robust agri-food system amidst the intensifying effects of climate change, however, there is a pressing need to enhance current initiatives ...

Cold War 2.0: The US-DragonBear standoff in a bifurcated global system
International Affairs Feb 21, 2024

Cold War 2.0: The US-DragonBear standoff in a bifurcated global system

As the world navigates through Cold War 2.0, the interplay between the US and the DragonBear alliance will underpin much of the global and regional tensions and realignment ...

Green taxonomies: A tool with underutilised potential
International Affairs Feb 21, 2024

Green taxonomies: A tool with underutilised potential

Countries are increasingly adopting green taxonomies to foster a sustainable finance market to attract international investors ...

The election imbroglio: Pakistan’s general elections and the way forward
Neighbourhood Feb 13, 2024

The election imbroglio: Pakistan’s general elections and the way forward

The 2024 Pakistani elections is a significant indicator of the increasing vulnerability of the military in the nation's political landscape and the populace's push for reform ...

Biden's dilemma: Navigating political support amidst global conflict
International Affairs Feb 13, 2024

Biden's dilemma: Navigating political support amidst global conflict

The Biden administration is torn between maintaining domestic political support and standing by key allies amidst the Russia-Ukraine conflict and Israel-Gaza war. ...

Pakistan’s economic challenges amidst political drama
Neighbourhood Feb 10, 2024

Pakistan’s economic challenges amidst political drama

No matter the winner, Pakistan’s economy will make it difficult for the incoming government to meet election promises ...

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