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China’s scramble for Africa’s rare earth elements
International Affairs Sep 01, 2022

China’s scramble for Africa’s rare earth elements

Today, China is the dominant global supplier of rare earths and has a significant footprint in Africa. However, its position is now being challenged.

The growing narcotrafficking in Central Asia
International Affairs Jul 20, 2022

The growing narcotrafficking in Central Asia

A crackdown on narcotrafficking in Central Asia seems imperative as the recent Taliban takeover of Afghanistan and the Ukraine crisis has worsened the situation. 

China’s quest for the renewables
Energy | Energy Security | Climate Change Jul 18, 2022

China’s quest for the renewables

In its quest to achieve net zero, China has introduced new plans to promote green transition and has made significant progress in low-carbon development.

Monkeypox epidemic: Ignoring Africa comes at a price
Healthcare Jul 18, 2022

Monkeypox epidemic: Ignoring Africa comes at a price

Addressing rather than neglecting the crises in Africa is the only viable option which can help us avoid another epidemic and tackle the ongoing ones.

India’s defence budget: The navy and its Atmanirbhar Bharat Mission
International Affairs | Defence and Security Jul 16, 2022

India’s defence budget: The navy and its Atmanirbhar Bharat Mission

The budgetary restrictions on the Indian Navy stifle the indigenisation and innovation process.

Prevailing protests: Economic crisis in Ecuador
International Affairs Jul 12, 2022

Prevailing protests: Economic crisis in Ecuador

Country-wide protests over fuel and food prices have broken out in Ecuador as it descends into an economic crisis.

Hysterectomies in India: Prevalence, problems, and policies
Healthcare Jul 11, 2022

Hysterectomies in India: Prevalence, problems, and policies

In light of World Population Day’s focus on individuals’ choices and rights, adequate policies should be adopted to create awareness amongst women about unwarranted hysterectomies.

The power of polarisation: Eroding American democracy
Domestic Politics and Governance Jul 06, 2022

The power of polarisation: Eroding American democracy

Political polarisation gnaws at American democracy from within as mutual intolerance has drastically increased in the United States.

Exploring India’s manufacturing exports dynamics
Indian Economy | International Trade and Investment Jul 02, 2022

Exploring India’s manufacturing exports dynamics

Is India missing out on the opportunity to expand its export-led growth by not focusing on low-skill manufacturing?

Why Uniform Civil Code is at a critical inflection point?
Domestic Politics and Governance Jun 30, 2022

Why Uniform Civil Code is at a critical inflection point?

Would the establishment of the Uniform Civil Code under the current regime lead to cracks in secular India?

Troubled waters: FONOPS, UNCLOS, and global commons
International Affairs | Maritime Security Jun 30, 2022

Troubled waters: FONOPS, UNCLOS, and global commons

Is the United States using FONOPs to undermine the International Law of the Sea and are other powers such as China following suit?

The Chinese vaccine diplomacy in Southeast Asia
International Affairs | China Foreign Policy Jun 29, 2022

The Chinese vaccine diplomacy in Southeast Asia

In China’s attempt to project its soft power, it engaged in vaccine diplomacy in Southeast Asia to counter the narrative of the virus’ origins and to build a reliable image.

Lessons from Namibia: Does India’s gender budget need an overhaul?
Indian Economy | Gender Jun 14, 2022

Lessons from Namibia: Does India’s gender budget need an overhaul?

The government needs to adopt a more nuanced gender-responsive budgeting to deal with gender inequality in India.

Community policing as a tool for internal security management - Part 2
Internal Security Jun 02, 2022

Community policing as a tool for internal security management - Part 2

This second part assesses the challenges of insurgency in the Northeast and the Left-Wing Extremism.

Community policing as a tool for internal security Management - Part 1
Domestic Politics and Governance Jun 02, 2022

Community policing as a tool for internal security Management - Part 1

This two-part series examines the importance of community policing and how it can be useful in dealing with India’s internal security challenges.

The Sri Lanka economic crisis: India’s response
Neighbourhood Jun 01, 2022

The Sri Lanka economic crisis: India’s response

It would be strategically and geopolitically prudent for India to extend assistance to Sri Lanka during such trying times.

Dams as disasters: Are the dams in Arunachal Pradesh aggravating flood damages in Assam?
Energy | Water May 12, 2022

Dams as disasters: Are the dams in Arunachal Pradesh aggravating flood damages in Assam?

Constructing structural interventions without undertaking proper evaluations has led to man-made disasters.

Is AUKUS the New ASEAN in the Indo-Pacific?
International Affairs | Great Power Dynamics May 09, 2022

Is AUKUS the New ASEAN in the Indo-Pacific?

The growing presence of US-led multilateral groupings in the Indo-Pacific is challenging ASEAN’s centrality

Russia-Ukraine war: Is multipolarity the cause of crisis?
International Affairs Apr 16, 2022

Russia-Ukraine war: Is multipolarity the cause of crisis?

Does multipolarity create more scope for conflicts and act as an impediment to global action or does it aid in conflict resolution and act as a harbinger of concerted action?

Two perspectives: The Canadian and Mexican response to the Ukrainian Crisis.
International Affairs Apr 04, 2022

Two perspectives: The Canadian and Mexican response to the Ukrainian Crisis.

Whilst Canada has adopted a similar stance to that of the US on Russia's aggression against Ukraine, Mexico's neutral stance on it points to the country’s changing foreign policy

Pakistan and the OIC: A divided house?
International Affairs Mar 31, 2022

Pakistan and the OIC: A divided house?

Is Imran Khan using the OIC platform as a last resort to change the unfavourable domestic political situation in Pakistan and to regain his popularity amongst his citizens?

'Democratic deficit and economic hardships': The way forward for Pakistan
Neighbourhood Mar 20, 2022

'Democratic deficit and economic hardships': The way forward for Pakistan

With the upcoming No-Confidence vote, Pakistan finds itself further embroiled in political and economic uncertainties.

The Ukraine Crisis and Latin America’s response
International Affairs | Great Power Dynamics Mar 10, 2022

The Ukraine Crisis and Latin America’s response

Latin American countries remain divided over their stance on Russia's invasion of Ukraine as Russia finds consonance with leaders of Cuba, Nicaragua, Venezuela, and Brazil on its "anti-West" agenda

The Pakistan quagmire
Neighbourhood Mar 03, 2022

The Pakistan quagmire

Pakistan’s economic instability accompanied by the growing crisis in Afghanistan has pushed it in a tight corner

Technological perspectives on a third aircraft carrier for India
Defence and Security | Maritime Security | Indian Defence Mar 03, 2022

Technological perspectives on a third aircraft carrier for India

Indian Navy’s incorporation of a third aircraft carrier is a step towards achieving India’s blue water navy vision

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