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Sri Lanka’s rejection of the UNHRC resolution: A shift towards China?
Apr 01, 2021

Sri Lanka’s rejection of the UNHRC resolution: A shift towards China?

Sri Lanka’s foreign policy posture is to balance the US and China, being part of both BRI and the Indo-Pacific.

The changing face of Baloch activism
May 09, 2024

The changing face of Baloch activism

The harsh response by the Pakistani state towards the ongoing Baloch protests will only alienate people further and deepen the existing crisis

The democracy conundrum in Myanmar
Sep 15, 2022

The democracy conundrum in Myanmar

Myanmar's path to a disciplined democratic government is paved with obstacles set by the 2008 Constitution.

The democracy factor in Indian foreign policy
Aug 05, 2020

The democracy factor in Indian foreign policy

As India finds itself in the middle of a new cold war between the United States and China, protecting its esteemed democratic values should be at the

The EU needs to rethink Pakistan’s GSP+ status
Jun 12, 2023

The EU needs to rethink Pakistan’s GSP+ status

With the current political crisis, it is no surprise that EU is meticulously reviewing Pakistan’s GSP+ status

The first international AI treaty: Progress with caveats
May 22, 2024

The first international AI treaty: Progress with caveats

The Council of Europe adopted the first international legally binding treaty on AI. However, the regulatory approach and normative ambiguities leave k

The future of counterterrorism: Evolving online tools and tactics
Feb 21, 2024

The future of counterterrorism: Evolving online tools and tactics

As terrorists and violent extremists adapt their online tactics in the era of AI, counterterrorism efforts should also evolve, employing new tools and

The Growing Tech Focus of the Quad
Jul 09, 2022

The Growing Tech Focus of the Quad

Writing new rules of the road for critical and emerging technologies is a key imperative for the Quad.

The India–US partnership: Strategic convergences and divergences in Afghanistan
Jun 14, 2022

The India–US partnership: Strategic convergences and divergences in Afghanistan

Both India and the US seek to cooperate on the issue of Afghanistan as they share coinciding strategic national interests, including preventing Afgh

The OHCHR report: Exposing atrocities in Xinjiang
Sep 05, 2022

The OHCHR report: Exposing atrocities in Xinjiang

The report, which was released despite mounting pressure from China, reveals grave violations against Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities in Xinjiang

The Quad and the wicked problem of tech standards
Jun 01, 2022

The Quad and the wicked problem of tech standards

The 5Gi case displays India’s ambition to play a significant role in the formation of the global tech regime.

The rise of anti-American rhetoric in South Asia: An assessment
May 05, 2023

The rise of anti-American rhetoric in South Asia: An assessment

South Asian nations are using anti-American rhetoric to push back against the US’s demands for internal reforms and signal their agency and increasi

The road to justice for many Syrians begins in Germany
Dec 08, 2020

The road to justice for many Syrians begins in Germany

Germany activated the principle of universal jurisdiction enshrined in the German Code of Crimes, which allows it to prosecute international crimes no

The road to peace in Kashmir: Public perception of the contentious AFSPA and PSA
Aug 16, 2018

The road to peace in Kashmir: Public perception of the contentious AFSPA and PSA

The troubled state of Jammu and Kashmir is governed by two controversial laws – the Armed Forces (Jammu and Kashmir) Special Powers Act (AFSPA) of 1990 and its predecessor, the Jammu & Kashmir Public Safety Act (PSA), 1978. In the past few years, state security forces have been enforcing these two laws against suspected militants and insurgents with increasing severity. This paper argues that the combined enforcement of these two laws has s

The role of sexual and reproductive health in gender equality
Jul 17, 2019

The role of sexual and reproductive health in gender equality

Developing clear strategies can improve gender equality, human rights, and women-centred care in The Gambia.

The Russia-Ukraine War: The Last Crisis to Break the UN Camel’s Back?
May 21, 2022

The Russia-Ukraine War: The Last Crisis to Break the UN Camel’s Back?

The United Nations (UN) has recently been plagued by several crises—the COVID-19 pandemic, the Taliban’s return in Afghanistan, and the Ukraine war—that have tested its ability to deliver on humanity’s projects of peace and security, sustainable development, human rights, and humanitarian response. Indeed, its actions and inactions in the Ukraine war have triggered an existential dilemma. India must use this moment of creative destruction

The Women’s Movement in Iran
Oct 14, 2022

The Women’s Movement in Iran

The current regime views the hijab as a characteristic of the national identity of Iran. Will the current protests bring any change?

Towards a European consensus on China?
Aug 04, 2023

Towards a European consensus on China?

Although Germany’s China strategy and the UK report didn’t meet the desired expectations, they still indicate Europe’s recalibration of its Chin

Towards values-based connectivity in BIMSTEC: Enhancing the rights dimensions of SDG 8
Dec 23, 2020

Towards values-based connectivity in BIMSTEC: Enhancing the rights dimensions of SDG 8

The enhancement of the SDG framework in line with the human rights norms and indicators should not be onerous, given the voluntarism of the SDG proces

Türkiye at a crossroads: Voting for status quo or change
Apr 13, 2023

Türkiye at a crossroads: Voting for status quo or change

The upcoming Turkish elections could reconfigure Türkiye’s domestic policy and shape the long-term foreign policy course of this critical middle po

Under the Taliban regime: The fate of Afghan women and girls
Sep 06, 2022

Under the Taliban regime: The fate of Afghan women and girls

One year into Taliban rule, Afghan women and girls struggle for basic human rights.

Understanding India’s response to the Syrian civil war
Oct 13, 2017

Understanding India’s response to the Syrian civil war

The popular uprising against the Assad regime in 2011, which gradually evolved into a civil conflict, has been one of contemporary history’s greatest tragedies. The conflict has claimed more than 400,000 lives; over six million Syrians have been internally displaced. India has not joined the call for an end to the Assad-led Baath Party rule over Syria. While this position may not hold much weight on its own, it strengthens with the consolidated

Understanding the Bangladesh Jamaat e-Islami’s return
Jul 15, 2023

Understanding the Bangladesh Jamaat e-Islami’s return

From being banned to holding a political rally in Dhaka, the return of the BJI has implications for Bangladeshi democracy

US -Russia Relations at a Crossroads
Aug 02, 2013

US -Russia Relations at a Crossroads

Láffaire Snowden, the Moscow CIA station chief's name being published by Russia; tit-for-tat lists of alleged human rights violators released by the two countries; Syria, Iran, Ballistic Missile Defence, nuclear arms reductions—these are the issues concerning US-Russia relations that have dominated the headlines in the last few weeks. It would appear that the Cold War is upon us again! However, seen from another perspective, there are some sig

US cotton ban against Xinjiang-based XPCC has strategic value for India
Dec 10, 2020

US cotton ban against Xinjiang-based XPCC has strategic value for India

New Delhi must use the opportunity to strengthen its partnership with the US, which in recent years, has made rapid progress.

Walk the talk: Prioritise SDG 5 to advance Agenda 2030
Mar 07, 2024

Walk the talk: Prioritise SDG 5 to advance Agenda 2030

The connections between SDG 5 and other goals underscore the imperative of attaining gender equality as both a moral obligation and a strategic invest

What Iran did for India and why it is hurt
Oct 04, 2005

What Iran did for India and why it is hurt

Strikingly similar to the crisis that Iran faced at the IAEA Board meeting in Vienna last weekend, India too found itself in a tight spot in April 1994 at the United Nations Human Rights Commission's annual session in Geneva.

What is the Democratic Party’s vision for India?
May 21, 2020

What is the Democratic Party’s vision for India?

Democrats in the US Congress are increasingly willing to call India out on human rights issues.

Who did Hillary Clinton meet during her East Asia tour?
Feb 24, 2009

Who did Hillary Clinton meet during her East Asia tour?

Hillary Clinton's altered agenda reflected the reshuffled priorities of the US in its dealings with China. Unlike in the past, Human Rights and Tibet did not figure prominently during the talks this time.

Why is coercive diplomacy failing against the Taliban 
Dec 02, 2021

Why is coercive diplomacy failing against the Taliban 

The international community seems to be caught between a rock and a hard place as coercive tactics to reform the Talibann are proving to be ineffectiv

Will illiberal nationalism undermine much-needed UN reform?
Sep 07, 2022

Will illiberal nationalism undermine much-needed UN reform?

The growth of illiberal nationalism in the US and the deepening of already illiberal nationalist states like Russia and China are compromising the UN�

Xi Jinping’s sweet words on civilisational respect can’t hide his actions of civilisational contempt
May 18, 2019

Xi Jinping’s sweet words on civilisational respect can’t hide his actions of civilisational contempt

If there is one thing about civilisations, it is the fact that they go through crests and troughs. Some build legacies, others lose them.

अभिव्यक्ति की स्वतंत्रता के ‘अधिकार’ का इतिहास!
Dec 29, 2022

अभिव्यक्ति की स्वतंत्रता के ‘अधिकार’ का इतिहास!

दो भागों की श्रृंखला के पहले हिस्से में वोल्फगैंग क्लाइन

जमात-ए-इस्लामीच्या पुनरागमनाचा लोकशाहीवर परिणाम?
Oct 20, 2023

जमात-ए-इस्लामीच्या पुनरागमनाचा लोकशाहीवर परिणाम?

बंदी असण्यापासून ते ढाका येथे राजकीय सभेचे आयोजन करण्यापर्यंत बांगलादेश जमात-ए-इस्लामी पार्टीचा प्रवास पाहता, या पक्षाचे पुनरागमन बांगलादेशातील लोकशाहीवर परिणाम करू श

तालिबानच्या कारभारातील आव्हाने आणि संबंधित गुंतागुंत
Oct 30, 2023

तालिबानच्या कारभारातील आव्हाने आणि संबंधित गुंतागुंत

गेल्या दोन वर्षांमध्ये, तालिबानला अंतर्गत सत्ता संघर्ष�

थाईलैंड में सिर उठा रहे ‘विस्थापन’ की चुनौती की बड़ी वजह बना म्यामांर
Jul 29, 2023

थाईलैंड में सिर उठा रहे ‘विस्थापन’ की चुनौती की बड़ी वजह बना म्यामांर

थाईलैंड में म्यांमार के शरणार्थियों की बढ़ती आमद ने उसकी

थायलंडमध्ये पुन्हा ‘जास्मिन क्रांती’?
Oct 23, 2020

थायलंडमध्ये पुन्हा ‘जास्मिन क्रांती’?

थायलंडमध्ये सरकारविरोधात मोठे जनआंदोलन सुरू झाले आहे. दशकभरापूर्वी अरब देशांमध्ये झालेल्या तथाकथित क्रांतीची आठवण हे जनआंदोलन करून देते आहे.

दहशतवादाविरुद्धच्या युद्धाचे भविष्य: ऑनलाइन लढाईसाठी धोरण काय असावे?
Mar 02, 2024

दहशतवादाविरुद्धच्या युद्धाचे भविष्य: ऑनलाइन लढाईसाठी धोरण काय असावे?

AI च्या युगात दहशतवादी आणि हिंसक अतिरेकी त्यांचे ऑनलाइन ड�

पहिला आंतरराष्ट्रीय AI करार: योग्य दिशेने प्रगती, पण अनेक प्रश्न!
Jun 01, 2024

पहिला आंतरराष्ट्रीय AI करार: योग्य दिशेने प्रगती, पण अनेक प्रश्न!

युरोप परिषदेने कृत्रिम बुद्धिमत्तेवर (AI) पहिला आंतरराष्�

पाकिस्तानातील बलुच आंदोलनाचा बदलता चेहरा!
May 22, 2024

पाकिस्तानातील बलुच आंदोलनाचा बदलता चेहरा!

बलुच निदर्शनांबाबत पाकिस्तान सरकारने अवलंबिलेल्या कठो�

बीजिंग ऑलिम्पिक आणि चिनी दडपशाही
Dec 23, 2021

बीजिंग ऑलिम्पिक आणि चिनी दडपशाही

अनेक पाश्चिमात्य देशांनी मानवाधिकारांचे उल्लंघन केल्याच्या कारणावरून बीजिंग हिवाळी ऑलिम्पिकवर बहिष्कार टाकण्याचा निर्णय घेतला आहे.