Commentaries & Articles
Escalation between Iran and Israel
Join Amb. Anil Trigunayat and Hirak Jyoti Das unfold the ongoing escalation between Iran and Israel; the US role and the future of the JCPOA.
Modi Government: An Evaluation
As the nation reels under the impact of the monstrous second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic Prime Minister Modi has been the focus of much criticism, some justified and some unjustified, for the failure to avert it and to mitigate its adverse impact. This is understandable, to an extent, since as the tallest leader in the land he is the lightening rod for such criticism with all other stake holders in the country flying under the radar when it comes to accountability in this regard.
Afghanistan Stares at an Uncertain Future
The American troops are withdrawing from Afghanistan without an agreed political system in place. After nearly 20 years of a democratic period, Afghanistan is at the risk of losing the gains it made in the last 20 years of a democratic system.
भारत को वीर सपूतों की नहीं, यद्यपि “वीर माताओं” की जरूरत है।
विश्व के अधिकांश देश मई माह के द्वितीय रविवार को “मातृदिवस” के रूप में मनाते हैं। हमारा देश भारत भी इस विश्व का एक अभिन्न एवं महत्वपूर्ण अंग है एवं भारत में भी प्रत्येक वर्ष मई माह के द्वितीय रविवार को यह पवित्र दिवस मनाया जाता है। कहते हैं समय के साथ परिवर्तन आवश्यक है। किन्तु, क्या और कितना परिवर्तन आवश्यक है यह भी अत्यधिक विचारशील प्रश्न है। न जाने कितने युग बदल गए, शताब्दियाँ बीत गई, और आज समय में एक बहुत बड़ा बदलाव आ गया है।
India Supports ASEAN in its Myanmar Initiative
The ASEAN leaders meeting on 24 April overcame expectations of its viability. Despite hesitations it achieved more than anticipated.1 Initially, ASEAN Chair Brunei was reluctant to have the first ASEAN summit of 2021. Preparatory work was undertaken by Indonesia, which has now made it a habit of stepping in whenever there is an internal crisis in ASEAN.2
Technology and Air Warfare
Most pathbreaking technologies in use in the civilian world were first developed for military applications. Brightest of minds and R&D efforts have focussed on developing technologies for gaining a military edge over the adversary. Join Air Marshal Anil Khosla (Retd) and Shashank Sharma as they discuss how technology is likely to impact ‘Air Warfare’ as it is practiced today and what opportunities and challenges the foreseeable future holds.
The Endgame: Captain America Versus Band of Bad Boys
In the last sequel of the Marvel series movie, “The Endgame”, Avengers including the idol leader Captain America- the symbol of freedom, justice and the “American Way”- fights the evils of the universe like Thanos, who plans to destroy the earth and repopulate it with his kind of people. However, the movie ends with the decimation of Captain America and his team of Superheroes. Something similar we are witnessing today in the modern-day game of geopolitics where ultimately the United States is surrendering to Thanos and his cohorts (read Taliban).
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Global Developments And Analysis: Weekly Monitor
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International Development
January 22, 2021
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I. United States Politics and Society US and Iran ratchet up military activity as concerns increase ahead of Soleimani...

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Myanmar Round Up
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