International Relations/Diplomacy
Commentary: Japan’s Challenges and Indo-Japanese Connection - Perspectives for 2018

In the new year, Japan under Shinzo Abe faces many challenges on the foreign policy front. Some of these are perennial problems and others are relatively new. Among the continuing challenges is the threat of North Korea and its ballistic missile a

Commentary: From Football Icon to Liberia President - Can George Weah Lead Liberia?

Liberia is a country in West Africa which is bordered by Sierra Leone, Guinea and Ivory Coast with an area of 111,369 square kilometers and population of approximately 4.6 million people. It has a republic system of government where the president is

उज्बेकिस्तान और अफगानिस्तान के बीच बढ़ती सहभागिता

अफगानिस्तान के राष्ट्रपति अशरफ गनी ने हाल में उज्बेकिस्तान का आधिकारिक दौरा किया। उज्बेक राष

Containment Again: Will this be the Leitmotif of the ‘Quad’?

Prologue When George F Kennan wrote his ‘Long Telegram’ from the Moscow embassy in February 1946, soon after the death of the three-term president of the USA, Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR), it was early in arriving. The lege

Commentary- Central Asia in 2017

Central Asia is India’s extended neighbour and a geo-strategically vital region. India’s relations with this region go back for centuries, and are based on commercial, cultural, and civilizational links. In June 2017, India received full membersh

क्या ‘वन बेल्ट वन रोड’ चीन में आर्थिक उथलपुथल ला सकता है?

सन 2000 के बाद ही लगातार कई अर्थशास्त्रियों द्वारा चीनी अर्थव्यवस्था में गिरावट के कयास लगाये जा

Commentary: North Korea Takes Advantage of Flags of Convenience Regime

Amid high decibel ‘verbal exchanges’ between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un over latter’s nuclear ambition, the United Nations Security Council announced on 22 December 2017 new economic sanctions against Democrat

Emerging India European Union Cooperation in Western Indian Ocean

Donald Trump’s exhortation for European Union (EU) to do more for their own security, coupled with ‘Brexit’ has spurred the EU to review its security framework. This has been further convoluted by an assertive Russia and rising influence of Chi

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