Drone Attack on the Saudi Installation and Tensions in the Gulf

The attack on Saudi oil field in Khurais and refinery in Abqaiq on Sunday has knocked out 5.7 million barrel per day of oil supplies. This is half of Saudi daily oil production; it amounts to 5 percent of global oil supply. There have been attacks on....

To the Moon and Beyond: Time for India to Strengthen its ‘Space’ Muscles

Lunar exploration missions date back to the very beginning of space exploration itself. In over a year’s time following Sputnik, the advances in aerospace technologies were made to enable forays into our closest neighbour in outer space. The desire....

China-Taiwan Conundrum

Chinese approach towards Taiwan has becoming increasingly assertive since Tsai Ing-wen became the President of Taiwan in 2016. Her position on not accepting the 1992 consensus has not gone down well with Beijing. She has adopted a very ‘independent....

The ongoing Political Struggle in Kyrgyzstan: Who is Responsible?

Kyrgyzstan is a small Central Asian Republic which has perceived political turmoil since it became independent after the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. It is the only Central Asian republic which has been practicing democracy; however, it has ....

Women’s Rights in Afghanistan: A Long Struggle Ahead

… there is no tool for development more effective than the empowerment of women, no policy is more important in preventing conflict, or in achieving reconciliation after a conflict has ended .. international community must continue to provide the n....

भारतीय संघवाद की भावना

भारत की संघीय प्रकृति की बात बार-बार की जाती रही है और यह सत्तारूढ़ पार्टी तथा विपक्ष के बीच टकरा....

2019 Japan-South Korea Tensions: Why the ‘Past’ took Precedence over the ‘Future’?

Since late last year, East Asia has been uneasy with wariness over the growing tensions between South Korea and Japan. Though, historical legacies and war memories of Imperial Japan continue to emerge as recurrent factors in the regional politics, th....

Deadlock in Afghanistan

In a dramatic turn of events, the US President announced in a tweet on September 7 that he has called-off the secret meeting with the Taliban leaders at Camp David, and ended the peace talks with the armed group.1 Further, keeping alive th....

Visit of Indian Prime Minister to Vladivostok

Indian Prime Minister, Sri Narendra Modi, visited Vladivostok in Far East of Russia for two days; 04-05 Sep 2019. The PM had two main agenda points: First, to attend 20th Summit Level talk with the Russian President, Mr. Vladimir Putin; and second, ....

Inner-Party Differences on Hong Kong Issue Pose Problems for Xi Jinping

China’s leadership will have been incensed by the photographs and videos of protestors in Hong Kong carrying American flags and chanting “America please take over Hong Kong” on September 9, in apparent escalation of the protests against Chinese....

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