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Global Developments and Analysis: Weekly Monitor, 30 August - 05 September 2021

Economic
China’s Xi Jinping, Liu He move to reassure private sector as Beijing’s Big Tech crackdown rattles entrepreneurs
On Sept 06, both Chinese President Xi Jinping and his top economic adviser, Vice-Premier Liu He, sent st....

Global Developments and Analysis: Weekly Monitor, 09 August - 15 August 2021

Economic
Big Tech rolls on as investors shrug off regulatory pressure
Pressure is rising for Big Tech firms, signalling tougher regulation in Washington and elsewhere that could lead to the breakup of the largest platforms. But yo....

Biden as a Liberal Crusader: Assessing the Obama-Biden Human Rights Legacy

… the hope is that Biden would have learnt from the Obama era mistakes and hence follow a non-interventionist policy to avoid another ‘humanitarian’ war … at the end of his Presidential term, Biden may emerge a ‘liberal crusader’ or be an....

US and Russia Engage Again

The publicly-stated “outcomes” from the US-Russia summit meeting in Geneva on June 16 are well-known: return of their Ambassadors to their respective stations; foreign office discussions on restoration of diplomatic properties and staff strengths....

US-India Partnership: Crisis Management in the Pandemic Era and Future of the Relationship

It is widely accepted that India and the United States have transformed their relationship in the post Cold War era. In the years from the Clinton administration, both US and India found increasing congruence in the security, economic and politics of....

Gaza Conflict 2021: Why Now, Who Gains?

The guns have fallen silent, fighter aircrafts are back to their bases and the two sides, while counting their losses, are trying to hold onto their nerves as the latest conflict between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip has come to a halt after dec....

International goodwill for India

At a time when India is confronted with unprecedented crisis situation due to the surging spread of the COVID-19 pandemic across the country, it augur well that the country is receiving bounties of goodwill from countries the world over to fight the ....

US / NATO Withdrawal from Afghanistan and its Implications

The author had the opportunity to attend on 5 May 2021 a very engaging round table jointly hosted by the Vivekananda Foundation, New Delhi, and Hudson Institute, Washington DC on the imminent US/NATO withdrawal from Afghanistan and its impact on the ....

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. ....

Understanding the Trends in Russia US Relations

Russia’s relations with the West are deteriorating rapidly. The rhetoric from the top leaders on both sides has been sharp and uncharitably harsh. They have expelled diplomats from each others’ countries. On 19th March, in a TV interview, Pre....

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