International Relations and Diplomacy
The Virtual Summit between India and Australia: how Significant?

Connected by the Indian Ocean, Commonwealth, the English language and shared democratic values, Australia has never loomed larger in the Indian consciousness than in the last decade. The relationship has seen its highs and lows but here has been a st....

Ultra Virus | A Poem

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In lanes behind Hotel Raffles In Singapore it still baffles Me how our dear friend Hu Noh Lai Knew I would be passing by. He softly whispered in my ea....

The Disarray in the Gulf Cooperation Council

The 5th of June 2020 marks a sad day in the annals of the 6-member GCC (Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, and Bahrain) founded in 1981. On 5th June 2017 the Crown Princes of Saudi Arabia and the U.A.E. broke off relations with ....

India’s Medicine Diplomacy

“Vasudhaiv Kutumbakam” (World is one family) has been a key ingredient of India’s outreach to the world from time immemorial. It has also acquired a greater salience in the wake of Covid-19 pandemic. The whole world is suffering and is frankly ....

Africa Agenda 2063: How India may Deepen its Partnership

Agenda 2063 was crafted by the African Union (AU) for itself in 2013 at the golden jubilee of the OAU, founded in 1963.1 The ambitious Agenda 2063 is the new development compact of Africa where they seek increasing alignment of what they w....

Global Scenario of Covid-19: Some Reflections

After the number of infected persons from the coronavirus or Covid-19 crossed 6 million and now in kissing distance of reaching 7 million worldwide with close to 4 lakh fatalities in about 213 countries,1 many countries that took resort of....

West Asia Roundup - May 2020

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West Asia continued to suffer under the onslaught of Covid -19. While Iran despite its socio-economic problems and US sanctions remained the major victim in the region others caught up rather fast. Some took early c....

CHEW AN LAI | A POEM

In Moscow close to the Bolshoi, I was approached by Hou Noh Lai, I sensed it was his clear intent To share with me a document That from China he’d filtered out, Which he stated was all about Xi Jinping’s plans of brinksmanship To f....

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