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Reconciliation is the Way Forward for Durable Conflict Resolution in the Northeast
Introduction
Conflict settlement is a significant achievement for a state to put an end to a violent protracted armed engagement. In fact, Johan Galtung gave new idea of concept of peace as negative peace that is absence of violence but it is not enduring hence states must endeavour to achieve positive peace through communication
Syrian Unrest: A Decade of Misery for Syrians
18th March 2021 marks the 10th anniversary of the commencement of unrest in Syria. The arrest and ill treatment of 15 schoolboys in Darra, a town on the border with Jordan led to about 3000 people holding a demonstration after Friday prayers, demanding their release, lifting of emergency which has been in force since the Arab Israeli war of 1967, and repeal of the restrictive laws on transfer of land near international borders. The Government addressed the demands satisfactorily, but protests spread with every passing week to other cities.
Central Asia: Three Decades of Developments
Central Asia, located between the East and the West has always been been at the centre of power struggle between major powers such as Russia, China, US and West. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, the leaders of these independent republics, adopted multi vector foreign policies to balance these major powers. As this year marks the three decades of the break of the Soviet Union, join Amb D. P. Srivastava and Dr. Pravesh Kumar Gupta for a discussion on the developments in Central Asian region in these three decades.
भूआर्थिक रणनीति की रूपरेखा
सहस्राब्दियों से राष्ट्र-राज्य ने शक्ति की अपनी राजनीति में आर्थिक उपकरणों का बेधड़क उपयोग किया है। लिहाजा, अंतरराष्ट्रीय संबंधों में एक नये भू-आर्थिकी युग के उभार को लेकर जारी हालिया विर्मशों में ये सवाल उठे हैं। चीन का अभ्युदय, जो आज की वैश्विक राजनीति को परिभाषित करता है, ने प्राय: ही अपने कौशल को विश्व के भूआर्थिक व्यवहारों को अग्रणी रूप में प्रदर्शित किया है। किंतु सवाल है कि भू-आर्थिकी क्या है?
Japan-South Korea Entente Vital for Peaceful Indo-Pacific
The Indo-Pacific region has gradually assumed a centrality in the global strategic balance for peace and security. The stability and tranquility of the four decades after the conclusion of the Vietnam War is being challenged by an aggressive China. United States, ASEAN and the democratic countries of the region are striving to maintain peace and harmony in East Asia as the critical arena where China in seeking to change facts in its favour trampling on the territorial, maritime and strategic interests of its neighbours.
US Foreign Policy under Joe Biden
On March 3rd, the new Biden administration released an Interim National Security Strategic Guidance to convey how the US would engage with the world as it begins its work on the National Security Strategy. As the new administration takes such first steps towards charting its foreign policy priorities, join Amb Arun K Singh and Dr. Himani Pant for a discussion on the broad contours of the US foreign policy under Joe Biden.
World’s Options on Myanmar Limited
A little over a month has passed since Myanmar’s army chief Min Aung Hlaing shocked the world by seizing power on 1 February from the democratically elected National League for Democracy (NLD), and arrested the country’s civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi. Since then protests have intensified, lives have been lost, blood has been spilled but the junta remains unmoved and resorted to harsh measures to quell the protests. As a result, the country once again stares down the abyss of autocratic rule.
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