Commentaries & Articles
Impact of Climate Change on the Blue Economy of the Indian Ocean Region: Case Study of the Fisheries Sector
Introduction
Over the last decade, the concept of blue economy, which refers to sustainable economic development through proper utilization of marine resources, has become widespread including in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR).
India’s Freedom: Subhas Bose and INA
The British consistently endeavoured to black out all news concerning the Indian National army (INA) throughout the period of its existence. As a consequence, very little was known of the INA in India. The British called it ‘JIFs’, the Japanese Inspired Forces. They made it appear that some prisoners of war had joined the Japanese to escape the rigour and toil. Subhas Bose was portrayed as a dissenting radical maverick, driven by personal ambitions. Not till the INA trials began that India got to know about INA. The impact was tremendous.
India at 75: Foreign and Economic Policies and the Road ahead
Since independence India has evolved at a rapid pace and successfully embraced numerous structural changes. Amid the 21st century realities, as India turns 75, its foreign policy and growing economic capabilities lend a sense of optimism about the country's future. India certainly has the potential to navigate as a leading power, both in the South Asian region and the international system.
Growing Prowess of TTP amidst Negotiations
After a decade and a half long rift between the Pakistan government and the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and several failed peace treaties, the two sides again attempted an uneasy truce in June 2022 to prevent further bloodshed by having a "three month-long complete ceasefire", only to be breached in times to come.[1] This cessation of violence resulted after weeks of secret meetings between TTP and the Pakistan military in Kabul, mediated by the Afghan Taliban.
Sinostan: China's Growing Influence in Central Asia
Following the collapse of the Soviet Union, China had greater ambitions to establish cordial relations with newly independent CARs, which had not previously been the case due to Sino-Soviet animosity. In addition, the geopolitical vacuum left by the collapse of the Soviet Union has offered enough possibilities for Beijing to expand its commercial and economic links with Central Asia. Similarly, the Central Asian republics were in severe need of economic stabilisation and saw China as a possible alternative.
An Outline of the Development of Ancient Historical and Archaeological Studies in India
There is a wide range of studies on this topic, often contentious in various ways. Here I shall adopt a simple factual approach, outlining how the study of ancient Indian history and archaeology has developed in different stages from the mid-18th century to the present. Ancient Indian History
The Iraqi Political Conundrum
Iraq’s problems do not seem to go away. Any effort for a domestic stabilization always meets with an unequal and more intense opposing force. Politico- religious leaders hold the sway. External powers play their own games in keeping their stables always charged. People are totally dissatisfied and disgruntled by the political dispensation at least since 2003. Removal of Saddam Hussein should have led to some stability and a way forward to meet the democratic aspirations of the ordinary Iraqi but that precisely is not the case.
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