Commentaries & Articles
Of Bulls, Boys and Bananas: A Realistic Look at Vaccine Transportation
Now that we have possibly viable candidates for the COVID-19 vaccine, the media frenzy has moved on to another plane – how to store and transport vaccines. Especially the Pfizer vaccine, which needs to be stored at -70°Celsius - colder than winter in Antarctica; and the Moderna candidate, which needs a more moderate -20°Celsius.1
Understanding the Complexities and Paradoxes of the Chinese Dream
The oft-quoted slogan “Chinese dream” by the President Xi Jinping, which was under spotlight when it was introduced, has gained widespread attention and jitters in China and the outside world. Inside China, the Chinese dream is everywhere, on streets, in cinemas, in music and even in schools. The Chinese dream is reminder for the Chinese that there will be rejuvenation of the country to its past glory. Outside China, the dream is a cause of concern - of an impending hegemonic Chinese world order.
Tibetan Buddhism: A Source and Strength of India’s Soft Power Diplomacy
The relations between Tibet, India and China are best illustrated in the words of Claude Arpi, a noted historian and journalist who has written a series of important books on Tibet, India and China, including, The Fate of Tibet: When the Big Insects Eats Small Insects. Arpi writes: “It is interesting to note that in the history of the three nations, Tibet and China always had a relation based on force and power, while Tibet and India had more of a cultural and religious relationship based on shared spiritual values.”
मध्य-पूर्व और अमेरिका के अगले राष्ट्रपति : चिंताएं भरपूर
अमेरिका परंपरागत रूप से मध्य-पूर्व की सुरक्षा का मध्यस्थ रहा है। इस क्षेत्र के प्रति पिछले कुछ दिनों से अमेरिकी रवैया में यकीनन कुछ उदासीनता और और निष्क्रियता के संकेत मिले हैं। इसलिए कि हिंद-प्रशांत महासागर की भू-आर्थिकी और भू-राजनीति ने शक्ति-संतुलन को बदल दिया है। जैसा कि अमेरिका शेल और गैस सहित तेल का सबसे बड़ा उत्पादक देश हो गया है। इसने उसके पहले की रणनीतिक उपभोक्ता की हैसियत को एक प्रतियोगी उत्पादक में बदल दिया है। इस वजह से एशियाई देशों की तेजी से समृद्ध होती अर्थव्यवस्था की बढ़ती मांगों ने उसे एक युद्ध के मैदान में बदल दिया है। सभी मुख्य उत्पादक पाई के लिए प्रतिस्पर्धा करें
West Asia Review - November 2020
Even though sunset on Trump Presidency has begun the Middle East continued to engage his attention. His Secretary of State Pompeo visited the region especially Turkey, UAE, Saudi Arabia , Qatar and Israel to follow through the partially finished and unfinished agendas like normalisation of relations with Israel by more countries in the region
Shinzo Abe’s “Broader Asia” and India Japan Relations
In the post war political history of Japan, no Prime Minister has ever evoked so much global media, political, diplomatic, and popular attention as Shinzo Abe while in office and more remarkably in the sudden departure from his office.
Why Drones Turned the Tide for Azerbaijan? An Analysis
Recently, the print and the audio-visual media were abuzz with the news of the Azerbaijan-Armenia conflict over the disputed lands of Nagorno-Karabkh. The blazing headlines and breaking news were telling some interesting facts on how the drones were causing havoc in the war.123 Drones on the Centre-stage
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December 14, 2020
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International Development
January 22, 2021
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I. United States Politics and Society US and Iran ratchet up military activity as concerns increase ahead of Soleimani...

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February 27, 2021
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DEFENCE Defence budget allocation 2021-2022. BEL to showcase about 30 products/systems developed as part of ‘Aatmanirbhar...

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