Commentaries & Articles
US-Iran Conflict and its Impact on Central Asia: An Assessment
The Central Asian Republics (CARs) and The Islamic Republic of Iran have followed a mutual policy of increased political and economic cooperation in recent times, which is primarily based on age-old ethnocultural and historical ties between the two regions. However, being predominantly influenced by one or another dominant superpower such as Russia, China, and to certain extent, USA, the CARs have been cautious about reaping closed ties with Iran in light of recent US pressure on Iran and its possible implications on these Republics.
From Indraprastha to New Delhi: The Millennial Itihasa of a Capital
sarvanyetani dharmani ksatre bharata sattam, nirashishe jivaloke dharmem vyavasthitaha; majjet trayi dandanitau hatayam sarvem dharma prakseyeyurvi rudadhaha, sarvem dharmashchshramanam hataha syuhu ksatre tyakte rajadharmem purane. -Mahabharat (Shanti Parva, 64//28)
Brexit and UK Elections
The Brexit debate has spilled over from Parliament to vote in elections. British Prime Minister Johnson suffered an initial set-back when Parliament voted Letwin Amendment on 19th October to delay Brexit deal by a vote of 322 to 306 until after it has gone through the ‘Withdrawal Agreement Bill’. This a detailed piece of legislation for bringing the international treaty into domestic law. He recovered ground to score a convincing win on Tuesday, 22nd October by a vote of 329 to 299.
अनुच्छेद 370 का निरस्तीकरण, पाकिस्तान की प्रतिक्रिया
अनुच्छेद 370 और 35, जिसके अंतर्गत जम्मू-कश्मीर को विशेष दर्जा दिया गया था, वे भारतीय संविधान के हिस्से थे। इस लिहाजन, उनका निरस्तीकरण किसी भी तरह से अंतरराष्ट्रीय समझौते की अवहेलना नहीं है। ये सुनिश्चित करते हैं कि जम्मू-कश्मीर के लोग भारतीय संघ के दायरे में लोकतांत्रिक अधिकारों का उपभोग करते थे, जो पाकिस्तान अधिकृत कश्मीर (पीओके) के लोग को कभी नसीब नहीं हुआ था। यहां तक कि हालिया किये गए संशोधन के बाद भी, इस स्थिति में कोई फर्क नहीं आया है। केंद्र शासित प्रदेशों के भाग के रूप में, जम्मू-कश्मीर तथा लद्दाख के लोग भारतीय संसद में प्रतिनिधित्व करते रहेंगे।
The Killing of Abu Bakral-Baghdadi: Implications
On 27th October President Trump of the United States announced the killing of Al Baghdadi and claimed that his was a bigger achievement than that of a similar capture and killing of Osama bin Laden, believed to be the inspiration, if not the master mind, behind the 9/11 that left a toll of 2996.
एक्ट फार ईस्ट नीति: भारत की विदेश नीति में नया अंग
प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी रूस के राष्ट्रपति व्लादीमिर पुतिन के न्योते पर 4-5 सितंबर 2019 को ईस्टर्न इकनॉमिक फोरम की पांचवीं बैठक के मुख्य अतिथि के रूप में व्लादीवोस्तोक गए। व्लादीवोस्तोक में 20वीं भारत-रूस वार्षिक शिखर बैठक हुई, जिसके बाद विस्तृत संयुक्त बयान जारी किया गया। दो मुख्य बातें हैं। पहली, रूस के सुदूर पूर्वी क्षेत्र को व्यवस्थित तरीके से द्विपक्षीय समीकरण में शामिल कर ली गई है। इससे द्विपक्षीय संबंधों को बल मिलेगा। दूसरी, रूस का सुदूर पूर्वी इलाका एशिया-प्रशांत क्षेत्र के केंद्र में स्थित है, इसीलिए क्षेत्र के साथ भारत के संपर्क के भू-राजनीतिक प्रभाव भी होंगे।
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