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Revisiting Korean War in its 70th Anniversary
June 25, 2020 marked the 70th anniversary of the outbreak of the Korean War. It was on this day when Communist North Korea invaded the US-backed South triggering a three-year long war that killed millions from both sides. On this occasion, the two allies, the United States and South Korea, reaffirmed their commitment to defending “the hard-fought peace” on the divided peninsula amid continuous threat and sabre-rattling by North Korea.
Et Tu Caesar – Unending Plight of Syria!
“Et tu Brutus” has been synonymous with perfidy. But on June 17 when the USA invoked its “Caesar Act” against Syria and its embattled President Assad, pursuant to the geo-political games, Assad would have closed the caption by accusing Caesar - his current nemesis in the form of a chasing and chastising hyper power. For nearly a decade due to foreign interventions and lack of foresight on the part of its leaders Syria’s socio-economic fabric has been sundered apart.
Nepalese Budget for 2020-21: More Figures than Solutions
On May 28, 2020, Finance Minister, Yubaraj Khatiwada, presented Federal Budget of Rs. 1,474 billion for the FY 2020-21 at a time when the entire nation is engulfed by coronavirus pandemic. In such an unusual period, expectations were that the budget would support such innovative health-related measures that could control the growing number of coronavirus cases in the country, which has taken a toll of 26 lives and over 11,162 people are infected as of June 25, 2020.
Managing the LAC: Rules are Handrails, and Not Handcuffs!
The Dragon is awake, and is vigourously seeking to establish Pax Sinica! Of the two milestones of the 100th anniversaries of the founding of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and the establishment of the People's Republic of China (PRC) in 2021 and 2049 respectively, the first will be a big event in the tenure of the current President Xi Jinping.
US’ Priority: Pacific, within the Indo-Pacific
The ongoing operational maneuvers by the US military in the Pacific Ocean, establishment of the Pacific Deterrence Initiative (PDI) in the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021, and a new approach towards Taipei through the Taiwan Defence Act are indicative of the primacy of the Pacific Ocean in the broader US Indo-Pacific Strategy.
How Sport Mirrors the India- Pakistan Relationship
Sport is complex. As well as being skill, it is also diplomacy. Skills matter, but it is “grievance sport,” when players seek to avenge history, that counts. For example, India and Pakistan are unable to delink personal pieties from inter- state relations.1 In cricket and hockey, the rivalry is blood sport. But kabaddi, wrestling and other sports also produce skirmishes. Athletes front as ambassadors, yet they have also brawled. This essay addresses hockey. Cultural Warriors and Strategic Equivalence
क्या कोविड-19 से जंग हार रहा है पाकिस्तान?
पूरी दुनिया कोविड-19 महामारी से जूझ रही है मगर पाकिस्तान का इस संकट से निपटने का तरीका देखकर डर लग रहा है कि अगर वह जल्द नहीं संभला तो यह जंग हारने का जोखिम खड़ा हो जाएगा।
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