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India: Mother of Democracy @G20
India is a country of 1.3 billion people, and the value of democracy and rule of law is embedded in its culture. The country has been a champion of democracy and the rule of law at every international forum. At the G20 Summit in Osaka last year, Prime Minister Modi made a strong statement in support of democracy and human rights. The tweet below sums it up perfectly:
Terrorism and Extremism Trends in Bharat: Review of 2022 and Prognosis for 2023
उद्धरेदात्मनात्मानं नात्मानमवसादयेत् | आत्मैव ह्यात्मनो बन्धुरात्मैव रिपुरात्मन: || [Translation: “Let a man be lifted up by his own self; let him not lower himself; for he himself is his friend, and he himself is his enemy.”] -Shrimad Bhagavad Gita (Chapter 6, Verse 5)
The Elusive Golden Mean in PSB Privatization Goal
US President Harry Truman entangled in an array of economic views had famously asked for a “one-armed economist”.[1] A team of economists pronouncing “On the one hand, this” and “On the other hand, that” may have seemed too confusing for a former army colonel like him. The military was apparently a less ambiguous battlefield than the economic Marshall plan which Truman implemented. Interestingly, it’s not just Truman who sighs with conflicting perspectives – it’s the financial markets and media too.
Climate Change: A Review of 2022 and Projections for 2023
Over the past year, the impact of climate change has escalated significantly. The threats emanating from this existential crisis are increasingly multifaceted and interlocking in nature and continue to test the capability of states and governments to effectively deal with them. This article looks back at key developments in 2022 such as extreme weather events, CO2 emissions, the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference or COP27, alarming discoveries, and projections for 2023 and beyond. A year of escalating extreme weather events
Contemplating Deterrence by ‘Integrated Missile and Rocket Force’
“Sorry to keep you waiting. I’m here! Dongfeng Express at your service!” is what Peoples Liberation Army Rocket Force (PLARF) wrote in February 2019, in its first post on Sina Weibo, the Chinese Twitter. PLARF took the name “Dongfeng Express,” as a nickname in support of its Dongfeng ballistic missile series, which range from short-range missiles like the DF-11 to intercontinental ones like the DF-26.
Resurgence of Tehreek-i-Taliban (TTP) in Pakistan
Pakistan and Afghanistan relations are on a boil. In the past few months while there has been simmering tensions on the Durand Line, the Tehreek-i-Taliban (TTP) threat has grown exponentially. On November 28, 2022, the TTP ended the indefinite ceasefire with the Pakistan government, which was called in June 2022. In its statement, the TTP accused the Pakistan state of not adhering to the ceasefire.
Overview of Geopolitics in 2022 and Looking at 2023
The Year 2022 saw the organizing principles of the international system become more fragmented even with facade of multilateral summitry. Despite US unipolar moment receding, China’s ascendancy has yet to translate into US decline. With absence of efficient balancing and weak multilateralism, the return of multipolarity today has been characterized by diffusion of dangers amidst growing interdependence among partners.
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