Commentaries & Articles
The Institutionalisation of BIMSTEC
BIMSTEC connects two regions-South Asia and Southeast Asia. It was created to fill the gaps left by the dysfunctionality of SAARC. In the current geopolitics, it is important for it to be functional and institutionalised. Dr. Sreeradha Datta has taken the initiative from the VIF, to edit a book on “BIMSTEC: The journey and the way forward” with the contributions of 23 scholars and experts. Join Amb Shambhu Ram Simkhada and Cchavi Vasisht to discuss the institutional aspect of BIMSTEC and how regional cooperation can be enhanced in the current geopolitics and the post-pandemic world.
What Recent Meetings Tell us About the Emerging World Order
The G7 summit meeting on 11 June, followed by the North Atlantic Council meeting (14 June), Russia-US summit (16 June) and the extension of the Russia-China Friendship Treaty for the next five years (28 June) give us important pointers to the shape of the emerging world.1
कोलंबो पोर्ट सिटी परियोजना एवं भारतीय सरोकार
निकटस्थ पड़ोसी के रूप में भारत और श्रीलंका दोनों ही अपने व्यापक द्विपक्षीय संबंधों का लाभ उठाते हैं। सह-अस्तित्व के दो हजार वर्षों में, कई मुद्दे द्विपक्षीय संबंधों पर हावी रहे हैं, जिनमें से कई गतिशील घरेलू वातावरणों से बने हैं और कुछ अतिरिक्त क्षेत्रीय अपरिहार्यताओं से उत्पन्न हुए हैं। दोनों देश जबकि लगातार सद्भाव एवं सहयोग बनाए हुए हैं, फिर भी विवाद के बिंदु द्विपक्षीय संबंधों को दबाने लगते हैं। इन्हीं मुद्दों में, मछुआरे एवं मछली पकड़ने के अधिकारों के मुद्दे, अल्पसंख्यक तमिल आबादी के जातीय मसले उन कई मसलों में शामिल हैं, जिनसे द्विपक्षीय संबंधों में उबाल आता रहता है। लेकिन श्रीलंका का चीन
Taiwan Needs World’s Support to Defend its Sovereignty
Like the South China Sea, the Taiwan Straits is another flashpoint in the Indo-Pacific region. Both have the China factor where it is flexing its military muscle. While in the South China Sea, it is in conflict with some other Asian countries which make sovereignty claims in the parts of the sea that fall within their exclusive economic zones, China claims the South China Sea almost in its entirety. It has not only been engaged in island-building and militarisation activities, its naval vessels have been sailing on a continuing basis in other claimants’ fishing zones.
Launch on Demand: Relevance in Future Wars
General
There are many emerging trends in warfare, which impact the conduct of warfare, security structures and decision-making apparatus. These are driven by technology as well as dynamic strategic considerations. However, three of these in particular are especially relevant to the current geo-strategic environment
कॉर्नवाल से सप्रेम1
प्रिय गैर-समूह7 नागरिकों
आपने 12-13 जून 2021 को कॉर्नवाल में समूह-7 लोकतांत्रिक देशों के खुशहाल परिवार की प्यारी सामूहिकतस्वीरें देखी होंगी। मौसम सुहावना था। समुद्र तटोंपरधूप सेंकनेके लिए बढ़िया माहौल था। हम इस बात से भी बेफिक्र थे कि व्यापार शुल्क के मसले पर 2018 में कनाडा समूह
Shooting the ‘Messenger’: How India is tackling the Weaponisation of Social Media
A recent publication of a distorted map of India by Twitter (under its career section “Tweep Live”) sparked a huge controversy.1 After severe backlash, the map was hurriedly taken down, but FIRs have been lodged against Twitter India chief Manish Maheshwari and one other top official, regardless.2 Amidst this, while it is Twitter that has become the focal point of the controversy at hand, a larger issue has failed to grab due attention – the rampant weaponisation of social media for setting narratives; and these narratives in turn being exposed to the wide user bases that
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