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The impending beatitude of Xi Jinping
The current wisdom is that Xi has consolidated his authority in the party, installing loyalists in key positions. The forthcoming 20th Congress of the Chinese Communist Party is expected to confirm a third term for President Xi Jinping at its head, breaking from a three-decade tradition of a two-term limit. He will almost certainly be elected for a third term as President by the National People’s Congress in March 2023.
China’s Great Game in the Sahel
On November 29–30, 2021, the Eighth Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC), under the theme "Deepen China-Africa Partnership and Promote Sustainable Development to Build a China-Africa Community with a Shared Future in the New Era," took place in Dakar, Senegal. [1] During the meeting, Senegalese Foreign Minister Assata Tall Sall encouraged China to participate in the Sahel conflict settlement process.
Ukraine-Russia War: Lessons for Future of War
Debates about the future of war are as old as war itself. Currently, it is normal to reflect on future wars by highlighting the over-arching importance of artificial intelligence, space, quantum computing, block-chain technologies, robotics, and the like. While hasty and sweeping conclusions of the Ukraine-Russia War of 2022 will be counterproductive, there is seemingly a tectonic shift in the character of war. Newer military technologies seem to be altering the balance between offence and defence.
India Should Prepare to Deal with the Fallout of Multiple Global Crises
The Russia-Ukraine war, now in its eighth month, shows no sign of ending. It has entered a new phase with Russia annexing the regions of Donbas and Luhansk. Putin has ordered a mobilisation of citizens to get fresh recruits to fight the war. He has given implicit warnings about the possible use of nuclear weapons if need be. The US and Europe have stepped up their arms supplies to Ukraine. Fresh rounds of sanctions on Russia have been announced.
One year after the Taliban Takeover- Afghanistan in Crisis
"There are decades where nothing happens; and there are weeks where decades happen"-Vladimir Ilyich Lenin. The recent developments in Afghanistan compel to acknowledge this off quoted statement.
Innovative Strategies for Arresting Environmental Degradation while Addressing Debt Problems of the States
Abstract
At the COP-26 summit in Glasgow, Prime Minister Modi had committed India to some bold environmental targets, to achieve which the Centre must work with the State where the economic activities take place that also take their toll on nature. It would require huge investments in energy technology to improve the efficiency of our energy use to achieve the targets. However, most states, ridden with huge debt burdens especially in the wake of the pandemic, won’t be able to find the resources necessary for such investments.
प्रधानमंत्री मोदी की समरकंद यात्रा
शंघाई सहयोग संगठन (एससीओ) के 22वें शिखर सम्मेलन में भाग लेने के लिए प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी ने 15-16 सितंबर 2022 को समरकंद का दौरा किया। उन्होंने उज्बेकिस्तान के राष्ट्रपति शवकत मिर्जियोयेव, रूस के राष्ट्रपति व्लादिमीर पुतिन, ईरान के राष्ट्रपति इब्राहिम रायसी और तुर्की के राष्ट्रपति एर्दोआन के साथ द्विपक्षीय बैठकें भी कीं। यूक्रेन में जारी युद्ध और ताइवान के तनाव को मद्देनजर रखते हुए एससीओ की बैठक संपन्न हुई। एससीओ शिखर सम्मेलन के समापन पर जारी समरकंद घोषणा[1] में वृहद रूप से राजनीतिक और आर्थिक मुद्दों पर चर्चा हुई। भा
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