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Tibetan Buddhism: A Source and Strength of India’s Soft Power Diplomacy
The relations between Tibet, India and China are best illustrated in the words of Claude Arpi, a noted historian and journalist who has written a series of important books on Tibet, India and China, including, The Fate of Tibet: When the Big Insects Eats Small Insects. Arpi writes: “It is interesting to note that in the history of the three nations, Tibet and China always had a relation based on force and power, while Tibet and India had more of a cultural and religious relationship based on shared spiritual values.”
मध्य-पूर्व और अमेरिका के अगले राष्ट्रपति : चिंताएं भरपूर
अमेरिका परंपरागत रूप से मध्य-पूर्व की सुरक्षा का मध्यस्थ रहा है। इस क्षेत्र के प्रति पिछले कुछ दिनों से अमेरिकी रवैया में यकीनन कुछ उदासीनता और और निष्क्रियता के संकेत मिले हैं। इसलिए कि हिंद-प्रशांत महासागर की भू-आर्थिकी और भू-राजनीति ने शक्ति-संतुलन को बदल दिया है। जैसा कि अमेरिका शेल और गैस सहित तेल का सबसे बड़ा उत्पादक देश हो गया है। इसने उसके पहले की रणनीतिक उपभोक्ता की हैसियत को एक प्रतियोगी उत्पादक में बदल दिया है। इस वजह से एशियाई देशों की तेजी से समृद्ध होती अर्थव्यवस्था की बढ़ती मांगों ने उसे एक युद्ध के मैदान में बदल दिया है। सभी मुख्य उत्पादक पाई के लिए प्रतिस्पर्धा करें
West Asia Review - November 2020
Even though sunset on Trump Presidency has begun the Middle East continued to engage his attention. His Secretary of State Pompeo visited the region especially Turkey, UAE, Saudi Arabia , Qatar and Israel to follow through the partially finished and unfinished agendas like normalisation of relations with Israel by more countries in the region
Shinzo Abe’s “Broader Asia” and India Japan Relations
In the post war political history of Japan, no Prime Minister has ever evoked so much global media, political, diplomatic, and popular attention as Shinzo Abe while in office and more remarkably in the sudden departure from his office.
Why Drones Turned the Tide for Azerbaijan? An Analysis
Recently, the print and the audio-visual media were abuzz with the news of the Azerbaijan-Armenia conflict over the disputed lands of Nagorno-Karabkh. The blazing headlines and breaking news were telling some interesting facts on how the drones were causing havoc in the war.123 Drones on the Centre-stage
चुनाव बाद किर्गिजस्तान में संकट
हाल ही में किर्गिजस्तान एक दशक में सर्वाधिक खराब राजनीतिक संकटों से गुजरा है। मौजूदा राजनीतिक विप्लव इसके पहले 2005 और 2010 में हुए लोकप्रिय क्रांतियों से जरा भी भिन्न नहीं था। 2005 में हुए “ट्यूलिप क्रांति” ने तब के राष्ट्रपति ऑस्कर अकायव को सत्ता से बेदखल कर दिया था जबकि 2010 की जून में संघर्ष के बाद हुई “मेलोन रिवॉल्यूशन”
France & Austria Terror Attacks 2020: The Looming Shadow of Islamic Terrorism over Europe
“We [EU Member States] reiterate that terrorism, radicalisation, recruitment and financing related to terrorism are main common threats to the internal security of the EU”. The 2015 Riga Joint Statement1
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December 28, 2020
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