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Economic Dimensions of Russia-Ukraine War
Russia-Ukraine war is in its fourth month. There are no signs of the conflict coming to an end soon. While the political and military dimensions of the war have drawn a lot of attention, the social and economic implications of the conflict are extremely serious.
Swami Vivekananda: A Short Life Sketch
“The great secret of true success, of true happiness, is this: the man or woman who asks for no return, the perfectly unselfish person, is the most successful.”
After Djibouti and (suspected) Military Base in Solomon Islands, China now Eyes Ream Naval Base in Cambodia
China’s relentless drives towards power projection endeavours and to expand its strategic and maritime imprints look unstoppable. In South Asia, the much talked about String of Pearls by building ports in Gwadar in Pakistan, Chittagong in Bangladesh, Colombo in Sri Lanka and Sittwe in Myanmar with the intention to choke India from all fronts is all well known.
नव-सेना में बदलाव को सुधारना
सेना में सुधार का मतलब है उसकी प्रकृति और रूप में स्पष्ट बदलाव लाना-जो अमूमन उसकी बेहतरी के लिए और विरासत की व्यवस्था से दूर हटने के लिए होता है। सामान्यतया, बदलाव लानेवाले इस सुधार का स्वरूप सैनिक स्वरूप में बदलाव के इस बात से जुड़ा है कि “लड़ाई का हमारा तरीक़ा क्या होगा”। बदलाव लानेवाले विचार साधारणतया नए और बेहतर जहाज़, टैंक और युद्धक विमानों की ज़रूरत पर एक मत होते हैं। पर युद्ध लड़ने के सिद्धांत और रणनीतियों के संदर्भ में रूपांतरण बहुस्तरीय होता है (उदाहरण के लिए सक्रियता की रणनीति), व्यापक तकनीकी परिवर्तन (जैसे सूचना युद्ध के रूप में) या धीमी तीव्रता वाले काउंटर इन्सर्जेंसी (जैसे भारत मे
Third C+C5 Meeting: Reinforcing Chinese Influence in Central Asia
Background
The third meeting of the Foreign Ministers (FMs) of China and five Central Asian countries within the framework of China+ C5 took place in Nur Sultan on June 8, 2022.
United States of Africa: Ultimate Dream of a Pan-Africanist
Every year on May 25, the world celebrates Africa Day. It was on May 25, 1963, that the first organisational body of Africa, the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), was established in Ethiopia. [1] The organisation was an endeavour to unite the diverse and far-reaching political trends that prevailed in different African nations and beyond.
Initial Analysis of Leaked Video of Chinese War Preparedness Exercise in Guangdong
The timing of the 'leak' of the video of a ‘War Preparedness Mobilisation Exercise’ convened by the Guangdong Province Communist Party Committee on May 14, 2022 is interesting. It is yet unclear whether the video was deliberately ‘leaked’ by the Chinese as part of psywar, or it was an unauthorised recording of the meeting by a disgruntled People's Liberation Army (PLA) officer. It will nonetheless certainly be carefully analysed by China’s neighbours and competitors.
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August 18, 2022
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Global Developments And Analysis: Weekly Monitor
August 17, 2022
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Africa Now
August 16, 2022
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August 8, 2022
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International Development
July 3, 2021
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August 12, 2022
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