China’s emergent footprints in West Asia
As China continues to exert its influence in West Asia, the US must manoeuvre itself to make sure it does not play second-fiddle to either Moscow or Beijing.
Under the Taliban regime: The fate of Afghan women and girls
One year into Taliban rule, Afghan women and girls struggle for basic human rights.
Russia questions Switzerland’s Policy of Neutrality
The Ukraine crisis has dramatically altered how nation states view their foreign policies and conduct relations with other nations. For most part of the post-War years when the world was divided into two camps on ideological grounds each lead by the US and the then USSR, there was relative equilibrium with no major threat to the world system and the balance of power in the international system was maintained.
Global Food Crisis: A looming catastrophe
Global challenges such as the pandemic and the Ukraine crisis have worsened the food crisis in recent years.
The Ukraine war: A longer dystopian future looms large
The world is in dire straits as it is not equipped to handle the mounting global challenges one after the other.
Abe leaves behind a formidable legacy
The former PM’s vision was focused on reaffirming Japan’s place in the world. He revitalised the economy, fought hard to reverse the nation’s pacifist stance and gave the world the construct of the Indo-Pacific
India faces a Diplomatic storm in the Middle East
This episode illustrates the danger facing Indian foreign policy from domestic political developments, increasingly centered on religious conflict.
Stormy seas in the South Pacific
China seeks to counterbalance the West's influence in the South Pacific region.
The Changing International Order and BRICS Relevance
The two events in the recent times that have had a profound impact on the world order are the Covid-19 pandemic which though has abated to some extent yet it has shown up the many fault lines that exist in the international system; and the second event that is causing reverberations in the world order is Ukraine crisis which again has divided the world in many ways.
Why is the West Wooing India?
The West, often used to a pontificating India of the past, today hears an Indian voice that is capable of articulating a narrative of a responsible stakeholder that is firmly steeped in its own ethos.