Russia’s Growing Influence in Africa
With the collapse of the superpower in 1991, things began to change. Today, there is much being talked about India and China’s role in the African continent, ignoring the expanding interest of Russia and her presence in Africa. Until the end of the cold war, the former Soviet Union played a significant role in the African continent. Moreover, it had a great influence in the economic and political arena of the region. Military support was provided from the Soviet Union to the government of countries like Mozambique, Somalia, Egypt, Ethiopia, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Uganda, Angola and many other countries of Africa in the post-independent period. In the present era, Russia is trying to establish and reinstitute its ties with African nations by deepening her engagement in order to strengthen its position in the continent.
Indus Treaty: Why India cannot afford to fight fire with water
India must honour its treaty commitments over a resource that everyday lives depend on.
Strasbourg Terror Attack – Revisiting ISIS Footprints in Europe
The picturesque city of Strasbourg witnessed a shocking terror attack on December 11, 2018, in which a gunman opened fire around the famous Christmas market, killing at least three people and wounding 12 others. The Strasbourg Christmas markets is one of the oldest in Europe that draws millions of visitors each year. The city of more than a quarter million people is also the seat of the European Parliament.
Road to perdition: Don’t sacrifice institutions like National Statistical Commission
India has failed to meet its own potential as a modern, prosperous democratic society. Its undoubted successes have been overwhelmed by the scale of its failures. Perhaps the most disturbing among them has been the wanton sacrifice of its governance institutions at the altar of political vanity.
As China surges ahead in space, India and Japan band together to keep up
The India-Japan strategic partnership has been growing stronger, and this also extends to their cooperation on matters of outer space.
China’s debt-trap: Chance for India to step up its game?
China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is reeling under a slew of criticism around the world. No doubt some of this is geopolitical envy, but some of it should have Beijing rethinking its grand global scheme. But whether or not it presents opportunities for India, is another matter.
Where would India fit in a missile defense partnership in the Indo-Pacific?
A closer look at what the recently released US Missile Defense Review means for New Delhi.
India to lose out in new-era wars
China’s Xi exhorting PLA to expedite reforms, Indian political leadership unenthused.
Challenges facing India in 2019
While more has been achieved by the Modi government than many earlier governments, there are still many long-standing challenges that face India which need to be addressed in 2019. The most daunting of these may be listed as the governance deficit, ineffective policing, neglect of defence capabilities, and the existential threat posed by Pakistan and China.
Why this new year will tell us if it’s time for a new world order
2019 will be the year when social scientists from across the world will be able to test their hypotheses on predicting new world orders.