Commentaries & Articles
China and the International Human Rights Regime
China’s rise marked by the combination of high economic development, swift modernisation and authoritarian political structure has been highly attractive for other developing states to imbibe and follow course.
भारत और बांग्लादेश: मजबूत और घनिष्ठ पड़ोसी
बांग्लादेश के विदेश मंत्री एके अब्दुल मोमिन ने हाल ही में कहा कि ‘भारत के साथ बांग्लादेश के बेहद मजबूत तथा ऐतिहासिक रिश्ते हैं और चीन के साथ बांग्लादेश के आर्थिक रिश्ते हैं। हमें दोनों की तुलना नहीं करनी चाहिए।’ उन्होंने यह भी कहा कि ‘हमारी जीत भारत की जीत है’ और ‘हमारे विकास का मतलब भारत का विकास है’।1 दोनों के बीच द्विपक्षीय रिश्तों की स्थिति के बारे में कुछ तीखी राजनीतिक बयानबाजी और बेकार के मीडिया विवाद के बाद इन बयानों ने मरहम का काम किया।1
Chinese involvement in IUU Fishing
Within the strategic community a less-spoken issue when it comes to China is its role in global fishing. Threat from China is often discussed in terms of its territorial aggression, military, its state-owned enterprises, its technology, hybrid warfare and so on. But attention needs to be paid to its non-military activities at the sea as well. Chinese fishing activities merit attention from perspective of comprehensive security. An apparent benign, commercial activity like fishing has become a global security issue due to China.
China’s Role in Eroding Tibetan Identity: Religious and Cultural Issues
Four years after passing a similar law in Xinjiang, the Chinese government passed the “Regulations on the Establishment of a Model Area for Ethnic Unity and Progress” in Tibet earlier this year.
Xinjiang: China’s Playground for Repressing Uyghurs
“Great crimes feed on great silences. And the Uyghur today have fallen into a kind of black hole”.1

- Dilnur Reyhan, President of the European Uyghur Institute

The quote is a part of an open letter by Dilnur Reyhan and Raphael Glucksman (Member of the European Parliament) to the French President Emmanuel Macron
The Twin Crises at America’s Doorstep
The article has been covered under the following para headings:- America’s moment of truth is here A bitterly divided American society Enter elites and exit class China sees a big opportunity The importance of the 20th Amendment The crash risk in the financial markets The exorbitant privilege that will be lost Unravelling comes with a date stamp Postscript America’s Moment of Truth is Here
China’s Expanding role in Afghanistan
As the United States plans to confront China in regions such as Indo-Pacific, it ingenuously is paving the way for Beijing’s rising influence at the heart of the Eurasian continent, i.e. Afghanistan. China’s primary aim in Afghanistan is to ensure that the radical Islamism and Uighur militancy does not seep into its territory through Afghanistan’s Wakhan Corridor, which borders Beijing’s most vulnerable spot- the restive province of Xinjiang.
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