Commentaries & Articles
दो नगरों की कहानी: ढाका मार्च 12, 1972 और काबुल 30 अगस्त 2021
पांच दशक और डेढ़ हजार मील की दूरी में विभाजित दो घटनाएं-
An Assessment of International Coalition Forces Intervention in Afghanistan
The Al Qaeda attack on the twin towers on 9 September 2001 turned America’s global war on terror into a crusade. The operation Enduring Freedom commenced in Afghanistan on 07 October 2001 followed by Desert Storm in Iraq (2003).
Fresh Impetus to India-Sri Lanka Ties
In a very significant development which will give an impetus to India-Sri Lanka relations, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is inaugurating the direct flight from Sri Lanka to Kushinagar on 20th October. A number of high dignitaries and Buddhist monks from Sri Lanka will grace the occasion. Kushinagar is a major pilgrimage site that attracts a high number of Buddhist pilgrims including from Sri Lanka every year. It is believed that Gautam Buddha had attained Mahaparinirbana in Kushinagar after his death.
China: Profound, Palpable and Persistent Winds of Change-Implications for India
Is China on throes of Cultural Revolution 2.0? What will be political effects of an economic slowdown in China, and near-term pain propelled by strong headwinds? Does this shifting dynamic and internal discourse in China matter to India? With the Taliban regime in the saddle in Afghanistan, is Pakistan on proverbial pig’s back to refocus on J&K? Are there significant, palpable changes in the national security environment in India, or are these over-hyped? Many, many such questions create serious anxieties.
अफगानिस्तान में तालिबान की जीत और अफ्रीका में इस्लामिक उग्रवाद के विरुद्ध भारत की आतंकवाद-निरोधक नीति
15 अगस्त 2021 को एक नाटकीय घटनाक्रम में, तालिबान ने अफगानिस्तान की राजधानी काबुल पर कब्जा कर लिया। हालांकि अफगानिस्तान से अमेरिका के निकलने एवं अपनी फौज की वापसी के बाद अफगान सरकार और उसकी नेशनल आर्मी के लड़खड़ाने की संभावना जताई जा रही थी, लेकिन घटनाचक्र इतनी तेजी से घुमेगा, इसका अंदाजा किसी को नहीं था। तालिबान के कमांड में किए गए ब्लिट्जक्रेग हमले ने उन्हें 10 दिनों से भी कम समय में काबुल पहुंचने और सरकार पर नियंत्रण करने में सक्षम बनाया। अफगानिस्तान सरकार के इस नाटकीय पतन के संभावित कारणों और इस घटना को प्रेरित करने में अमेरिका की अचानक फौज-वापसी के फैसले की भूमिका पर लंबे समय तक चर्चा की ज
Crafting China Policy Kishida’s Biggest Challenge
After the election of Fumio Kishida as the leader of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) on 29 September Kishida’s likely domestic and foreign policies shall come under scrutiny by Japan watchers and analysts. At the domestic level, both the task of getting the economy back on track and addressing the Covid-19 pandemic in terms of vaccination drive, etc shall be the focus for some time. The demographic challenges, declining birth rates and rapidly aging population involve undertaking serious social welfare measures and thus cannot be overlooked.
India Ahead of 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 26)
Introduction to COP 26
2021 is a crucial year for global climate change negotiations as the much awaited 26th UN Climate Change Conference is scheduled to be held from 31st October till 12th of November in Glasgow, United Kingdom. This Summit holds great significance because of various reasons. Firstly, the parties to the framework are expected to update their plans for reducing emissionsin accordance with the Paris Climate Accord of 2015.
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