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US-Taliban troop withdrawal deal

After 18 months of negotiations, the US-Taliban signed the troop withdrawal deal in Doha on February 29 in the presence of representatives from 30 countries and international organisations, signalling the end of the 18-year old war in the country....

Afghanistan: Peace deal and deepening political crisis

President Trump’s upcoming visit to India and the rapidly progressing peace talks between the US and the Taliban gives yet another opportunity for the policymakers in India to use their ingenuity in order to secure a place for itself in a post-...

Turkey’s Islamist Agenda in India

Post revocation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir, India faced a month and a half long diplomatic ordeal at various multilateral diplomatic platforms. India successfully navigated the dire strategic straits with most of the countries either...

India-Central Asia Business Council: Reinvigorating India-Central Asia Economic Engagement

On 6 February 2020, the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) along with apex industrial bodies of the five Central Asian countries launched the India-Central Asia Business Council. In his address, External Affairs Minister...

Act Far East Policy: Strengthening relations between India and Russia

Introduction The Russian Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov, in his recent visit to India, attending the ‘Raisina Dialogue,’ opposed the Indo-Pacific concept, in New Delhi in January this year. In December 2019, the Russian Navy participated in a...

Pegasus— A Powerful Tool of WhatsApp Surveillance

The Facebook’s subsidiary company—WhatsApp, on 29 October 2019, filed a lawsuit in the United States California’s Northern District Federal Court against Israel-based cyber-arms1 firm— the NSO Group, for infecting ‘specific’ group of WhatsApp users...

Review of Japan 2019 and Outlook for 2020

2019 was an eventful year for Japan in both national and international domains. From an imperial transition to being the G20 Chair, to major trade agreements and the deadly Typhoon Hagibis, the year was filled with its share of ups and downs for...

Terrorism and Counter Terrorism: Review of Year 2019 and Projections for 2020

The year 2019 had significant developments in global terrorism. The review covers the important activities of terrorism and counter-terrorism (CT) around the globe. There have been ongoing conflicts in Iraq, Syria and Yemen which includes terrorist...

Year Review: Pakistan in 2019

The year 2019 brought optimism as well as trials for Pakistan in equal measure. In 2019, Pakistan under Prime Minister Imran Khan was occupied in confronting numerable challenges at the domestic as well as international levels. At the domestic front...

Key Developments in Africa in 2019

The year 2019 bore witness to multiple developments which dotted the continent and may lead to not only an impact in the immediate times but also have far-reaching impact on the society and polity of African nations. Peaceful Transition of Power...

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