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The Unbroken Guru-Sishya tradition and The Continuity of Bharatvarsha Pinned
Bharatvarsh, the nation that is today Bharat, has an antiquity dating back to the Vedic period -- at least 3500 years before. There is no land and people on this earth who have been aligned like Bharatvarsh and Bharatiyas. Their alignment has an antiquity which as Swami Vivekananda said, history dares not peep. The undated and undateable Sanatan Indian civilisation has an astonishing continuity and durability which history seems to have denied to its contemporary civlisations.
Pompeo’s Balakot Claim and the Need to Adopt a Nuanced Understanding of Indo-Pak Deterrence Relationship
Former US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s recent claim that India and Pakistan were on the brink of a nuclear war after India conducted the Balakot airstrike in February 2019 has rekindled fears over the fragile state of deterrence relationship between India and Pakistan. Moreover, Pompeo’s statements in his latest book ‘Never Give an Inch: Fighting for the America I Love” has pointed towards the centrality of US role in defusing crises between India and Pakistan especially in the post-nuclearization era.
Finance track of the G20: An Analysis
The G20 made up of the 20 leading economies of the world is the foremost international forum for discussion and resolution of international economic issues. The G20 consists of the Finance track, the Sherpa track and the many engagement groups. India’s presidency of the G20 is ongoing and as a result there is keen interest in understanding the G20 processes. This podcast focuses on the Finance track of the G20. It traces the evolution of the finance track and the enlargement of its agenda. It highlights the role of the developing countries, including India, in the G20.
Fumio Kishida’s Five-nation Tour: An Assessment
After adopting a path-breaking measure to rearm Japan in December 2022 in the wake of North Korean threat and China’s belligerence, Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida undertook a six-day, five nation tour starting with 8 January 2023 that took him to France, Italy, the United Kingdom, Canada and the United States, seeking support for his policy. Kishida’s sojourn triggered some interesting speculations and interpretations in world media, including in India.
The Promise and Peril of Africa in 2023
As the year 2022 ended, here is a brief recap of what happened in Africa over the past year. Most African countries were still battling to recover from the pandemic when the year began. However, a series of disruptions, such as supply shortages and swiftly rising prices, further fuelled by the worldwide effects of the Ukraine crisis, hampered the continent's economic recovery. Observing these trends, numerous observers anticipate that the continent will have a dismal 2023.
Geopolitics of Cyber Attribution
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With the world witnessing a full-scale offensive as a part of the Russia-Ukraine conflict it now seems inevitable that all future conflicts will have a cyber component.
Bangladesh in 2022: Year-End Review and Way Forward
The Omicron variant of the COVID-19 virus was threatening the world at the beginning of 2022, and the impact was more severe in developing countries like Bangladesh. The pandemic impacted overall growth and dented the economy to a great extent. Most of the countries in South Asia, including Bangladesh, have suffered losses in its aftermath. Meanwhile, the ongoing economic crisis and the Russia-Ukraine war halted Bangladesh's economic growth as it was about to emerge from the problem posed by COVID-19.
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