Commentaries & Articles
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.
Malabar Joint Naval Exercise – A Viable Deterrent of Quad in the Indo Pacific?
Malabar 2021
The Phase-II of Indian Navy’s (IN) Multilateral Maritime Exercise Malabar2021 (25thedition) kicked off in the Bay of Bengal on 12 October 2021 with participation from the Japan Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF), Royal Australian Navy (RAN) and the United States Navy (USN). The exercise will culminate on 15 October 2021. [1] Phase-I of the exercise was held in the Philippines Sea from 26 – 29 August 2021.
The Economic and Geopolitical Implications of Evergrande
More often than not, the most objective and well-analysed piece of writing is not possible when a crisis is unfolding. The tendency of journalists and analysts will be to rush information to their readers and clients, respectively. There will be less time for reflection. A far clearer and perceptive analysis will become available, over time. Alternatively, it may be worth perusing stuff that was written well before a crisis happened. For example, if someone had warned of Evergrande well before the s**t hit the fan this year, then that would or should carry a lot more weight.
Evolving Situation in Afghanistan: Challenges and Prospects for India-Tajikistan Cooperation
The Setting
The events in Afghanistan have come full circle since 18 October, 2001 when the US Special Forces were inserted from across the Central Asian borders. Whilst it might appear as history repeating itself, the circumstances have changed so radically that the future events will not unfold in an imitation of the ones set off with that crossing. If the dynamic of military conflict in 2001 is kept in mind, the “rapid collapse” of the Ghani government should not appear so surprising;
The Libyan Elections – Amidst Hope and Despair
I fondly and vividly recall one of the finest and first ever elections held in the newly liberated Libya in 2012 when the man on the street just looked enthusiastically at their future that might have fulfilled their revolutionary dream. The elections despite an absence of a security outfit and roving militias were carried by the hope of the Libyans. Even though the seeds of its failure were sown in the election law itself and the fear of the Islamists getting the bigger cake, as had just happened in neighbouring Egypt where Muslim Brotherhood had taken control of the reins of power.
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एक ऐसे व्यक्ति के रूप में जिसको अपने भारतीय पासपोर्ट पर पाकिस्तान की यात्रा करना लगभग असंभव है, मैंने यूटूब पर उपलब्ध वीडियोज को बार-बार देखते हुए खुद को पाकिस्तानी पर्यटक पाया है। मैं अब जानता हूं, उदाहरण के लिए, कि मकरान के समुद्री तट के पश्चिमी छोर पर बसे ग्वादर के पुराने क्वार्टर में बनी करीम की चाय की दुकान वहां की सड़क के किनारे बनी-सजी चाय की सैकड़ों दुकानों में बेहद खास है, यह वैसा नजारा है, जिससे कि हम भारत में नियमित रूप से दो-चार होते हैं। मुल्तान के मैदान के पास गन्ने की रस की दुकान में और हरियाणा के हिसार से कोई अंतर नहीं होगा। एक भारतीय के रूप में, ग्वादर में उस चाय की दुकान में
Tackling Vaccine Inequity: Quad’s Role in the Global Vaccine Supply Chains
The Covid-19 pandemic which reared its ugly head in the Wuhan province of China in December 2019 was quick to wreak havoc across the globe in the mere matter of a few months. In the current global realities a newly emergent virus isn’t necessarily restricted to arbitrary borders and thus, soon a localized disease outbreak became a raging pandemic. More than a year since the beginning of its onslaught, the impact of the disease is yet to abate. Newly emergent and increasingly virulent mutant strains such as the recent Delta variant, continue to engender new waves of infections and deaths.
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