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Deepening Democracy in Taiwan under Democratic Progressive Party
The consolidation and deepening of democracy in Taiwan as evident from the regular and periodic elections and peaceful transfer of political baton from one political party to another speak volume of the democratic culture and tradition of Taiwan. The way Taiwan has protected and promoted democracy against the backdrop of the Communist regime in mainland China is admirable and awe inspiring, more particularly after the pandemic COVID-19.
Tunisia- Ghost of Bouazizi Walks Again
Tunisia, from where the Arab Spring started in 2010, has remained in churn ever since. But it has held out the hope that democracy and constitution can be relied upon by the people. It was a partial yet a success story as several governments have had a comparatively smoother transition. Fact that an Islamist party, whose leaders some observers even call as moderate and modern has been in power or coalitions in its own Ennahda Way. But for Tunisians the fundamental issues remain and governmental responses wanting.
विश्लेषण : बाइडेन-मून शिखर वार्ता का नतीजा क्या रहा?
जापान के प्रधानमंत्री के पद-चिह्नों पर चलते हुए दक्षिणी कोरिया के राष्ट्रपति मून जे ने अमेरिकी राष्ट्रपति जो बाइडेन के साथ शिखर वार्ता के उनके आमंत्रण पर 21 मई 2021 को वाशिंगटन का दौरा किया था, जिसमें दोनों नेताओं ने उत्तरी कोरिया के परमाणु हथियारों एवं प्रक्षेपास्त्र कार्यक्रमों को लेकर क्षेत्र में एवं द्विपक्षीय संबंधों में भी घनीभूत हुए तनावों को कम करने के दीर्घकालिक लक्ष्यों को साधने की गरज से प्योंगयांग के साथ राजनयिक संबंध को “प्रगतिशील कदमों” के जरिए आगे बढ़ाने का संकल्प किया। “पूर्ण परमाणुनिरस्त्रीकरण” को अपना मुख्य “लक्ष्य”, बनाते हुए, बाइडेन ने राष्ट्रपति का पदभार ग्रहण करते ही उत्त
Perspectives on BIMSTEC: Views from Myanmar
Myanmar joined BIMSTEC on 22 December 1997, and has been an important land bridge between South Asia and Southeast Asia. To understand BIMSTEC from Myanmar's point of view, join Dr Khin Zaw Win and Cchavi Vasisht in this episode of the podcast.
War, Olympics and Nationalism
Finally the Tokyo Olympics 2020 are off to a grand start with a spectacular show of opening ceremony that lasted for three hours as the grandest show on earth that the human history has ever seen. Since then the event has been a centerpiece of television debates all over the world and the Internet is choked with viewership. For the next two weeks the world will watch the marvel of Japanese technology applications in the daily lives of the common people.
Recognizing the Rise of the Private Military Contractors
“The disjunction between the seriousness of international politics and the triviality of international relations theory is quite startling.” —Professor R. B. J. Walker
Japan’s Defence White Paper 2021: China Riled by Mention of Taiwan Strait
On 13 July 2021, Japan issued the 2021 Defense White Paper. One significant mention for the first time is the need to maintain stability in the Taiwan Strait, which is threatened by increasing Chinese military incursions on the Taiwanese waters. The White Paper observed: “China has further intensified military activities around Taiwan including Chinese aircrafts entering the south-western airspace of Taiwan. In the meantime, the United States has demonstrated a clear stance of supporting Taiwan in military aspects, such as transits by U.S. vessels through the Taiwan Strait and weapon sales.
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