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चीन और शी जिनपिंग के लिए आगे का समय मुश्किल
चीन एक कठिन समय की तरफ बढ़ रहा है। इस समय को डावांडोल करने के लिए कई कारकों का एक जगह जुटान हो गया है। कम्युनिस्ट पार्टी ऑफ चाइना (सीसीपी) की 20वीं कांग्रेस के मुश्किल से छह महीने रह गए हैं, इसको देखते हुए चीनी राष्ट्रपति शी जिनपिंग के लिए यह विशेष चिंता करने का समय होगा। खास तौर पर इसलिए कि वे अपने देश की आर्थिक नीति एवं विदेश नीति के कर्ता-धर्ता रहे हैं, और ये दोनों क्षेत्र ऐसे हैं, जहां प्रमुख समस्याएं बनी हुई हैं। चीनी शिक्षाविद और रणनीतिकार अमेरिका के साथ पिछले कुछ वर्षों से चीन के बिगड़ते संबंधों के लिए शी जिनपिंग को जिम्मेदार मानते हैं। पेइचिंग में 4 फरवरी को शी-पुतिन शिखर वार्ता के बाद
Responding to American Criticism of India’s Stance on Russia-Ukraine Conflict
If western governments are ready to accommodate India by balancing their longer term interest in keeping it within their “democratic” fold with their shorter term interest in drawing India into the circle of “democratic” states condemning Russia’s military intervention in Ukraine, America’s “India experts” are being encouraged or have taken upon themselves to keep flagging the issue of India’s “neutral” position on the conflict to mould public opinion against it.
Assessment of Islamic State Khorasan Province
Tarjuman Al-Asawirti, a pro-Islamic State (ISIS) media outlet, released a video in English titled "The Crusade Shaming Tactics." The video starts with the following message, "Manipulators use strategies to make others feel pitiful and they can make one feel humiliated for daring to challenge. It is an effective way to foster a sense of inadequacy. The Crusaders used this tactic against Muslims to change their religious behaviour. For this reason, God warned his Prophet, peace be upon him, not to accept anything from the infidels that might lead to reconciliation with them.
Indigenisation: A New Awakening- Where are We Headed?

Setting the Perspective

The Recent Past
It was not very long ago when the word ‘indigenisation’ of defence equipment used to draw passive and uninspiring thoughts in the mind.
The ‘Unresolved’ Taiwan issue: Chinese Achilles Heel?
The Russian attack on Ukraine raised a lot of questions about the future of Taiwan. The most pertinent questions being will Beijing attack Taiwan and force a military take over of the island, the second being will the United States fulfil its commitment towards safeguarding Taiwan against any military attack from China. The recent statement by the United States President Joe Biden in Japan puts a lot of these questions to rest. Biden said that the United States is committed to safeguard Taiwan militarily while agreeing to the one-China policy.
Is India Ready to Adapt to the Impacts of Extreme Weather Events?
Introduction
From March to April this year, India experienced an unprecedented heatwave with many places in northern India recording temperature in excess of 45°C over extended periods of time.
Quad Summit in Tokyo & India-US relations
The Quad summit in the month of May was held in the background of the ongoing war in the Ukraine. The Quad launched important new initiatives. In this episode, Prof C. Raja Mohan, Senior fellow, Asia Society Policy Institute discusses the recent Quad summit in Tokyo, its outcomes and the future of the Quad with Amruta Karambelkar. He also analysed India-US relations in the connect of the Russia-Ukraine War.
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