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अमेरिका पर चीन की बढ़त: इसके आगामी भावी प्रभाव
अमेरिका का राजनीतिक रूप से चीन के विरुद्ध होना महाशक्ति के रूप में उसके उदय में एक महत्त्वपूर्ण बाधा रहा है। इसने देशों के समूह की गतिशीलता फायदा उठाते हुए चीन को उसकी हर दुस्साहसिकता को चुनौती देने का भरसक ठोस प्रयास किया है। इसके पहले चीन ने अपने पक्ष में बने मैत्रीपूर्ण अंतरराष्ट्रीय माहौल का भरपूर लाभ उठाता रहा है, पर वह स्थिति अब बदल गई है। दुनिया में चीन के क्रिया-कलापों पर नजर रखने वालों की फौज अब उसे संदेह की नजरों से देखने लगी हैं, इसके विरोध में उसकी तरफ से की जाने वाली बयानबाजी की लगातार निगरानी की जा रही है। लेकिन यह रुकावट तब पैदा की जा रही है, जबकि चीन कई मात्रात्मक मापदंडों पर अ
Can there be a Policy Reversal under the New President, Ferdinand Marcos Jr., in the Philippines?
Introduction In the presidential election held on 9 March, the Filipinos elected a new leader, Ferdinand Marcos Jr. Popularly known as “Bongbong”, Marcos Jr. secured more than 56 per cent of the votes, which was more than double the tally of his nearest rival, liberal Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo, a human rights lawyer and economist. The election outcome is an astonishing reversal in the fortunes of the Marcos family, who ruled with martial law for 20 years. Bongbong begins a six-year term as President of the Philippines at the end of June.
Turkey's Changing Dynamics with the GCC States
Amb. Anil Trigunayat, Distinguished Fellow at VIF analyses "Turkey's Changing Dynamics with the GCC states". The speaker identifies Turkey's strategic interests in the Persian Gulf region and the core areas of conflict; elaborates on the reasons for Turkey's rapprochement with GCC states since 2021 and discusses its implication on India".
Expect a Recalibration in the Pakistan- Taliban Relationship
The picture of former ISI chief Lt Gen Faiz Hameed and Pakistani Ambassador to Afghanistan, Mansour Ahmed Khan enjoying tea at Kabul’s Serena Hotel in a relaxed mood just before the announcement of Taliban’s ‘interim’ government in September 2021 sparked debates about Pakistan’s control over the Afghan Taliban. By then, it was widely known how many in Islamabad had cheered when the Taliban seized Kabul on August 15. The collapse of the Western-backed Afghan Republic was seen as an opportunity for Pakistan to reset its strained relations with Kabul by installing a proxy regime.
Russia’s Military Understanding of Air Power: Structural & Doctrinal Aspects
The fog of war continues to hangover Ukraine even after eighty days, especially with facts difficult to discern amongst the information war running in parallel, biased reportage, and contradictory narratives based on the wide swath of international political agendas. In this war of shifting objectives and seemingly endless attrition, showcased in destruction, death and human misery, it is extremely difficult to discern cogent military lessons with a significant degree of certainty.
The Boiling Baloch Pot: A Continued Saga of Baloch Resistance
A suicide bombing that killed three Chinese nationals in the Pakistani city of Karachi on April 26, 2022, has sent shock waves throughout the region. Notably, this incident rests on two problematically linked facts. One, this attack took place at the entrance of the University of Karachi’s Confucius Institute. Therefore, this was a targeted attack against Chinese nationals. Two, the suicide bomber was a Baloch by ethnicity.
Remembering Swami Vivekananda's Concept of Universal Brotherhood on Africa Day
In the history of mankind, there have been rare instances where the introductory words spoken by a person have electrified the whole audience as much as Swami Vivekananda’s groundbreaking speech to the 1893 World’s Parliament of Religions. Beginning with the words “Sisters and Brothers of America,” the speech managed to not only eliminate the difference between Swamiji’s status as a person belonging to a different nation and religion, but also made the audience realise that they were in the presence of a great personality, who could really show them the path of universal brotherhood.
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