Commentaries & Articles
Is Japan’s LDP changing?
There is a change afoot in the normally placid politics of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), which governs Japan. On Friday 17 September, four candidates emerged with varied views. This includes two women candidates. Their multiple candidacies, the diversity of the views and apprehension that they have caused the factions which govern the LDP, indicate that some change is happening.
सीपीपीसीसी के चेयरमैन वांग यांग का तिब्बत स्वायत्त क्षेत्र का दौरा अहम
वांग यांग का22 सदस्य शिष्टमंडल के साथ तिब्बत स्वायत्त क्षेत्र (टार) ल्हासा का तीन दिवसीय (18-20 अगस्त 2021) दौरा करना काफी अहम है। यांग पोलित ब्यूरो की स्थाई समिति के सदस्य हैं और चाइनीज पीपुल्स पॉलिटिकल कंसल्टेटिव कॉन्फ्रेंस( सीपीपीसीसी) के अध्यक्ष हैं। उनका यह दौरा चीनी राष्ट्रपति शी जिनपिंग के जुलाई में हुए दौरे के बाद हुआ है,और दोनों ही दौरों का मिलाजुला इरादा चीनी कम्युनिस्ट पार्टी (सीसीपी) के नेतृत्व की तिब्बत के सामाजिक, आर्थिक और सांस्कृतिक रूपांतरण की योजना को पूरी सक्रियता से लागू करना है।
Taiwan’s Evolving Security Concerns and Prospects of Cross-Strait Unification
The ‘Century of Humiliation’ occupies a special place in the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) ruled People’s Republic of China (PRC) in driving the ruling narrative in the country. It has gained a renewed emphasis under the leadership of General Secretary Xi Jinping. The term refers to the period from years 1839 to 1949 when the Chinese nation was subjected to imperial intervention and subjugation, and as a consequence, lost control over large swathes of territory to the foreigners.
Significance of Nobuo Kishi’s Vietnam Visit in the Indo-Pacific
In recent times, Vietnam has emerged as the darling of the world. Many important countries such as the US, Japan, India and many European countries are making special efforts to court Vietnam. Why is there this sudden recognition of Vietnam and why does Vietnam qualify for such an honour? There are valid reasons for this. Each country making special effort to woo Vietnam finds matching interests between the two countries. The factors for such bonhomie range from economic to strategic/security considerations with cultural background underpinning and providing additional heft.
Metaphors of Reverence: A Tale of Two Civilisational Gestures
Reverence to others comes out as what one has inherited and learned from their elders or ancestors. As Martin Heidegger puts it, “In giving thanks, the heart gives thought to what it has and what it is.”1 The praxis of revering would vary based on the learned ethos and values that they have inherited from their ancestors.
The 9/11 Terrorist Attacks: A Turning Point in Global Terrorism
“Our war on terror begins with al Qaeda, but it does not end there. It will not end until every terrorist group of global reach has been found, stopped and defeated.”1 - George W Bush 43rd President of the United States (2001-2009)
अफ़ग़ानिस्तान की नई सरकार, पाकिस्तान और भारत
7 सितम्बर को अफ़ग़ानिस्तान में नई सरकार की घोषणा हो गयी। तैतीस सदस्यीय मंत्रिमंडल में तीस मंत्री तालिबान के ही हैं। तालिबान की ओर से जारी एक बयान में यह कहा गया है कि यह अंतरिम सरकार है क्योंकि एक स्थायी सरकार बनाने के लिए वार्ता अभी भी जारी है। यह इस बात का संकेत है कि अफ़ग़ानिस्तान में काबिज़ गुटों के बीच में कुछ ठीक नहीं चल रहा है और सत्ता सुख की जोड़तोड़ में शायद जनहित की बात पूरी तरह से भुला दी गई है।अफ़ग़ानिस्तान पर कब्ज़े के शुरुआती दिनों में शासक तालिबान द्वारा ये संकेत दिए गए कि उनकी सरकार एक समावेशी सरकार होगी जिसमें सभी गुटों और कबीलों का समुचित प्रतिनिधित्व होगा। दोहा में ऐसी वार्ताओं का द
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