Commentaries & Articles
Impact of Russia-Ukraine Conflict on Food Security in Egypt
On 24 February 2022, Russia launched military campaign against Ukraine after months of posturing, military build-ups and breakdown of the Minsk agreement that failed to resolve the conflict between the Ukrainian government and Russian-backed separatists in the two breakaway regions i.e. Donetsk and Luhansk. Russia’s policies in Ukraine are aimed at guaranteeing the right to self-determination in Russian dominated territories; demilitarisation; regime change; placing Ukraine in the Russian sphere of influence and thwarting North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO)’s advances at any cost.
Future of Hydropower Cooperation with Bhutan
‘Hydropower today is an important source of our wealth. With rapid advancements in harnessing nuclear, hydrogen, fusion, solar, thermal and wind energy, hydropower may soon lose its competitive edge. We may soon become a net energy importer’. Extract from free translation of His Majesty the King of Bhutan’s, National Day Speech, December 17, 2021.
Challenges ahead for the Pakistan Government
After the no confidence motion that ousted Imran Khan, Parliament elected unopposed Shahbaz Sharif as 23rd prime minister of the country, bringing to an end the political uncertainty that had gripped the nation. However the country still remains mired in uncertainties and is in major flux. Join Sushant Sareen Senior Fellow, Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi and Aakriti Vinayak in this podcast as they discuss the unfolding scenario in Pakistan.
Naval Aspects of the Russo – Ukraine Conflict
Join Vice Admiral Satish Soni (Retd), PVSM, AVSM, NM, ADC and Shashank Sharma for a discussion on the naval action and maritime activities in the Black Sea as part of the ongoing conflict between Ukraine and Russia, the Russian naval strategic drivers, and the lessons for other navies.
Can Sri Lanka break the Chinese hold?
Sri Lanka a tiny island country in the Indian Ocean has become an example of what Chinese investments can achieve. In the last two decades Sri Lanka has received around 15 billion in investments from China, making it one of the largest investors in the island nation. Sri Lanka has also joined the Chinese Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) launched by President Xi Jinping in 2013. The major wake up call to these investments came when Sri Lanka was unable to repay the loans and it had to lease out the Hambantota port to China for 99 years.
India-Japan Strategic Partnership: Growing Convergence
The growing and robust consolidation of India-Japan strategic partnership is regarded as transformational in shaping the trajectory of geostrategic equilibrium in Indo-Pacific with global ramifications. Over the years the bilateral relations between New Delhi and Tokyo have been enhancing exponentially thereby paving the way forward towards concerted geopolitical endeavors through cooperation in establishing peace, stability, security, and territorial integrity[1] of countries in the proximity of Indo-Pacific.
North Korea’s Sabre-Rattling Continues
North Korea is not deterred by sanctions and continues to pursue its nuclear and missile development programmes. When the year 2022 dawned and the world’s attention was transfixed with Russia’s military operation in Ukraine on 24 February and, North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un knew that this shall continue for quite some time, he seized the opportunity to focus on his own advancement of nuclear and missile firing activities. What the world witnessed soon was a slew of ballistic missiles, including hypersonic and long-range weapons.
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