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लगभग एक शताब्दी पुराने फिलिस्तीनी आंदोलन की जटिल परिस्थिति के अपने आंतरिक आयाम हैं, सत्ता के लिए प्रतिद्वंदिता है और उसकी वैधानिकता है जबकि उसके ध्यान में इजराइल का यहूदी राज्य मुख्य केंद्र बना हुआ है। फिलिस्तीनी जबकि अपना स्वतंत्र एवं संप्रभु देश की मांग करते हैं, तेल अवीव, खासकर इसके धुर दक्षिण पंथी नेतृत्व, बिना इसे अत्यधिक रूप में सुनिश्चित करते हुए त्रुटिहीन सुरक्षा चाहते हैं। दोनों पक्षों में अविश्वास और घृणा गहरे घर कर बैठी हुई है। अरब देशों और इजराइल के बीच अनेक युद्धों के बाद, दखल-कब्जा, दो इंत्तिफादों, उग्रवाद, बेदखली और फिर से बसावट और इजराइल द्वारा सेना के अत्यधिक इस्तेमाल ने हि
Is Taiwan’s Ongoing Drought a Wake –Up Call for the Rest of the World?
The increased frequency and severity of droughts across the globe is becoming a matter of huge concern. In 2018, the global media was flooded with the news of the capital city of Cape Town of South Africa running out of water as the city experienced once in 311 years drought with little to no rainfall for three consecutive years. Similarly, in 2019, the city of Chennai in India ran out of water after experiencing poor rainfall. A related situation is being experienced in Taiwan since the past 18 months.
Netaji’s Tryst with Taiwan
At a time when India is commemorating the 125th birth anniversary of the indomitable Netaji Subash Chandra Bose, and his disappearance and passing away is still shrouded in mystery, it is worth a while to revisit a seminal work, Verdict from Formosa: Gallant End of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, authored by Harin Shah, a veteran journalist who visited Taiwan, then called Formosa, in 1946; one year after the tragic air crash in which Netaji was believed to have died.
Foreign Secretary’s talk on Global Rebalancing and India's Foreign Policy, Vivekananda International Foundation (June 30, 2021)
Good evening. I would like to thank my senior colleague and friend Arvind Gupta, Director of the Vivekananda International Foundation, for inviting me to deliver today’s VIMARSH Talk. Let me begin by referring to something that our host for today, Shri Gupta, co-wrote in 2013:
What to Expect from Ebrahim Raisi Presidency in Iran
Iran’s current Chief Justice Ebrahim Raisi has been elected as the new President receiving 61.95 percent of total votes. The presidential election held on 18 June 2021 saw the lowest turnout at 48.8 percent since the 1979 Islamic Revolution. Interestingly, the no vote option received more votes than the first runner up, Mohsen Rezaei followed by the only moderate candidate, Abdolnasswer Hemmati.1 Raisi would join office in August 2021.
The US and NATO Withdrawal from Afghanistan and its Effect on the Afghanistan Air Force and the War
Introduction
The US and coalition military forces are withdrawing from Afghanistan after 20 years. The decision was announced by the US president and the withdrawal completion date has been set as 11 Sept 2021. There were many actors which played a part in the intervention by the US and its allies and military was the biggest such actor.
चीनी आक्रमण का एक वर्ष: ऐसे नतीजे जिनकी उम्मीद नहीं थी
हमला चाहे कितना ही सोच-विचार कर किया जाए, कोई भी व्यक्ति कभी भी हमले की हार-जीत या परिणामों का सटीक अनुमान नहीं लगा सकता। हमले के कारण ऐसी कई घटनाएं होंगी जो अनचाही होंगी और कई बार इसमें ऐसे नुकसान उठाने पड़ सकते हैं जो समझ से परे और अप्रत्याशित होंगे। आक्रमण झेलने वाले पक्ष को हमले से कई बार ऐसे अप्रत्याशित लाभ मिल सकते हैं जिन्हें कर्मों का ही फल समझा जा सकता है!
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August 3, 2021
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July 3, 2021
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