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Sociological Impact of COVID 19

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Sociological Impact of COVID 19 From its first-recorded emergence in the Chinese city of Wuhan in late 2019, Covid-19 has spread quickly around the world. Not merely a health crisis, the Covid crisis has brought with it rapid and significant changes in people’s everyday lives. Its impacts are currently felt in every geographical region of the world. The physical isolation, ... Read More »

Jurisdiction under UNCLOS of 1982

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Jurisdiction under UNCLOS of 1982 To comprehend the starting point from which any water bodies are measured, the concept of baseline comes into play. As per Articles 5 and 7(1) of UNCLOS III, there are two types of baselines: normal and straight. Per Article 5, “The normal baseline for measuring the breadth of the territorial sea is the low-water line ... Read More »

Au Revoir Paris Agreement

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Au Revoir Paris Agreement  US withdrawal from the global climateaccord and its implications On November 04, the very next day after the US presidential election 2020, the United States became the first nation in the world to formally withdraw from the Paris climate agreement. Since the agreement was signed in December 2015, it came into force on 4 November 2016, ... Read More »

The Framework Agreement between the Afghan Government and the Taliban

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The Framework Agreement between the Afghan Government and the Taliban   Ultimately, good news has emerged from Doha. After a few months of hectic negotiations, Taliban and the Afghan government have reached an agreement on a framework for peace talks. The development has eliminated the biggest hindrances in the way of structured peace negotiations. Now, both parties can easily move ... Read More »

Middle East during a Biden Presidency.

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Middle East during a Biden Presidency As President-elect Joe Biden prepares to enter the Oval Office on January 20, the tumultuous Middle East anticipates a change in the US policy towards the region. The fractions US presidential election has left Arab states questioning their fate and the role they will be allowed to play in their region. While few countries ... Read More »

Is Victory in Sight? Covid-19 vaccine rolled out

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Is Victory in Sight? Covid-19 vaccine rolled out An outcome of joint research efforts by an American pharmaceutical giant and a German biotechnology company, Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine got an emergency use authorization (EUA) from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the US on 11 December for the prevention of Covid-19 in individuals 16 years of age and older. This ... Read More »

America at A Crossroads

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America at A Crossroads. Trump’s Absolutism and the Clash of Democracy President Trump embarked on deceitful triumphalism after a fair and free outcome of the 2020 Presidential election. While denying the facts and enlarging the scope of hype, false rhetoric and wickedness to claim a political win utterly divorced from the prevalent facts on America’s ‘We, the People’ landscape. He ... Read More »

REGIONAL COMPREHENSIVE ECONOMIC PARTNERSHIP

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REGIONAL COMPREHENSIVE ECONOMIC PARTNERSHIP November 15 will be remembered as a historic day in the history of the world in general, and of Asia in particular, as on this day, ten ASEAN nations, plus five other Asia-Pacific countries – China, Japan, South Korea, New Zealand and Australia – entered into the world’s largest free-trade agreement aptly named as Regional Comprehensive ... Read More »

The Indo-US Connivance Against China

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The Indo-US Connivance Against China It is evident from the developments as well as the US engagements with India during the past decade or so that America’s grand strategy towards China is primarily to achieve a ‘balance of power in Asia.’ This is evidenced by the Indo-US strategic partnership that has soared to an unprecedented level during the recent years. ... Read More »