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STRANGE CELEBRATION OF UN75

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STRANGE CELEBRATION OF UN75 Leaders hated and feared make make false claims of global peace, security and justice Are we, the people of the world, trapped in a vicious circle of disingenuous unlearning of the learning, inequality, racial injustice and human degradation across the globe? We continued to experience political deceptions in the name of peace and security, phony wars ... Read More »

Saudi Kingdom’s Transformation From ultra-conservatism to ultra-modernism

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Saudi Kingdom’s Transformation From ultra-conservatism to ultra-modernism   Saudi Arabia is, currently, undergoing a phenomenal metamorphosis; a country widely known for its ultra-conservative outlook is now gradually moving towards liberalism. It is witnessing a remarkable transformation in its socioeconomic and cultural contours. The kingdom, once influenced and controlled by the orthodox clergy, did not let women come out of their ... Read More »

New Strategic Design of the Middle East

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New Strategic Design of the Middle East Ties between Israel and the Gulf have grown exponentially in recent years. What began as whispers of covert intelligence cooperation gradually transformed into increasingly public signs of amity. And, these covert contacts came to the fore recently when within a span of only a month, the US President Donald Trump successfully brokered peace ... Read More »

Post-Pandemic Geopolitics

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Post-Pandemic Geopolitics Estimating the long-term effect of the current pandemic is not an exact prediction of the future, but an exercise in weighing probabilities and adjusting current policies. When envisioning the international order in 2030, five scenarios stand out. There is no single future until it happens, and any effort to envision geopolitics in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic ... Read More »

Defensive & Offensive Realism

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Defensive & Offensive Realism Realists are a dominant school of thought in international relations. After classical thoughts in realism, structural realism or neorealism gained popularity due to its relatively more relevance to understanding global politics. Offensive and defensive realism are actually subdivisions of structural realism or neorealism proposed by Kenneth Waltz in his monumental work ‘Theory of International Politics’—published in ... Read More »

Quadrilateral Security Dialogue Tokyo meeting was a damp squib

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Quadrilateral Security Dialogue Tokyo meeting was a damp squib On October 06, a meeting of foreign-ministers of the member states of the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue, commonly known as the Quad, namely Australia, India, Japan and the United States, was held in Tokyo. This meeting came at a time when the United States, India and Australia have all seen growing tensions ... Read More »

Nagorno – Karabakh Conflict Azerbaijan and Armenia reignited a decades-old ‘Frozen conflict’

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Nagorno – Karabakh Conflict Azerbaijan and Armenia reignited a decades-old ‘Frozen conflict’ Violence flared up in a long-running conflict on Europe’s eastern edge in late September as Armenia and Azerbaijan clashed over the embattled region of Nagorno-Karabakh. Armenia said that on the morning of September 27, Azerbaijan launched air and artillery attacks on Nagorno-Karabakh, while Baku says it was conducting ... Read More »

Prof.Graham Allison

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Prof.Graham Allison “While the US and China cannot escape the deeply-rooted structural realities, they could find a way to manage that rivalry without war.” Prof. Graham Allison is the Douglas Dillon Professor of Government at Harvard University where he has taught for five decades. Allison is a leading analyst of national security with special interests in nuclear weapons, Russia, China, ... Read More »