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Rejuvenation of India-Taiwan Relation: Need’s a Focus
Shreya Das Barman | 14 Mar , 2022 0 comments
Rejuvenation of India-Taiwan Relation: Need’s a Focus

Introduction The common factors that binds India’s ‘Act East Policy’(AEP) and Republic of China’s  (Taiwan) New Southbound Policy(NSP) are manifold—economic development, people-to-people connect, technological development and many more. India’s AEP was originally formulated keeping in mind the development of India’s North Eastern...

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How long the alliance of the evil?
KN Pandita | 13 Mar , 2022 0 comments
How long the alliance of the evil?

Pakistan’s interference in Afghanistan from early days of creation of Pakistan has been motivated by two main objectives. One is to acquire strategic depth westward and the second is to oust Indian footprints from Afghanistan. Why does Pakistan want strategic depth westward? It has a history. After failing to grab the original state of J&K...

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Frantz Fanon and South Asia
Kazi Anwarul Masud | 12 Mar , 2022 0 comments

Frantz Fanon a Marxist who had joined the Algerian independence war wrote about the prejudice of, what he called, the “colonial alienation of the person” as a mental health issue. In ‘The Wretched of the Earth’ (French: Les Damnés de la Terre), published in 1961, Fanon analyzed how French colonization and the carnage of the Algerian War...

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What Forced a Russian response in Ukraine
What Forced a Russian response in Ukraine

While the Russian special operation is going on in Ukraine, many are wondering what is the reason for launching it. One of the reasons, which is labeled by the West as Putin’s rhetoric, is the Ukrainian fascist forces. Since the Western-backed coup in Kiev in 2014, political organisations associated with neo-Nazis infiltrated Ukrainian...

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Indo-Pak ceasefire holds for one year, giving hope while mistrust prevails
Col Jaibans Singh | 02 Mar , 2022 0 comments
Indo-Pak ceasefire holds for one year, giving hope while mistrust prevails

On 24 February, 2021, the Director General’s of Military Operations (DGsMO) of India and Pakistan jointly recommitted to a ceasefire along the Line of Control (LOC) and International Border (IB) that was first declared in 2003. “In the interest of achieving mutually beneficial and sustainable peace along the borders, the two DGsMO agreed to...

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