International relations

‘Love Thy Neighbour’: A Tale Of Indian Diplomacy
Analysis, India, International relations

‘Love Thy Neighbour’: A Tale Of Indian Diplomacy

India has been at a geographically advantageous spot, which has allowed it to grow on its own, while also maintaining contact with the outside world. India has been lucky enough to have oceanic coasts that gave rise port towns that connected it to the rest of the world, without being disadvantaged by the isolation that an island would bring. Historically, geography has been favourable to India– the Himalayas have shielded India from invasions from Chinese empires, open borders at the northwest have allowed for trade with Persia, and the vast coasts of the south have fostered trade with Europe and the rest of the world. However, times and borders have changed, so these geographical boundaries do not mean the same things for India today. The northwest border is no longer a highway to Persia,
What would be Pakistan’s Foreign Policy under Imran Khan?
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What would be Pakistan’s Foreign Policy under Imran Khan?

Imran Khan, the cricketer turned politician bagged the election polls in the month of July by winning 149 seats defeating the former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s party. Throughout his elections campaigns, Khan focused on key issues like anti-corruption agenda, which primarily attracted the youngsters and the candidates from the oppositions. Some report indicates that Imran Khan has earned his votes namely from the youngsters which comprise about 63% of the population in Pakistan. Youth symbolizes the next generation which can move the country into the new phase of political and economic development which surely Mr. Khan has achieved to win their hearts. But will he be successful in steering Pakistan’s Foreign Policy? What would be Pakistan's foreign policy? As they say, number speaks ev
Imran Khan: Cricketer turned Politician
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Imran Khan: Cricketer turned Politician

Imran Ahmad Khan Niazi, born on 5th October 1952 in Lahore, Punjab is the only son of Ikramullah Khan Niazi with his wife Shaukat Khanum. On his paternal side he is of Pashtun ethnicity and a descendent of Haibat Khan Niazi, one of Sher Shah Suri’s generals in the 16th century who also governed Punjab. Imran Khan hails from an upper middle class family and received a privileged education; in an interview with Huff post magazine he has talked about his childhood as growing up with a “security blanket”. He completed his graduation in 1975 from Kebble University, Oxford where he studied philosophy, economics and politics, finishing with honours. (more…)
China’s One Belt One Road Initiative and it’s Implications for India
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China’s One Belt One Road Initiative and it’s Implications for India

The People's Republic of China introduced sweeping changes to its constitution in early 2018, incorporating the political philosophy of "socialism with Chinese characteristics" under the aegis of its powerful president Xi Jinping. The "structure of the state" was also transformed as a result of some of the constitutional reforms that sought to integrate the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) with a large number of state and local organs essentially cementing the power of the party in China's one-party political system. According to many, the changes introduced in the constitution have deeper purposes. It has been suggested that the Chinese are trying to reassert themselves in the game of international politics and emerge as the representative of the East to counter western and specifically Amer...
Why is Modi center of Pakistan elections 2018?
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Why is Modi center of Pakistan elections 2018?

Pakistan is gearing up for its 2018 elections, with people going to cast their votes today for the National Assembly Elections. It’s an important movement in the democracy which has never seen a stable government since its inception in 1947 and it needs to be seen if this government is able to retain its power in the selected period. Ruled by governments which have not completed their terms and military rule which has caused much chaos in the Pakistani society, these elections come at a very critical time for the country which is facing a social, political and economically messy situation. Let's try to find out why is Modi center of Pakistan Elections 2018. The major leaders who are contesting for the Prime Ministership are Shehbaz Sharif from the PML-N (Pakistan Muslim League – N) part
G7 Countries: Members, History and 44th G7 Summit
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G7 Countries: Members, History and 44th G7 Summit

The Group of Seven (G7) is a group consisting of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States. These seven largest advanced economies of the world represent more than 62% of the global net wealth ($280 trillion). The G7 countries also represent more than 46% of the global gross domestic product (GDP) based on nominal values, and more than 32% of the global GDP based on purchasing power parity. The European Union is also represented at the G7 summit. The organization was founded to facilitate shared macroeconomic initiatives by its members in response to the collapse of the exchange rate in 1971, during the time of the Nixon shock, the 1970s energy crisis, and the ensuing recession. The annual G7 leaders’ summit is attended by the heads of government. The
India-Singapore Bilateral relations; a new forge to deeper cooperation
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India-Singapore Bilateral relations; a new forge to deeper cooperation

Prime Minister Narendra Modi concluded his five days, three Nations visit (Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore) on June 2, 2018. During his visit to Singapore, Prime Minister has signed eight agreements along with his counterpart, Lee Hsien Loong. They reiterated the position on maritime security and agreed to deepen economic and defense ties. Let's see how Modi's trip will affect India-Singapore bilateral relations? The key agreements include -   a) - An implementation agreement was signed between the Navies regarding mutual coordination, logistics and service support for visits of naval ships, submarines and naval air crafts- including shipborne aviation assets. b) - A joint statement was delivered on the conclusion of the second review of Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement
Modi’s Indonesia Visit: Revisiting ties under the shadow of an expansionist China
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Modi’s Indonesia Visit: Revisiting ties under the shadow of an expansionist China

On the night of 29 May, Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Indonesia on his first official trip to that country and on the 30th morning he was accorded a red carpet welcome at the Merdeka Palace one of the presidential palaces in Indonesia. India and Indonesia elevated their bilateral ties to Comprehensive Strategic partnership and condemned terrorism in all forms including cross-border terrorism. Here are some key takeouts of Modi's Indonesia visit. Revisiting the Historical relationship -  Indonesia known in many Indian Buddhist texts as Suvarnadwipa was a part of the greater India ( a concept that is commonly used to encompass the historical and geographical extent of Indian cultural influence in south-east Asia ) It was President Sukarno of Indonesia who along with Nehru and 3 o
Modi-Putin Unofficial meet: Causes and Conquesences
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Modi-Putin Unofficial meet: Causes and Conquesences

On Monday Indian PM Narendra Modi met Russian president Vladimir Putin in the Black Sea resort city of Sochi on the invitation of Russian president as a part of an informal summit between the two leaders. This can be termed as a part of series of the informal meet, the earlier being an informal summit in Wuhan between Prime minister Modi and President Xi Jinping. Let's understand the causes and consequences of Modi-Putin Unofficial meet. Here you can read on Here Are The Key Takeaways Of Modi-Xi Jinping Meeting At Wuhan Summit About 9 hours visit of PM Modi, the two leaders visited Sirius Education Centre, Moya-Russia Ethno Centre in Sochi and  Ride on a yacht in the Black Sea. PM Modi also congratulated President Putin and Russia for playing host to FIFA world cup 2018 beginning next m
What will be the impact of US’s exit from Iran Nuclear Deal?
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What will be the impact of US’s exit from Iran Nuclear Deal?

On may 8 2018 US president Donald Trump withdrew from Iran Nuclear Deal which is officially known as Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), saying that he will reinstate sanctions. His statement was as follows: " This Deal should never have been made. It didn't bring peace and it never will". How Iran Nuclear Deal will fare US-Iran Relations -  With the exception of Saudi Arabia, Israel, UAE, and Bahrain most of the International community condemned the decision. All other countries That were signatories of the pact expressed disappointment over the American Decision. UN secretary general António Guterres said he is "deeply concerned by the announcement that the United States will be withdrawing from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and will begin reinstating US san