UNMOGIP Context: United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has appointed Rear Admiral Guillermo Pablo Rios of Argentina as the Head of Mission and Chief Military Observer for the United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP), the office of the UN Secretary-General has […]

Weapons of Mass Destruction

Weapons of Mass Destruction With US and Russia tensions rising to cold war era levels due to the conflict in Ukraine, we can take this time to take a look at the reason why cold war remained cold, the reason behind MAD doctrine viz Weapons […]

Political Turmoil in Tunisia

Political Turmoil in Tunisia Context: • Tunisian voters have approved a new Constitution that would turn the country back into a presidential system, institutionalising the one-man reign of President Kais Saied, who suspended the elected Parliament and awarded more powers to himself last year. Background […]

Outcomes of the MC12

Outcomes of the MC12 Context: There are significant gains for some and some are on the losing side in the recently concluded 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12) of the World Trade Organization (WTO). Background: From past two years India and South Africa are pushing for a […]

Leveraging Ties at the time of Crisis

Leveraging Ties at the time of Crisis Context: Ranil Wickremesinghe’s election as the President of Sri Lanka in a crucial Parliament vote on July 20, 2022, gives India an opportunity to take the lead in the foreign aid game in its neighbourhood. Background: Sri Lanka […]

US Tech Sanctions on China

US Tech Sanctions on China Context: China has been facing technical sanctions from USA, this also coincides with the rise of China’s Digital Silk Road (DSR) enterprise under the Belt and Road Initiative. Background: In the recent past, the technological sector of China has been […]

Sharing Power With the Next Generations

Sharing Power With the Next Generations For Mains: The rise of international organisations After the devastation brought about by the second world war, a slew of international organisations was created to ensure that another world war did not come about. These were led by the […]