International Relations : News and Updates

  • Bringing Down the Western Hegemony on the World Order
    Synopsis: Developing countries must unite to meet the challenges of the US-led liberal hegemonic world order Background The US hegemony started after the end of British imperialism in the aftermath of the Suez Crisis (1956). After, six decades-long control over the world order, the authority of the US has started declining. As a result, ...
  • The US Afghan Strategy Fails to Control Taliban
      Synopsis: The US Afghan strategy to pull out the US troops without any settlement leaves the Taliban stronger. Introduction: In 2020, the Trump administration signed a deal with the Taliban to pull off US troops from Afghanistan. Following that, the current President Joe Biden upheld the agreement and agrees to pull off ...
  • India on US’s “Currency Watch list”
    What is the News?  The US treasury places India along with 10 other countries on its currency watch list. What is Currency Manipulator: Current Manipulators are countries engaging in “unfair currency practices” by deliberately devaluing their currency against the dollar. The practice would mean that the country in question is artificially lowering the value ...
  • Strategic Autonomy will shape the Emerging global order
    Synopsis: The middle powers like Japan, Iran, Turkey, and India are looking forward to strategic autonomy.  It will make the emerging global order into a multipolar world instead of a new Cold War type bi-polar world. Background The confrontation between greater powers (The US on one side and the Russia-China axis on ...
  • Reviving India-Russia Relationship – Explained, Pointwise
    Introduction Recently Russia’s foreign minister visited India and Pakistan. During his Pakistan visit, he mentioned that Russia is “open for any cooperation” with Pakistan. The Pakistan officials consider this as Russia’s “blank cheque” in the relationship. Apart from that, Russia also removed few restrictions in the Russia-Pakistan relationship. On the other ...
  • “Raisina Dialogue” 2021 -Prime Minister addresses the Inaugural Session
    What is the News? The Prime Minister has delivered a video address at the Inaugural Session of the Raisina Dialogue. About Raisina Dialogue: Raisina Dialogue is an annual multilateral conference on geopolitics and geoeconomics. The Ministry of External Affairs and the Observer Research Foundation have been jointly organizing it since 2016. Purpose: The conference ...
  • Why India Needs to Balance Relations with China, Russia and US?
    Synopsis: India must actively engage with all the three big powers (US, Russia, China). It is because there is no guarantee that today’s friends will not confront and today’s enemy will not cooperate in the future. This is based on the principle that change is the only permanent thing in foreign ...
  • Freedom of navigation operation (FONOP) in Indian waters
    Synopsis: The U.S. Navy’s FONOP in India’s EEZ highlights the difference in the Indian and American perception on international maritime law (UNCLOS). Background Recently, the USS John Paul Jones carried out freedom of navigation operations (FONOP) in the west of the Lakshadweep Islands. It lies in India’s exclusive economic zone. It was done ...
  • Violation of India’s Exclusive Economic Zone by US Navy
    Synopsis –  Recently, the US Navy challenged India’s maritime rights in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) near Lakshadweep Islands. It called India’s claim excessive and its actions as per the freedom of navigation. Introduction Recently, a move by the US navy came as a surprise to India. It is a surprise, especially ...
  • Increasing Importance of Indo-Pacific for EU
    Synopsis: Europe is ready for a new Indo-Pacific relationship. The new EU and Indo-Pacific relationship are mutually beneficial. Further, the EU can aid the Indo-Pacific region to become globally competitive. Introduction: When the global economy crashed in 2020, economies such as Vietnam and China grew. A number of Asia’s open societies showed ...
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