Terror didn’t win: 9/11 changed democratic countries in some unlovely ways. But democracies stayed on track

Synopsis: This article highlights how global democracies change after the 9/11 attack. Introduction A study from the Washington-based Centre for Strategic and International Studies estimated that the number of active terrorist groups was 67 in 2018, the most since 1980. A new study from the Costs of War project at Brown University calculates that the… Continue reading Terror didn’t win: 9/11 changed democratic countries in some unlovely ways. But democracies stayed on track

The national security discourse is changing

Synopsis: National security has long been viewed through a narrow perspective of just war-fighting. In the present scenario being shaped up by multiple factors like climate change, a rising China and the COVID pandemic, national security and domestic policy are to be seen as two sides of the same coin. This new understanding is gaining… Continue reading The national security discourse is changing

Prime Minister chairs 13th BRICS Summit

What is the news? Indian PM chaired the 13th BRICS Summit, which was held virtually. The Summit stressed the need to prevent Afghanistan from being used as a staging ground for terrorist attacks against other countries, as well as a sanctuary for terrorists. The BRICS nations also collectively adopted the “New Delhi Declaration“. The theme… Continue reading Prime Minister chairs 13th BRICS Summit