There is a need to put in greater thought into the design and implementation of sanctions regimes, preferably through multilateral institutions that command the legitimacy of the international comity of nations.
The re-alignments taking place in the Middle East, such as the improvement of ties between Israel and the United Arab Emirates are driven by geopolitical factors. However there is a strong economic component which often tends to get relegated to the sidelines.
Conflicts are eternal, what matters is how they are dealt with. India has managed to keep her international water conflicts at bay but her domestic conflicts often get out of hand and become violent at the first chance that people see.
This column elucidates the resource curse paradox by positioning the case study of Saudi Arabia at the center of the concept. It delineates the disadvantageous position of this resource-rich country during the period of shock and its recovery phase. Furthermore, it paints in words the implications of oil abundance on the imperfect correlation that exists between religion and women’s rights in Saudi Arabia.
Clashes between Russia and Ukraine have been a mainstay for the last few years. Russia invaded and captured Crimea in 2014 and has unleashed a full blown war on Ukraine in 2022. This war is illegal and has broken multiple international criminal, humanitarian and human rights laws. This article focuses on the international criminal aspects that have been breached by Russia by initiating the conflict.
This article seeks to explore the current IPR regime, how it applies to outer space law, and how it may be adapted to be a better fit for the same. It seeks to do this through an analysis of the current IPR regime (by the means of various articles of international treaties and their inadequacies in addressing the needs of space law) and discussing its viability to support the growth of outer space law and its possibilities.
The rise of the Islamic State in Afghanistan portends serious challenges to the fragile security situation in the Afghan neighborhood. Its history and present situation give us a picture of the existing challenge.
This article pertains to the domain of war history and analyzes the origin and role of Mukti Bahini in the Bangladesh Liberation War of 1971. The article also argues that the war was much more than the duality of India-Pakistan rivalry and included equally significant players like the Mukti Bahini.
This article tries to analyse the data localisation regime in India hitherto and the changes that are sought with the Personal Data Protection Bill with reference to the Joint Parliamentary Committee Report. It lays emphasis on how the data localisation is likely to boost the economic growth of India.
This article delves into how fashion is used as a tool of diplomacy by First Wives. It uses a comparative analysis between Melania Trump’s and Michelle Obama’s sartorial choices to portray the difference between people’s perceptions of America’s sovereignty.
New Pakistan PM, Shehbaz Sharif’s key priorities will be addressing the country’s economic challenges, keeping a disparate coalition of right-wing and left-leaning parties together and a foreign policy less hostile to the west. While with India, people-to-people ties could get a boost and there is scope for resumption of bilateral trade via the Wagah-Attari land crossing. However, Sharif has limited political capital for any big ticket initiatives.
China’s economy has witnessed a slowdown due to a number of reasons – stringent lockdowns to prevent the spread of covid19, some of Xi Jinping’s tough measures pertaining to sectors such as real estate. In recent weeks, there is a realisation that China needs a course correction and senior officials have made statements in this direction. Given its current economic state, it is likely that China may also rethink its foreign policy and ensure that ties with the west do not go downhill, in spite of the Ukraine crisis.