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.
Given the problem of ‘twin deficit’– a budget shortfall as well as a current account deficit – it is natural to ponder how a country that consistently performed better than its neighbors in terms of various social indicators dug itself deep into this bottomless hole?
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 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.
This article takes a historical view of the Russian-Ukraine conflict to understand the idea of nationality, sovereignty, shared geographies. In doing so, it tries to make sense of the ongoing conflict to argue how history plays a dominant role in this conflict.
This article examines how India’s stance vis-à-vis Russia, on the Ukraine crisis has been different from other Quad members. While the US has not publicly criticised India it remains to be seen as to how New Delhi’s decision to not criticize Russia and purchase oil will impact the New Delhi-Washington relationship.
This article looks at the history of Israel’s diplomatic relations dating back to the 1940s during which the Jewish state transformed straight from a non-state entity to an internationally recognized modern nation-state. Additionally, it particularly explores the significance of the strategic partnership between Israel and the United States and its key role in Israel’s foreign policy.
Given the numerous benefits expected from the megaproject, CPEC, which has been regarded as a “game-changer” for Pakistan and a “corridor that must not fail” for China, it is critical to assess the situation on the ground before making any unrealistic claims about what CPEC can bring about.
Pakistan’s ties with the US have witnessed a downward slope as a result of its increasing proximity to China in recent years. Pakistan PM, Imran Khan’s decision to visit the US amid the Russia-Ukraine crisis, and its decision to not support a US-sponsored resolution against Russia for its aggression vis-à-vis Ukraine have led to a further deterioration in ties.