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International Relations

Saudi Arabia: Crisis of legitimacy

India-Saudi Arabia Few days ago, the Financial Times published an article showing how Saudi Arabia had lost market share in more than half of its most important client countries for crude oil. An embattled Saudi regime is confronting a convergence of crucial challenges at the domestic as well as international levels. Internal conflicts in the …

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International Solar Alliance

On the sidelines of the plenary 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference – 21st yearly Conference of Parties at Paris, India has pledged to reduce 33-35% of its carbon emissions (at 2005 level) by 2030. Also, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Francois Hollande has launched an ambitious initiative called ‘International Solar Energy Alliance’. Origin …

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Transnational Corporations and sovereignty

In the last few decades the activities of transnational corporations aided by tax havens on one side and terrorists on the other side have destroyed the concept of nation state and its sovereignty evolved after the 30 years’ war in 1648 in Westphalia. What is Westphalian sovereignty? Westphalian sovereignty is the principle of international law …

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Contemporary issues between India and Pakistan

You cannot defeat an enemy whom you cannot define. If Pakistan is sponsoring terrorism against India, then Pakistan is an enemy state. Realpolitik says we should accept it without any mincing of words. Apparently, India has failed to realise this earlier but it has slowly started to make peace with this reality. India has been …

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Nuclear Deal | Indian – Japan

A historic ‘Civil Nuclear Deal’ with Japan was signed during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Japan, which was in limbo from the last one decade. Apart from the advanced technology and material assistance, India has a lot to gain from this landmark agreement. Nuclear Deal | Benefits The deal is critical to India’s renewable …

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Trump's Victory | Implications for India

Mr. Donald Trump surprised the concrete elite structures of the world by capturing the White House in a triumphant electoral victory in the world’s oldest democracy, the United States. Although the policies at the highest level do not change radically irrespective of the fears generated by the liberal armchair intellectuals, India should remain cautious about …

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Indo-French Relations

Indo-French Relations took a major leap when a French military contingent participated in the last Republic Day Parade. (First country to which India bestowed such an honour.) Indo-French Relations | Fight against International Terrorism India and France have been victims of international terrorism. India-France cooperation on international terrorism is ranging from bilateral defence cooperation, joint …

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