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How far does the East Act policy reach?

By Carlos Cruz Infante In 2019 Latin American countries experienced the most profound social crisis since the reestablishment of the region’s democracies in the ’90s. Dictatorships prevailed in Venezuela, Nicaragua, and Cuba. In Brazil, Argentina, and Mexico -the three biggest economies of the region- populist leaders conquered the ballot-boxes. Peru suffered its worst political crisis …

The Great Indian Traveller

By S.R. Phadke Key Highlights Total distance of 28000 kilometers Mostly covered by foot 24 years spent in travel between 1500 to 1524 AD Five major travels called as the ‘Udasis’ He is non other than the great GURU- GURU NANAK SAHIB. In our School history books we read about Yuan Tzung, Bhahiyan, Ibn Battuta, …

Ship Building Industry in India: A Detailed Perspective of its Immense Capability

By Amit Kumar When we talk of the Shipbuilding Industry being restrictive to India, we find that it is only a mere 1.3% of the global vessel fleet that Indian Shipbuilding contributes to. It would be an injustice to not mention that the Indian Shipbuilding and Ship repairing Industry is existent since time immemorial. It …

Crossing the Rubicon: The Indian Economy & its Challenges

By Sauro Dasgupta On 10th January 2018, the World Bank released its report on India titled, ‘India: Systematic Country Diagnostic ‘in Washington D.C. It projected the country’s growth rate to 7.3 percent in 2018 and 7.5 percent for the next two years. The World Bank’s report forecasted that India would continue to remain the fastest-growing …

Recognition of Israel: Historical Track

By Subhash Bhambhu ‘What essential counts for being a country?’ is a confusing question. We are aware of the essentials of a country- Territory, Population, Government, and Sovereignty. Throughout history, countries having essentials (Territory, Population, Government, and Sovereignty) have ended up in the mere quasi-state. But some countries emerged by the recognition from the hegemon …

Rejuvenating India-Malaysia Ties Needs Mutual Understanding and Confidence: An Indian Perspective

By Dr. Sampa Kundu and Ms. Arpita Singh Introduction It was November 1962 when the former Malaysian Prime Minister Tunku Abdul Rahman arrived in Kolkata on his way from London to Kuala Lumpur. Incidentally, this was in the midst of the Indo-Chinese border war and in that context, the prime minister was asked about his …

United States Proposes New Naval Fleet for the Indo-Pacific

By Captain Manoj Rawat The new Naval fleet will be focused on countering China and presents both challenges and opportunities for India The highly successful Exercise Malabar 2020 recently concluded in the Arabian Sea and was significant because all the Quad Navies participated in it after a gap of 13 years. However, questions are being …

Religious Riots in India: Localised or Widespread?

By Sauro Dasgupta Hindu-Muslim conflict in India is highly localised. 70 percent of Hindu-Muslim violence takes place in mostly a few cities like Aligarh, Surat, Varanasi, Delhi, Bengaluru, Ahmadabad, Tanjore, Meerut, etc. Fortunately, India’s villages have been largely unscathed by the communal killings that have swept its cities. Dr. Steven Wilkinson and Dr. Ashutosh Varshney …

Peace and Violence: An Analysis

By Sauro Dasgupta Any concept of peace includes the absence of direct violence between states — engaged in by military and others — in general and the absence of massive killing of categories of humans in particular. That’s why studying peace is important. According to Dr. Johan Galtung, the Father of Modern Peace and Conflict …

Interpretations of Human Rights

By Sauro Dasgupta Human Rights are moral principles or norms that describe certain standards of human behaviour and are regularly protected as natural and legal rights in municipal, national and international law. They are rights inherent to all human beings, regardless of race, sex, nationality, ethnicity, language, religion, or any other status. They include the right to …

Libya: The Way Forward is Riddled

By Ambassador Anil Trigunayat A wasted decade is the story of Libya and apathy of an interventionist but irresponsible international community to put it mildly. Arab Spring that started in Tunisia also called “Jasmine Revolution’ left the failing and falling regimes in its wake. The hapless and more disgruntled people are trying to cope with …

The Farm Laws Conundrum

By Sauro Dasgupta The decision of the Government to postpone the implementation of the farm laws soon after a stay order from the Supreme Court has been very disheartening. Now in case the government decides to abrogate of the farm laws, all laws such as abrogation of 370, CAA, abolition of Triple Talaq, etc may …

Jus ad Bellum and Global Terrorism- The Viyug Issue Brief #2

By Johnny B. Davis About the issue brief The Viyug issue brief is usually published quarterly by the researchers and contributors of The Viyug on selected geopolitical events ranging from War, Military/Foreign Affairs, Strategy and Geo-Political Opinions. Our second that is issue #2 features Johnny B. Davis, an International Law Attorney, Army National Guard JAG …

Qassim Soleimani: The Red Hand Warrior

It’s almost a year since the death of Qassim Soleimani. Read this special commentary of the Iran’s second most powerful person and military general Qassim Soleimani. Read the article to know how he became Iran’s second most powerful person and the strategy behind his assassination by the United States.

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