ANALYSING THE NEHRUVIAN YEARS: Socialism and China – [EDITORIAL] – PART II

This Independence Day, we look at the tenure of India’s first Prime Minister in a two part series focusing on Kashmir, Socialism and China. The aim of the series is to clear myths, foster debate and learn the lessons from the successes and failures of the tenure of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. The second part analyses the relations of India with the Soviet Union and the 1962 defeat of India at the hands of China. Continue reading ANALYSING THE NEHRUVIAN YEARS: Socialism and China – [EDITORIAL] – PART II

Nehru in UN on Kashmir

ANALYSING THE NEHRUVIAN YEARS: The Kashmir Question-[EDITORIAL]-PART I

This Independence Day, we look at the tenure of India’s first Prime Minister in a two part series focusing on Kashmir, Socialism and China. The aim of the series is to clear myths, foster debate and learn the lessons from the successes and failures of the tenure of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. The first part analyses Nehru’s decision to take the Kashmir issue to the newly formed, United Nations. Continue reading ANALYSING THE NEHRUVIAN YEARS: The Kashmir Question-[EDITORIAL]-PART I

Article 370 and Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation

ONE YEAR OF ABROGATION OF SPECIAL STATUS FROM JAMMU & KASHMIR [EDITORIAL]

Namrata Jeph The battle for Jammu and Kashmir was and is not merely or even mostly a battle for territory. It is an uncompromising and perhaps uncompromisable struggle for two ways of life, two concepts of political organization, two scales of values, and two spiritual attitudes. Joseph Korbel Introduction The Central Government on August 5 last year revoked the special status of Jammu and Kashmir … Continue reading ONE YEAR OF ABROGATION OF SPECIAL STATUS FROM JAMMU & KASHMIR [EDITORIAL]

Afghans at an Afghanistan police checkpost in times of COVID 19 pandemic

THE AFGHANISTAN CONFLICT: COVID-19 A New Variable – [EDITORIAL]

by Saarthak Singhal Introduction The already fragile ceasefire in Afghanistan which was announced to coincide with the festival of Eid has now been unofficially extended, courtesy the COVID-19. The Taliban has confirmed that their Supreme Leader, Mullah Haibatullah Akhunzada, has been infected with COVID 19. An Afghan official who was a part of recently concluded, negotiations which took place in Doha, Qatar has confirmed that … Continue reading THE AFGHANISTAN CONFLICT: COVID-19 A New Variable – [EDITORIAL]

THE PANMUNJOM DECLARATION: Revamped Korean Sunshine policy and the German Model

–by Ashwini Nag Backdrop of Korean division After the Japanese empire was dismantled, the Korean Peninsula became important territory in the Cold War. The Peninsula was eventually divided into two nations along the 38th parallel north latitude. The USA controlled the southern sphere and the USSR promoting a communist regime in the northern sphere. The end of the Korean War was marked by the 1953 … Continue reading THE PANMUNJOM DECLARATION: Revamped Korean Sunshine policy and the German Model