Former Ambassador for Israel

ELS DISCOURSE Episode 3: Menahem Chuck Kanafi

Diplomacy and the Role of India-Israel Relations in Global Politics Speaker Profile: Menahem Chuck Kanafi Ambassador Chuck Kanafi. Ambassador Kanafi is a former career diplomat and advocate. He has served in Africa, Europe, Asia and North America at senior levels and has served as a legal advisor in the Israeli Defence Forces and to various diplomatic negotiations during thirty years of civil service. He currently … Continue reading ELS DISCOURSE Episode 3: Menahem Chuck Kanafi

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

Hong Kong protests against the controversial national security law

THE DEATH KNELL FOR HONG KONG?

by Dhanishta Mittal and Deepanshu Mittal China’s controversial National Security law is now to be implemented in Hong Kong through Chinese administration. This raises serious concerns regarding the demand for Hong Kong’s autonomy. The security law, which has provisions that are expected to ban secession, sedition and subversion of the Chinese government will conveniently bypass the Hong Kong legislation due to their puppet government in … Continue reading THE DEATH KNELL FOR HONG KONG?

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

COVID-19 AND BIO-DEFENCE: Can we prepare better? – [PART -I]

-by Shivam Mishra & Aman Vijay Bhatt In the first part of this bipartite blog series, the authors take a gestalt perspective of the worldwide instances of unprepared biodefense that exposed during this virus spread. The authors discuss the compelling concern of the virus spread resulting in inhumane treatment for the patient and how this could be mitigated if the nations prepared better with the more … Continue reading COVID-19 AND BIO-DEFENCE: Can we prepare better? – [PART -I]

INDIA AS A MEDIATOR IN ISRAEL-PALESTINE CONFLICT: An Olive Branch Extended

-by Manya Anjari & Nikunj Mahenshwari At the beginning of March 2020, a delegation of the UN Committee On The Exercise Of The Inalienable Rights Of Palestine People, recommended India to initiate mediation dialogues between Israel and Palestine to allay their on-going conflict.[1]  India, being an emerging power in the West Asia region creates a requisite power balance in the mediation process. Moreover, the strategic … Continue reading INDIA AS A MEDIATOR IN ISRAEL-PALESTINE CONFLICT: An Olive Branch Extended