Overview of Sweden-Finland Joining NATO

Overview of Sweden-Finland Joining NATO Context: With the Russian invasion of Ukraine nearing three months, Sweden and Finland (SweFin), the two Nordic countries that have historically stayed out of military alliances, have formally applied to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).   Background: The […]

Finland Joining NATO Alliance

Finland Joining NATO Alliance Context: • A country with long time of war neutrality has decided to join a military alliance, this stand of Finland is significant in terms of international political order. What is Russia’s response? • Kremlin has reacted bitterly by stating that […]

Northern Ireland Protocol

Northern Ireland Protocol Context: Ireland’s Foreign Minister on Wednesday said the U.K. risked a breach of international law if it scraps the trade rules it signed with the EU for Northern Ireland. The UK government has hinted that it may pull out of a deal […]

G20

G20 Context: • The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has asked people to participate in Logo Design Contest for India’s forthcoming G20 Presidency. About: • The G20 is a global strategic platform that brings together the world’s biggest industrialised and emerging economies. • The G20 […]

Al-Aqsa Mosque

Al-Aqsa Mosque Context: • Clashes between Palestinians and Israeli police at Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa mosque compound wounded dozens of people on, following weeks of violence at the flashpoint religious site. Background: • In the Israel-Palestine conflict, the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound has been the most sensitive site. […]

Russia’s Gas Gamble

Russia’s Gas Gamble Context: • Russian energy company Gazprom has announced that it has “completely suspended gas supplies” to Poland’s PGNiG and Bulgaria’s Bulgargaz citing their failure to pay in roubles. What is the impact? • The gas restrictions do not put the two countries […]

Raisina Dialogue

Raisina Dialogue Context: • The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi recently attended the inaugural session of Raisina Dialogue 2022 where President of the European Commission, H.E. Ms. Ursula Von Der Leyen delivered the keynote address. About: • It is an international meeting dedicated to tackling […]