Solomon Islands

Solomon Islands     Why in news? • Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare said recently that his government would not allow a Chinese military base to be built in his country “under its watch” as he defended a pending security agreement with Beijing. Chinese […]

Relevance Of BIMSTEC

Relevance Of BIMSTEC Context: • Sri Lanka is hosting a virtual summit of BIMSTEC which will be attended by the leaders of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC). About: • Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic […]

Hindrances To JCPOA

Hindrances To JCPOA Context: • The JCPOA had entered its last stage of talks at the end of February and had declared that there are few small obstacles that would be resolved. • But as of now, there is no developments regarding the Iran nuclear […]

Challenges posed by NATO

Challenges posed by NATO Context: Understanding the history of NATO’s challenge to the security posture of Russia would help identify the roots of the ongoing conflict. It might also provide a clearer picture of what institutional arrangements and assurances the Kremlin could accept as sufficient […]

Russia’s AI enabled military ecosystem

Russia’s AI enabled military ecosystem Context: Russia has developed AI-based military systems which includes AI enabled robotic weapons, autonomous tanks, and unmanned aerial vehicles. In the wake of the Ukrainian crisis, This has come into relevance. Background- Russia which has been adopting 2AI-based military ecosystem […]

Growing Ties of Nepal – China

Growing Ties of Nepal – China Context: • Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Saturday held talks with Nepal’s top leadership here and discussed bilateral relations and mutual cooperation, as the two countries inked nine agreements, including one on the technical assistance scheme for the […]

Transnational Terrorism in Africa

Transnational Terrorism in Africa Context: • The terrorist threat today is fundamentally different from what the world faced on 9/11. Terrorism today is increasingly transnational, geographically dispersed and ideologically diverse. • Terrorist activities have been spreading from West Asia to Central African countries and now […]

Sri Lankan Economic Crisis

Sri Lankan Economic Crisis Context: • Sri Lanka is facing severe economic crisis mainly due to the depletion in the forex reserves, which has led to shortages in fuel, food, medicines and other essential items. Background: • The pandemic deepened the economic crisis in Sri […]

G20

G20 Context: • Russian President Vladimir Putin received valuable backing from Beijing on Wednesday in a pushback to suggestions by some members that Russia could be barred from the G20 group. What is G 20? • The G20 or Group of Twenty is an intergovernmental […]

Crisis in Bosnia

Crisis in Bosnia Context: • Bosnia is going through a period of crisis in both of its administrative units. • On the one hand, it is a clash of interests between the Bosnian Serbs Republic and the rest of the country, while on the other […]