Challenge To West – led Global Order

Challenge To West – led Global Order   Context: Hours before the invasion on Ukraine, the western countries had imposed a new round of sanctions against Moscow (targeting Russian individuals and banks linked to Mr. Putin’s regime), and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz suspended certification of […]

China’s Maritime Quest

China’s Maritime Quest Context: U.S. warship’s South China Sea passage sparks row, PLA says forces deployed to drive it away What happened? A U.S. warship sailed through the South China Sea on Thursday, sparking a warning from China’s military as tensions between the superpowers remain […]

Shaming China on a Global Forum

Shaming China on a Global Forum Context: India’s External Affairs Minister, S. Jaishankar said that the situation at the India-China Line of Actual Control (LAC) has arisen due to the “disregard” by China of “written agreements”. But what China has been doing at the LAC […]

Crisis in Ukraine’s Donbass region

Crisis in Ukraine’s Donbass region   Context: Since Moscow invaded and annexed the Crimean Peninsula in March 2014, pro-Russia rebels in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions began seizing territory in Eastern Ukraine and held a referendum to declare independence from Ukraine. Since then, these regions […]

Ukraine Crisis

Ukraine Crisis   Context: The 31 January UNSC meeting on Ukraine was convened at the request of the US. The US had called for an open session to discuss the “threat to international peace and security” posed by the Russian military build-up along Ukraine’s frontiers. […]

US–China Strategic Competition

US–China Strategic Competition   Context: The year 2022 may shake up East Asia as the regional security situation remains fluid. As an important theatre of US–China strategic competition, observers are critically analysing how China postures on Taiwan ahead of the 20th National Congress of the […]

Iran nuclear deal

Iran nuclear deal     Context: Western diplomats have set a deadline of later this month to revive the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. The deal was dismantled in 2018 by President Donald Trump.  Background: American officials are concerned about Iran’s rapid nuclear escalation after the […]

Submarine Cables

Submarine Cables   Context: Tonga, an archipelago situated along the series of fault lines called the ‘Ring of Fire’ in the Pacific region, is quite prone to earthquakes and volcanic activities. On 15 January 2022, the Hunga Tonga–Hunga Ha’apai volcano, which is 65 kms north […]

Nord Stream Pipeline

Nord Stream Pipeline Context: The Nord Stream pipeline is back in the news following the renewed tensions between the West and Russia over Ukraine. Owned by the Russian energy giant, Gazprom, Nord Stream the longest subsea pipeline, is an export gas pipeline which runs under […]

EU CHINA Tensions

EU CHINA Tensions Context: The European Union launched a case against China at the WORLD Trade Organisation for targeting Lithuania over its stand on Taiwan. Background: A long negotiated investment deal between EU and China has also been on a halt and the situation is […]