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Rights of Nature: Indigenous Perspective on Climate Action

Rights of Nature: Indigenous Perspective on Climate Action

May 2, 2018 at 1:13 AM

Ecuador, despite its constitutional devotion to protect the Rights of Nature, is still allowing the installation of invasive projects such as the Ishpingo-Tambococha-Tiputini (ITT) project. The project was first launched in 2016 and intends on drilling almost 100 wells in the field of Yasuni National Park to extract 287m ofRead More

African FTA- An illusion or a step forward

African FTA- An illusion or a step forward

April 17, 2018 at 10:55 AM

On 21st March 22, 2018, 44 African countries signed an agreement among them to establish one of the biggest trade deals in the world after the establishment of the World Trade Organization in 1995. The trade deal known as the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) is expected to comeRead More

India’s position in a changing Afghan landscape

India’s position in a changing Afghan landscape

April 16, 2018 at 12:36 PM

Afghanistan’s President has played a bold move by drawing the Taliban into a peace binding process. The Afghanistan Government has made an effort to show the international audience that it is genuinely trying to pressurize Taliban to accept the negotiations and encouraging those who are participating in the Kabul Process Conference.Read More

Is the Nepal-India ‘special relationship’ undergoing a fundamental shift?

Is the Nepal-India ‘special relationship’ undergoing a fundamental shift?

April 13, 2018 at 6:31 PM

In recent geopolitical scenario, there seems to be a movement by Nepal to move towards China to find an alternative to their dependence over India. Nepal’s new Prime Minister, KP Oli has said he wants to deepen ties with China to explore more options and get more leverage in hisRead More

Making sense of the US-China Protectionist Policies

Making sense of the US-China Protectionist Policies

April 9, 2018 at 8:55 PM

On 25th January 2018 the Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswomen made a very cryptic press release stating – China did not pursue protectionist policies and that it should be clear which country was guilty of such practices. As many have guessed and speculated, it was in response to the Trump administrationsRead More

Sex workers in India

Sex workers in India

April 9, 2018 at 8:51 PM

The commercial sex worker has been a universal being throughout civilization as prostitution is the so-called “oldest profession”. The earliest known record of prostitution appears in ancient Mesopotamia. It is surprising to witness that licensed brothels were established by Solon in Greece in around 550 B.C. The Indian Vedas, VishnuRead More

Fake news – More real than ever before

Fake news – More real than ever before

April 9, 2018 at 8:35 PM

As the digital world expands to increasingly encompass all parts of the world, it is inevitably becoming a tool of foreign policy and warfare. The internet – particularly social media – has added another dimension in international relations with unique domestic repercussions. It has affected the way people understand reality,Read More

Feminism and the media- Looking at Europe

Feminism and the media- Looking at Europe

March 8, 2018 at 11:45 AM

Despite the world witnessing the three waves of the feminist movement over a century, the quest for gender equality remains an unfinished agenda. In the 21st century, this agenda has further meshed with the unique context of the globalised politics of our digital age. Therefore, making public representation and narrativesRead More

Trump and Africa: The continent must respond

Trump and Africa: The continent must respond

March 5, 2018 at 7:23 PM

Despite traditionally occupying a peripheral spot in US foreign policy, Africa received relatively increased attention over the last decades under the Bush and Obama administrations. The election of President Donald Trump signaled a potential turning point in U.S. foreign policy – one that would be more nationalist and focus lessRead More

Lessons from Zimbabwe: Neo-Coup D’états and Africa’s Future

Lessons from Zimbabwe: Neo-Coup D’états and Africa’s Future

March 2, 2018 at 2:11 PM

After 37 years in office, Robert Mugabe’s fall was sudden and unexpected. On November 24, millions of Zimbabweans gathered in their capital, Harare, and around their television sets to witness what many of them had come to accept as impossible, at least in Mugabe’s lifetime – a new Zimbabwean president.Read More