Articles by: Varya Srivastava

The EU-ACP negotiations: process of chaos and order

The EU-ACP negotiations: process of chaos and order

June 28, 2018 at 10:31 AM

The reality of the world today presents us with a grim, spiralling and unsettling picture. It’s manifestation can be seen in Nigeria in form of the increasing terrorist activities, or the fraudulent EVMs of Botswana in context of the 2019 elections, or rising populism in Italy or even the SpanishRead 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

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

Russia’s greatest weapon

Russia’s greatest weapon

January 26, 2018 at 12:48 PM

Russia today is one of the top weapons manufacturer in the world, its weapons are, however, not limited to arms and ammunition but have extended to the state manufacturing of disinformation. The disinformation campaign is a very 21st century form of weapon based on the increased and instant access toRead More

14th EU-India Summit: Mark of a new beginning

14th EU-India Summit: Mark of a new beginning

January 15, 2018 at 5:39 PM

The only constant in the field of international relations is a changing world order – changing in terms of partnership, alliances and power equations – it acts as a defining feature of the world structure and relations of that time period. So how does the European Union’s (EU) relation withRead More

India’s Nuclear Doctrine

India’s Nuclear Doctrine

December 5, 2017 at 2:18 PM

The use of nuclear weapons as a means of deterrence is a paradox that has been defining international relations since the Cold War; it has also impacted domestic policies and the development of countries. India, a case in point, had acquired nuclear capabilities in 1960s but very unusually so, didRead More