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New president, new challenges: reviving Ukrainian identity.

June 6, 2014 at 5:38 AM

  It is said that the Ukrainian election is a conclusion to the last 5 months of struggle against the old system, but most importantly it is the new starting point for a new and changed country going through an evolutionary phase. However the separatists still actively present seem toRead More

The Child of Divorced Parents: The South America Defense Council

The Child of Divorced Parents: The South America Defense Council

June 6, 2014 at 5:00 AM

  Unlike Asia, the Middle East or Western Europe, South America is a very homogenous region; due to its colonial past, the continent inherited two –very similar– languages and cultural proximity. Regional integration in the economic, social and cultural fields, has been brewing for decades in South America, among theRead More

Amarnath and Aftermath: Religious Identity could Promote Security

Amarnath and Aftermath: Religious Identity could Promote Security

June 3, 2014 at 9:09 AM

Terrorist attacks on the Amarnath Yatra are foreseeable. They could also be an opportunity for unprecedented statesmanship.   This article examines the scenario wherein terrorists attack the Amarnath yatra (pilgrimage), with the intent to spark off violent reprisals against Muslims across the country. If such an attack did trigger communalRead More

China’s piece in Oceania – Political and Economic perspectives

China’s piece in Oceania – Political and Economic perspectives

May 26, 2014 at 8:41 AM

Give the partnership between Bu Er Magazine and InPRA, this report by Martin Hinkens has been shared by Bu Er for our readers.  Martin has recently finished his degree in International Relations at the University of St Andrews. Apart from an interest in politics, he also develops an expertise in finance  inRead More

Protests in Brazil. An ugly side to Joga bonito.

Brazil and the World Cup: Beyond the Dreams of Victory

May 25, 2014 at 3:26 PM

Even amidst the resentment surrounding the World Cup, Brazilians still dream that when the final whistle blows in the final on July 12, it will be Neymar and his teammates hoisting the trophy.

Men install a Russian flag and a Crimean flag Monday on the roof of a city hall . Source :NPR

Who will pay for the dream of the Imperialist? A review of the Crimea Situation

May 17, 2014 at 12:14 PM

In light of the recent annexation of Crimea by the Russian Federation- or it may be more relevant to say the ‘annexation of Crimea by Putin’ – I have decided to roughly estimate the price of this geographical change. This article’s purpose is to evaluate the annexation in terms of its implications for the Russian economy.

Money for everyone, everywhere?

Money for everyone, everywhere?

May 8, 2014 at 12:14 PM

There are several lessons to be learned internationally . What remains vital however, is the fact that India needs to look into the utility the population derives from the banks and their services and not just the availability of the same.

Snipping the String of Pearls with Blunt Scissors

Snipping the String of Pearls with Blunt Scissors

April 19, 2014 at 10:33 AM

Through a combination of assertiveness and rapprochement, and a change in force structure, India can combat China’s own assertiveness and encirclement in a non-belligerent manner. The string can be cut, the pearls can fall to the ground; but only if the Tiger can convince the Dragon’s friends he is no longer invincible, that his strength is terrible, and, perhaps, mythical.

Activism Is Not The Answer

Activism Is Not The Answer

April 8, 2014 at 6:54 PM

As India continues its rise as a regional and global power, many academics are calling for a shift in its non-committal foreign policy. India is at a crossroads, thus raising the question: What is an appropriate direction for India’s foreign policy future? Promoting human rights and democracy abroad, however, should not be part of the answer, at least for now.

Source:Hill Post

India and China : A Growing Imbalance

April 8, 2014 at 5:55 PM

Besides sharing important strategic and geopolitical interests, as two of the fastest growing economies of the world, India and China have created significant economic ties. China is India’s largest trading partner and this arrangement, in a nutshell, involves the procurement of manufactured goods and implements from China and the export of raw materials to the Chinese industry. While the bilateral trade relations remain essential to the Indian success story, there exists a massive imbalance in the trade patterns.