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.

Round One: India v. The ICC Prosecutor

Round One: India v. The ICC Prosecutor

April 8, 2014 at 5:17 PM

The 17th of July, 1998 will always be remembered as the day the Rome Statute was adopted and mainly, as the day when “two-thirds of humanity” chose to not adopt it. The ICC came into existence with these mixed sentiments and it is fair to say that almost 16 years on there is little hint of such emotions completely fading away; in large part due to countries such as India and China (almost One-third of humanity) showing no intentions of undertaking the journey to Rome.