INTERNATIONAL

Pak needs to Focus on Internal Problems

With the economy sinking and a failed bid at the UNSC, Islamabad is in no position to declare war or embrace peace. It will do well to focus on its internal problems A fortnight after the Modi Government defanged Article

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India drowns both Pak and China at UNSC

Our diplomatic offensive at UNSC was weather-proofed enough to drown out both Pakistan and China Given the suddenness of the revocation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir, its bifurcation and changed status to a Union Territory, Modi 2.0, in

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Hong Kong on the horns of dilemma

The chances of Hong Kong turning into ‘Tiananmen Square 2’ are not remote, a few believe. However, for many in international politics, if the Chinese Government comes into direct confrontation with the protesters, it will permanently change the liberal atmosphere

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Hong Kong troubles

One reason why China has not been able to chide India on Article 370 is because it is facing a crisis in Hong Kong Diplomats will tell you that China bristles at any perceived ‘interference’ in its ‘internal affairs’ and for years

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India-China’s Cooperation for New Endeavors

India and China’s contradiction at the RCEP summit does not stop their cooperation for another endeavor. The latest round of the 16-member Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) negotiations has yet again exposed frictions between Beijing and New Delhi, this time

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New Chinese threat

India on a hot tin roof as both US and China lay terms for Huawei’s entry into 5G trials It’s not the best time for diplomacy with China following the reorganisation of Jammu and Kashmir and the declaration of Ladakh

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South Korea-Japan spat: Affecting World Economy

With the South Korea-Japan spat escalating, it is unlikely that the US can play a mediatory role. The fallout of such dispute will affect the world economy At a time when both Japan and South Korea are expected to cooperate

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Leadership without care about climate change

It’s unfortunate that leaders choose to ignore the truth or deliberately serve the interests of lobbies who want to maximise profits without regard for the future impact of climate change The UK has been quite unique as a developed nation,

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China against Hong Kong’s Pro-Democracy Movement

China’s restrictive ways are only magnifying the pro-democracy movement and costing the economy It seems discussions and contraventions around “special status” have even thrown civilian life completely out of gear in Hong Kong, as pro-democracy activists continue to make their

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Pipe dreams

The Hyperloop promises to revolutionise travel but questions remain about its economic viability The world is littered with expensive transportation infrastructure projects that are barely used and even abandoned after a few years. There is the famous example of a

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