INTERNATIONAL

The national and global political fallout of Covid

Many short-term measures imposed now may have a long-term influence on both national and international governance and political ideology Though the economic fallout of the pandemic is more vivid, its impact has political dimensions, too. Many short-term measures imposed now

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Territorial politics

With China facing serious backlash both domestically and internationally, it wants to divert its people’s attention to the India-China border For the last two months, India and China have been involved in a military and diplomatic stand-off along the Line

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A multilateral global order need of the hour

While the world is reeling under the onslaught of the pandemic, China has intensified its belligerence and is indulging in aggression in the SCS and on the LAC On June 15, India was elected unopposed as a non-permanent member of

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China’s proxy warriors

After Nepal, Beijing is confabulating with Pakistan to open two fronts, by moving troops and pushing terrorists into Kashmir Clearly, a bruised China, which had so far been used to India cowering before its military and economic might, hadn’t quite

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Chinese art of deceit

The rise and assertion of China is undeniable but it is also losing its crucial ‘soft power’ in the bargain. Nations must get together to call its bluff The Chinese management of its narrative has been exceptionally crafted and has seen unprecedented

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Insurgent incumbent

While Democratic challenger Biden is picking up in the polls, ruling out Trump is a mistake that few should make When Donald Trump won the 2016 US  presidential poll, he didn’t just shake up the American polity but visibly the entire world.

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A conundrum of race, relics and righteous rage

In a world where our fates are inextricably tied, it is difficult to imagine a future based on the erasure of the past, however traumatic or unjust it might be There is nothing new about the US race riots. After

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Restore their dignity

It is unfortunate that for certain democracies, the military willy-nilly becomes an inadvertent piece of the political legitimisation framework and is milked for partisan purposes Democracies across the globe have seen the sudden rise of the far-Right and the neo-nationalists,

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Commissars’ mistake

Autocracy, whether Russian, Soviet or Chinese, acts as a perpetual inebriant and keeps the rulers out of contact with their people. This disconnect is an eternal fault of dictatorship Paradoxically, Chinese President Xi Jinping appears to have been inspired by the

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A new work module

The four-day week is an idea whose time may have come but it is not a magic bullet. Companies don’t hire more people just to spread the work around As countries in Europe and North America emerge from the lockdown and try

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