The United States and UNESCO: A Contentious History

It remains to be seen if the UNESCO will become another platform for US–China contentions or realise the lofty goals as enshrined in its constitution.

September 15, 2023

Nuclear Issues and the G-20 Leaders’ Declaration

The G20 New Delhi Leaders’ Declaration asserts that the ‘use or threat of use of nuclear weapons is inadmissible’.

September 15, 2023

Military Applications of Virtual Reality and Beyond

The military applications of Virtual Reality include those relating to combat training and simulation.

September 14, 2023

Sanctions on Russia: A Study of Economic Coercion in the Contemporary World

On 24 February 2022, President Vladimir Putin announced 'special military operation' in Ukraine. This triggered a series of sanctions by the West, resulting in restrictions on Russia's financial institutions, including its central bank and energy export, among others.


The 18th East Asia Summit: Priorities of a Region in Flux

The East Asia Summit remains critical to advancing closer regional cooperation, at a time of a rapid geo-political and geo-economic changes.

September 14, 2023

Oppenheimer and the Indian Knowledge Tradition

Oppenheimer was admired by a section of the Indian intelligentsia for his familiarity with Indian philosophical traditions and his advocacy of peaceful nuclear uses.

September 12, 2023

India–US Jet Engine Deal: A Major Milestone

Prime Minister Modi and President Biden recommitted to expeditiously work towards supporting the fulfilment of the GE-HAL jet engine deal, at the meeting ahead of the New Delhi G20 Summit.

September 11, 2023

Maldives Presidential Elections: Fragmented Campaign

While the pre-poll environment in Maldives is relatively peaceful, the political fragmentation makes it difficult to project a certain outcome in the upcoming presidential elections.

September 06, 2023

The China–Africa Peace and Security Forum: Practical Outcomes or Same Old Rhetoric?

China’s security engagement in Africa has grown to encompass aspects relating to police and law enforcement cooperation, conflict mediation, and professional military education.

September 06, 2023

Turkiye and the Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation

Turkiye’s Chairmanship of the Organization of the BSEC gives it an opportunity to shape the trajectory of the pivotal regional organisation.

September 01, 2023