CATEGORIES

‘CONFLUENCE OF THE SEAS' THE INDIA-US-JAPAN TRILATERAL

The trilateral grouping has conducted only a few trilateral summits till now and has not been successful in any path-breaking achievement. Seeing the recurring conflicts that emerge in the Indo-Pacific, the trilateral dialogue has not taken any concrete steps to mitigate the tensions.

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Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Diplomatist
October 2020

UNDERSTANDING INDIA THE FUTURE OF HIGHER EDUCATION

India prides her achievement on being the third-largest higher education system in the world after China and America.

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Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Diplomatist
October 2020

U.S PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS AND ITS GLOBAL CONSEQUENCES

The U.S presidential election is supposed to be held on November 3rd with the Democrats and the Republicans at loggerheads for the control of the oval office. This election has global geopolitical ramifications since the unipolar status enjoyed by America since the fall of the Soviet Union is facing an unprecedented challenge from China.

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Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Diplomatist
October 2020

TECHNICAL AND VOCATIONAL EDUCATION IN AFRICA

SOME SOLUTIONS TO AVERTING FUTURE IMPACTS OF PANDEMICS

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Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Diplomatist
October 2020

LATIN AMERICA'S TURN TOWARDS ISRAEL

FROM IDEOLOGICAL FIXATION TOWARDS PRAGMATISM

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Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Diplomatist
October 2020

INSIDE THE INDIA-AFRICA COOPERATION IN EDUCATION AND SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

India and Africa have pursued development cooperation for decades, thus increasing India’s influence in Africa and vice versa. The primary goals of India’s development cooperation have always been; education and training in fields such as finance and accounting, information technology, promotion of small and medium-sized businesses, languages, rural development, the environment and renewable energy. These initiatives mostly express the perspectives of India, thereby reinforcing the South-South cooperation.

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Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Diplomatist
October 2020

INDIA-EU PARTNERSHIP IN CLEAN ENERGY: COLLABORATION FOR THE FUTURE

India-EU partnership in renewables should focus on long term goals. While the ITER project shows a novel path towards clean energy it is still a long time to go before the project makes gains on the ground.

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Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Diplomatist
October 2020

INDIA THE EMERGING STAR ON HIGHER EDUCATION HORIZON

India is fast emerging as a key higher education hub for students from its neighbouring countries. And, the National Education Policy 2020 (NEP 2020) is aiming to attract foreign students in a bigger way. “Research/teaching collaborations and faculty/student exchanges with high-quality foreign institutions will be facilitated, and relevant mutually beneficial MoUs with foreign countries will be signed. High performing Indian universities will be encouraged to set up campuses in other countries, and similarly, selected universities e.g., those from among the top 100 universities in the world will be facilitated to operate in India,” according to the NEP 2020.

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Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Diplomatist
October 2020

INDIA A LAND OF CULTURES

India is a land of myriad and exquisite cultures and subcultures. For a civilization which stretches its roots to as far back as several millennia ago, India has emerged as a cultural colossus today.

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Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Diplomatist
October 2020

ENABLING AN ECOSYSTEM FOR VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING FOR AFRICAN STUDENTS IN INDIA

The context The rapid technological developments we are witnessing in the twenty-first century, together with the forces of globalization, are likely to lead to radical changes in the world of work. To this end, vocational education and training across the globe, more so in the global south, is critical to harness the demographic dividend for the social, economic and scientific development of the country and the region.

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Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Diplomatist
October 2020

Revamping The Commonwealth Of Nations Post-Covid-19

The Commonwealth (CW) is a political arrangement that is very diverse and consists of 54 member states encompassing over 30% of the world’s population, most of which were British colonies. It is considered the third most consequential organization globally after the NonAligned Movement (NAM) and the United Nations (UN). It came into existence with the proclamation of the sovereignty of the state from the colonial rule of the British Empire and was later given self-governance. The CW has encouraged member nations to create inclusive establishments, vitalize governance and support justice and human rights. The CW Secretariat instituted in 1965 assists member nations to realize development, democracy and peace. The Secretariat with international representation whose official Centre is in London has stood at the vanguard of the global response to the COVID-19 crisis.

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Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Diplomatist
October 2020

What Not To Ask Will Kamala Harris Be Good For India?

As the presumptive presidential nominee of the Democratic Party, Joe Biden chose Kamala Harris as his running mate for the upcoming US presidential election later this year, and given Harris’ Indian roots, Indians are likely to ask: will Harris be good for India? However, this question is as non-consequential as asking: whom should India root for during a presidential election in the United States.

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Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Diplomatist
October 2020

INDIA'S RELATIONS WITH SOUTH ASIAN NATIONS

At 73, one is thought to be old and wise, have difficulty in changing, but a nation like India at 73 can be thought of as a young enough, vibrant nation, historically still in a neo infancy stage.

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Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Diplomatist
August 2020

INDIAN AGRICULTURE SECTOR LEADING THE WAY

Agriculture was perhaps the first organized activity discovered by humans more than 10,000 years ago.

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Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Diplomatist
August 2020

INDIA AS AN EMERGING GLOBAL POWER CHALLENGES AND PROSPECTS

India is at a crucial juncture, seventy-three years after independence.

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Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Diplomatist
August 2020

IMAGINING INDIA IN THE POST-COVID WORLD

AN ANALYSIS OF POSSIBLE PATHWAYS

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Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Diplomatist
August 2020

EXAMINING INDIA AT IBSA

Global politics is a place where state interacts with other states through several ways – bilateralism, forming groups or alliances, and building up institutions or organizations for serving their own national interests.

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Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Diplomatist
August 2020

CHANGING DYNAMICS OF INDIA'S MARITIME POLICY

The ever-dynamic and vacillating maritime strategy of India has been an acknowledgement and response to myriad geopolitical demands, aiming to suit its ambition in the wider global order.

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Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Diplomatist
August 2020

EXPANDING G7 WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR INDIA?

Recently US President Donald Trump announced to postpone the G7 summit to September calling the G7 as a ‘group of outdated countries’ and decided to expand the grouping with liberal democracies like Australia, India, South Korea and Russia.

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Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Diplomatist
August 2020

INDIA'S RISE AND WHY SOFT POWER MATTERS

A country as endowed as India with a rich ancient civilisation and with long innings of being a modern democratic nation since its independence, soft power comes across as an effective foreign policy tool.

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Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Diplomatist
August 2020

NEW INDIA TO STRIKE A BALANCE BETWEEN SELF-RELIANCE AND GLOBAL CO-OPERATION

Trade and partnership, an integral part of global co-operation have played a vital role in the economic growth and development of the world.

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Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Diplomatist
August 2020

India's “Look West” Policy In The Middle East

The “Look West” policy assumed significance and focussed attention in India’s policy approach with Prime Minister Modi’s remarks at the ‘Make in India’ conference in New Delhi on 26th September 2014, when he said, “For a long time Look East policy is under discussion, I would like to talk about Link West”.

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Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Diplomatist
August 2020

THE PRIORITIES OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN CHAIRMANSHIP OF THE AFRICAN UNION 2020

On the 9th of February 2020, South Africa assumed the Chairmanship of the African Union (AU) for the second time.

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Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Diplomatist
July 2020

SOUTH AFRICA'S TOURISM INDUSTRY PREPAREDNESS FOR POST COVID ERA

SOUTH AFRICA’S TOURISM INDUSTRY PREPAREDNESS FOR POST COVID ERA

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Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Diplomatist
July 2020

TAKE ACTION, INSPIRE CHANGE

Madiba was an untiring fighter for social justice, a leader who believed in leading from the back like a shepherd so that everyone feels that they are at the front. Someone who essentially knew that to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.

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Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Diplomatist
July 2020

REMEMBERING NELSON MANDELA: SOUTH AFRICA'S GREATEST SON

South Africa’s first black president, he is a global symbol of freedom and unity. His name quavered the global political landscape in advocating for human rights.

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Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Diplomatist
July 2020

EMERGING AREAS OF COOPERATION BETWEEN SOUTH AFRICA AND INDIA

Relations between India with the Republic of South Africa has flourished and gained momentum over the last few decades.

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Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Diplomatist
July 2020

NELSON MANDELA'S UMBILICAL BOND WITH MAHATMA GANDHI

Nelson Mandela was, in many ways, during his lifetime, a practitioner of Mahatma Gandhi’s philosophy of Satyagraha or Truth Force, passive resistance and Ahimsa or non-violence.

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Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Diplomatist
July 2020

AN OVERVIEW OF INDIAN DIASPORA IN SOUTH AFRICA

The term diaspora was derived from the Greek words dia (across) and sperio (to scatter), which was historically associated with exile and dispersion of the Jewish “nation”.

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Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Diplomatist
July 2020

Mapping Next Steps In India-South Africa Trade Partnership

India and South Africa share long historical relations, dating back to as far back as the fifteenth century.

4 mins read
Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Diplomatist
July 2020