CATEGORIES

Impact Of Covid-19 Outbreak On Russia-China Relations

The strategic partnership between Russia and China is one of the significant aspects which has shaped the modern-day world affairs.

5 mins read
Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Diplomatist
June 2020

COVID-19: BRINGING RECESSION AND UNEMPLOYMENT IN EUROPE

The coronavirus pandemic in Europe finally seems to be coming to an end. Death and infection rates have significantly reduced, and countries are starting to gradually ease lockdown restrictions.

4 mins read
Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Diplomatist
June 2020

IMPACT OF US-CHINA CONFLICT ON GLOBAL PUBLIC HEALTH LEADERSHIP

As the COVID-19 virus continues to kill thousands and wreak dire economic havoc, the world has sorely felt the lack of global health governance, cooperation, and coherence in managing the pandemic.

6 mins read
Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Diplomatist
June 2020

SPIKE IN DEFENCE SPENDING GLOBALLY IN THE LAST DECADE

The profession of arms is the oldest profession in the world and it presumably started with the first man throwing the first stone at another human being.

5 mins read
Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Diplomatist
June 2020

INDIA'S DRIVE TO ‘GO LOCAL'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi a few days back when he announced the financial package to help ease the COVID-19 crisis made a big pitch for indigenous products, saying it would be a huge contributing factor to an “Atmanirbhar Bharat” – a self-reliant India.

7 mins read
Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Diplomatist
June 2020

THE RECESSION IN JAPAN AND ITS IMPACT ON THE GLOBAL ECONOMY

The world’s third-largest economy, Japan, fell into recession into the third week of May, with several countries of the world have initiated the opening up of their economies following the conclusion of nationwide lockdowns as a result of the receding COVID19 pandemic.

5 mins read
Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Diplomatist
June 2020

VOCAL FOR LOCAL: A SELF SUFFICIENT INDIA

The COVID-19 pandemic halted supply and value chains abruptly, bringing global production levels to a standstill.

3 mins read
Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Diplomatist
June 2020

The post-COVID-19 period is going to be challenging

Kanchi Batra, Business Editor, The Diplomatist conducted a written interview with H.E. Mr. Jean Claude Kugener, Ambassador of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg to India on issues including the current COVID-19 situation, common interests of Luxembourg and India in the international sphere, the future of the India-EU Free Trade Agreement and on the Luxembourg-India cooperation in the steel sector. Ambassador Kugener also gave a positive evaluation of Luxembourg’s economy and notes that the country is considered an attractive destination for Indians.

10+ mins read
Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Diplomatist
June 2020

Covid-19: Moulding Security And Political Landscape Of Middle East

Since the modern Middle East came into existence in the aftermath of World War I, the region has been evolving as an intriguing conflict complex.

5 mins read
Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Diplomatist
June 2020

Covid-19 And India's Upcoming G-20 Presidency In 2022

In 2022, India will complete 75 years of independence coinciding with its presidency in the G20 summit.

4 mins read
Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Diplomatist
June 2020

INDIA, CHINA MARK 70 YEARS OF DIPLOMATIC TIES

Both India and China have decided to celebrate the year 2020 with large scale functions and fanfare to mark the seventieth anniversary of the establishment of the diplomatic relations between the two newly emerged Asian nations, in April 1950. Currently, the situation has changed radically, out of the planned programmes how many can be implemented and to what extent and in what form has become a real question? The unexpected and totally cataclysmic outbreak of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic has upset the calculations and planning of national institutions and the public at large. Hence, it will be very difficult to predict the outcome of the planned programmes and celebrations at this juncture. Yet nobody can deny the significance of these relations in Asia and the world at large.

4 mins read
Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Diplomatist
May 2020

CHINA'S MASK DIPLOMACY A FACE SAVING ACT

Ronald Reagan’s nine most terrifying words could be very well rephrased in the Chinese context today:

5 mins read
Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Diplomatist
May 2020

INDIA'S NEW GLOBAL IDENTITY MAGNANIMITY PREVAILS OVER NOTORIETY!

While the global pandemic due to the Coronavirus has vigorously shaken most of the prominent major powers like America, England, France, Italy, Germany and Spain to name a few, it has once again underscored the fact of eastward shifting global geopolitics in the world. Unfortunately, while China in the East is increasingly being condemned as the originator of the virus despite Beijing accusing to Washington for the same, India has, fortunately, emerged as a potential torch-bearer of humanity and human values, again in the East, by extending its humanitarian help like supplying medicines to many mighty powers like America, England, Germany, etc., and also sending its doctors to neighbouring countries in South Asia viz. Maldives and Sri Lanka.

4 mins read
Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Diplomatist
May 2020

Global COVID Pandemic WHO is responsible?

“News resources indicate that at least seven atypical pneumonia cases were reported in Wuhan, China…I would greatly appreciate it if you have relevant information to share with us.” -Taiwan Government’s e-mail to the WHO on 31st December, 2019. [released on 17.04.2020]

5 mins read
Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Diplomatist
May 2020

SOFT-POWER DIPLOMACY OF CHINA IN THIRD WORLD COUNTRIES IN THE TIMES OF COVID-19

China is sending medical equipments and health care teams to third world countries to woo them and is attempting to become a benign global leader, at a time when the US is turning inwards. This commentary tries to look into; what is the relation between China and third-world nations during COVID-19? How China is providing aid to third-world countries by its Soft power diplomacy during COVID-19?

4 mins read
Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Diplomatist
May 2020

DESCENDING CHINA'S REVISIONIST WORLD ORDER: A CASE STUDY OF BELT AND ROAD INITIATIVE

State Building of People’s Republic of China

7 mins read
Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Diplomatist
May 2020

WHAT THE CORONAVIRUS MEANS FOR CHINA'S FOREIGN POLICY?

WHAT THE CORONAVIRUS MEANS FOR CHINA’S FOREIGN POLICY?

5 mins read
Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Diplomatist
May 2020

ARE REGIONAL ORGANIZATIONS HANDLING THE PANDEMIC CRISIS BETTER?

As nation after nation is enforcing the lockdown, borders have gone up and globalization has gone down. The pandemic hit the world as we know will unlikely to be the same, but regions as they remained relevant. A COVID-19 or Coronavirus, which was first identified in the city of Wuhan, central China, last December only has now spread throughout the globe. The pandemic is the greatest and most threatening since the flu of 1918-19 and world wars. It has not only altered the existing healthcare system of some of the developed countries of the world but, also brought all the activities of day to day to a standstill.

3 mins read
Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Diplomatist
May 2020

Coronavirus Crisis And The Future Of The World Order

There is no doubt that the past few months have let countries scrambling to address the pandemic that has already infected 2.2 million lives and caused over 150,000 deaths. The scale of the geographic spread of infection led the World Health Organisation (WHO) to declare it as a pandemic on March 11. What leaders have not considered is that the pandemic is here to stay for some time and even if it were to end, the long-term impact is bound to change global politics forever.

5 mins read
Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Diplomatist
May 2020

China After Covid 19: Projections And Reality

China after Covid 19: projections and reality

7 mins read
Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Diplomatist
May 2020

INDO-AMERICAN DEFENCE COOPERATION: NEITHER A MIDAS TOUCH NOR A POSITIVE SUM SOLUTION

The rapidly changing defense environment confronting India continues to pose daunting challenges to the national policymakers particularly in relation with the USA, the hitherto leader of the post-cold war global order, bent on promoting more aggressively “America first” approach.

6 mins read
Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Diplomatist
March - April 2020

THE COMMONWEALTH A GLOBAL UNIFICATION BODY IN THE POST-BREXIT ERA

With Brexit now done in terms of initial paperwork, the details and machinery about what a post-Brexit Britain looks like are yet to be discerned. The picture remains unclear on how the United Kingdom will find its feet, notably in terms of trade. Leaving the most expansive and rich trading bloc on earth will come with its consequences. Options to limit such vulnerability have been suggested. There is, of course, the United States, ever the special partner. Then Commonwealth looms large, a body of states with ties to Britain rooted in colonisation and mixed post-colonial relations.

4 mins read
Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Diplomatist
March - April 2020

WINNING A DEFENCE DEAL WITH ARMENIA: INDIA WALLOPED TURKEY

India’s winning 40 Million US dollar contract to supply four Swathi Weapon Locating Radar (WLR) to Armenia beating strong competitors like Russia and Poland has marked a new beginning in India – Armenian defence cooperation.

4 mins read
Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Diplomatist
March - April 2020

SCRAMBLE FOR PANACEA: COMPETITIVE ALTRUISM IN THE AGE OF COVID-19

The onslaught of an uphill challenge beyond human imagination is charging ahead and has already left a pile of dead bodies in its way. As of now, more than 214 countries are simultaneously facing the most virulent cataclysm which the modern generation has not witnessed before. This is a nightmare for human existence as 1,00,000 human beings have perished in the trench, like one happens in the frontal attack, hence necessitating an alternative switch-over to prolong ‘war of position’ in fighting the deadly “invisible enemy”. This is a kind of warfare where frustration and sense of acute desperation are universal than the rate of success in tackling the menace. It is a kind of enemy which cannot be tackled by conventional hard power. This is the age of COVID-19.

5 mins read
Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Diplomatist
March - April 2020

MODI'S MIDDLE EAST OUTREACH

The Indian Diaspora was a crucial part of the state-building process in the Middle East. Gradually, the trade in various commodities (spices, pearls, etc.), became the economic backbone of the region. Since then, the relations between India and the region have moved beyond traditional ties. India relies on the region for its energy imports; which have increased year on year. The relations between India and the Middle East received a boost in recent years.

4 mins read
Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Diplomatist
March - April 2020

GEO-POLITICS IN THE ERA OF COVID-19

From 1720 to 2020, pandemics have threatened humanity every 100 years from Plague to Coronavirus and answers have been acted upon. Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is not just a global health hazard, its impacts are multifold. It has socio-economic consequences, socio-political detriment, security challenges, global diplomacy provisions and reservations, crisis management dilemma.

5 mins read
Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Diplomatist
March - April 2020

EPIDEMIC OF COVID-19 AND SUPPORT OF INDIAN PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY IN AFRICA

EPIDEMIC OF COVID-19 AND SUPPORT OF INDIAN PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY IN AFRICA

5 mins read
Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Diplomatist
March - April 2020

AMERICA'S STRATEGIC SHIFT IN SOUTHEAST ASIA

A number of U.S. government documents, including the National Security Strategy and the National Defense Strategy during the administration of President Donald Trump have categorically contended that Southeast Asia is central to the U.S Indo-Pacific strategy. The geostrategic focus on the region and the Association for Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), that represents the mutual interests of the countries there, has been the highlight of the U.S. approach to the Indo-Pacific.

4 mins read
Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Diplomatist
March - April 2020

Covid-19 And The U.S. Presidential Election 2020: The Shape Of Things To Come

The United States became the ground zero of the COVID-19 pandemic, while the nomination race for the presidential candidate in the Democratic Party reached its climax, with former Vice President Joe Biden, almost destined to clinch victory.

5 mins read
Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Diplomatist
March - April 2020

Can Covid-19 Turn The Tables In Favour Of India's Exports?

The fast spread of COVID-19 or new coronavirus has tremendously shocked the world economy due to its adverse effects on the demand and supply of goods and services.

4 mins read
Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Diplomatist
March - April 2020