Critique Paper

By Anirudh Ramakrishna Phadke The report titled “Mapping the Global Future: Report of the National Intelligence Council’s 2020 Project” has been chosen to write the following critique paper. Summary of Key Assessments including Critique The end of Cold War has shifted the dynamics of power but the repercussions from those are still unfolding. Rise ofContinue reading “Critique Paper”

The Viability of Deterrence Strategies in the 21st Century

By Anirudh Ramakrishna Phadke Abstract In the 21st Century, world saw major shift in deterrence strategies such as from nuclear to cyber to economic sanctions. This paper is an attempt to bring out the viability of deterrence by analysing the current geopolitical happenings around the world. Further this paper brings out how non-nuclear states haveContinue reading “The Viability of Deterrence Strategies in the 21st Century”

American Occupation: What worked, what didn’t

By Aswathy Kooanmpilly Twenty years later, the US leaves its latest battlefield. Like its other post Second World War ventures, American involvement in Afghanistan has come to nought. Thus, it becomes important to put the event in context by looking into a brief history of American occupation to understand where the US went wrong. AmericanContinue reading “American Occupation: What worked, what didn’t”

Amateur Superpower of World Politics

By Subhash Bhambhu The US presidency proposed September 11 as the withdrawal deadline for the US and NATO forces to leave Afghan soil. The date is carefully chosen in remembrance of the 9/11 attack. In an interview with Yahoo News, former White House adviser Richard Clarke indicated that there is a high probability of collapsingContinue reading “Amateur Superpower of World Politics”

How far does the East Act policy reach?

By Carlos Cruz Infante In 2019 Latin American countries experienced the most profound social crisis since the reestablishment of the region’s democracies in the ’90s. Dictatorships prevailed in Venezuela, Nicaragua, and Cuba. In Brazil, Argentina, and Mexico -the three biggest economies of the region- populist leaders conquered the ballot-boxes. Peru suffered its worst political crisisContinue reading “How far does the East Act policy reach?”

India-US Ties in the Post-Pandemic Era

By Anirudh Ramakrishna Phadke The following piece is a long-read. It is graded 7.5/10 India and the United States of America being the two big powers in the Indo-Pacific region also shares values of democracy at the fundamental level. Diplomatic relations between the two countries are the same as relations between two individuals. It isContinue reading “India-US Ties in the Post-Pandemic Era”