Analysis

Contemporary World Affairs (CWA)
Young Voices on Global Politics

CWA Commentaries are primarily authored by young scholars who are a part of the course on Global Politics.

The objective is to provide a platform for the young voices on contemporary world affairs, and also equip them with effective communication skills.

The World This Week
September 2021 | CWA # 553

20 years after 9/11, Paris terror trial, and a new government in Lebanon

GP Team
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Pakistan Reader
September 2021 | CWA # 552

Attacks on Chinese Investments in Pakistan: Who, Where And Why?

Juan Mary Joseph
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Latin America
September 2021 | CWA # 551

Haiti: Two months after the assassination, the storm is still brewing

Joeana Cera Matthews 
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NIAS Europe Monitor
September 2021 | CWA # 550

From Crimea to Navalny: Putin's calibrated Europe strategy

Joeana Cera Matthews 
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NIAS Europe Monitor
September 2021 | CWA # 548

Nord Stream-2: Why is the region unhappy about the pipeline?

Joeana Cera Matthews 
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Conflict Reader
September 2021 | CWA # 547

Two months of Cuban protests: Is the ‘revolution’ ending?

Lokendra Sharma
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Afghanistan
September 2021 | CWA # 545

In Afghanistan, the Indian influence will not fade: Four reasons why

Bhuvan Ningania
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NIAS Fortnightly on Science, Technology & International Relations
September 2021 | CWA # 544

Drones: The Evolution, Types, Hypes and Controversies

STIR Team
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The World This Week
September 2021 | CWA # 543

The New Afghanistan

GP Team
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The World This Week
August 2021 | CWA # 541

Kamala Harris' visit to Southeast Asia

GP Team
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NIAS Fortnightly on Science, Technology & International Relations
August 2021 | CWA # 539

Climate Change and Energy Options 

STIR Team
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The World This Week
August 2021 | CWA # 537

Taliban's friendly neighbourhood: China, Russia and Pakistan

GP Team
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Conflict Weekly 84
August 2021 | CWA # 536

Return of the Taliban and the fall of Afghanistan

IPRI Team
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Pakistan Reader
August 2021 | CWA # 535

Digital Pakistan: Idea, Potential and Challenges

Apoorva Sudhakar
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NIAS Africa Monitor
August 2021 | CWA # 534

South Africa: What is behind the pro-Zuma protests?

Anu Maria Joseph
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NIAS Southeast Asia Monitor
August 2021 | CWA # 533

China and Russia in Myanmar: The interests that bind 

Dincy Adlakha
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NIAS Europe Monitor
August 2021 | CWA # 532

Nord Stream 2 is Russia’s geopolitical victory

Sarthak Jain
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The World This Week
August 2021 | CWA # 531

The rise of Delta variant, and the fall of Afghan State

GP Team
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Cyber Security
August 2021 | CWA # 530

REvil is dead. Long live REvil

Jeshil J Samuel
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NIAS Fortnightly on Science, Technology & International Relations
August 2021 | CWA # 528

Space Tourism

STIR Team
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NIAS Fortnightly on Science, Technology & International Relations
July 2021 | CWA # 523

Heatwaves: Global warming is a global warning

STIR Team
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Conflict Weekly
July 2021 | CWA # 521

Floods in Germany, Wildfires in Siberia and the Pegasus Spyware

IPRI Team
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NIAS Europe Monitor
July 2021 | CWA # 520

The EU Summit 2021: Five Takeaways

Keerthana Rajesh Nambiar
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NIAS Africa Monitor
July 2021 | CWA # 519

Impending famine in Tigray, should make Ethiopia everyone's problem

Abigail Miriam Fernandez
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NIAS Africa Monitor
July 2021 | CWA # 518

Too late and too little is Ethiopia's international problem

Anu Maria Joseph
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NIAS Africa Monitor
July 2021 | CWA # 517

Africa's Ethiopia Problem

Sankalp Gurjar
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NIAS Africa Monitor
July 2021 | CWA # 516

Ethiopia's Tigray problem is Tigray's Ethiopia problem

Apoorva Sudhakar
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Fukushima: A Decade after
July 2021 | CWA # 515

The future of nuclear energy looks bleak

Lokendra Sharma
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Afghanistan
July 2021 | CWA # 514

Five reasons why Afghanistan is closer to a civil war

Abigail Miriam Fernandez
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NIAS Africa Monitor
July 2021 | CWA # 513

Beyond the apology to Rwanda: In Africa, is France still a 'silent colonizer'?

Anu Maria Joseph
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NIAS Africa Monitor
July 2021 | CWA # 512

Migration in Africa: Origin, Drivers and Destinations 

Mohamad Aseel Ummer
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China Reader
July 2021 | CWA # 511

The new three-child policy is two decades too late

Dincy Adlakha
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China Reader
July 2021 | CWA # 510

Loud Echoes of the National Security Law in China

Dincy Adlakha
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The G7 Summit 2021
July 2021 | CWA # 509

Farfetched goals on pandemic recovery, climate action and economic revival

Joeana Cera Matthews 
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NIAS Fortnightly on Science, Technology & International Relations
July 2021 | CWA # 506

Rare Earths and the Global Resource Race

STIR Team
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The World This Week
July 2021 | CWA # 505

Haiti's political crisis, and China's control of tech giants

GP Team
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The World This Week
July 2021 | CWA # 503

Hundred Years of Communist Party of China 

GP Team
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NIAS Fortnightly on Science, Technology & International Relations
June 2021 | CWA # 501

The Rise and Reign of Ransomware

SDP Scholar
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Conflict Weekly 76
June 2021 | CWA # 499

The US Juneteenth, UN resolution on Myanmar and Global Peace Index

IPRI Team
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Global Politics
June 2021 | CWA # 498

India and the geopolitics of supply chains 

Gurpreet Singh
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NIAS Europe Monitor
June 2021 | CWA # 497

Spain, Morocco and the rise of rightwing politics in Europe over immigration

Chetna Vinay Bhora
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The World This Week
June 2021 | CWA # 495

G7, NATO and Biden-Putin summits, and the Iran elections

GP Team
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NIAS Fortnightly on Science, Technology & International Relations
June 2021 | CWA # 493

The Rise of Cryptocurrency,Black Carbon deposition leads to glacier retreat in the Himalayas, Advancing Commercial Space Travel

SDP Scholars
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China's new dams in the Yarlung Tsangpo
June 2021 | CWA # 490

India should invest in technology to meet China's water challenge

Sarthak Jain
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Nepal's Political Crisis
June 2021 | CWA # 489

Fresh election-call mean unending cycle of instability

Sourina Bej
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Afghanistan
June 2021 | CWA # 488

The return of Taliban will be bad news for women

Vibha Venugopal
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Supply Chain Resilience Initiative
June 2021 | CWA # 487

The SCRI will fail before it takes off, for three reasons

Dincy Adlakha
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Israel-Palestine Conflict
June 2021 | CWA # 486

Revisiting the recent violence: Three takeaways

Udbhav Krishna P
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Taiwan, the US and China
June 2021 | CWA # 485

For the Economist, Taiwan is the most dangerous place. The argument is complicated

Joeana Cera Matthews
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COVID and the Vaccine Diplomacy
June 2021 | CWA # 483

Though the US is late to the race, it has an edge. Three reasons why

Julia Mathew
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NIAS- SDP Fortnightly on Science, Technology & International Relations
June 2021 | CWA # 479

US, China, and the race to Mars, Cryptocurrencies face a setback as states pose hurdles, Polar Regions and Climate Change

SDP Scholars
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Conflict Weekly 72
May 2021 | CWA # 477

Ceasefire in Israel, NLD ban in Myanmar and a new Belarus crisis

IPRI Team
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Australia's indigenous communities
May 2021 | CWA # 471

The systemic oppression continues despite three decades of the Royal Commission report

Avishka Ashok
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NIAS Africa Monitor
May 2021 | CWA # 470

15 of the 23 global hunger hotspots are in Africa. Three reasons why

Apoorva Sudhakar
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Afghanistan 
May 2021 | CWA # 469

The US decision to withdraw is a call made too early. Three reasons why

Abigail Miriam Fernandez
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Punching above the COVID weight
May 2021 | CWA # 467

Learning from Cuba's vaccine development efforts 

Lokendra Sharma
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NIAS GP Debate on Climate Change
May 2021 | CWA # 466

The US' Leaders Summit on Climate: Global Issue, Regional Prisms

GP Team
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Fukushima: A Decade After
April 2021 | CWA # 462

An energy mix of renewables and nuclear is the most viable option

V S Ramamurthy and Dinesh K Srivastava
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India and COVID-19
April 2021 | CWA # 461

Deadly second wave spirals into a humanitarian disaster

Lokendra Sharma
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Politics over Rare Earths
April 2021 | CWA # 459

The Greenland election result is all about eco-geopolitics, and growing Chinese interests

Harini Madhusudan
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The World This Week
April 2021 | CWA # 452

The WHO Report on COVID-19, and Brazil's political crisis

GP Team
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Afghanistan
March 2021 | CWA # 451

The US-Taliban Deal: One Year Later

Abigail Miriam Fernandez
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NIAS GP Debate on Quad
March 2021 | CWA # 450

The Quad Plus and the search beyond the four countries

Akriti Sharma
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NIAS GP Debate on Quad
March 2021 | CWA # 449

Despite the economic challenges, there are opportunities for Quad

Avishka Ashok
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NIAS GP Debate on Quad
March 2021 | CWA # 448

India's Endgames, Roles and Limitations in Quad

Apoorva Sudhakar
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NIAS GP Debate on Quad
March 2021 | CWA # 447

Tracing the Quad's evolution in the last two decades

Sukanya Bali
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The World This Week
March 2021 | CWA # 441

Quad Summit, Ten Years of Fukushima and China's Two Sessions

GP Team
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Conflict Reader
February 2021 | CWA # 435

Ethiopia: Five fallouts of the military offensive in Tigray

Apoorva Sudhakar
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Conflict Reader
February 2021 | CWA # 434

Afghanistan: The recent surge in targeted killing vs the troops withdrawal

Abigail Miriam Fernandez
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Abortions, Legislations and Gender Protests
February 2021 | CWA # 433

In Argentina, an extraordinarily progressive law on abortion brings the Conservatives to protest

Avishka Ashok
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Abortions, Legislations and Gender Protests
February 2021 | CWA # 432

In Poland, the protests against the abortion law feed into anti-government sentiments

Harini Madhusudan
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Abortions, Legislations and Gender Protests
February 2021 | CWA # 431

In Honduras, a move towards a permanent ban on abortion laws

Abigail Miriam Fernandez
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Abortions, Legislations and Gender Protests
February 2021 | CWA # 430

In Thailand, the new abortion law poses more questions

Sukanya Bali
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Conflict Reader
February 2021 | CWA # 429

Civilian protests vs military: Three factors will decide the outcome in Myanmar

Aparupa Bhattacherjee
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Climate Change
February 2021 | CWA # 428

Trump’s Climate Change legacy: Disruption and Denial

Abigail Miriam Fernandez
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Global Politics
February 2021 | CWA # 427

Trump’s Iran legacy: Maximum pressure, minimum results

Apoorva Sudhakar
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India and Sri Lanka
February 2021 | CWA # 422

Five ways India can detangle the fishermen issue with Sri Lanka

N Manoharan and Drorima Chatterjee
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Conflict Weekly 56
February 2021 | CWA # 420

Coup in Myanmar and Protests in Russia

IPRI Team
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Pakistan This Week
January 2021 | CWA # 411

The Hazaras protest over burying the dead; PM says don’t blackmail me

D Suba Chandran
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Pakistan This Week
January 2021 | CWA # 408

The PDM differences, Gwadar fencing, and Lakhvi's arrest

D Suba Chandran
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PR Chari                                   General Dipankar Banerjee

This initiative is a tribute to Mr PR Chari and Gen Dipankar Banerjee, who provided a vital breakthrough for many young scholars, gave them a space to grow and made the budding academics to believe in themselves. "Capacity Building" was their belief; they practised the same in the multiple institutions they served and built. Many leading scholars across the world today, penned their first essay under the mentorship of these two legends.

Mr Chari and Gen Banerjee, we owe you. And we will continue the tradition that you have set.

D. Suba Chandran
Professor and Dean, NIAS