GP Short Notes

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21 December 2019 | GP Short Notes # 208
Judiciary awards death Sentence for Musharraf in Pakistan
21 December 2019 | GP Short Notes # 205
The House of Representatives impeach Trump in the US

15 December 2019 | GP Short Notes # 204
The US plan against Mexican Cartels
15 December 2019 | GP Short Notes # 203
COP-25: Another failure in addressing the Climate Change
15 December 2019 | GP Short Notes # 202
Greta Thunberg is TIME's person of the year
15 December 2019 | GP Short Notes # 201
UK: Boris Johnson wins big, gets the BREXIT mandate

15 December 2019 | GP Short Notes # 200
ICJ: Suu Kyi defends the indefensible
7 December 2019 | GP Short Notes # 199
Spain: COP 25 begins in Madrid
7 December 2019 | GP Short Notes # 198
Iran: The protests continue
7 December 2019 | GP Short Notes # 197
NATO at 70: Brain Dead and Jaws Dropped

30 November 2019 | GP Short Notes # 196
London attacks: A reality check on radicalisation
30 November 2019 | GP Short Notes # 195
Iran protests: Thousands arrested
23 November 2019 | GP Short Notes # 193
Russia Releases Ukrainian Vessels

23 November 2019 | GP Short Notes # 191
Mass Protests in Iran
23 November 2019 | GP Short Notes # 190
The awakening in Chile: A stride towards a new constitution
23 November 2019 | GP Short Notes # 189
Protest in Georgia over constitutional reform

23 November 2019 | GP Short Notes # 188
Sri Lanka: Return of the Rajapaksas
16 November 2019 | GP Short Notes # 187
Hong Kong: Violence reaches a new high
16 November 2019 | GP Short Notes # 185
Brazil: Leaders meet for the 11th BRICS Summit

16 November 2019 | GP Short Notes # 184
Bolivia: Political crisis over elections
11 November 2019 | GP Short Notes # 183
US-China Tariff Rollback: Yes, sorry no…  
11 November 2019 | GP Short Notes # 182
Hong Kong: Xi Jinping’s display of faith in Carrie Lam
11 November 2019 | GP Short Notes # 181
India refuses to sign the RCEP 

11 November 2019 | GP Short Notes # 180
Iran’s Uranium enrichment: A new phase in the Middle East
3 November 2019 | GP Short Notes # 178
Lebanon: PM Hariri quits, but protests continue
3 November 2019 | GP Short Notes # 177
ISIS after Baghdadi

3 November 2019 | GP Short Notes # 176
UK Elections: A delayed Brexit; divided Parliament
27 October 2019 | GP Short Notes # 173
Brazil’s mysterious oil spill 

19 October 2019 | GP Short Notes # 170
Hong Kong Violence: A divide within
19 October 2019 | GP Short Notes # 168
Spain: The trouble in Catalonia
19 October 2019 | GP Short Notes # 167
Turkey's Offensive in Syria
12 October 2019 | GP Short Notes # 165
Ecuador: Protests force the Government to shift capital

5 October 2019 | GP Short Notes # 161
UK: Boris Johnson announces a Brexit roadmap

5 October 2019 | GP Short Notes # 160
Iraq: The Protests Now
5 October 2019 | GP Short Notes # 159
Hong Kong: A tipping point, as a teenager gets shot
5 October 2019 | GP Short Notes # 158
China: Celebrating 70 years
28 September 2019 | GP Short Notes # 157
UK: Parliament uproar over Boris Johnson’s language

28 September 2019 | GP Short Notes # 156
US and Japan: A limited trade agreement
28 September 2019 | GP Short Notes # 154
The UN Climate Action Summit: No Action Plan yet
28 September 2019 | GP Short Notes # 152
Afghanistan: A successful election, despite a low turnout
21 September 2019 | GP Short Notes # 151
Climate Change protests ahead of the UN Summit
21 September 2019 | GP Short Notes # 149
Afghanistan: Taliban’s deadly strikes

21 September 2019 | GP Short Notes # 148
Israel: No clear winners in the elections
14 September 2019 | GP Short Notes # 147
An Amazon in the East: The Forest Fires in Indonesia
14 September 2019 | GP Short Notes # 144
"Glory to Hong Kong": Protesters' New Anthem
14 September 2019 | GP Short Notes # 143
US: Trump sacks his National Security Advisor John Polton
14 September 2019 | GP Short Notes # 142
Suspension of the British Parliament
14 September 2019 | GP Short Notes # 141
Israel: Netanyahu plans to annex West Bank after elections

31 August 2019 | GP Short Notes # 140
Italy: Experiments with a new coalition
31 August 2019 | GP Short Notes # 139
Huawei vs Google: The Saga Continues
31 August 2019 | GP Short Notes # 136
G7 Summit: Cold responses and little outcomes
24 August 2019 | GP Short Notes # 134
China to impose sanctions over US-Taiwan F-16 deal
24 August 2019 | GP Short Notes # 133
Italy: Political turmoil as the PM resigns

24 August 2019 | GP Short Notes # 132
Brexit: No backing out on backstop deal
24 August 2019 | GP Short Notes # 130
Brazil: The fires in Amazon goes global
17 August 2019 | GP Short Notes # 129
UK: Iranian oil tanker to be released amid US hold 

17 August 2019 | GP Short Notes # 128
Jammu and Kashmir: The UNSC meeting
17 August 2019 | GP Short Notes # 127
Israel: US Congresswomen's visit denied 
17 August 2019 | GP Short Notes # 126
The Pacific: Islands Forum fails to evolve a consensus
17 August 2019 | GP Short Notes # 125
Sri Lanka: Gotabaya Rajapaksa as Presidential candidate

10 August 2019 | GP Short Notes # 121
North Korea: Cyber theft of  $ 2 billion

10 August 2019 | GP Short Notes # 120
Hong Kong: China issues a strong warning
10 August 2019 | GP Short Notes # 118
J&K: India revokes Kashmir’s special status
3 August 2019 | GP Short Notes # 117
North Korea launches its third missile in a week 

3 August 2019 | GP Short Notes # 116
US Withdraws from the INF Treaty
3 August 2019 | GP Short Notes # 115
The Netherlands ban Burqa
3 August 2019 | GP Short Notes # 113
Trump imposes new tariffs on China

27 July 2019 | GP Short Notes # 108
In the Gulf, new tensions between Iran and the UK
20 July 2019 | GP Short Notes # 106
Pakistan Airspace Reopens after five months
20 July 2019 | GP Short Notes # 105
US excludes Turkey from the F-35 program

20 July 2019 | GP Short Notes # 103
US House blocks Trump's Saudi arms deal
20 July 2019 | GP Short Notes # 102
ICJ verdict: Kulbhushan Jadhav gets consular rights 
20 July 2019 | GP Short Notes # 101
Myanmar: US-led  sanctions will not go far

8 July 2019 | GP Short Notes # 100
Iran to breach nuclear stockpile threshold
6 July 2019 | GP Short Notes # 99
East Asia: Trump crosses Korean Demilitarized Zone
6 July 2019 | GP Short Notes # 97
Hong Kong: Civilian Protests takes violent turn

6 July 2019 | GP Short Notes # 96
Libya: Attack on Migration Centre kills 60
6 July 2019 | GP Short Notes # 94
Pakistan: Hafiz Saeed charged of terror financing
29 June 2019 | GP Short Notes # 93
G20 Summit 2019 in Japan: Early takeaways

29 June 2019 | GP Short Notes # 90
ASEAN Summit: A new outlook on Indo Pacific 
29 June 2019 | GP Short Notes # 89
Hong Kong Protests: Expanding the Goals?

25 June 2019 | GP Short Notes # 87
Protests in Georgia
22 June 2019 | GP Short Notes # 86
Iran: Trump calls off the Strike after getting
22 June 2019 | GP Short Notes # 85
Xi visits North Korea

22 June 2019 | GP Short Notes # 84
Hong Kong: The Protests Escalates Further
22 June 2019 | GP Short Notes # 82
Nigeria: The Triple Suicide Bombing
18 June 2019 | GP Short Notes # 79
Russia's expanding  Footprints in the Arctic
18 June 2019 | GP Short Notes # 78
Xi's Visit to North Korea
17 June 2019 | GP Short Notes # 77
Botswana lifts the hunting ban on African elephants

15 June 2019 | GP Short Notes # 75
Sudan: African Union suspends membership
15 June 2019 | GP Short Notes # 74
The SCO Summit 2019: Narendra Modi in Bishkek
15 June 2019 | GP Short Notes # 73
The Gulf of Oman: Attack on Oil tankers

15 June 2019 | GP Short Notes # 72
Sudan: The Military orders crackdown
15 June 2019 | GP Short Notes # 70
Japan and Iran: Abe’s Peace Mission
15 June 2019 | GP Short Notes # 69
India: Two Days, Two Neighbors

12 June 2019 | GP Short Notes # 67
India's New Priority: BIMSTEC, not SAARC?
12 June 2019 | GP Short Notes # 66
China's First Orbital Sea Launch
12 June 2019 | GP Short Notes # 65
China and Russia: Xi Jinping's Moscow Visit

12 June 2019 | GP Short Notes # 63
Hong Kong: China's Game Plan
8 June 2019 | GP Short Notes # 62
India, US and the S-400: Threat of Sanctions
8 June 2019 | GP Short Notes # 61
Sudan: Clampdown on Protestors

8 June 2019 | GP Short Notes # 59
Trump's UK Visit
2 June 2019 | GP Short Notes # 56
The US: Mueller is back, but refuses to clear Trump

26 May 2019 | GP Short Notes # 48
Indonesia: Post-election violence

26 May 2019 | GP Short Notes # 47
#YouthStrike4Climate: making history on Fridays
26 May 2019 | GP Short Notes # 44
1500 American troops to the Middle East

12 May 2019 | GP Short Notes # 36
US-China Trade Talks
12 May 2019 | GP Short Notes # 35
The return of violence and a ceasefire in Gaza
5 May 2019 | GP Short Notes # 34
Sri Lanka Attacks: Deepening fault lines

5 May 2019 | GP Short Notes # 33
The Huawei Controversy in the UK
5 May 2019 | GP Short Notes # 32
Venezuela: Internal plot or external hand?  
5 May 2019 | GP Short Notes # 31
China changes its stance ban on Masood Azhar

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