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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

Putin and Russia's New Ukraine Strategy

September 2022 | CWA # 791

GP Team

The World This Week

The SCO Summit, and the Sweden Elections

September 2022 | CWA # 789

GP Team

The Big Picture

The UK: Domestic, regional and global challenges to the new Prime Minister

September 2022 | CWA # 787

Sourina Bej

NIAS Europe Studies
September 2022 | CWA # 785

Queen Elizabeth: End of an era

Padmashree Anandhan
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NIAS Europe Studies
September 2022 | CWA # 784

Russia and Eastern Economic Forum 2022: A sturdy Far East

Padmashree Anandhan
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NIAS AFRICA WEEKLY
September 2022 | CWA # 783

IN FOCUS | The reinvention of Al Shabab

NIAS Africa Team
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NIAS AFRICA WEEKLY
August 2022 | CWA # 782

IN FOCUS | Lavrov's visit to Africa

NIAS Africa Team
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NIAS AFRICA WEEKLY
August 2022 | CWA # 781

IN FOCUS | Macron's visit to Africa

NIAS Africa Team
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The World This Week
August 2022 | CWA # 780

Floods and Emergency in Pakistan

GP Team
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Conflict Weekly
August 2022 | CWA # 779

Six months of War in Ukraine

IPRI Team
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The World This Week
August 2022 | CWA # 778

Regional round-ups

GP Team
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NIAS Fortnightly on Science, Technology and International Relations (STIR)
August 2022 | CWA # 777

Monkeypox: Mapping the outbreak and addressing misconceptions


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NIAS Fortnightly on Science, Technology and International Relations (STIR)
August 2022 | CWA # 776

Ukraine-Russia War: A Politicised International Space Station, Heatwaves in Europe, and UN Ocean Conference 2022

STIR Team
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NIAS Europe Studies
August 2022 | CWA # 774

Who will be the next UK prime minister: Liss Truss v. Rishi Sunak

Padmashree Anandhan
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NIAS Africa Weekly
August 2022 | CWA # 772

IN FOCUS | Tunisia's political crisis

NIAS Africa Team
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NIAS Europe Studies
July 2022 | CWA # 770

Will Russia's latest attack on the Odessa port, undermine the grain deal with Ukraine?

Padmashree Anandhan
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NIAS Africa Studies
July 2022 | CWA # 769

Tunisia’s political crisis: Five questions

NIAS Africa Team
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NIAS China Reader
July 2022 | CWA # 768

The Biden-Xi phone call and the underlying tensions in bilateral relations

Avishka Ashok
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NIAS Africa Weekly
July 2022 | CWA # 766

Tribal conflict in Blue Nile: Causes and Implications

NIAS Africa Team
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NIAS Fortnightly on Science, Technology and International Relations
July 2022 | CWA # 765

China: Achieving viability in Generation IV Nuclear Reactors

STIR Team
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NIAS Fortnightly on Science, Technology and International Relations
July 2022 | CWA # 764

Mount Everest: The international race for the world's highest weather station

STIR Team
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NIAS Fortnightly on Science, Technology and International Relations
July 2022 | CWA # 763

Geopolitics of Semiconductors

STIR Team
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NIAS Europe Studies
July 2022 | CWA # 762

France: Uber files leak, and Macron’s trouble

Padmashree Anandhan
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NIAS Europe Studies
July 2022 | CWA # 761

Italy: Three factors about its current political instability

Emmanuel Selva Royan
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The World This Week
July 2022 | CWA # 760

Putin’s meeting with Khamenei and Erdogan

GP Team
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NIAS Africa Weekly
July 2022 | CWA # 756

Sudan-Ethiopia border tensions and a profile of Blaise Compaoré

NIAS Africa Team
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Conflict Weekly
July 2022 | CWA # 754

Political Stalemate in Libya, and the Fall of Luhansk in Ukraine

IPRI Team
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NIAS Africa Weekly
June 2022 | CWA # 751

Africa’s continuing migration problem: Three issues

NIAS Africa Team
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NIAS Africa Weekly
June 2022 | CWA # 748

Visit of the Belgium King to the DRC and tensions between the DRC and Rwanda

NIAS Africa Team
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NIAS Fortnightly on Science, Technology and International Relations
June 2022 | CWA # 747

China in Space: Shenzhou-13 and Tiangong

STIR Team
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Conflict Weekly
June 2022 | CWA # 744

North Korea's Missile Tests and Sanctions on Mali

IPRI Team
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NIAS Africa Weekly
June 2022 | CWA # 743

Africa’s displacement crises: Three key drivers

NIAS Africa Team
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NIAS Africa Weekly
May 2022 | CWA # 741

IN FOCUS | Into the Sixth Decade of African Unity

NIAS Africa Team
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NIAS Africa Weekly
May 2022 | CWA # 738

IN FOCUS | Communal Tensions in Ethiopia

NIAS Africa Team
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France Presidential Elections 2022
May 2022 | CWA # 737

What does Macron's victory mean for France and the EU

Padmashree Anandhan
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France Presidential Elections 2022
May 2022 | CWA # 736

The rise of Marine Le Pen

Rishma Banerjee
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France Presidential Elections 2022
May 2022 | CWA # 735

Five reasons why Emmanuel Macron won

Ashwin Immanuel Dhanabalan
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France Presidential Elections 2022
May 2022 | CWA # 734

Four challenges ahead for President Macron

Sourina Bej
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Conflict Weekly Cover Story
May 2022 | CWA # 733

Sudan, three years after Omar al Bashir

S Shaji
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NIAS Africa Weekly
May 2022 | CWA # 731

IN FOCUS | Mali ends defence ties with France

NIAS Africa Team
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The World This Week
May 2022 | CWA # 730

India-Nordic Summit, and New EU sanctions on Russia

GP Team
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Conflict Weekly
May 2022 | CWA # 729

Mali-France tensions and anti-UK protests in the Virgin Islands

IPRI Team
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The World This Week
May 2022 | CWA # 728

New US assistance for Ukraine

GP Team
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NIAS Africa Weekly
April 2022 | CWA # 726

IN FOCUS | UK-Rwanda asylum deal

NIAS Africa Team
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Science, Technology and International Relations
April 2022 | CWA # 723

Ukraine: The Recurring Russian Cyberattacks 

STIR Team
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NIAS Africa Weekly
April 2022 | CWA # 722

IN FOCUS | Africa, Russia, and the War in Ukraine

NIAS Africa Team
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NIAS Fortnightly on Science, Technology and International Relations
April 2022 | CWA # 721

Russia-Ukraine war: Disruption in the supply chains

STIR Team
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The World This Week
April 2022 | CWA # 720

Elon Musk and the battle for Twitter 

GP Team
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NIAS Area Studies Brief No 47 | China Reader
April 2022 | CWA # 717

India-Taiwan Relations: Making a Case for Active Sub-National Diplomacy with Tamil Nadu

Naina Singh
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The World This Week
April 2022 | CWA # 716

New sanctions on Russia, and a new IPCC report on climate change

GP Team
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The Big Picture
April 2022 | CWA # 715

Afghanistan, AUKUS, and Ukraine: A new strategy for India

Amit Gupta
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NIAS Africa Weekly
April 2022 | CWA # 713

IN FOCUS | Political Crisis in Tunisia

NIAS Africa Team
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The World This Week
April 2022 | CWA # 712

Russia's gas ultimatum to Europe

GP Team
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Conflict Weekly
March 2022 | CWA # 711

30 days of War in Ukraine

IPRI Team
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NIAS Africa Weekly
March 2022 | CWA # 710

60 years of Algerian independence

NIAS Africa Team
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NIAS Fortnightly on Science, Technology & International Relations
March 2022 | CWA # 709

Politics and economics of vaccines in Africa

STIR Team
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NIAS Fortnightly on Science, Technology & International Relations
March 2022 | CWA # 708

Marine oil spills: Impact, preparedness, and response

STIR Team
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The World This Week
March 2022 | CWA # 707

The G7 Summit, and Europe’s new focus on defence

GP Team
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Conflict Weekly
March 2022 | CWA # 706

Sri Lanka’s worsening economic crisis

IPRI Team
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NIAS Africa Weekly
March 2022 | CWA # 705

In Focus: Libya

NIAS Africa Team
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The World This Week
March 2022 | CWA # 704

War in Ukraine: Strategies of China, Europe and the US

GP Team
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Conflict Weekly
March 2022 | CWA # 703

The end of Denmark’s Inuit experiment

IPRI Team
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NIAS Africa Weekly
March 2022 | CWA # 702

IN FOCUS | Europe and Africa: Will AU and EU be equal partners?

NIAS Africa Team
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NIAS Africa Monitor
March 2022 | CWA # 700

Europe and Africa: Will AU and EU be equal partners?

Anu Maria Joseph
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NIAS Europe Monitor
March 2022 | CWA # 699

Lecture report: Ukraine, Russia and Europe

Ashwin Immanuel Dhanabalan
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NIAS Europe Monitor
March 2022 | CWA # 698

Into History: Northern Ireland and Bloody Sunday, 50 years later

Joeana Cera Matthews
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NIAS China Reader
March 2022 | CWA # 697

China’s two major interests in Kazakhstan: Energy and economy 

Avishka Ashok
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NIAS Africa Monitor
March 2022 | CWA # 696

Africa’s slow COVID vaccination continues. Four reasons why

Nireekshan Bollimpalli 
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NIAS Africa Weekly
March 2022 | CWA # 694

IN FOCUS: Conflict over the Nile Dam

NIAS Africa Team
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Conflict Weekly
March 2022 | CWA # 691

Russia’s Ukraine Invasion: One Week Later

IPRI Team
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NIAS Africa Weekly
March 2022 | CWA # 690

IN FOCUS: Instability in Burkina Faso

NIAS Africa Team
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The World This Week
February 2022 | CWA # 689

Russia’s Ukraine invasion: Three days later

GP Team
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NIAS Europe Monitor
February 2022 | CWA # 688

Munich Security Report: Six takeaways 

Padmashree Anandhan
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NIAS Europe Monitor
February 2022 | CWA # 687

Europe and Africa: An elusive search for an equal partnership

Joeana Cera Matthews 
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NIAS Europe Monitor
February 2022 | CWA # 686

Femicides in Europe: The case of France

Ashwin Immanuel Dhanabalan
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NIAS Fortnightly on Science, Technology & International Relations
February 2022 | CWA # 684

COVER STORY: Improved Maritime Situational Awareness:

STIR Team
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The World This Week
February 2022 | CWA # 683

EU-Africa Summit, and France’s exit from Mali


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The World This Week
February 2022 | CWA # 681

The One Ocean summit in France, and the Quad meeting in Australia

GP Team
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NIAS Europe Monitor
February 2022 | CWA # 680

Post Brexit: Three challenges in Northern Ireland

Padmashree Anandhan
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Latin America
February 2022 | CWA # 679

The return of the Left 

Porkkodi Ganeshpandian and Angkuran Dey
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NIAS Europe Monitor
February 2022 | CWA # 678

Lithuania and China: Vilnius has become Beijing’s Achilles heel. Four reasons why 

Ashwin Immanuel Dhanabalan 
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NIAS Africa Monitor
February 2022 | CWA # 677

Africa: The anti-France sentiments in Mali and beyond

Mohamad Aseel Ummer
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Conflict Weekly
February 2022 | CWA # 676

Freedom convoy protests in Canada, and a de-escalation over Ukraine

IPRI Team
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NIAS Fortnightly on Science, Technology & International Relations
February 2022 | CWA # 675

India and Science Diplomacy: National and Global Perspectives

STIR Team
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NIAS Global Politics Brief
February 2022 | CWA # 674

The Middle East in 2021: Never-ending wars and conflicts

Shalini Balaiah
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NIAS Global Politics Brief
February 2022 | CWA # 673

Russia in 2021: Expanding boundaries

Angelin Archana
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NIAS Global Politics Brief
February 2022 | CWA # 672

East Asia in 2021: New era of hegemonic competition

Prakash Panneerselvam
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NIAS Global Politics Brief
February 2022 | CWA # 671

China in 2021: A year of grandiose political changes and foreign affairs

N Jayaram
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NIAS Global Politics Brief
February 2022 | CWA # 670

Africa in 2021: Backsliding democracy and heightening humanitarian crises

S Shaji
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The World This Week
February 2022 | CWA # 669

Escalation and de-escalation in the Ukraine crisis

GP Team
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NIAS-Global Politics Brief
February 2022 | CWA # 668

China’s Economic Strategy: Global Strike vs. Globalization

Amit Gupta
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NIAS Africa Monitor
January 2022 | CWA # 665

Coup in Burkina Faso: Five things to know

Apoorva Sudhakar
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NIAS Europe Monitor
January 2022 | CWA # 664

In Europe, abortion rights are "a privilege." Four reasons why

Joeana Cera Matthews
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NIAS Europe Monitor
January 2022 | CWA # 663

Mapping COVID-19 protests in Europe: Who and Why

Padmashree Anandhan
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NIAS Europe Monitor
January 2022 | CWA # 662

The Artemis Accords: Three reasons why Europe is not on the same page with the US

Harini Madhusudan
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The World This Week
January 2022 | CWA # 660

US, Russia and the Geneva talks on Ukraine

GP Team
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Pakistan Reader
January 2022 | CWA # 658

Pakistan, US and Russia: Putin Online, Biden Offline

Abigail Miriam Fernandez
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Pakistan Reader
January 2022 | CWA # 657

Five Risks facing Pakistan: Review of the Global Risks Report 2022

Sneha M
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Central Asia
January 2022 | CWA # 656

The unrest in Kazakhstan: Look beyond the trigger

Abigail Miriam Fernandez
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NIAS Fortnightly on Science, Technology & International Relations
January 2022 | CWA # 653

Reviewing the COP 26: Major Agreements, Issues, and Challenges 

STIR Team
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Pakistan Reader
January 2022 | CWA # 652

Deepening Pakistan-Russia ties

Abigail Miriam Fernandez
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Pakistan Reader
January 2022 | CWA # 651

Justice Ayesha: Breaking the Legal Ceiling

D. Suba Chandran
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Pakistan Reader
January 2022 | CWA # 649

Pakistan's Judiciary in 2021

Ankit Singh
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Pakistan Reader
January 2022 | CWA # 648

Same Page Story: Civil-Military Relations in 2021

Abigail Miriam Fernandez
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Pakistan Reader
January 2022 | CWA # 646

Pakistan's Foreign Policy in 2021

D. Suba Chandran
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Pakistan Reader
January 2022 | CWA # 645

Pakistan’s economy in 2021: Major highlights

Ankit Singh
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Pakistan Reader
January 2022 | CWA # 644

2021: Where the PTI scored, missed and floundered, and what it means for 2022

D. Suba Chandran
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Pakistan Reader
January 2022 | CWA # 643

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa LB polls: Shocking yet predicted loss for PTI

Sneha M
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Pakistan Reader
January 2022 | CWA # 642

Pakistan and the Asian Development Bank

Ankit Singh
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Pakistan Reader
January 2022 | CWA # 641

The PDM is back, again

Apoorva Sudhakar
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Pakistan Reader
January 2022 | CWA # 639

Qureshi’s visit to Brussels: Three takeaways

Abigail Miriam Fernandez
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Conflict Weekly
January 2022 | CWA # 637

Conflicts in 2021 : Through Regional Prisms

IPRI Team
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The World This Week
January 2022 | CWA # 636

North Korea tests new missiles, and the US remembers 6 January

GP Team
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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