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.

South Asia Monthly Brief (Nov 2018)

Nepal

December 2018 | CWA # 71

Mahesh Bhatta | Centre for South Asian Studies, Kathmandu

South Asia Monthly Brief (Nov 2018)

The Maldives

December 2018 | CWA # 70

Nasima Khatoon | Research Associate, ISSSP, NIAS

South Asia Monthly Brief (Nov 2018)

India

December 2018 | CWA # 69

Harini Madhusudan | Research Associate, ISSSP, NIAS

South Asia Monthly Brief (Nov 2018)
December 2018 | CWA # 68

Bangladesh

Sourina Bej | Research Associate, ISSSP, NIAS


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South Asia Monthly Brief (Nov 2018)
December 2018 | CWA # 67

Afghanistan

Seetha Lakshmi Dinesh Iyer | Research Associate, ISSSP, NIAS


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East Asia
November 2018 | CWA # 66

China and Japan: Renewing relations at the right time

Harini Madhusudan
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United States
November 2018 | CWA # 65

The INF Treaty: Towards a new Security Dilemma

Ryan Mitra
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United States
November 2018 | CWA # 64

The INF Treaty: US withdraws to balance China?

Sourina Bej
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Middle East
October 2018 | CWA # 63

The Khashoggi Killing: Unanswered Questions

Harini Madhusudan
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The Middle East
October 2018 | CWA # 61

US and Israel: Trump's Deal of the Century

Lakshmi V Menon
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South Asia
October 2018 | CWA # 60

The New Maldives: Advantage India?

Nasima Khatoon
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United States
September 2018 | CWA # 59

To NAFTA or Not: Trump, Mexico and Canada

Harini Madhusudhan
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Southeast Asia
September 2018 | CWA # 58

Malaysia’s China Moment: The Mahathir Gamble

Aparupa Bhattacherjee
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India External
September 2018 | CWA # 57

BIMSTEC: A Bay of Good Hope?

Sourina Bej
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India External
September 2018 | CWA # 56

India between the US and Iran: The Art of Balancing Two States

Ryan Mitra
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United Kingdom
September 2018 | CWA # 55

Two Years of Brexit: The Reverse-Domino Effect

Hely Desai
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GP Debate
September 2018 | CWA # 54

India, Imran Khan and Indo-Pak Relations

Young Scholars Debate
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United Kingdom
August 2018 | CWA # 53

Does Brexit mean Brexit?

Siddhatti Mehta
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China
August 2018 | CWA # 52

Factsheet: China’s Investments in Africa

Oishee Majumdar
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Myanmar
August 2018 | CWA # 50

The 8888 Uprising: Thirty Years Later

Aparupa Bhattacherjee
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US-China
August 2018 | CWA # 49

The Tariff War: 'Stick of Hegemony' vs Vital Interests

Harini Madhusudhan
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Global Politics
July 2018 | CWA # 48

FactSheet: Shangri La Dialogue 2018

Druta Bhatt
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United States
July 2018 | CWA # 46

Is Trump-Putin Summit a setback for the US?

Divyabharathi E
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India External
July 2018 | CWA # 45

India and Bangladesh: The Long Haul

Apoorva Sudhakar
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Global Politics
July 2018 | CWA # 44

Quad as an alternative to the BRI: Three Main Challenges

Divyabharathi E
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South Asia
July 2018 | CWA # 43

FactSheet: India-Bangladesh Relations

Oishee Majumdar
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United States
July 2018 | CWA # 42

Trump meets Putin; will it cost NATO?

D. Suba Chandran
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United States
July 2018 | CWA # 41

Trump and the NATO: One Block, Different Views

Sourina Bej
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United States
June 2018 | CWA # 39

Now, the United States withdraws from the UNHRC

Gayan Gowramma KC
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Global Politics
June 2018 | CWA # 38

Electoral Rise of the Right: From Trump to Brexit

Druta Bhatt
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China
June 2018 | CWA # 37

Will China be able to sustain its Dominance?

Siddhatti Mehta
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South Asia
June 2018 | CWA # 35

Myanmar: Why won't they do anything for the Rohingya?

Aparupa Bhattacherjee
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United States
June 2018 | CWA # 34

The Idea of an US Space Force: Strategic Calculations

Harini Madhusudan
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South Asia
June 2018 | CWA # 33

Afghan Peace: Reality or Illusion?

Apoorva Sudhakar
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United States
June 2018 | CWA # 32

Looking beyond Trump: Is the US declining?

Hely Desai
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Global Politics
June 2018 | CWA # 31

Is China using its soft power to become superpower?

Manushi Kapadia
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Middle East
June 2018 | CWA # 30

Middle East: Has Russia chosen Israel over Iran?

Lakshmi. V. Menon
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Global Politics
June 2018 | CWA # 28

G7: Why Trump wants Russia in?

Miti Shah
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Global Politics
June 2018 | CWA # 27

FactSheet: G7 Summit

Hely Desai
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East Asia
June 2018 | CWA # 26

The Panmunjom Declaration: “Tip of the Iceberg”

Siddhatti Mehta
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Global Politics
June 2018 | CWA # 25

Iran N-Deal and the Trans-Atlantic Divide

Druta Bhatt
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Global Politics
June 2018 | CWA # 24

US and China: Towards a Trade War

Manushi Kapadia
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West Asia
June 2018 | CWA # 23

Palestine: US triggers new tensions

Miti Shah
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Global Politics
June 2018 | CWA # 22

The "Indo-Pacific Command": What's in the name?

Divyabharathi E
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Global Politics
June 2018 | CWA # 21

Trump’s Tariff Strategy: Targetting Adversaries and Allies

Harini Madhusudan
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East Asia
June 2018 | CWA # 20

Trump-Kim Summit: Three Likely Outcomes

Hely Desai
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West Asia
June 2018 | CWA # 19

The Lebanon Pawn: Will it change after elections?

Apoorva Sudhakar
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West Asia
June 2018 | CWA # 18

Israel, the Game Changer?

Lakshmi V Menon
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Global Politics
June 2018 | CWA # 17

Deciphering Turkey's External Push

Samreen Wani
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Global Politics
June 2018 | CWA # 16

China and Russia: The New Alignments

Divyabharathi E
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India External
May 2018 | CWA # 15

Can India afford to lose Maldives to China?

Ann Maria Shibu
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Global Politics
May 2018 | CWA # 14

Why Maldives is important to China?

Dhruv Ashok
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Global Politics
May 2018 | CWA # 13

ISIS and the Yazidi victims: Why the World should stand up?

Lakshmi V Menon
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Global Politics
May 2018 | CWA # 12

US- China Tariff Face-off : Five questions

Harini Madhusudan
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India External
May 2018 | CWA # 11

Why is Free Tibet important for India

Jamyang Dolma
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Global Politics
May 2018 | CWA # 10

Arctic: The Strategic Significance

Divyabharathi E
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Global Politics
May 2018 | CWA # 9

Do we need the Quad?

Lakshmi V Menon
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Global Politics
May 2018 | CWA # 8

Why Trump’s Iran exit is a big mistake?

Samreen Wani
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East Asia
May 2018 | CWA # 7

Inter Korean Summit: Will it work?

Jamyang Dolma
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India-Nepal
May 2018 | CWA # 6

What prevents India and Nepal from moving forward?

Shalini E
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India-Sri Lanka
May 2018 | CWA # 5

The Fishermen Issue between India and Sri Lanka

Dhruv Ashok
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Bangladesh
May 2018 | CWA # 4

Bangladesh's Economy: Decoding a Success Story

Apoorva Sudhakar
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Water Conflicts
May 2018 | CWA # 3

Why India should not pull out of the Indus water treaty?

Ann Maria Shibu
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India External
May 2018 | CWA # 1

Quad and India's Strategic Dilemma

Divyabharathi E
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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