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 Year

The Middle East in 2019: Domestic Protests, Bilateral Conflicts and Regional Tensions

December 2019 | CWA # 199

Lakshmi V Menon

The World This Year

North Africa in 2019: A year of protests, with some positive results

December 2019 | CWA # 198

Abigail Miriam Fernandez

The World This Year

Hong Kong in 2019: China's New Achilles Heel

December 2019 | CWA # 197

Sukanya Bali

September 2019 | CWA # 162

Lakshman Chakravarthy N

5G: A Primer

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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