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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.

2022: The World This Year

Top 22 developments from the world in 2022

December 2022 | CWA # 888

GP Team

2022: The World This Year

Newsmakers: From Putin to Rushdie

December 2022 | CWA # 887

Allen Joe Mathew, Sayani Rana, Joel Jacob

2022: The World This Year

Rest in Peace; Queen Elizabeth. Mikhail Gorbachev, Pelé...

December 2022 | CWA # 886

Sethuraman Nadarajan

2022: The World This Year
December 2022 | CWA # 885

Global economy in 2022: The year of cooling down

Ankit Singh
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2022: The World This Year
December 2022 | CWA # 884

Digital world: Elon Musk and the Twitter Chaos

Bhoomika Sesharaj
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2022: The World This Year
December 2022 | CWA # 883

The FTX Collapse: Depleting cryptocurrencies

Madhura Mahesh
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2022: The World This Year
December 2022 | CWA # 882

The Space race: Scaling new technological feats

Harini Madhusudan
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2022: The World This Year
December 2022 | CWA # 881

G20: More challenges

Avishka Ashok
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2022: The World This Year
December 2022 | CWA # 880

COP27: Hits and Misses

Akriti Sharma
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2022: The World This Year
December 2022 | CWA # 879

The Ukraine War

Padmashree Anandhan
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2022: The World This Year
December 2022 | CWA # 878

French Exit from Mali: More questions than answers

Poulomi Mondal
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2022: The World This Year
December 2022 | CWA # 877

Yemen, Syria, and Sudan: Continuing humanitarian crises

Mohaimeen Khan
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2022: The World This Year
December 2022 | CWA # 876

NATO and the Madrid Summit: Expanding defence frontiers

Padmashree Anandhan
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2022: The World This Year
December 2022 | CWA # 875

Elections in Colombia and Brazil: Re-emergence of the Pink Tide

Madhura Mahesh
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2022: The World This Year
December 2022 | CWA # 874

Elections in France, Sweden, and Italy: The rise of the right

Padmashree Anandhan
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2022: The World This Year
December 2022 | CWA # 873

North Korea: Missile Tests Galore

Janardhan G
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2022: The World This Year
December 2022 | CWA # 871

The Taiwan Strait: Political and military assertions

Avishka Ashok
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2022: The World This Year
December 2022 | CWA # 869

Ethiopia: Uncertainties despite ceasefire

Anu Maria Joseph
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2022: The World This Year
December 2022 | CWA # 868

Tunisia: The end of the Jasmine Revolution

Apoorva Sudhakar
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2022: The World This Year
December 2022 | CWA # 867

Iraq: Deadlock and breakthrough

Rashmi BR
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2022: The World This Year
December 2022 | CWA # 866

Iran: Anti-government protests

Kaviyadharshini A
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2022: The World This Year
December 2022 | CWA # 865

China: 20th Party Congress and Xi Jinping's consolidation

Avishka Ashok
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2022: The World This Year
December 2022 | CWA # 864

Sri Lanka: Political and Economic Crises

Chrishari de Alwis Gunasekare
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2022: The World This Year
December 2022 | CWA # 863

Myanmar: The coup and after

Aparupa Bhattacherjee
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Conflict Weekly
December 2022 | CWA # 862

Peace and conflict in 2022: Top 50 stories from around the world

IPRI Team
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Conflict Weekly
December 2022 | CWA # 860

Global Biodiversity Framework and the EU's gas price capping regulation

IPRI Team
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NIAS AFRICA WEEKLY
December 2022 | CWA # 859

The US-Africa Leaders Summit

NIAS Africa Team
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The World This Week
December 2022 | CWA # 858

The US-Africa Leaders Summit and the FTX CEO's arrest

GP Team
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Conflict Weekly
December 2022 | CWA # 857

Workers strike in the UK

IPRI Team
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The World This Week
December 2022 | CWA # 856

Xi's visit to Saudi Arabia and Peru's political instability


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NIAS AFRICA WEEKLY
December 2022 | CWA # 854

IN FOCUS | End of Operation Barkhane

NIAS Africa Team
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NIAS AFRICA WEEKLY
November 2022 | CWA # 853

IN FOCUS | The ceasefire in Ethiopia

NIAS Africa Team
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Conflict Weekly
December 2022 | CWA # 852

Drone attacks in Russia

IPRI Team
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The World This Week
December 2022 | CWA # 851

The Taiwanese local elections and the legacies of Jiang Zemin

GP Team
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Conflict Weekly
December 2022 | CWA # 850

Protests in China and the end of TTP's ceasefire in Pakistan

IPRI Team
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NIAS-GP Early Bird
November 2022 | CWA # 848

Malaysia’s recent Elections: More questions than answers

Vignesh Ram | Assistant Professor | Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal


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The World This Week
November 2022 | CWA # 847

Anwar Ibrahim: Malaysia's new Prime Minister

Vignesh Ram
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NIAS Europe Studies
November 2022 | CWA # 846

Energy Charter Treaty: Three reasons for EU member states exit

Sai Pranav
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Interview with Ambassador Pankaj Saran | War in Ukraine
November 2022 | CWA # 845

What next for Russia, Ukraine, Europe, South Asia & India, and China

Harini Madhusudan, Rishma Banerjee, Padmashree Anandhan, Ashwin Immanuel Dhanabalan, and Avishka Ashok
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NIAS Europe Studies
November 2022 | CWA # 844

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

Sourina Bej
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NIAS Europe Studies
November 2022 | CWA # 843

UNGA 77: Who said what from Europe?

Padmashree Anandhan and Rishma Banerjee
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NIAS Europe Studies
November 2022 | CWA # 842

The Ukraine Conflict: What does it mean for Eastern Europe? Where does India stand?

Mathew Sonu Simon
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NIAS Europe Studies
November 2022 | CWA # 841

Boris Johnson exits: The Unravelling of UK leadership in crisis

Sourina Bej
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Early Bird Special Commentary
November 2022 | CWA # 840

COP27: Ten key takeaways

Rashmi BR and Akriti Sharma
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EUROPE: HEATWAVES, WILDFIRES, DROUGHTS, AND ICE MELT IN ALPS
November 2022 | CWA # 839

Ice Melt in Alps in Europe: Three impacts

Rashmi Ramesh
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Europe: Heatwaves, Wildfires, Droughts, and Ice Melt in Alps
November 2022 | CWA # 838

Tracing Europe's droughts

Rishma Banerjee
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Europe: Heatwaves, Wildfires, Droughts, and Ice Melt in Alps
November 2022 | CWA # 837

Mapping Europe's Wildfires and tracing the causes

Sai Pranav
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Europe: Heatwaves, Wildfires, Droughts, and Ice Melt in Alps
November 2022 | CWA # 836

Major causes behind Europe’s continuing heatwaves

Padmashree Anandhan
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NIAS Europe Studies
November 2022 | CWA # 835

100 days of the Ukraine war: US Responses in the war

Emmanuel Selva Royan
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NIAS Europe Studies
November 2022 | CWA # 834

100 days of the Ukraine war: What next for Europe?

Padmashree Anandhan
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NIAS Europe Studies
November 2022 | CWA # 833

100 days of the Ukraine war: Ukraine holds their own against Russia’s aggression

Rishma Banerjee
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NIAS Europe Studies
November 2022 | CWA # 832

100 days of the Ukraine war: More loss than gain for Russia

Ashwin Immanuel Dhanabalan
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NIAS AFRICA WEEKLY
November 2022 | CWA # 830

IN FOCUS | Challenges to peace in Eastern Congo

NIAS Africa Team
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Conflict Weekly
November 2022 | CWA # 829

Special Edition: 150th Issue of Conflict Weekly

IPRI Team
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China Reader
November 2022 | CWA # 828

20th Party Congress of the Communist Party of China: Major takaways

Avishka Ashok | Research Associate | National Institute of Advanced Studies


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NIAS Europe Studies Brief
November 2022 | CWA # 826

China's response to the Ukraine crisis: Shaped by its relationship with Russia and EU under the US Shadow

Angelin Archana | Assistant Professor, Women’s Christian College, Chennai


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NIAS Europe Studies Brief
November 2022 | CWA # 825

Transatlantic Ties in the Wake of Ukraine-Russia War

Shreya Upadhyay | Assistant Professor, Christ (Deemed to be University), Bangalore


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NIAS Europe Studies Brief
November 2022 | CWA # 824

Ukraine and beyond: The US Strategies towards Russia

Uma Purushothaman | Assistant Professor, Central University of Kerala, Kerala


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NIAS Europe Studies Brief
November 2022 | CWA # 823

Lessons from Ukraine War: Effectiveness of Sanctions

Debangana Chatterjee | Assistant Professor, JAIN (Deemed-to-be University), Bangalore


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NIAS Europe Studies Brief
November 2022 | CWA # 822

Ukraine and beyond: What next for Russia and Europe?

Himani Pant | Research Fellow, ICWA, Delhi


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Explained
November 2022 | CWA # 821

Israel-Lebanon Maritime Border Deal

Sethuraman Nadarajan
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GP Commentary
November 2022 | CWA # 819

G20 Summit: Four takeaways from Bali

Avishka Ashok
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The World This Week
November 2022 | CWA # 817

G-20 and COP-27 Summits: Key Takeaways

GP Team
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The World This Week
November 2022 | CWA # 816

Brief updates from around the world

GP Team
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NIAS AFRICA WEEKLY
November 2022 | CWA # 815

China-Africa relations: Looking back and looking ahead

NIAS Africa Team
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NIAS AFRICA WEEKLY
November 2022 | CWA # 812

IN FOCUS | Chad's political crisis

NIAS Africa Team
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NIAS Europe Studies
October 2022 | CWA # 811

Elections in Sweden

Sourina Bej
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NIAS Europe Studies
October 2022 | CWA # 810

Italy's far-right wins 2022 elections

Padmashree Anandhan
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GP Commentary
October 2022 | CWA # 809

Putin’s address in the Valdai Discussion: Six takeaways

Padmashree Anandhan
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China Reader
October 2022 | CWA # 808

Solomon Islands’ China card: Three reasons why

Devjyoti Saha
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India and the Neighbourhood
October 2022 | CWA # 807

Sri Lanka’s political and economic crisis: Implications for India

Dr Beena
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The World This Week
October 2022 | CWA # 806

Elon Musk's Twitter deal and Putin's Valdai address

GP Team
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Conflict Weekly
October 2022 | CWA # 805

Chad: Extension of transition period sparks pro-democratic protests

IPRI Team
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NIAS AFRICA WEEKLY
October 2022 | CWA # 804

Floods in West Africa: Nigeria and beyond

NIAS Africa Team
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NIAS AFRICA WEEKLY
October 2022 | CWA # 803

IN FOCUS | Famine in Somalia

NIAS Africa Team
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NIAS AFRICA WEEKLY
September 2022 | CWA # 802

IN FOCUS | Kenya Elections 2022

NIAS Africa Team
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Conflict Weekly
September 2022 | CWA # 797

Protests in Iran

IPRI Team
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Conflict Weekly
September 2022 | CWA # 796

The UN report on Xinjiang: Four Takeaways

IPRI Team
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Conflict Weekly
September 2022 | CWA # 795

Violence in Baghdad and Renewed fighting in Ethiopia

IPRI Team
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The World This Week
October 2022 | CWA # 794

UN deems Russia’s referendums illegal

GP Team
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The World This Week
October 2022 | CWA # 792

The new DART Mission: A new era of planetary defence

GP Team
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The World This Week
September 2022 | CWA # 791

Putin and Russia's New Ukraine Strategy

GP Team
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Conflict Weekly
September 2022 | CWA # 790

Clashes between Armenia-Azerbaijan

IPRI Team
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The World This Week
September 2022 | CWA # 789

The SCO Summit, and the Sweden Elections

GP Team
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The Big Picture
September 2022 | CWA # 787

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

Sourina Bej
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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

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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

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The World This Week
January 2022 | CWA # 636

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

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Conflict Reader
December 2020 | CWA # 407

Nagorno-Karabakh: Rekindled fighting, Causalities and a Ceasefire

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Conflict Reader
December 2020 | CWA # 406

Thailand: For the pro-democracy protests, it is a long march ahead

Aparupa Bhattacherjee
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Conflict Reader
December 2020 | CWA # 404

Brexit: A year of the UK-EU transition talks and finally, a Deal 

Harini Madhusudan
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NIAS Africa Monitor
December 2020 | CWA # 402

Ethiopia: The conflict in Tigray and the regional fallouts

Apoorva Sudhakar
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Conflict Reader
December 2020 | CWA # 401

India and China: A tense border with compromise unlikely

Teshu Singh
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The World This Year
December 2020 | CWA # 398

The Americas: Top Five Developments

Aparaajita Pandey
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The World This Year
December 2020 | CWA # 397

Europe: Top five developments

Teiborlang T Kharsyntiew
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The World This Year
December 2020 | CWA # 396

East Asia: Top Five developments in 2020

Sandip Kumar Mishra
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The World This Year
December 2020 | CWA # 395

The Brexit Endgame: A Trade deal, but it is yet to be over for the UK-EU

Sourina Bej
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The World This Year
December 2020 | CWA # 394

Outer Space in 2020: Missions, Privatization, and the Artemis Accords

Harini Madhusudan
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The World This Year
December 2020 | CWA # 393

China and the US in 2020: Year of Continuing Confrontation

Gunjan Singh
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The World This Year
December 2020 | CWA # 392

5G, Huawei and TikTok: Four trends in 2020

Sukanya Bali
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The World This Year
December 2020 | CWA # 391

COVID-19: How the world fought in 2020

Sumedha Chatterjee 
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Workshop Report
December 2020 | CWA # 390

The World This Year: What happened, What paused and What failed

GP Team
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The World This Week
December 2020 | CWA # 389

The Year of COVID, Protests and Elections

GP Team
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Conflict Weekly 50
December 2020 | CWA # 388

Hot on the Conflict Trails: Top Ten Conflicts in 2020

IPRI Team
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The World this Week
December 2020 | CWA # 387

India-Bangladesh reset and China's Chang'e-5 success

GP Team
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US and the Middle East
December 2020 | CWA # 384

Trump legacy leaves negligible space for any policy changes

Rashmi Ramesh
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The World this Week
December 2020 | CWA # 382

UK Vaccine approval, China-Australia spat, and an intra-Afghan agreement

GP Team
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COVID-19
December 2020 | CWA # 381

The Vaccine Rush: Expectations vs Realities

Harini Madhusudan
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Global Politics
November 2020 | CWA # 379

Open Skies Treaty: The US should not have withdrawn, for five reasons

Harini Madhusudan
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The World This Week
November 2020 | CWA # 378

The Joshua Wang trial in Hong Kong, and a worsening conflict in Ethiopia

GP Team
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The TIKTOK Tango
November 2020 | CWA # 376

Three reasons why the US wants to restrict, but China wants to promote it

Sukanya Bali
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US Elections
November 2020 | CWA # 373

Kamala Harris makes history

Savithri Sellapperumage
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Conflict Weekly 44
November 2020 | CWA # 371

A peace agreement in Nagorno-Karabakh and a brewing civil war in Ethiopia

IPRI Team
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Indo-Pacific
October 2020 | CWA # 367

Australia joins the Malabar exercise. However, the Quad has a long way to go

Harini Madhusudan
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Global Protest Movements
October 2020 | CWA # 366

Climate Change Protests: Now moving out of the COVID-19 shadow

Rashmi Ramesh
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Global Politics
October 2020 | CWA # 365

China is against the Quad. Five reasons why

Mallika Devi
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Science Diplomacy
October 2020 | CWA # 362

Space of Tomorrow: The Need for Space Security

Srikumar Pullat
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The Middle East
October 2020 | CWA # 356

Bahrain and the UAE have normalized ties with Israel. Five reasons why

Lokendra Sharma
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Southeast Asia
September 2020 | CWA # 353

Indonesia and the South China Sea: Between the Nine-Dash Line and an EEZ

Nancy Pathak
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East Asia
September 2020 | CWA # 351

Abe's Indo-Pacific legacy: Will the new PM follow it up?

Kamna Tiwary
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East Asia
September 2020 | CWA # 350

Japan: New Prime Minister, Old Challenges

Tamanna Khosla
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Conflict Weekly 36
September 2020 | CWA # 348

Al Qaeda module in India, Naga Peace talks and the Polio problem in Pakistan

IPRI Team
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GLOBAL PROTEST MOVEMENTS
September 2020 | CWA # 346

Not just regime change: Women and protest movements in Sudan

Vaishali Handique
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GLOBAL PROTEST MOVEMENTS
September 2020 | CWA # 345

Technology in contemporary global protest movements

Sneha Tadkal
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GLOBAL PROTEST MOVEMENTS
September 2020 | CWA # 344

Rise of the middle class: Independence protest movements in Catalonia

Unnikrishnan M J
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GLOBAL PROTEST MOVEMENTS
September 2020 | CWA # 343

#FridaysforFuture: The global protests against Climate Change

Rashmi Ramesh
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GLOBAL PROTEST MOVEMENTS
September 2020 | CWA # 342

Looking Inwards: The anti-government protests in Iran

A Padmashree
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GLOBAL PROTEST MOVEMENTS
September 2020 | CWA # 341

#NiUnaMenos: Women and protest movements in Latin America

Oviya A J
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GLOBAL PROTEST MOVEMENTS
September 2020 | CWA # 340

Solve economic crisis: Indigenous movements in Latin America

Harini Sha P
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GLOBAL PROTEST MOVEMENTS
September 2020 | CWA # 339

Students as agents of change: Protest movements in Zimbabwe

Chavindi Weerawansha
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GLOBAL PROTEST MOVEMENTS
September 2020 | CWA # 337

“Unveiling”: Women and protest movements in the Middle East

Anju Annie Mammen
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Global Protest Movements
September 2020 | CWA # 336

‘The Revolution of Our Times’: Protests in Hong Kong

Harini Madhusudan
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GLOBAL PROTEST MOVEMENTS
September 2020 | CWA # 335

‘The yellow vests will triumph’: The middle and working class protests in France

Sourina Bej
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The Middle East
September 2020 | CWA # 333

Will the Abraham Accord lead to peace, or is it the end of Palestine state?

Lakshmi V Menon
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The Middle East
September 2020 | CWA # 331

Lebanon: Can Macron's visit prevent the unravelling?

Samreen Wani
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Japan
September 2020 | CWA # 328

The Legacy of Shinzo Abe. It is Complicated.

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Conflict Weekly 33
September 2020 | CWA # 326

Anti Racist Protests in the US and the Floods in Pakistan

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Huawei and Europe
August 2020 | CWA # 318

Despite the UK ban, it is not over yet for China. For three reasons.

Sourina Bej
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MIDDLE EAST
June 2020 | CWA # 304

Yemen and Oil, MBS’s two-path destruction in Saudi Arabia

Padmashree A
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China
May 2020 | CWA # 293

Two Sessions in Beijing

Boa Wang
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South Asia's COVID-19 Strategies
May 2020 | CWA # 288

For Bangladesh, it was Nationwide Lockdown, Checking High Inflation & Critical Social Media 

Adnan Aziz Chowdhury
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South Asia's COVID-19 Strategies
May 2020 | CWA # 287

For Nepal, it is effective local governments, educative media, and India-Nepal health diplomacy

Mahesh Bhatta
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From detection to containment
May 2020 | CWA # 286

How China fought the COVID-19 

Boa Wang
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On Conspiracy Theories
May 2020 | CWA # 285

Is COVID-19 a Bio-weapon from China?

N. Manoharan
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The Neo-Luddites and the Conspiracy Theory
May 2020 | CWA # 284

Is there an overlap of 5G Networks and COVID hotspots?

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May 2020 | CWA # 281

Will COVID-19 provide a new agenda to the NAM?

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COVID-19 fundraising
May 2020 | CWA # 280

EU, minus the US, leads the global cooperation for the vaccine

Sourina Bej
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One year after the Easter Attacks in Sri Lanka
April 2020 | CWA # 276

Healing needs Forgiveness, Accountability, Responsibility and Justice

D. Suba Chandran
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NIAS Space Log
April 2020 | CWA # 275

Iran's New Military Satellite: Does it violate the UNSC 2231?

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Perspectives on Violence
April 2020 | CWA # 274

One year after the Easter Attacks in Sri Lanka: Have the Islamists Won?

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We all fall down
April 2020 | CWA # 273

Epidemics through History

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One year after the Easter Attacks in Sri Lanka
April 2020 | CWA # 270

Preventing hatred and suspicion would be a bigger struggle

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One year after the Easter Attacks in Sri Lanka
April 2020 | CWA # 269

A majority in the minority community suffers, for the action of a few

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One year after the Easter Attacks in Sri Lanka
April 2020 | CWA # 268

The Cardinal sermons for peace, with a message to forgive

Chrishari de Alwis Gunasekare
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One year after the Easter Attacks in Sri Lanka
April 2020 | CWA # 267

Who and Why of the Perpetrators

Aparupa Bhattacherjee
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One year after the Easter Attacks in Sri Lanka
April 2020 | CWA # 266

In retrospect, where did we go wrong?

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One year after the Easter Attacks in Sri Lanka
April 2020 | CWA # 265

Build the power of Co-existence, Trust, Gender and Awareness

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One year after the Easter Attacks in Sri Lanka
April 2020 | CWA # 264

New ethnic faultlines at macro and micro levels

N Manoharan
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One year after the Easter Attacks in Sri Lanka
April 2020 | CWA # 263

A year has gone, but the pain has not vanished

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Women, Peace and Twenty Years of UNSC 1325
April 2020 | CWA # 262

In Nepal, it is a struggle for the women out of the patriarchal shadows

Kabi Adhikari 
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Women, Peace and Twenty Years of UNSC 1325
April 2020 | CWA # 261

In India, the glass is half full for the women

Jenice Jean Goveas
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Women, Peace and Twenty Years of UNSC 1325
April 2020 | CWA # 260

In Afghanistan, there is no going back for the women

Fatemah Ghafori
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Report Review
March 2020 | CWA # 251

The decline in terrorism in Pakistan in 2019

Lakshmi V Menon
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The NIAS Arctic Series
March 2020 | CWA # 250

The EU and the Arctic: The interest is not mutual. Why?

Rashmi Ramesh
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The NIAS Arctic Series
March 2020 | CWA # 249

Iceland, Denmark and Norway: Small is Big in the Arctic

Rashmi Ramesh
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The NIAS Arctic Series
March 2020 | CWA # 248

The Non-Arctic powers: Interests of Japan and South Korea

Harini Madhusudan
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Southeast Asia
March 2020 | CWA # 247

Malaysia: New PM, Old Challenges

Aparupa Bhattacherjee
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Perspectives on Violence
March 2020 | CWA # 242

The Bar Shooting in Germany: Just an act of a crazy individual?

La Toya Waha
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Pakistan Reader
March 2020 | CWA # 238

Pakistan is ecstatic about the US-Taliban deal in Doha. Five reasons why

D. Suba Chandran
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The FATF Meeting, February 2020
February 2020 | CWA # 235

Pakistan to remain “Grey”; North Korea and Iran in “Black”

Lakshmi V Menon
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India and the US
February 2020 | CWA # 234

Trump's India Visit: Optics, Substance and Rhetoric

Rashmi Ramesh
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Nepal and the US
February 2020 | CWA # 233

The controversial MCC Nepal Compact

Kabi Adhikari 
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Strategic Forecast 2020
February 2020 | CWA # 232

ISIS post Baghdadi: Will there be another Caliphate in 2020?

Malini Sethuraman 
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Strategic Forecast 2020
February 2020 | CWA # 231

Climate Change: The Economy of the Indian Ocean Region in 2020

Aarathi Srinivasan
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Strategic Forecast 2020
February 2020 | CWA # 230

Climate Change: The New Refugees Paradox in South and East Asia in 2020

Roshni Sharma
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Strategic Forecast 2020
February 2020 | CWA # 229

Addressing Climate Change: Calamities, Risks and Protests in 2020

Rashmi Ramesh
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Strategic Forecast 2020
February 2020 | CWA # 228

India-Pakistan Relation: Will it get worse in 2020?

Dhruv Ashok
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Strategic Forecast 2020
February 2020 | CWA # 227

Israel and the Middle East: The New Alliance Plans in 2020

Prathiksha Ravi
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Strategic Forecast 2020
February 2020 | CWA # 226

The US in the Middle East: Flux or Status Quo in 2020?

Aswathy K
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Strategic Forecast 2020
February 2020 | CWA # 225

Middle East: The Return of Russia in 2020

Padmini Anilkumar
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Strategic Forecast 2020
February 2020 | CWA # 224

Sudan and Algeria: Road to Democracy in 2020

Abigail Miriam Fernandez
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Strategic Forecast 2020
February 2020 | CWA # 223

Syria: ISIS Decline, US Retreat and the Return of Russia in 2020

Lakshmi V Menon
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Strategic Forecast 2020
February 2020 | CWA # 222

The Pangs of BREXIT: UK's Tough Transition in 2020

Sourina Bej
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Strategic Forecast 2020
February 2020 | CWA # 221

The Belt and Road Initiative: A New Global Connectivity Map in 2020

Sukanya Bali
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Strategic Forecast 2020
February 2020 | CWA # 220

The US-China Trade Dispute: Towards further disruptions in 2020

Harini Madhusudan
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Strategic Forecast 2020
February 2020 | CWA # 219

The US under Donald Trump: The Fall of an Empire in 2020

Parikshith Pradeep
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The Middle East in 2020
January 2020 | CWA # 208

After Soleimani assassination: Options for the US 

Vivek Mishra
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The Middle East in 2020
January 2020 | CWA # 207

Iran, Iraq and the US: Who wants what?

Sukanya Bali
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Myanmar in 2020
January 2020 | CWA # 206

Old problems to persist with no solutions in the near term

Aparupa Bhattacherjee
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The Himalayan Triangle
January 2020 | CWA # 205

Indian and Chinese investments in Nepal: Managing asymmetry

Aashiyana Adhikari
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GP Column: Blue Economy
January 2020 | CWA # 200

Blue Economy and India: An Introduction

Shailesh Nayak | Director, National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS)


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