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

December 2022 | CWA # 879

Padmashree Anandhan

The Ukraine War
November 2022 | CWA # 838

Rishma Banerjee

Tracing Europe's droughts
March 2022 | CWA # 705

NIAS Africa Team

In Focus: Libya

Click below links for year wise archive
2023 | 2022 | 2021 | 2020 | 2019 | 2018

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