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‘Colonial Wine from New, Authoritarian Bottles’: Hong Kong Re-tools Sedition Law

The Hong Kong government is expanding its use of a long-dormant sedition law in what some lawyers and democracy advocates say is intensifying a squeeze on press freedom. Evidence of…

By Reuters and Chanakya Forum

The Transatlantic Alliance Looks Up

With the arrival of 2022, Germany took over the presidency of the G7. It is a new experience for the ‘traffic light’ three party coalition of Germany which has an…

By Gurjit Singh

Kazakhstan -From Stability to Turmoil

Security forces appeared to have reclaimed the streets of Kazakhstan's main city on Friday, a day after Russian paratroopers arrived to help quash an uprising in which dozens of people…

By Reuters and Chanakya Forum

Kazakhstan Intervention Presents Unwelcome Distraction for Putin

The sudden and violent crisis in Kazakhstan has caught Russian President Vladimir Putin at a moment when his attention was firmly focused elsewhere and forced him into a military intervention…

By Reuters and Chanakya Forum

‘Erasing History’ in Russia

Russia's Supreme Court ordered the country's oldest human rights group to disband on Tuesday for breaking a law requiring it to act as "a foreign agent", capping a year of…

By Reuters and Chanakya Forum

Understanding the Ethnic Conflict in Ethiopia

Following a telephonic conversation between Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken on November 26, 2021, Blinken expressed grave concern about worrying signs of military escalation…

By Shilpi Ghosh

Iran Seeks to Cool Tensions in Iraq

Iran is intervening in Iraq to quell destabilising internal unrest stirred up by Iranian-backed militias. The actions come as Tehran seeks to preserve its deep influence in the country while…

By Reuters and Chanakya Forum

Turkey’s Crisis Rattles the Faithful in Erdogan’s Heartland

Turkish labourer Hasan Sarikaya says he has no job, no money and no hope for a better future while President Tayyip Erdogan - the leader he supported for years -…

By Reuters and Chanakya Forum

10 years of Kim Jong Un: North Korea Better Armed but More Isolated

Ten years after Kim Jong Un assumed power North Korea is better armed but deeply isolated and more dependent on China, despite actions by the young leader that raised -…

By Reuters and Chanakya Forum

China Comes Calling in Africa

The Forum on China Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) had its 6th ministerial meeting on 29-30 November in Dakar, Senegal. The meeting was coordinated between Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi and Senegal's…

By Gurjit Singh

China Has Not Changed. The Rest of The World Must.

Unlike India, which barred most US researchers from entering the country during the Cold War, China from the 1980s welcomed them, gave many of them tenured and other assignments, and…

By Prof Madhav Das Nalapat

“Like With No Other Partner”- Modi and Putin Resurrect India-Russia Strategic Partnership

The overarching message from Russian President Putin brief visit to Delhi on December 6 was that the India-Russia strategic partnership continues to be relevant and mutually beneficial. This required reiteration,…

By P S Raghavan