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Feminist Foreign Policy June 2024

Pioneering Diplomacy: Women’s Impact and the Evolution of Feminist Foreign Policy

The International Day of Women in Diplomacy, celebrated annually on June 24, as declared by the United Nations General Assembly during its 76th session, stands as a global testament to the invaluable contributions of women in the diplomatic arena. This day is dedicated to honoring the achievements of women diplomats, acknowledging their resilience in overcoming challenges, and advancing the cause of gender equality within diplomacy.
Nitish cracks BJP's grip in Bihar: Modi's guarantee falters?

Nitish cracks BJP’s grip in Bihar: Modi’s guarantee falters?

It is easy to find fault with Nitish Kumar for his fickle loyalties and variable commitment to all things other than his own political well-being. This is facile, and implicitly forgives the voters and allies who take defections in their stride and keep voting for or befriending individual leaders and parties, regardless of what company they keep and what policies they, thereby, foster.

Bridging Divides: Navigating the Canada-India Relationship

Canada and India share a long-standing relationship that has been characterised by diplomatic, economic, and cultural ties. However, in recent years, this relationship has faced challenges due to the Khalistan movement, a Sikh separatist movement seeking an independent homeland called Khalistan. This policy analysis aims to analyse  the evolving India-Canada situation in the context of the Khalistan movement, examining the historical background, the current state of affairs, and potential policy recommendations to address the issue.

G20 and India’s Foreign Policy: Exploring a new Link

As the G20 summit successfully concluded in New Delhi last week, it managed to generate some positive headlines for India globally. Even India’s staunchest critics had to concede that contrary to their expectations, New Delhi managed to pull off a successful summit at a time when geopolitical and developmental fault-lines have been sharpening by the day. Despite the absence of Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin (and perhaps because of it), a large part of the world agreed and put its stamp on India’s global developmental priorities. A strong message has gone out from New Delhi that India is now, more than ever, willing to lead from the front and shedding its perpetual reticence of yore.

Bharat Mandapam: Bridging Cultural Ties to G20’s Progress

Culture reflects the paradigm of the attitudes and behaviours that are inherited by people. Cultural activities are the mirror of direct and indirect contributions to economic growth and social well-being as well as depicts one’s rich heritage along with ethics and value systems. Culture is always a propellant fuel to G20 agendas as this year's theme of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam,” emphasises global unity by promoting  “One World One Family and One Future”.  Moreover, culture is considered a crucial driver for strong, sustainable, balanced, and inclusive growth, inclusive of technological advancement and digitalization.