Category International Relations and Strategic Studies

The Challenges of Leadership in a Polarized Society: Netanyahu's Legacy in Israel

The Challenges of Leadership in a Polarized Society: Netanyahu’s Legacy in Israel

There is no doubt that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel (Bibi) has perhaps been the most elected and electable politician. Shrewdness with savviness in politics is an art that  often takes you places in democracy and often treated as an essential trait for success. But arrogance can often take one down. And utter and crass ambition could steer in the direction of arrogance especially when a politician's personal integrity and credibility is questioned and matter remains  subjudice.
The changing landscape of international diplomacy in the world.

The changing landscape of International Diplomacy in the World

Arguably the World is going through unprecedented challenges. Perhaps we are between several world orders or mired into a complete chaos and disorder. Unilateralism by the super powers has become the order of the day. Since 1979, we have witnessed such far reaching developments in international politics with unforeseen consequences felt over the years which are now being reflected in the unbridgeable big power confrontations and deepening trust deficit. Sino-US and US-Russia matrix is turning into the West vs Russia/China combine from the pedestals of UNSC (P3 vs P2) to the geo-political and geo-economic expanse in virtually every geography. Russia-Ukraine war is a symptom of that.
India's Foreign policy in the context of NATO's Expanding Reach

India’s Foreign Policy in the Context of NATO’s Expanding Reach

In a move that will have a significant bearing on the evolving global order, Finland on Tuesday joined the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) as its 31st member. Finnish president Sauli Niinisto suggested it was “a great day for Finland” and NATO secretary general Jens Stoltenberg called it a proud day for him and the alliance.
India's Growing Influence on the Global Stage

India’s Growing Influence on the Global Stage

In the last few days, global engagements have underscored the rapidly evolving balance of power in the international order. Chinese President Xi Jinping’s recent visit to Russia has sparked a lot of commentary about the implications of the two nations coming together in unprecedented ways. What had once seemed a distinct possibility to many is now fast becoming an indisputable reality that can no longer be ignored. The tectonic plates of global politics are shifting rapidly, and with it ushering in changes that have long been talked about, with many hoping against hope that they can be avoided. But a Russia-China axis is likely to bring a transformative effect on the international system. This cannot be denied.