GS-2, International Relations, Uncategorized

Yemen Crisis

Yemeni Revolution The Yemeni Uprising (intifada), and also known as the Yemeni Revolution of Dignity followed the initial stages of the Tunisian Revolution and occurred simultaneously with the Egyptian Revolution of 2011 and other Arab Spring protests In its early phase, protests in Yemen were initially against unemployment, economic conditions and corruption, as well as… Continue reading Yemen Crisis

GS-2, Uncategorized

Geo-strategic importance of Maldives to India?

Strategic geography defines the geo-strategic importance of Maldives far beyond its physical size. Despite being the smallest Asian country with a land area of just 300 sq. km. and a population of around 480,000, Maldives is one of the world’s most geographically dispersed countries straddling a 960-km-long submarine ridge running north to south and which… Continue reading Geo-strategic importance of Maldives to India?

GS-2, Uncategorized

Turning Bimstec into a vehicle for regional cooperation

The 4th Bimstec summit is being held in Kathmandu after a lapse of four years.  For the Bimstec that celebrated 20 years in 2017, four summits in 20 years is not certainly a time for celebration. Bimstec has been struggling to take off since its inception as its member states were members of several other regional… Continue reading Turning Bimstec into a vehicle for regional cooperation

GS-3, International Relations, Uncategorized

(TAPI) Pipeline Project

  Almost 25 years after its inception, finally physical work has been started on the $ 10 billion Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) Pipeline Project. Afghan, Pakistani and Indian leaders recently took part in the ground breaking ceremony of the 1,814 kilometres project that is due to be completed by 2019. The pipeline, which will pass through Herat… Continue reading (TAPI) Pipeline Project

GS-3, Indian Economy

WTO Talk Explained!

The meeting is in Nairobi, but everyone is talking about the Doha round of negotiations. Why? Formed in 1995, the WTO has 162 member countries. In 1999, violent protests by activists shut down the WTO meeting in Seattle, US, forcing the organisation to restart the new round in 2001 in Doha, the capital of Qatar.… Continue reading WTO Talk Explained!