After the first Trump-Kim summit in Singapore, much was expected from the second summit held during late February 2019 at Hanoi. The first round was historic but the second round turned out to be a disaster with the summit ended abruptly. After the first summit, North Korea had begun to dismantle a missile engine test stand at Sohae. Post the failure of the second summit, however, some reconstruction has been noticed at this site. Is this symptomatic of the failure of diplomacy or it is a bit premature to write an obituary of peace in the Korean peninsula?
The Kumbh Mela gets a staggering footfall, and in case of any probable chemical attacks, the statistics are bound to be sky-high in terms of mass murder and epidemic. If anything remotely similar to a chemical attack is carried out at such places and gatherings, it would turn out to be a massive disaster for India and one of the biggest security failures of the country.
Approximately, 65% of India’s defence equipment imports are from Russia. However, slowly this long-term buyer and seller relationship is evolving into a collaborative relationship in military-technology area. This issue brief traces the history of India-Russia military-technology collaboration and argues that this is an opportune moment to take this cooperation to a higher level.
The Maoist movement influences political processes, especially the electoral process - though it offers a strategy of negation of the same political process in its avowed methods since its inception in 1968. From a socio-political movement to the single largest internal security problem of the nation, the Maoist transformation has indeed been phenomenal.
Social media has revolutionized the world from the lowest to the highest strata of the society. Diplomacy is one such aspect of the globalized world that social media has transformed. The foreign policy of any state can only be achieved through the practice of diplomacy. When states practice diplomacy with the help of social media to achieve facets of their foreign policy, it is known as Digital diplomacy.