India should stick to the middle path in the new world disorder

GS Paper 2  Syllabus: International Relations   Source: TH   Context: India should follow a path of multi-engagement and not multi-alignment.   Background: India has consistently resisted international pressure to criticise Russia and its actions. For example, India has once again abstained from voting on a UN General Assembly resolution that condemns Russia’s invasion of …

Russia suspends New START: What is its last remaining nuclear arms control treaty with the US?

GS Paper 2  Syllabus: International Relations   Source: IE  Context: The Russian President announced to suspension of its participation in the last remaining major military agreement with the US – New START. Background: The original Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty/START-I was signed between the US and the erstwhile USSR in 1991 and came into force in …

The Cold War did not remain confined to the superpowers alone. There were several dimensions of the Cold War across the world. Discuss.

Topic: History of the world will include events from 18th century such as industrial revolution, world wars, redrawal of national boundaries, colonization, decolonization, political philosophies like communism, capitalism, socialism etc.— their forms and effect on the society. 2. The Cold War did not remain confined to the superpowers alone. There were several dimensions of the …

The open yet restricted rivalry that developed after World War II between the United States and the Soviet Union and their respective allies, was waged on political, economic, and propaganda fronts and had only limited recourse to weapons. Analyse.

Topic: History of the world will include events from 18th century such as industrial revolution, world wars, redrawal of national boundaries, colonization, decolonization, political philosophies like communism, capitalism, socialism etc.— their forms and effect on the society. 1. The open yet restricted rivalry that developed after World War II between the United States and the …

What role did India play in the Cold War as a non-aligned country? Discuss the key learnings from Cold War period that India can apply in the present Russia-Ukraine conflict.

Topic: History of the world will include events from 18th century such as industrial revolution, world wars, redrawal of national boundaries, colonization, decolonization, political philosophies like communism, capitalism, socialism etc.— their forms and effect on the society. 1. What role did India play in the Cold War as a non-aligned country? Discuss the key learnings …

Bucharest Nine:

GS Paper 2: Topics Covered: International Relations.   Context: The envoys to India of nine Eastern European countries called Bucharest Nine jointly wrote to acquaint the Indian public with the basic facts on the ground” about the “premeditated, unprovoked and unjustified Russian aggression in Ukraine”. The B9 countries have been critical of President Vladimir Putin’s …

AUKUS Alliance:

GS Paper 2: Topics Covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate.   Context: China has equated the India, U.S., Australia, Japan Quad grouping with the AUKUS (Australia, U.K., U.S.) defence pact, calling both “exclusive cliques” part of the Biden administration’s “ill-intentioned” Indo-Pacific strategy. It said, this ‘strategy’ resurrects the Cold War mentality …

Did the non-aligned countries play any role in reducing Cold War conflicts? As one of the founding members of the Non-Aligned Movement, what responsibility did India shoulder? Critically examine.

Topic: History of the world will include events from 18th century such as industrial revolution, world wars, redrawal of national boundaries, colonization, decolonization, political philosophies like communism, capitalism, socialism etc.— their forms and effect on the society. 2. Did the non-aligned countries play any role in reducing Cold War conflicts? As one of the founding …

The cold war played itself out in many domains and theatres across the world which had a lot of implications. Discuss.

Topic: History of the world will include events from 18th century such as industrial revolution, world wars, redrawal of national boundaries, colonization, decolonization, political philosophies like communism, capitalism, socialism etc.— their forms and effect on the society. 1. The cold war played itself out in many domains and theatres across the world which had a …