Realism in International Relations

The theory of realism has had a significant influence on the study of international politics, as it appears in practice. Realism is shaped by power politics.

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Liberalism in International Relations

Liberalism argues that the concentration of unaccountable power is a fundamental threat to individual civic liberty, therefore must be restrained.

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Pegasus and The Rise of Illiberal Democracies

The Pegasus project shows us the governments that rule us could soon be capable of knowing everything about us, while we know nothing about them.

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Identity Politics and Its Discontents

Fukuyama’s book, Identity published in 2018 addresses the growing threat of identity politics to the liberal democracy in contemporary world politics.

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The Israel-Palestine Conflict: A Brief History

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict dates back to the end of the nineteenth century, with the birth of major nationalist movements among the Jews and the Arabs.

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Learning to Live With The Virus

The coronavirus that causes the COVID-19 pandemic has sickened as many as 145 million people around the world. It is raging in several countries like never before.

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NFT: what is it? how does it work?

In the early march of 2021, Mike Winkelmann – the digital artist known as Beeple – sold an NFT for a whopping $69 million. Yes, you heard it right.

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 Myanmar Coup: what is happening and why?

In one of the bloodiest days of protests since the coup d’état that began in early February, Myanmar security forces gunned down more than 114 civilians on March 27, 2021.

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What is Blockchain Technology?

Blockchain is a decentralized, distributed public digital ledger consisting of records called blocks – linked to one another using cryptography.

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The Rise of Big Tech and Data Privacy

In the age of information, all the clicks we’ve left behind — and would leave behind in future — are being (will be) used to analyze us, rate us, package us, and sell it back to us.

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Change the World Without Taking Power?

John Holloway, a Marxist philosopher, in his “Change the World Without Taking Power” provides an important critique of the present-day revolutions.

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Where There is No Caste: Utopia

Isabel Wilkerson, in her bestselling book “Caste: The Lies That Divide Us,” introduces caste as a guiding framework to analyse racial hierarchy in the US.

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Can We Separate Art From the Artist?

The historic #MeToo movement, which gained momentum in 2017, has thrown a spotlight into the men-of-art and their unlicensed abuse of power.

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We Don’t Need No Thought Control

‘We Don’t Need No Education’ — a catchy phrase in Pink Floyd’s 1979 release of ‘The Wall’ became an instant hit reaching a worldwide audience.

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Indian Police and the Custodial Deaths

The Police system in India is in a dangerous state of disrepair with skyrocketing cases of human rights violations, encounter killings and institutional murders.

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The Rise and Fall of the LTTE in Sri Lanka

In this article, I would like to address the political character of the Sri Lankan state that had enabled the crisis to unfold, and also highlight the structural and temporal factors.

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The Morality of Saving Lives and COVID-19

Even as we learn to live with the virus, there is a grave challenge to the inherent human-beliefs as COVID-19 has shown us the world is gravely unequal and subtly cruel.

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Review: Nicholas Dirks’ Castes of Mind

In the Castes of Mind, Nicholas Dirks documents the century old caste scholarship, colonial intervention in caste, and its impact on Indian modernity.

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Happiness in the Unknowns & Social Media

Life before Facebook and Snapchat has ceased to exist in our lived realities. Life without a gaze at mobile-screen would seem as dull as the glance at a starless gloomy sky.

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Politics in the Time of COVID-19

The pandemic-state is mired by the rise of authoritarianism, surveillance, and xenophobia. However, such a state will not be suitable for a post-crisis society.

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Decoding the Narrative Around CAA

Hindu nationalists, first, reinstated their ideologues as heroes. Then, they elaborated on the Hindutva ideas as alternate facts. Now, they are on a path to establish Hindu nation.

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