GS Paper II

Editorial Simplified: How Not to Choose Among Allies | GS – III

Editorial Simplified: How Not to Choose Among Allies | GS – III

If the U.S. presses on with sanctions, it would be a marked failure of Indian diplomacy. And if the waiver does come through, as is indicated, it will be no victory, but signify an abject submission to the sanctions themselves.

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Value Added Article: #MeTooIndia: Will it change the way men behave? | Category – Women Empowerment | Source – The Hindu

Value Added Article: #MeTooIndia: Will it change the way men behave? | Category – Women Empowerment | Source – The Hindu

#MeToo has enabled women to tell the oppressor that his power over them is not absolute and that it will not remain unchallenged. Male dominance over women is systematic and institutionalized. The next generation of women will not grow up with that flawed belief.

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Editorial Simplified: Touching Base | GS – II

Editorial Simplified: Touching Base | GS – II

Prime Minister Narendra Modi now heads to Japan for meetings with his Japanese counterpart, Shinzo Abe, and they are expected to take stock of all the challenges they face, notably with regard to the U.S. and China.

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Editorial Simplified: Define Strategic Partners | GS – II

Editorial Simplified: Define Strategic Partners | GS – II

Indian conceptions emphasise technology transfers and intelligence-sharing, while U.S. conceptions envision deep levels of operational cooperation to which New Delhi hasn’t assented. Read More..

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Editorial Simplified: Gulf in Strategic Percepts | GS – II

Editorial Simplified: Gulf in Strategic Percepts | GS – II

Since early 2010, Japan and India have discussed joint infrastructure projects in third countries, including announcing an Asia-Africa Growth Corridor. But not a single project has taken off.

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Editorial Simplified: Hamstringing The RTI Act | GS – II

Editorial Simplified: Hamstringing The RTI Act | GS – II

Instead of holding a public debate on making the Right to Information Act more effective, the government is seeking to dilute its provisions.

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Editorial Simplified: Balancing Pressures from U.S., China and Russia | GS – II

Editorial Simplified: Balancing Pressures from U.S., China and Russia | GS – II

At a time when India’s relationships with big powers like the U.S., Russia, China and Europe are increasingly being complicated by their rivalries with each other, the country needs to follow its traditional policy of strategic autonomy, focussing on its own vital interests.

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Editorial Simplified: Outcomes Versus Promises | GS – II

Editorial Simplified: Outcomes Versus Promises | GS – II

India needs to ponder deeply on what is in its best interests. Its decision needs to be dictated by the cold logic of circumstances. Strategic ambivalence is not an answer to the situation that India faces today.

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Editorial Simplified: A Very Delicate Balancing Act | GS – II

Editorial Simplified: A Very Delicate Balancing Act | GS – II

The Doklam standoff led some in Bhutan to call for the country to adopt an independent foreign policy, one that is not too closely aligned with India, so that it could resolve its dragging border dispute with China.

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