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Can SDGs Tackle the Problem of Single-Use Plastic?
- Debarun Purkayastha, 30 Dec 2023

According to reports, almost 10 million tons of plastic waste is dumped in the oceans yearly. The Plastic Ocean Organization reported that this amount of plastic waste is proportionate to more than a truck full of plastic waste every minute across the world. 50% of the total plastic used every year is in the form of 'single-use'. ..

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Colombo Security Conclave: Multilateralism in Indian Ocean Region.
- Shourya Gori, Dec 2022

Oceans have always been spaces of competition between dominant powers of the time. The Influence of Sea Power on History, by Alfred Mahan, considered to be the bible for naval strategists, gives a very securitized view of oceans. The unique geographical....

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The Unspeakable Victims of the Russia-Ukraine War
- Pooja Krishna H A, 2022

Protests are being registered from people and organizations around the world, asking their countries to provide humanitarian assistance to the people of Ukraine. While efforts are, indeed, being taken by each country to reach out to the students, doctors, etc., residing in Ukraine and bring them home, it is a very tedious and arduous process.

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Into the mind of Mr. Putin- Reasons why the Ukraine conflict occurred?
- Rishav Gupta, 2022

Conflicts have been a part of human existence since times immemorial. Every conflict has its origins in the psychology of leaders. An analysis of the causes of the Ukraine conflict requires a clear understanding of the worldview of Mr. Putin to discern what caused him...

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The End of the Proliferations Regime- Why the Russia- Ukraine war might undo years of Nuclear Non-Proliferation efforts?

Nuclear weapons are clearly the most destructive and inhumane weapons ever created. Within seconds they can vaporize millions into ashes and spread poisonous radiation which could make life a living hell for the survivors of such a tragedy.

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A Problem of Plenty- How the Russia-Ukraine Conflict affects global food security
- Aarushi Gupta, 2022

Food security, as defined by the United Nations’ Committee on World Food Security, means that all people, at all times, have physical, social, and economic access to sufficient, safe, and nutritious food that meets their food preferences and dietary needs...

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Cannes'22: When feminist activists painted the red carpet 'Blood Red'
- Ruchhika Dasgupta, 2022

When a SCUM activist stripped and ran across the red carpet of the Cannes Film Festival on 20th May, 2022 (Acevedo, 2022) in protest of the sexual violence against Ukrainian women who have become victims of the Russia-Ukraine war, the global attention was forcefully...

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- Srishti Singh, 2021

Roe v. Wade is a legal case from 1973 where the Supreme Court of the United States of America recognized that the regulations on abortion are unconstitutional. The court stated its belief that having these regulations is violating women’s rights to privacy and liberty which makes it significant for abortion to be an individual’s decision rather than something decided by....

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Taliban, Afghanistan and the U.S. factor
- Priyanka Rane, 2021

For 20 years, the U.S. Army was stationed in Afghanistan. The America’s longest war in Afghanistan was prompted by day’s events with Taliban’s refusal to hand over Osama bin Laden after 9/11 terrorist attack. Since then USA’s involvement in Afghanistan has stretched from months to years.

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The Rise of Taliban
- Shreya Gautam, 2021

In northern Pakistan, during the early 1990s, the Taliban (in Pushto language meaning “students”) emerged when the Soviet troops were withdrawn from Afghanistan. The Pashtun movement predominantly started in Saudi funded religious seminaries which were preaching a harsh Sunni Islam law form.

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The 2021 IPCC Report Is Concerning
- Srishti Singh, 2021

The United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change or the IPCC, a body that was established to provide assessments of climate change, released the first chapter of its report on the 9th of August 2021. This report was authored by over two hundred scientists from 66 countries...

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The Taliban
-Phramaha Watthana Hinnok, 2021

The word "Taliban" in Arabic means "student". They have been fighting alongside Afghan rebels known as the "Mujahedeen" against Russian occupation for nine years. The United States provided funding and weapons back to its policy against the Cold War enemy, the Soviets,...

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