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Question 125

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“Despite so many agreed areas of cooperation, innumerable institutions and a permanent secretariat, SAARC hasn’t taken off as a meaningful regional grouping. Discuss.

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  • SAARC stands for South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation.
  • It is a regional organisation that acts as a platform for coordination between the South Asian countries.
  • It was created in 1985 and it consists of eight countries: Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Maldives.
  • All countries are united by a common his

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Question 126

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“Feminist approach to international relations is biased”. Comment.

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Feminism

  • Feminism is a socio-political ideology that seeks equality between males and females.
  • Feminists believe that the global society is a male dominated patriarchy and functions on the basis of exploitation of the female body.
  • Feminists believe that men and women are equal in capacity.
  • They claim that all disparities between men and women are socia

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Question 127

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“Afghanistan is a litmus test for India’s ascendance as a regional and a global power. ” Discuss.

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India and Afghanistan

  • Afghanistan is a Central Asian country located at a very strategic point which connects it the Persian Gulf to South Asia.
  • For the last four decades, Afghanistan has seen nothing but war and carnage.
  • The Soviets invaded and assassinated the then President Hafizullah Amin.
  • This invasion was met with an American funded resistance wh

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Question 128

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Vision of a New World Order has emerged as the major objective of India foreign policy. Discuss the policy initiative taken by it in this regard.

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Vision of a New World Order and India’s Foreign Policy

  • Since independence, Indian foreign policy has revolved around normalisation of democratic norms in international affairs.
  • It became one of the founding members of the Non Aligned Movement at the Bandung Conference 1955.
  • The purpose of the Non Aligned Movement was twofold. One, to shift Internation

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Question 129

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Discuss the humanitarian role played by India in countries like Yemen and Iraq.

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India’s Humanitarian Role in Yemen and Iraq

  • The Middle East is almost a permanently crisis stricken region that has several wars and insurgencies going on a for a long time.
  • This region is blessed with overwhelming amounts of oil and natural gas that is sought by the whole world.
  • It is also a very strategic region that connects Africa with Europe and

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Question 130

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Analyse the drivers of Indo-Russian relations in the post Cold War era.

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India Russia Relations Post Cold War Era

  • India and Russia have had amiable relations since the days of the Soviet Union.
  • After the USSR collapsed, both Russian and Indian economies fell into a severe crisis.
  • India approached the IMF for a loan which was sanctioned after the former liberalised its economy and reduced tariffs and duties.
  • Russia was in de

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Question 131

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What are the real objectives of the Millennium Development goals? Do you think the MDGs have been able to fulfil the desired goals of poverty alleviation and sustainable development?

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Millennium Development Goals

  • Millennium Development Goals or MDGs are a set of ambitious goals set by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
  • These goals are to be achieved the member states of the UN upto 2015.
  • The MDGs were adopted in the year 2000 during the Millennium Summit of the UN.
  • They were replaced by the Sustainable Development Goal

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