Diplomacy

Mock Interview Questions for IAS/IFS: Sushma Doctrine, Putin, Crimea, PoK, Referendum & Resolution

Putin, Crimea, PoK, Referendum & Resolution China, Tibet, Lama & 20th Century Mindset Trumpism & Protectionism against China Neighbors & Surgical Strikes Hilary doctrine vs Sushma Doctrine? Airlifting stranded NRIs EU Refugee absorption BREXIT & History’s repetition Akihito’s throne abdication vs India’s Japan [...]

[Current] Sept-2016: Diplomacy, Defense, Diaspora: Indus Water Treaty, G20 Summit, NAM Summit, LEMOA, PAVA, FARC-Peace Deal & more

Diplomacy in News: Sept.2016 Indus water treaty 1960 Should India stop water to Pakistan? Bilateral Diplomacy- Sep.2016 GSM2: International Org. / Groupings G20 Summit, 2016 What is G20 Sherpa? Other Intl. org in news India not Involved: Sept.2016 Columbia Referendum & Nobel Peace [...]

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[Diplomacy] India and ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF): Meetings & Outcomes

What is ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF)? Working of ARF What is Track-1 and Track-2 Diplomacy? 3-stage Confidence Building process ARF Member states ARF process is three-tiered Four Intersessional meetings of ISMs Vision Statement for ARF for 2020 Hanoi Plan of Action (POA) India [...]

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[Diplomacy] Indian and CARICOM (Caribbean Community and Commons Market) for GS Mains Paper II

Timeline of Events What is Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ)? 2m What is Caricom Single Market (CSM)? 2m Member states of CARICOM Functions/ goals / aims of CARICOM Organization structure of CARICOM Limitation / Problem areas in CARICOM Write a note on India [...]

Senkaku/Diaoyu islands

[Diplomacy] Senkaku/Diaoyu islands Conflict between Japan and China

What is Senkaku/Diaoyu islands: What is Japan’s claim? What is China’s claim? Conflict in recent times What is Senkaku/Diaoyu islands: Eight uninhabited islands and rocks in question lie in the East China Sea. They have a total area of about 7 sq km and [...]

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[Diplomacy] Durfur Conflict & South Sudan Independence: Timeline, Players, Similarities and differences

Donot confuse or mixup between Durfur and South Sudan. These are two separate conflicts with separate climaxes. What is Sudan? Background: Durfur and South Sudan Reasons for Conflict Players in Durfur conflict Players in South Sudan Independence Struggle Arrest Warrent against Omar Al Bashir [...]

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[Diplomacy] Delaram Zaranj Highway, Chabahar Port: India-Iran-Afghanistan trade relations

Delaram-Zaranj Highway Why Iran allowed Indian Investment? What’s India’s Problem? 16th NAM summit Earlier we saw TAPI Pipeline issue, involving India-Afghanistan. (click Me if you didn’t). Here comes a new topic on India-Afghanistan (+Iran). Afghanistan is a land-locked country. Most of its international trade is [...]

[Diplomacy] Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC): suspension of Syria, Rohingyas, Jammu n Kashmir

Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Why is it in News? Two main outcomes of OIC summit On Rohingyas On Syrian Unrest The pot calling the kettle black Why India is not a member of OIC? India and OIC: Problem area Jammu and Kashmir [...]

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[Diplomacy] Syrian Unrest explained, Assad’s Friends and Foes, Kofi Anna’s Peace plan

What is the difference between Shia and Sunni Muslims? Syria President Assad Family Syrian Unrest Who supports Assad and why? Who is against Assad and why? Reaction of the world Kofi Annan peace plan for Syria Houla massacre UN General Assembly India’s problem At [...]

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[Diplomacy] National Security: Naresh Chandra Task Force recommendations

Why this Task Force? Recommendations of Naresh Chandra Task Force on National security On Enemies of India On China On Pakistan On Naxalites Make More Institutions Advanced Projects Agency (APA) Bureau of politico-military affairs Defense university and Think Tank FDI in defense Get [...]

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[Diplomacy] ADDU declaration in SAARC Summit

What is SAARC? Who’re SAARC Members? What is ADDU declaration? SAFTA Investment Trade fair Railway Boat Climate Food security Terrorism Crime Piracy Women Education Media Mock Question What is SAARC? South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) SAARC was established in 1985 Its headquarter [...]