Where are the women in world politics?

There are hardly any women in areas such as diplomacy, military and the academic discipline. Even the women who break the glass ceiling and enter the field are not at the top, in leadership positions. In order to gain respect, women usually have to ‘masculinise’ themselves. Examples of Margaret Thatcher, Golda Meir, Jean Kirkpatrick and Indira Gandhi illustrate this point. Even then these women are discriminated against. Kirkpatrick called herself as a ‘mouse in a man’s world’.

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Criminalising Dissent: Sedition in India

Free speech rests on the assumption that ideas must battle it out in a free marketplace. The prohibition of one kind of thought or shutting down on the other side of the debate can hinder democracy. Questions that “seditious speech” poses must be answered. Further questions must be posed. Yet, those who prohibit this speech have no answer. They only have a flag. In a battle between the nation-state and democracy, the former triumphs when sedition is still on the books.

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Israel and Trump: Fundamental Departure from Foreign Policy Legacy?

The “fateful triangle” between the United States and the conflict between Israel and the Palestinian territories has been mired with the ambiguity of strategic interest in foreign policy. This article traces the future of American foreign policy towards Israel in light of the incumbency of Donald J. Trump as the President of the United States.

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100 Days of Yogi

The Yogi Adityanath-led BJP government of Uttar Pradesh completes its nascent 100 days on 25 June. Here’s a look at all the headlines it made while in office and the key challenges it faces.

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