Why China Wants to Knock India off Its Russia-US High-Wire Act – The Diplomat

Why China Wants to Knock India off Its Russia-US High-Wire Act

Advertisement With Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi walking a fine line between not alienating longtime ally Russia and keeping the United States on its right side, could China’s ongoing encirclement of India see Chinese President Xi Jinping nudging Russia to re-examine India-Russia ties on his Moscow foray that began Monday? Most Russia experts believe that’s … Read more

Newsom under pressure to take executive action on reparations if California Legislature doesn’t act

San Francisco proposes $5 million in reparations for qualifying Black residents

California Gov. Gavin Newsom is facing increased pressure to use his authority to unilaterally enact proposals that would dole out billions of dollars to Black residents in reparations as a way to make amends for slavery if the state legislature doesn’t act. The California Reparations Task Force, which was created by state legislation in 2020, … Read more

Bill Browder calls on EU to act on Georgia as Saakashvili’s health declines – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Voiced by artificial intelligence. Billionaire businessman and Kremlin critic Bill Browder is turning his focus to a new target — Georgia — and is urging the EU to sanction those responsible for the condition of detained former President Mikheil Saakashvili, whose health is deteriorating rapidly.   In an interview … Read more

A ‘reckless’ and ‘unprofessional’ act: What are the rules for flying across the Black Sea?

News of the crash reverberated around the world: two Russian fighter jets reportedly dumped fuel on a US drone earlier this week before hitting and downing it. Moscow has denied it. Washington dubbed it an “unprofessional” interception. And it has sparked a ratcheting up of confrontational rhetoric between Russia and the US. But why was … Read more

Commission releases Net-Zero Industry Act – POLITICO

The European Commission today unveiled its Net-Zero Industry Act, a long-awaited proposal aiming at boosting Europe’s green industry. The proposed regulation is a key part of the European Green Deal Industrial Plan — the bloc’s response to Washington’s massive green subsidies package — and aims to ensure that at least 40 percent of the bloc’s … Read more

Africa: Parliamentarians Pledge to Act On Grim Realities of Child Marriage, Gender-Based Violence

Johannesburg — Child marriage, gender-based violence (GBV), sexuality education, religion, and tradition came under the spotlight during a conference, Arab and Asian Parliamentarians’ Meeting to Follow-Up on ICPD25 Commitments: Addressing Youth Empowerment and Gender-Based Violence, held in Jakarta, Indonesia. Professor Keizo Takemi, MP Japan, Chair of the Asian Forum of Parliamentarians on Population and Development … Read more

Raisina Dialogue Highlights India’s Global Balancing Act – The Diplomat

Raisina Dialogue Highlights India’s Global Balancing Act

Advertisement India has arrived: This was the subtle if clear message from the recently concluded Raisina Dialogue in New Delhi,  hosted by the Indian External Affairs Ministry and the think-tank Observer Research Foundation and held immediately after the G-20 foreign ministers’ meeting. A stellar lineup of speakers, panelists, and participants included Italian Prime Minister Giorgia … Read more

Can Bangladesh’s Election Commission Act to Boost Its Credibility? – The Diplomat

Can Bangladesh’s Election Commission Act to Boost Its Credibility?

Election campaign posters hang on a street in Srinagar, Munshiganj district, Bangladesh, Friday, Nov. 5, 2021. Credit: AP Photo/Mahmud Hossain Opu Advertisement In February 2023, Bangladesh’s Election Commission (EC) marked its first year in office. Since Bangladesh is less than 12 months away from holding its next general election, it is pertinent to assess the … Read more