Thursday, 7 July, 2022
TopicUN peacekeeping

Topic: UN peacekeeping

Cobalt, copper, China: India should pay more attention to the savage violence in Congo

Leaving security to mercenaries is a path to proxy wars, colonial-era savagery. Democracies like India with an economic stake can't remain sidelined.

3 choices for India in Afghanistan – walking away is the easiest one but not the best

It is up to China to persuade Islamabad that Indian aid in Afghanistan will only help stabilise a country that could quickly wreak havoc within Pakistan itself.

Here’s why sexual violence by humanitarians and peacekeepers keeps happening

Peacekeeping operations have a long history of predatory sexual culture. And the UN’s database shows that abusers come from all continents.

‘They put coins in your hands to drop a baby in you’: The Haiti children abandoned by UN men

The UN Stabilisation Mission in Haiti – the longest-running mission in the country – was originally mandated to assist Haitian institutions during political instability.

71 years on, it’s time to review the basis for UN peacekeeping

Across peacekeeping, there has been a concerted call for the UN to be more robust, willing to take proactive forceful measures in contexts where civilians may be at risk.

India voices concerns over UN’s delays in reimbursements, says its a genuine expectation

The United Nations owes many countries, including India, several billion dollars for providing peacekeeping troops & police on its missions.

At $38 million, India owed the most for UN peacekeeping operations

The UN Secretary General said arrears to troop- and police-contributing countries could increase to $588 million by June as the world body's financial health deteriorates.

Nikki Haley is a hard act to follow at the UN

Nikki Haley leaves with her reputation not just intact but burnished. The same cannot be said of Trump’s other departed top-level appointees.

As China’s influence in UN peacekeeping grows, is India doing enough?

India may have to take a fresh approach if it wants a seat at the UN high table, because China now has a larger...

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AAP chief and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal with Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann | Representational Image | ANI

AAP, TMC’s national ambitions ignore India’s stark diversity. Southern parties know better

Modern communication technologies can be the potential centripetal force that unify voters across states. AAP has benefitted from this in Punjab.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.


Air Commodore Sanjay Sharma pose with daughter Flying Officer Ananya Sharma in front of the fighter aircraft | Twitter/@DefencePRO_Guj

In a first in IAF, father-daughter fly in same fighter formation as fellow wingmen

Daughter of Air Commodore Sanjay Sharma, Flying Officer Ananya Sharma is currently undergoing training to master ‘superior and faster’ jets.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.