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U.S. withdraws from UNESCO, the U.N.’s cultural organization, citing anti-Israel bias

The United States will withdraw from UNESCO at the end of next year, the US State Department said on October 12, to stop accumulating unpaid dues and make a stand on what it said is anti-Israel bias at the U.N.’s educational, science and cultural organization. In notifying UNESCO of the

The implications of Pakistan and India’s permanent membership of the SCO

The implications of Pakistan and India’s permanent membership of the SCO

(This analytical article on SCO was published in moderndiplomat just before Prime Minster Narendra Modi attended Astana Summit in June 2017. It is reproduced here for the benefit of students.) The next Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit will be held in Astana, Kazakhstan in June 2017, when India and Pakistan are

What is Rohingya crisis and why India needs to have a concrete refugee policy and a law

What is Rohingya crisis and why India needs to have a concrete refugee policy and a law

India is home to the largest number of refugees in South Asia yet it does not have a specific legal framework to deal with the problem. Rohingya crisis presents an opportunity to put in place a law relating to status of refugees. According to United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR),

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