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United Nations Chief Offers New Proposal to Russia to Combat Global Food Crisis

UN Secretary General António Guterres sent a new proposal to Russia on August 31, 2023, in an attempt to revive the Black Sea grain deal. The deal, which was brokered by the UN and Turkey in July 2022, allowed Ukraine to export grain from its Black Sea ports despite the ongoing Russian invasion. However, the […]

BRICS 2023: Strengthening Cooperation and Expanding Membership

The leaders of the BRICS countries met in Johannesburg, South Africa on August 22-24, 2023 to discuss ways to strengthen cooperation and expand membership. The BRICS countries are Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa. They account for 40% of the world’s population and 25% of the global economy. The summit was hosted by South […]

US-Japan-South Korea Trilateral Summit to Deepen Security Cooperation and Economic Ties

The leaders of the United States, Japan, and South Korea held a summit at Camp David on August 18-19, 2023, to discuss ways to strengthen their trilateral alliance and cooperation on a range of issues, including the North Korean nuclear threat, China’s growing military power, and economic security. The summit resulted in a joint statement […]

The Potential Implications of a New Indo-French Defense Deal

In order to maintain regional security and address global challenges, India and France have a long-standing defense partnership. They have entered into a number of defense agreements over the years, strengthening their strategic alliance and promoting regional stability. Recently on 15 July 2023, Prime Minister Narendra Modi asserted that defense ties are the basic pillar […]

Insights from the HLPF: Collaborative Efforts to achieve Sustainable Development

The High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development was held in New York from 10-19 July, 2023. The forum was the first major meeting of world leaders on sustainable development since the COVID-19 pandemic began. For the HLPF, “Accelerating the recovery from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and the full implementation of the 2030 Agenda for […]

Algeria and China Seal 19 Agreements to Deepen Cooperation and Strengthen Partnership

Algeria and China signed 19 cooperation agreements on July 19, 2023, during Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune’s official visit to China. It is being reported that China will invest $36 Billion in view of the agreements that cover a wide range of areas, including energy, technology, infrastructure, trade, and investment. A number of MoUs were signed […]

Iran’s President Advances Ties with Africa

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi visited Kenya, Uganda, and Zimbabwe in July 2023, marking the first visit by an Iranian president to Africa in over a decade. In 2013, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, was the last leader of Iran who visited Africa. The recent trip is being considered as an Iran’s attempt to broaden its economic relationships in […]

25 Years of Strategic Partnership: Franco-Indian Ties Continue to Strengthen

India and France have a long and close relationship, the two countries have a strong cooperation in areas of defense, security, and trade. Indian Prime Minister visited France on 13-14, July 2023, at the invitation of the President of France, Emmanuel Macron. The visit coincided with the 25th anniversary of the India-France Strategic Partnership and […]

Turkey’s EU Accession at Stake: Erdogan Raises Concerns Over Sweden’s NATO Membership

In an astonishing proclamation, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan recommended recently that the European Association ought to permit Turkey’s promotion to the coalition before Turkiye’s parliament endorses Sweden’s offered to enlist in the NATO military partnership. Turkey’s endeavors to join the EU have been waiting for quite a long time since participation exchanges started in 2005 […]

Global Energy Security: Insights from the 8th OPEC International Seminar

The 8th OPEC (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries) International Seminar, which was held in Vienna, Austria on 5-6 July, 2023, it focused on the theme of “Towards a Sustainable and Inclusive Energy Transition.” A wide range of topics related to the energy transition i.e. development of energy sector, stability of energy markets and financing […]