Vinay Kaura

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  • Dr. Vinay Kaura is Assistant Professor in the Department of International Affairs and Security Studies, Sardar Patel University of Police, Security and Criminal Justice, Jodhpur, Rajasthan. Concurrently, he is an Adjunct Faculty at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies in Germany, a collaboration between the US Department of Defense and the German Ministry of Defence. He is also a non-resident scholar at the Middle East Institute, Washington DC.

    India and the Geopolitics of UNSC Permanent Membership

    The United Nations completed 75 years of its existence in 2020. The last 75 years have been a roller coaster ride for this global institution mandated to maintain peace. However, the UN has received widespread criticism for not reforming its various institutions, particularly the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). The G-4 nations which includes India, have led the call for accelerating the long-awaited reform process.

    July 2021

    Russia’s Afghan Policy: Determinants and Outcomes

    Russia’s policy on Afghanistan has witnessed considerable transformation during the last two decades. This has allowed Moscow to change its stance towards the Taliban from confrontation to accommodation. The article explains Russia’s foreign policy trajectory towards Afghanistan, exploring the key determinants, approaches and potential outcomes. Drawing mainly on secondary sources as well as the statements of officials and experts, the article also seeks to highlight the recent trends in Russia’s Afghan policy.

    May 2021

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