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Understanding the great delusion: India and the NSG

AP photo   By Anant Mishra India’s continuous efforts to bid for an entry in the Nuclear Suppliers Group not only made headlines, but sparked a debate from “false-neighbourhood” to “a dream too far” also.

Horrors of War: Growing violence against women during conflict

Stuart Price/UN   By Anant Mishra   Introduction   Violence against women during conflicts is an issue we have been witnessing for decades, and unfortunately is an issue which we continue to witness even today.

Sustainable energy for all: Overcoming challenges in energy for under-developed economies

By Anant Mishra Introduction Almost 30 years ago, the concept of sustainable energy was still in its infancy, unexplored, undiscussed and relatively without a use. In other words, the concept of renewable energy received no attention from the political leaders or the policy makers then.

Assisting Haiti: From socio-economic recovery to stability

Logan Abassi/UN   By Anant Mishra   Introduction   Haiti’s socio-economic development goes beyond the earthquake tragedies and rehabilitation. Given the political situation in hand, Haiti’s lack of social and economic development is a major distress and needs to be effectively addressed by neighbouring countries and international aid development organizations.

To Gre-main or not to Gre-main: Avoiding the Grexit

By Anant Mishra Introduction Greece is caught up in a major financial crisis leaving the financial experts bewildered on the Gre-exit. Now, in its sixth year of crisis economists are focussing on Greece. More importantly, since the beginning Greece failed to maintain a stable deficit as it continued to repay the financial debt, deepening their […]

Interview with Anant Mishra

  Michael Organ interviews Anant Mishra, human rights and political commentator, prolific author and former youth representative to the United Nations.

Changing political economics in Europe: Leaving the energy mark

By Anant Mishra Introduction The much talked of European Energy policy–or “European Energy Union” was always in the minds of heads of European Union member states. But due to their lack of lack of political will, the idea did not proceed. That has now changed and “once deliberately discussed in EU parliament” is heading to […]

Assessing the Role of UNHCR: Crucial player in European refugee crisis

REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis   By Anant Mishra Introduction The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees’ (UNHCR) principle task is to provide protection to refugees and other populations of concern, especially the stateless people, who are greatly affected during conflict, assisting other UN agencies by providing viable solutions to the issue also.

The European Union – building lethal walls

By Rupen Savoulian The scandal is not the mass migration of refugees into Europe – the scandal is how the European Union is treating them.

Abandoning the abandoned: It’s time for the EU to act

By Anant Mishra   Introduction Refugees and asylum seekers account for only a small percentage of the world’s population, travelling frequently with migrants. Most of these movements are illegal, as their movement occurs without appropriate documentation, through unauthorized borders and smugglers.  

The sex trade and global human trafficking

By Anant Mishra Introduction Today, human sex trafficking stands as one of the biggest challenges in the arena of International Relations. Human trafficking is a $32 billion industry victimizing over 2.5 Million people in a year. To this, sexual slaveries are one of the largest contributors in human trafficking.

Questioning the intelligent use of foreign aid: Diplomacy all the way

By Anant Mishra Introduction Not long ago, Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, on the occasion of International Migrants Day said: “Migration is an expression of the human aspiration for dignity, safety and a better future.”

“More than Just a Welcome Mat”: Protecting and Promoting Human Rights in Post Conflict Societies

By Anant Mishra “The recognition of victims as individuals and holders of rights is essential in any attempts to redress massive human rights violations and prevent their recurrence.”

Combating Gender Based Violence

By Anant Mishra Achieving Gender Equality in Post 2015 “The most pervasive human rights abuse in the world today, violence against women and girls is a manifestation of gender-based discrimination and a universal phenomenon which has tremendous costs for societies.”

‘Stemming the Ripples’: Revisiting NATO, Pakistan and the Taliban Albatross

By Anant Mishra Introduction Afghanistan and Pakistan lie in central and southern Asia, a region defined by rugged mountains and valleys. For centuries, the area has been a point of contention for the major powers of each age.As a result of these great power struggles, as well as internal rivalries, the people of Afghanistan and […]

Addressing the Power Play: Re-examining the European Energy Policy

By Anant Mishra Introduction  The Energy Policy is one of the most pressing issues in international relations, especially in the much industrialised and globalised world.

Inside Boko Haram: An Era of Extremism and Regional Instability

By Anant Mishra Introduction Nigeria has a history of Islamist sects within its borders. Not all have been violent movements, some existing peacefully in parallel with the state. And not all of Nigeria’s violent sects are Islamist; one such is the Ombatse cult, which clashed with security forces in Nasarawa state in May 2013.

Rehabilitating Women in Post Conflict Scenarios: Developing Institutional Responsibility

  By Anant Mishra Introduction The United Nations has been involved in conflict resolution since its inception after the Second World War in 1945. However, its role as global peacekeeper does not conclude with the end of violence.

Understanding Western Islamophobia

  By Anant Mishra Introduction “Not all Muslims are terrorists, but all terrorists are Muslim”, so says Fox news reporter Brian Kilmeade. These words demonstrate exactly how tense the situation has become both politically and socially between the Western world and the Middle East.

Reviewing India’s Energy Policy

  By Anant Mishra Introduction As an upcoming power nation, India is doing whatever it takes to become the next global face of international relations and is already being termed as the ‘Next Super Power’ by many. With the global media’s ‘fixation’ on India, its nuclear policy is being argued by many media houses, the […]

‘Peace-ing’ It All Together: UN Peacekeepers, Intervention, Escalation and Internal conflicts

  By Anant Mishra Introduction The United Nations’ primary objective is to resolve internal conflicts by deploying a group of ‘Peacekeepers’ in the conflict zone. They were first utilised in 1948 and since then there have been 68 UN peacekeeping operations around the globe involving tens of thousands of UN Police personnel and other UN […]

Discussing ‘Peace and Security Co-operation’ in Central Africa

  By Anant Mishra International Geography The United Nations Regional Office for Central Africa (UNOCA) comprises of ten countries: Angola, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon and São Tomé and Príncipe. Each of these sovereign nations is also part of the Economic Community for Central African […]

Hard Truth With Anant Mishra: The Growing Naxals: Internal Security at Risk

  By Anant Mishra The growing Naxal problem is known to every Indian national, the origination of which however is still dimmed in the mist of time.

The World we knew: Revisiting the Second World War

  By Anant Mishra Today, World War II is considered to be one of the bloodiest wars in the history of mankind, especially when the casualty list exceeds sixty million, most of which were civilians.

‘Let’s get them back’: Finding Alternative Solutions to bring Non Signatories back as Members of the NPT

  By Anant Mishra The treaty on the non proliferation of nuclear weapons, commonly known as the Non-Proliferation Treaty or NPT, is an international treaty that aims to limit the spread of nuclear weapons and weapons technology by promoting non proliferation, disarmament and cooperation in using nuclear energy for peaceful means.

Exploring the Depth: NATO, EU and the troubled Kiev

  By Anant Mishra Introduction 2014 saw a political overspill that created chaos in Ukraine and drew the line in the Russian–Western relations, which essentially began in the aftermath of the fall of Berlin in 1989.

Hard Truth with Anant Mishra: Rolling the Dice: India’s hampered Economic Policies and Reforms

  By Anant Mishra History Since its independence from the British Raj in 1947, India has followed (and is still following) extremely polarized economic policies and reforms.

Discussing ‘Peacebuilding’ and ‘Post War Recovery’

  By Anant Mishra Nations that are gripped in war, at the final stage of conflict, have the obligation to transform from a state of war to a state of peace and stability. This period however is a phase of severe instability and economic slowdown in the region, thus the condition becomes extremely difficult for […]

Hard Truth with Anant Mishra: Efforts to Consolidate Peace in War torn Africa

  By Anant Mishra Introduction “In the moment of crisis, the wise build bridges and the foolish build dams” – African Proverb.

Hard Truth with Anant Mishra: Understanding the need to reform the United Nations Security Council

  By Anant Mishra Introduction “We need a reform of the Security Council. It must be perceived as truly representative of all 193 member states, to uphold the credibility and legitimacy of the UN as the main political arena” – Anna Lindh (former Foreign Minister of Sweden and former Chairman at the Council of the European […]