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India pushes African right to permanent UNSC seat

India has stressed Africa's right to representation among the ranks of the permanent members of the United Nations Security Council in an effort to bring in a sense of urgency to the long-stalled reform process.

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Why ISIS attracts so many foreign fighters

In the last few years, Syria and Iraq have emerged as new hotbeds of international militancy and terrorism. The ability of the terrorist group, Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), to attract foreign fighters has created new challenges for global peace and security. 

Obama’s crown of thorns

Two events in the past month have shaken the foundations of American foreign policy. In late October, just as the US Congressional election results confirmed that the Republican Party had seized the Senate, news leaked that President Barack Obama had written a private letter to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei of Iran, urging him to conclude the much-awaited nuclear agreement as speedily as possible.

Global solutions for globalisation's problems

The last few decades of globalisation and innovation have resulted in the most rapid progress that the world has ever known. Poverty has been reduced. Life expectancy has increased.

Containing ISIS — I

Efforts to contain the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) are an inadequate response to a serious challenge. ISIS is known in Arabic as Daulat-i-Islamiyah fil Iraq wal Sham (Daish).

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