Global Issues

Macedonia to join NATO

Macedonia to Join NATO: Macedonia has signed accession papers with NATO The signing of accession papers allows Macedonia to take part in NATO ministerial meetings as an invitee. To acquire full membership, all 29 current members must ratify the accession protocol. The conflict over the name with Greece had become a damper in its membership to NATO. With …

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Venezuela Political Crisis

What’s the crisis? Both Juan Guaidó and Nicolás Maduro have debatable claims to legitimacy. European Union, Australia, US, New Zealand have recognised Juan Guaidó, the opposition leader as the president. Juan Guaidó, the opposition leader, has said that President Nicolás Maduro is illegitimate and has asserted himself as Venezuela’s interim president. How did the Presidential …

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Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty suspended

With the formal announcement by the United States about the withdrawal from the INF treaty, Russia has followed the suit and declared the suspension of the treaty.   Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty It was crucial Cold War-era treaty banning development, testing and possession of short and medium range ground-launched nuclear missiles with range of …

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Yellow Vests Protests

The protestors are referred to as Yellow Vests because they don the “Gilets Jaunes” (yellow vests), which the French drivers are required to carry in their cars. It is a leaderless movement which no reported structure or leadership to the movement.   Why are they protesting? Though there is no consensus on the French media about …

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US withdrawal from Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty

United States (US) President Donald Trump has announced that US will unilaterally pull out of three-decade-old Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty signed with Russia during Cold War.   Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty It was crucial Cold War-era treaty banning development, testing and possession of short and medium range ground-launched nuclear missiles with range of …

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Venezuela : Hyperinflation

Context Hyperinflation, power cuts, and food and medicine shortages are driving millions of Venezuelans out of the country. The country is facing the worst inflations.   Concerns The biggest problem facing Venezuelans in their day-to-day lives is hyperinflation. $1 US = 248,000 Venezuelan Bolivars, at the official exchange rate Prices have been doubling every 26 days on …

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Rohingya Refugees

Who are the Rohingya? Rohinyas are ethnic minorities in Myanmar. They follow Muslim Religion. Few years ago, religious and ethnic tensions between the Rohingya Muslims and the Rakhine Buddhists (who make up the majority of the population in Mayanmar) escalated into widespread, deadly rioting. Hundreds of thousands were forced to flee. Since then, ongoing violent …

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