Democracy is an ancient concept of governance that has been around for centuries. It ensures that the voices and needs of the people are heard and taken into account when making decisions. It is evident that no society can be founded without democratic values, even before the earliest documented democracy in Greece. This video is a semi-academic discussion on democracy in Bangladesh. Watch the video to learn more.Read more
If the US is behind the incident, such overtly interrupting Europe’s energy supply runs the risk of endangering its ties with its allies, such as Germany. Some analysts have suggested that it is probable that the US’s intelligence services and its European command office planned the leaks. Some others also argued that anti-Russian forces or organizations might work together with the US to start a new chorus of antagonism to Russia worldwide.Read more
The rise of the right-wing parties in European governments is signaling an unprecedented wave of shock from the liberals. The election results indicate that Meloni will be Italy’s first female prime minister and that it will have the most right-wing administration since World War II. Additionally, it presents the nation with a rare chance for political stability following years of upheaval and flimsy coalitions.Read more
The UN Security Council’s (UNSC) agenda has already been dominated by Russia’s war in Ukraine, leaving no room for other important concerns that demand global attention. While the UNSC has made some headway in Libya, Yemen, and Mali on the diplomatic and humanitarian fronts, it has failed spectacularly in Ukraine as the major countries continue to exploit it as a political game to score points against one another.Read more
Instead, the more significant move came when Russia decided to mobilize. Following much conjecture, the Kremlin has chosen to deploy around 300,000 soldiers out of a potential mobilization of 25,00,000 men. That only represents slightly more than 1% of Russia’s mobilizational capacity. Here it is being referred to as the soldiers whose official status is “reserves,” and every single one will need to undergo special training before being deployed to Ukraine. According to Russian defense minister Sergei Shoigu, the mobilization is being carried out to control “already liberated territories’’.
These forces will not be instantly available to defend the Lugansk, Donetsk, Zaporozhie, and Kherson regions during the referendum on whether or not to join Russia because it will take Russia a few months to recruit and retrain (refresher courses) them. The decision was made for several reasons, including the very long line of border communication, the direct involvement of NATO personnel currently running the regime in Kiev, and the West’s threats to destabilize Russia, according to Russian President Vladimir Putin and Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu.
In other words, Russia is getting ready for the battle to become more escalating. Moscow is essentially beefing up its forces to the point where they could handle a significant NATO escalation in Ukraine.Read more
The Western community will look to exert more pressure on Tehran to secure a better deal by influencing and aiding the street protests across Iran. The controversial NGO National Endowment for Democracy actively encourages street protests in Iran. The United States government has given SpaceX CEO Elon Musk the go-ahead to launch Starlink satellite internet provider so that Iranian protesters can use the internet.Read more
This indiscriminate violence has eroded the Junta’s support among the populace against the civilian population, which has brought the nation dangerously close to civil war as more civilians take up guns to oppose the military regime.In terms of Myanmar, Bangladesh is in a difficult position. Fighting nearly all of the nation’s ethnic groups doesn’t improve Myanmar’s situation. Myanmar is most likely ineligible to be classified as a state, let alone a single entity or even a federation, given the reduced reality of its geography. The rebels have control over one-half of the map. Even though China openly supports these rebels, it hasn’t been able to do much about them.The Tatmadaw is also backed by China, which is puzzling. Consequently, things can get complicated when a government engages in combat with forces supported and equipped by its closest ally. Myanmar is discovering that overthrowing an elected government can be entertaining but not as entertaining as expected.Read more
The SCO’s evolving multilateral cooperation structures, which gather countries focusing on economic development independent from the nebulous, hegemonic “rules-based order,” are aligned with the BRI’s emphasis on trade and connectivity. Even the Modi government in India is reconsidering its reliance on western blocs, where New Delhi is at best a neo-colonized “partner.”Read more
Despite Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan being members of the Russian-led CSTO and hosting its forces, that Russia lacks complete control over those two countries’ military strategies and regional dynamics in general, which significantly reduces its capacity to prevent and end regional conflicts. The recent flare-up has also come up at a time when Russia is engaged in a military campaign in Ukraine and facing a hostile outbreak along the Azerbaijan-Armenia borders.Read more
Azerbaijan chose not to make public its intention to launch unilateral military action in defense of what it sees as its interests, in contrast to Russia, which made a final diplomatic push for peace prior to the start of its own special military operation in Ukraine to restore the integrity of its national security red lines that NATO had crossed. In addition, the perceived threat Armenia poses to Azerbaijan pales in comparison to the existential one NATO impliedly posed to Russia in Ukraine prior to Moscow’s military participation there. In addition, Baku plainly delayed the start of its operation until Moscow suffered a military setback in Ukraine.Read more