Author: Maitreyee Chaudhary

Maitreyee Chaudhary is currently pursuing her master’s and, in her free time, likes to read and watch shows. She is curious about how the polity and society of a nation interact with the world and the interlinks between them. She enjoys researching a wide range of topics to learn about their intricate features. She uses an accessible approach to demystify numerous issues.

North Korea, after weeks of testing missiles, has broken its silence on the launches amidst growing criticism and escalating tensions in the region. North Korea defended itself against the criticism, claiming that the tests were carried out in self-defense in response to US military threats. North Korea added that the safety of surrounding nations and areas has not been compromised by these tests. The North Korean-owned news agency KCNA said, “Missile tests are a routine, scheduled self-defense measure to preserve our country’s security and regional peace from direct U.S. military threats.” As the North Korean regime continues to launch ballistic…

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The risk of a nuclear “Armageddon,” according to US President Joe Biden, is at its highest point since the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis. Additionally, Biden reaffirmed that the United States takes Russian President Vladimir Putin’s threat to use nuclear weapons seriously. At a fundraiser for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, President Joe Biden asserted that Russian President Vladimir Putin was “not joking” when he suggested utilizing tactical nuclear weapons in the event of a loss in the Ukraine war. Biden said Putin is “a guy I know very well,” and the Russian president “is not joking when he talks about…

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The Korean peninsula is seeing increasing tensions as the North Korean regime continues to launch ballistic missiles with increasing long ranges, causing worry among South Korea, Japan, the United States, and now other regional powers as well, including India. On Wednesday, at the meeting of the UN Security Council, India joined other nations—the US, South Korea, Japan, the UK, France, and others—in condemning the launch of ballistic missiles by North Korea. Ruchira Kamboj, India’s Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador, said at the meeting that India has “noted with concern the reports of ballistic missile launches” by the DPRK (Democratic…

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South Korea said on Wednesday that joint missile drills between its military and the United States are being held in reaction to North Korea’s launch of a ballistic missile over Japan. Since 2017, this has been one of the allies’ most incisive responses to North Korean weapon testing. For the first time in five years, North Korea launched an intermediate-range ballistic missile over Japan on Tuesday, leading Japan to issue evacuation orders for some of its residents. In response to North Korea’s increasing missile testing, South Korea and the United States fired four missiles into the Sea of Japan. The…

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The US Supreme Court is set to decide on the fate of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which shields social media companies from any liabilities for third-party content hosted by them on their social media platforms. In an unprecedented move, the US Supreme Court announced its decision to review the law, which has come under heavy criticism by the families of victims of terrorist acts and both parties—Democrats and Republicans—in the US. The Supreme Court will be hearing two cases pertaining to Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, one involving Alphabet Inc.’s Google and another by Twitter.…

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As we observe Gandhi Jayanti today to mark the 153rd birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi—”father of the nation”—we honor Gandhi’s life and philosophy not just in India but also throughout the world. UN also in it.  Mahatma Gandhi’s impact on history is not limited to just the freedom struggle in India; it extends beyond to the present day as his life continues to inspire people even today. Non-Violence, or Ahimsa, is the principle that he lived by and it remains of paramount importance today as countries around the world are engaged in violent conflicts of varying magnitudes, with the Ukraine…

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In a grand ceremony held in Moscow, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed the documentation for annexing four regions of Ukraine along with the four pro-Russian leaders from the region. In the St. George’s Hall of the Grand Kremlin Palace, a place where he had previously declared Cremia to be part of Russia in 2014, Putin announced the “official” annexation of four regions of Ukraine—Luhansk, Donetsk, Kherson, and the Zaporizhzhia region—in a grand ceremony filled with pro-Russian leaders. Source – Reuters The ceremony was attended by Moscow-appointed representatives of the four regions—Volodymyr Saldo from Kherson, Yevhen Vitaliiovych Balytskyi from Zaporizhzhia, Denis…

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Leaks were detected in the Nord Stream Pipelines that run from Russia to Europe through the Baltic sea, on Tuesday. This has raised accusations of Sabotage with the European Union accusing Russia. The pipelines are currently not in operation, but continue to hold large amounts of natural gas. Following the discovery of two leaks on Nord Stream 1 (Danish and Swedish territory) and one in Nord Stream 2, the Danish Energy Agency upgraded the orange alert level, the second highest. The Danish Authorities have informed all ships and planes that there is a 5 nautical mile prohibition zone around the…

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