Shweta Karki
“Security through development, not through arms; Security of all the people everywhere-in their homes, in their streets, in their communities, in their environments.”   (Haq, 1995, p. 115). The grip of the novel coronavirus has become unrelenting throughout the world. With health organizations, operating on international and national spheres, exhausting themselves in an effort to contain...
“There are decades where nothing happens; and there are weeks where decades happen.” – Vladimir Lenin Covid-19 has showcased a world more vulnerable than previously thought of as liberal powers take a step back. With the threat of a global recession and mounting casualties, the idea of an interdependent world promoted by neoliberals faces insecurities....
“In the last analysis, human security means a child who did not die, a disease that did not spread, an ethnic tension that did not explode, a dissident who was not silenced, a human spirit that was not crushed.” – Mahbub ul Haq, 2001.  “People, States and Fear” stands as one of Barry Buzan’s (1968)...
Historical outlook Confluence of the Two Seas – An excerpt pulled out from the 16th century Mughal Prince Dara Shikoh’s explanation of the vast body of water that connects the diverse continents, has come to define the contemporary geopolitical aspirations of great powers. The concepts of Asia-Pacific and Indo-Pacific have gained prevalence within the policy...

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Shweta Karki

The writer teaches at the Department of International Relations & Diplomacy, Tribhuvan University, Nepal. The opinions expressed in the article are that of the writer and not of the institution she is affiliated to.

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