International Politics

ASEAN

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN, was established in 1967 with the signing of the ASEAN Declaration (Bangkok Declaration) by Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand. The motto of ASEAN is “One Vision, One Identity, One Community”. Its secretariat is situated in Jakarta, Indonesia. Member Nations Indonesia Malaysia …

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Human Rights during War

Human Rights during the war Most of the gravest human rights violations are committed during war including the use of rape and starvation as a weapon of war, recruiting children to serve on the frontlines, launching direct attacks on civilians, etc. Some of the most serious crimes under international law …

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Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations

In the background of International flags the diplomats joining hands in the faceless picture

The term “Vienna Convention” can refer to any of a number of treaties signed in Vienna, most of which are related to the harmonisation or formalisation of the procedures of International Diplomacy. The treaty being referred to by the MEA in this instance is the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations …

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JAPAN DEFENCE POLICY TO CHINA THREAT

Japan’s government approved a major defence policy overhaul on Friday, including a significant spending hike, as it warned China poses the “greatest strategic challenge ever” to its security. In its largest defence shake-up in decades, Japan vowed to increase security spending to 2% of GDP by 2027, reshape its military …

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Putin’s pension reform amendments approved

Russia’s Parliament on Wednesday unanimously approved President Vladimir Putin’s amendments to a deeply unpopular pension reform plan that has led to a rare outburst of public anger in the country. Parliament’s lower house, the State Duma, approved Mr. Putin’s proposal to soften the reform, raising the state pension age for …

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