Theme 28: International Studies

Section of ternational studies has been devoted to International Politics in order to enable better understanding of the global and regional politics. Papers are invited from established and young scholars on any of the following themes. However, given the vast domain of the international politics, any relevant theme could be considered provided it broadly falls into the framework of this section.


  1. Emerging (dis)order in the post-Cold War and 9/11 Era

  2. Emergence of unilateralism in the US’s foreign policy under Donald Trump

  3. Brexit and its implications on the EU

  4. Threat of Climate Change and Role of major powers

  5. From Kyoto Protocol (1997) to Paris agreement (2016) on climate change

  6. US withdrawal from the Paris agreement and its implications

  7. Globalization, WTO and free trade

  8. Humanitarian Intervention, Responsibility to Protect (R2P) and Sanctions

  9. West Asia in the post 9/11 and in the post Arab Spring

  10. Emergence of Islamists in the wake of the Arab Spring in the Arab World

  11. Egyptian revolution and counter revolution

  12. Islam and the democratization of the West Asian region

  13. NATO Intervention in Libya and overthrow of Muammar Al-Gaddafi

  14. Syrian uprising and civil war and role of regional and extra-regional actors

  15. Revival of the idea of caliphate and the Emergence of the ISIS

  16. Arab Spring fallout on Yemen, Saudi Intervention to counter growing influence of Iran

  17. Humanitarian catastrophe in Yemen and Syria and consequent refugee problem

  18. Turkish response to the Arab Spring

  19. Turkish response to the Syrian civil war

  20. Saudi’s response to the Arab Spring

  21. Emergence of the Muhammad bin Salman as the crown prince and its implications on domestic and foreign policy

  22. Iranian response to the Arab spring and Syrian civil war

  23. US response to the Arab spring

  24. US’s foreign policy towards the West Asia under Trump

  25. US withdrawal from the Iran’s nuclear agreement and regional implications

  26. Marginalisation of the Palestinian cause in the post Arab Spring

  27. Growing assertion of Russia under Putin in the international politics

  28. Russia and Syrian civil war

  29. Revival of cold war

  30. Colour revolutions in Central Asia and Caucus region

  31. Ukraine crisis from 2013 onward and its implications on international order

  32. Annexation of Crimea by Russia in March 2014

  33. Afghanistan – a battle ground for proxy war of regional and extra-regional powers

  34. Challenges before Pakistan and Imran Khan

  35. Indo-Pakistan relations under Modi and Imran Khan

  36. Emergence of China as a rising power and its implications on the world order

  37. China’s one belt one road (OBOR) policy

  38. China-Pakistan Economic Corridor

  39. China as a factor in Indo-Pak relations

  40. China’s Encirclement policy of India (String of Pearls)

  41. India’s relations with West Asian

  42. India’s relations with Gulf countries, particularly with Saudi Arabia and the UAE under Modi and MBS (Muahmmad bin Salaman) and MBZ (Muhammad bin Zayed)

  43. India’s relations with Central Asian countries

  44. Growing bonhomie between India and Afghanistan

  45. Shadow of Taliban revivalism and its implications on the region

  46. Indo-Nepal relation under Modi

  47. Indo-Bangladesh relations in contemporary time