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International Relations Topic List To Score High In ‘IAS’-2020

The 2020’s Best  List of International Relations(IR) Topics To Be Covered :

International Relations
1 India and its neighbourhood- relations.
  Foreign Policy of India
  India- Myanmar
  India-Srilanka
  India-Maldives
  Indus water treaty
  India-Nepal: Historical context, Indo-Nepal Friendship Treaty 1951, Cross border cooperation, dispsuted areas like Kalapani, Amlekhgunj pipeline, Integrated checkpost and conectivity deals, etc.
  Track II Diplomacy
  Gilgit Baltistan Order
  India- China, Tibet as a bone of contention, 2+1 Dialogue
  India- Bangladesh
  Potential of Regional Trade in South Asia
  India-Bhutan
  Draft Emigration Bill
  Space Diplomacy
  India’s Soft power
  India’s development partnership assistance
  No First Use’ doctrine
  India Pakistan
2 Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests.
  India & ASEAN, Delhi Dialogue, East Asia Summit, oulook of INdo-pacific, FTA deals, Maritime Cooperation,RCEP, etc
  BRICS
  Commonwealth Group
  Shanghai Co-operation Organization (SCO)
  SAARC Development Fund (SDF)
  BBIN
  BIMSTEC
  Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement (APTA)
  Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)
  G-20
  Mekong-Ganga Cooperation
  1st India-Central Asia Dialogue
  Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP)
  Indo-Pacific
  India-Afghanistan, Chabahar port
  India-Israel
  India-UAE
  India-Saudi Arabia
  India-Oman
  India-Iran
  India-Jordan
  India-Canada
  India-France
  India-Germany
  India-EU: Economic issues, issues related to Data, BITA, etc.
  India- UK
  India- US, 2+2 Talks, NATO ally like status, Trumps Visit to India, Visa issues, BECA, Put India our of Developing Countries, QUAD, Cooperation in Indo-pacific etc.
  India-South Korea
  India-Japan
  India-Russia: Strategic Economic dialogue, Russian Far East, Power of Siberia Project
  India-Australia
  India- Vietnam
  India-Indonesia
  India- Africa
  India- Seychelles
  India-Mongolia
  India- South Africa: African Free Trade Continental Area, Libya Summit
  India-China Relations
  India China Strategic Economic Dialogue, Informal Summit at Mamallapuram
  Border skirmishesh between India and China- Face off at doklam (2018), Ladakh (2020), Border issues at Arunachal Pradesh
3 Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India s interests, Indian diaspora.
  Official Development Assistance
  US ‘Special Watch List’
  Afghanistan peace process
  South China Sea dispute
  China building a canal in Indian Ocean
  Asian Premium
  General Data Protection Regime (GDPR)
  Iran deal or Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)
  ‘One China’ principle
  US Sanctions on Russia, Iran , Waiver for India
  Caspian Sea
  Russia-China
  Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT)
  African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA)
  US withdrawal from Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty
  Brexit- Implication on World trade, on India-UK Relations, Implications on India-EU Relations, Impact on EU itself, etc
  US-IRAN standoff 
  US Policy on Indo-pacific
  Arctic Council- memebers. cooperation, India’s involvement, Scope and benefits, etc
  Extradition
  US Policy on Afghanistan-Taliban
  Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) 
  US-China trade war
  Hongkong Protests- China’s Hongkong policy and actions, One nation, Two systems, etc.
   
4 Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate.
  Australia Group
  Polar Silk Road and Arctic Council
  Indian Ocean Duialogue 2019
  G-20, India-G-20, Cooperation during pandemic
  CARRICOM, MERCOSUR
  Raisina Dialogue
  Ashgabat Agreement
  Mekong Ganga Cooperation
  OPEC
  TAPI pipeline
  FATF Watch-List
  New Development Bank
  Eurasian Economic Union
  IBSA
  SCO-Significance, India-SCO, Scope of relations, etc.
  NAM- Relevance for India
  NATO
  Commanwealth Nations
  OPCW
  Geneva Convention, IAF Pilot
  International Court of Justice and decolonization of Mauritius
  International Criminal Court- Why India is not a member
  Organisation of Islamic Countries- Policy towards India, Interventions in India’s Kashmir issue, etc.
  WHO Reforms
  UNSC Reforms, Non-permamnent seat, UNHRC, Peaceekeeping forces, UN Habitat, India-UN Engagements
   

 

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