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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
1India and its neighbourhood- relations.
 Foreign Policy of India
 India- Myanmar
 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
 Draft Emigration Bill
  Space Diplomacy
 India’s Soft power
 India’s development partnership assistance
 No First Use’ doctrine
 India Pakistan
2Bilateral, 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
 Commonwealth Group
 Shanghai Co-operation Organization (SCO)
 SAARC Development Fund (SDF)
 Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement (APTA)
 Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)
 Mekong-Ganga Cooperation
 1st India-Central Asia Dialogue
 Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP)
 India-Afghanistan, Chabahar port
 India-Saudi Arabia
 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-Russia: Strategic Economic dialogue, Russian Far East, Power of Siberia Project
 India- Vietnam
 India- Africa
 India- Seychelles
 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
3Effect 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
 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
 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.
4Important 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
 Raisina Dialogue
 Ashgabat Agreement
 Mekong Ganga Cooperation
 TAPI pipeline
 FATF Watch-List
 New Development Bank
 Eurasian Economic Union
 SCO-Significance, India-SCO, Scope of relations, etc.
 NAM- Relevance for India
 Commanwealth Nations
 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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