Author profile: Kirthi Jayakumar

Kirthi Jayakumar

Kirthi Jayakumar is a Commissioning Editor for e-IR. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from the School of Excellence, Chennai. She currently also volunteers with the United Nations, and works with Femina and Rainmaker as a writer.

The Indian Woman’s Reality

The Indian Woman’s Reality

India thronged to the streets recently in protest, after a young woman was brutally gang raped and subsequently died. But what the masses and policy-makers have failed to understand are the deeper cultural problems, allowing such crimes to happen.

Humanitarian Intervention: A Legal Analysis

Humanitarian Intervention: A Legal Analysis

The fact is that humanitarian intervention is here to stay. Instead of trying to get rid of it there is more prudence in allowing the lesser evil of a streamlined and legally-regulated form of humanitarian intervention to continue.

Where Does Article 38 Stand Today?

Where Does Article 38 Stand Today?

Although Article 38 has helped define international law as a discipline distinct from politics and international relations, it has fallen short of seeing the process through. As dynamic as society is, law needs to be one step ahead to ensure that there is a means to keep actions and omissions in check.

Palestine and the UN: The Recognition Debate

Palestine and the UN: The Recognition Debate

Palestine now only requires a two-thirds majority in the General Assembly, or 129 votes, to be admitted as the 194th member of the United Nations. The long conflict between Israel and Palestine has shed enough blood. It is high time that the international community worked to support the peaceful future of two sovereign states.

Why Have China-Pakistan Relations Soured?

Why Have China-Pakistan Relations Soured?

The new Chinese stance against Pakistan-based terror is significant for Asia, because it strengthens claims in the region alleging Pakistan’s affiliation with terrorists. However, is China’s addition to the list of states fighting terror enough to goad Pakistan into putting an end to supporting terrorism?

A Silk Route to Peace

A Silk Route to Peace

The Taliban remains a very deeply rooted part of Afghani social and political life. Consequently, they cannot be ignored. The Taliban should be won over with a comprehensive set of policies deploying not just negotiations and reconciliatory talks, but also the creation of a political framework that will engage the Taliban in a positive role that is most conducive to Afghanistan’s progress.

Al-Qaeda: Alive and Qicking

Al-Qaeda: Alive and Qicking

Al-Qaeda is knocked down for now, and may be grovelling in the dust for the present, relying on the deployment of children as suicide bombers. But there’s no room to dismiss the existence of the drive to pursue the campaign of jihad altogether, because the thirst to pursue a hegemonic campaign of jihad is nowhere near its end.

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