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US Withdrawal From UNESCO

The recent news of US quitting the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has shocked the world. Not only is US one of the most important funding member of the UNESCO (in fact the UN as a whole) but is also a founding member of the UN. The primary reason behind this act […]

International Affairs: Issues Around FONOPs

It has been reported that the U.S. Department of Defence is likely to come up with a schedule of regular freedom of navigation operations (FONOPs) under the authority of U.S. Pacific Command in the South China Sea. What is freedom of navigation operations (FONOPs)? The US Navy regularly carries out FONOPs in the South China Sea […]

Key Achievements of Foreign Policy of Barack Obama

Foreign policy of Barack Obama has been mainly known for the two main principles that he followed: Firstly, military rearranging and the improvised burden-sharing scheme with the allies and partners; Secondly, the offer of dialog for it enemies like Cuba or Iran. The strategic focus has now under him have shifted from Europe to the […]

USA’s withdrawal from TPP: Questions & Answers

Keeping his election campaign promise, US President Donald Trump signed the presidential memorandum to withdraw from Trans Pacific Partnership on his very first day in office (23 January). This article presents an overview of developments. What is origin of TPP and what is impact of US withdrawal from it ? TPP began its journey in 2005 […]

Various Steps in United States President’s Election

The United States has a bicameral legislature consisting of the Senate and the House of Representatives. Direct elections are held to fill the vacancies in these legislatures. In addition, the vacancies in the Senate may be filled by a gubernatorial appointment. Like in India, the minimum age to exercise franchise in the presidential elections is […]

Types of United States Visas

A Visa is an authorisation to a visitor to enter the territory for which it was issued, subject to permission of an immigration official at the time of actual entry. There are several types of Visas such as Transit Visa, which is valid for some 5 days; Tourist visa, for a limited period of leisure travel, […]

Relationship between the U.S. Congress and the U.S. President

The relationship between Congress and the President is dynamic, changing with every issue, every event. Sometimes it is cordial and cooperative. Sometimes it is hostile and polarized. And sometimes it is both things on the same day, shifting with the issue under consideration. It lies at the very core of system of government in U.S., […]

Present Global Economic Scenario and Role of United States

US will expectedly lead revival for the developed world and India for the developing world with oil prices on a downward spiral followed by other commodity prices. The economies are no longer exclusive but are greatly intertwined with each other. The workers are becoming global players so inflation is no longer a domestic policy concern. […]

US Policy on sale of drone – Recent changes and their implications

The American government’s policy initially was against export both armed and unarmed drones. The notable exceptions to this policy was UK, which is the only country to which USA sold armed drones, and France and Italy, to which USA sold unarmed surveillance drones. Recently, however, the government changed its policy prohibiting American companies from selling […]