UPSC SYLLABUS

International Relations (Contemporary Issues: International Relations (Mains))

Foreign Policy of India

  • Foreign Policy of India
  • Virtue of Soft Power
  • Middle Power Coalition
  • Terrorism
  • Appendix: Global Terrorism Index 2017
  • Diplomacy of Buddhism
  • Indian Navy at the Front Seat of Indian Foreign Policy 
  • Indian Diaspora
  • Indian Diaspora in Gulf

Neighbours

  • India’s Neighbourhood Policy
  • China
  • South China Sea ruling
  • Water Diplomacy through Dams
  • Chumbhi Valley and Doklam Plateau
  • Why China is Winning over India’s Neighbors?  
  • India, China ink first-ever Internal Security Cooperation Agreement
  • Nepal
  • Rebooting India Nepal Ties
  • Nepal Withdrew From First Ever BIMSTEC’s military drill in India
  • Pakistan
  • Shift Indus Waters Treaty Policy
  • Afghanistan
  • Heart of Asia Conference
  • Sri Lanka
  • Bangladesh
  • Myanmar
  • Maldives
  • FTA between China and Maldives - Warning for India
  • Bhutan

Bilateral Relations

  • Act East Policy
  • Australia
  • Indonesia
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam
  • Philippines
  • Iran
  • Saudi Arabia
  • U AE
  • Slowdown in West Asia
  • Return of Retrenched Workers
  • Race for Resources in Central Asia
  • Kazakshtan
  • Mongolia
  • Island Nations
  • Africa
  • Nigeria

Global Powers

  • USA
  • A new European Union strategy for India
  • Germany
  • Japan
  • Appendix: Asia-Africa Growth Corridor (AAGC)
  • France
  • Russia
  • Decline in Indo-Russia Relations
  • Why RIC is as important to India as JAI and BRICS?                
  • UK
  • Brazil
  • Israel
  • India’s De-hyphenated Policy

International Organizations & Agreement

  • IMF
  • World Bank
  • WTO
  • G-20
  • ASEAN
  • BIMSTEC
  • Indian Ocean region and world affairs
  • BRICS
  • Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
  • Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP)
  • Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership and India
  • Multilateral Negotiations for a Nuclear Weapons Ban 
  • Wassenaar Arrangement and India
  • India Admitted to Australia Group
  • IAEA
  • Nuclear Security Summit
  • Non-Alignment Movement (NAM)
  • UNSC Reform

Global Issues

  • International Terrorism
  • Migration Crisis in Europe
  • Rising Protectionism and Currency Wars
  • Greek Debt Crisis
  • Iran Nuclear Deal
  • US Sanctions on Iran
  • Global Initiative Launched to Fight Fake News
  • What does US Recognition of Jerusalem Means?
  • YEMEN WAR and Implications
  • Why Saudi Arabia is Moving Towards Reforms?
  • Rohingya Repatriation Deal Signed

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