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United States to Quit World Health Organization: What Does It Mean for the World?

President Donald Trump has recently announced that the United States will pull out of the World Health Organization, after accusing the global body of being biased towards China in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Although it appears that without the US, WHO would be weakened in terms of its significance and resources at its command, the fact remains that, in reality, it bodes well for the democratic functioning of WHO without the intimidating presence of a global superpower.

Imperative of Reforming India's Foreign Policy

India's foreign policy ambitions have centred around obtaining a permanent seat in the Security Council, which is a self-defeating pursuit as the UN organ is itself anti-democratic. Instead, the country should demonstrate the resourcefulness and political will to lead a campaign to abolish the Security Council and empower the General Assembly. Similarly, India needs to take the lead in reforming the Commonwealth, which presently acts as an apologist for imperialism, lacks a negotiated statute and is headed by the British Queen.

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