GD Topics – Geopolitics and Foreign Policy

Prepare for your Group Discussion

Step 1 – Select a Topic
Step 2 – Choose your Lead
Step 3 – Write 5 reasons to support your lead

1. We are aware that US forces have abruptly withdrawn out of Afghanistan. In your opinion, what will be the biggest impact due to such a withdrawal?

a. Global Power Equations
b. Drug Trafficking
c. Indo Pakistan Relations

2. China is developing infrastructure in many countries in Africa and Asia. In your opinion, what is the main reason for Chinese to undertake such activities?

a. Increase Chinese Trade
b. Assist Smaller Nations
c. Counter Western Influence

3. India is increasingly being seen to be aligning with USA in the recent times. In your opinion, what will be the major impact due to this alignment?

a. Military Mordernisation
b. Science and Technology
c. Foreign Policy

4. A lot of Indian investments in Afghanistan are stuck due to Taliban’s taking over of that country. In your opinion, what should we do to protect our investments?

a. Recognize Taliban
b. Solicit Pakistani Assistance
c. Direct Military Action

5. In the past, USA has been a close ally of Pakistan, but is coming closer to India in the recent times. In your opinion, what is the main reason for this shift?

a. Reduce Global Terrorism
b. Counter Chinese Influence
c. American Economic Interests

6. The USA is engaged in a long drawn cold war with Iran for quite some years. In your opinion, what is the main reason for such a cold war?

a. Global Supremacy
b. Oil Reserves of Iran
c. Stop Nuclear Proliferation

7. In retrospect, we realise that India has committed some strategic blunders. In your opinion, what is our biggest mistake since independence?

a. Taking Kashmir issue to the UN
b. Recognizing Tibet as a Chinese Territory
c. Supporting China for UN Security Council

8. Although wars are not good, the war between Ukraine and Russia might be advantageous for some countries. In your opinion, which country gains the most out of this conflict?

a. China
b. India
c. USA

9. There are many challenges facing humanity in the present-day world. In your opinion, what is the biggest challenge facing humanity?

a. Global Poverty
b. Climate Change
c. Weapons of Mass Destruction

10. The world is seeing the worst ever pandemic in the form of corona virus. In your opinion, what would be the most significant of this pandemic?

a. Changing World Order
b. Global Poverty
c. Migration and Conflicts

11. We are aware that China and Pakistan are developing China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). In your opinion, what would be the biggest impact of CPEC?

a. Military Balance
b. Foreign Policy
c. Indian Economy

12. We are aware that the world is now passing through insecure and turbulent times. In your opinion, what is the most important reason for turbulence?

a. Religious Differences
b. Unequal Development
c. International Politics

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