1. A ‘drop the pin’ event in Chinese politics | There could be headwinds as the Chinese Communist Party prepares for its 20th Congress in autumn and tracks the ‘China Dream’, writes Shyam Saran, India’s former Foreign Secretary.
  2. India can criticise Russia’s Ukraine invasion | It is possible for the Government to express its criticism while maintaining an independent stand on unilateral sanctions, writes Suhasini Haidar.
  3. The extradition saga of Julian Assange | On April 20, the Westminster Magistrates’ court in London formally issued an order to extradite Wikileaks founder Julian Assange to the U.S. Srinivasan Ramani explains the extradition saga in Text and Context.
  4. Qamar Javed Bajwa: The General of all political seasons | The Pakistani military chief, who was seen close to Imran Khan, is now being targeted by his party for its ouster from power this month, Kallol Bhattacherjee writes in The Hindu Profiles.
  5. Al-Aqsa: The farthest mosque | Islam’s third holiest mosque has become a flashpoint of Israel-Palestinian tensions, writes Stanly Johny.