Commentaries & Articles
Finally, Islamic State’s “Caliph” is “Dead”! – An Initial Assessment

“No group or nation should mistake America’s intentions: We will not rest until terrorist groups of global reach have been found, have been stopped, and have been defeated.” – Former US President George W. Bush (06 November 2001)1 On 26 Oc....

West Asia Round-Up: October 2019

Abstract Arab Spring 2.0 is in full view. The Middle East continued to reverberate with protests and demonstrations against regimes in several countries leading to the exit or resignations of the leaders in Lebanon and Iraq in the same vein as ....

Notes from the Sub-continent - October 2019

In this month’s compilation of some of the big ideas being debated in the media across the Indian sub-continent, we look at some big ticket items on the diplomacy and national security fronts - for Bangladesh, the focus is on Prime Minister Sheikh ....

The Arab Spring 2.0 in Full Swing

The cinders of the Arab Spring of 2010-11 have been reignited after smouldering for a while given the mixed outcomes and unfulfilled promises and expectations. The countries starting with Tunisia, that underwent the revolutions, witnessed minor chang....

Narendra Modi’s visit to Saudi Arabia

On 28 and 29 October 2019, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid a visit to Saudi Arabia and met with King Salman bin Abdulaziz al Saud and the crown prince, Mohammed Bin Salman. The Indian Prime Minister also met with Saudi Environment, Water and....

What Makes a Country Secure

What makes a country secure? Traditionally, a strong military was considered the main pillar of national security. Yet history has repeatedly shown that even overwhelming military capabilities cannot always achieve national security objectives. The s....

हॉन्ग कॉन्ग मसले पर पार्टी के भीतर मतभेद शी चिनफिंग के लिए समस्या

चीन का नेतृत्व हॉन्ग कॉन्ग में 9 सितंबर को हुए विरोध प्रदर्शन की तस्वीरों और वीडियो से भड़का जरू....

Recent Developments in Kashmir

The spate of criticism faced by India in the international community following its constitutional amendment of Article 370, the restructuring of the state of Jammu and Kashmir, and the pre emptive steps taken by it to preserve peace and tranquillity ....

US-Iran Conflict and its Impact on Central Asia: An Assessment

The Central Asian Republics (CARs) and The Islamic Republic of Iran have followed a mutual policy of increased political and economic cooperation in recent times, which is primarily based on age-old ethnocultural and historical ties between the two r....

From Indraprastha to New Delhi: The Millennial Itihasa of a Capital

sarvanyetani dharmani ksatre bharata sattam, nirashishe jivaloke dharmem vyavasthitaha; majjet trayi dandanitau hatayam sarvem dharma prakseyeyurvi rudadhaha, sarvem dharmashchshramanam hataha syuhu ksatre tyakte rajadharmem purane. -Mahabharat....

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