Commentaries & Articles
West Asia Round-up - April 2019

Libya Civil War After eight years of Arab Spring the plight of the Libyans continues unabated. General Khalifa Haftar, debunking the proposed conference (power sharing agreement) that could have ushered in some stability through a dialogue among ....

Re-emergence of Islamic State’s Caliph Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

On Saturday, April 27, 2019, Islamic State’s (IS) central media outlet, Al-Furqan, released an 18-minute propaganda video featuring its ‘underground’ leader and self-proclaimed ‘Caliph Ibrahim’, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.1 It was the first time....

राफेल दस्तावेजों पर सर्वोच्च न्यायालय

राफेल के बारे में जो दस्तावेज मीडिया में प्रकाशित हुए थे और जिन पर भरोसा कर याचियों ने सौदे की ज....

Terror Strike in Sri Lanka: Expanding Footprints of Jihadist Movement in the Indian Subcontinent

Gauging the Current State of the Jihadist Movement1 In the 20th Century, the world confronted three totalitarian revolutionary movements: Nazism; communism; and fascism. Now the world is under assault from a fourth such movement whose members oper....

The Second Belt and Road Forum

The second Belt and Road Forum (BRF) was held in Beijing from April 25-27, 2019. The first BRF was held in 2017. This BRF saw the participation of more than 150 countries underscoring the argument that the appeal for Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) ha....

Sri Lanka: Need to Repair Political and Security Architecture

The Easter Sunday Church Bombings (April 21, 2019) in Colombo and other parts of Sri Lanka has altered the internal security situation and the political arithmetic in that country. The Islamic State of Iraq & Syria (ISIS) claimed ownership of the at....

सम्मानों की कूटनीति

इस बात पर विवाद तो हो सकता है, लेकिन भारत के प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी कई देशों की सरकारों द्वार....

Exercise AUSINDEX-2019: A New High in India Australia Defence Cooperation

India and Australia have conducted the third edition of biennial naval exercise AUSINDEX-2019 from April 2-14, 2019 at Vishakhapatnam. The Harbor Phase of the Exercise was conducted from April 2-7, 2019 followed by Sea Phase from April 7-11, 2019 wit....

ASEAN needs India to preserve its centrality in a multi-polar Indo-Pacific

A workshop of the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) Regional Forum (ARF) was concluded in Dili, Timor-Leste on April 26, 2019. A range of issues would have been on the table including the Rohingya refugee crisis, radicalisation and the S....

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