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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

एक्ट फार ईस्ट नीति: भारत की विदेश नीति में नया अंग

प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी रूस के राष्ट्रपति व्लादीमिर पुतिन के न्योते पर 4-5 सितंबर 2019 को ईस्टर्

Iraq Protests and the Problem of Ethno-Sectarian Balancing

Iraq has been witnessing widespread protests that began in Baghdad on 1 October 2019 and spread throughout the state to express frustration about the deteriorating economic situation, corruption, unemployment, poverty, poor quality of services etc. T

West Asia Round Up: September, 2019

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The Persian Gulf Crisis
The Middle East continued to worry the world especially in the wake of drone attacks on the two Saudi oil facilities that reduced the Saudi oil output by almost half. It displayed the vulnerabi

Indic Statecraft and Indo-Pacific

India’s cartographic delimitation of Indo-Pacific broadly encompasses sea space from the western Pacific Ocean through Southeast Asia to the western Indian Ocean along the east coast of Africa. In this sea space it pursues an ‘eclectic blend’ o

India and Mongolia – The Spiritual Neighbours

Ironically, when one thinks of Mongolia the utter winter, cold climate, distance and exotic nature claim the mind-space. This is one country where Indians are loved probably due to the Buddhist connection and Himalayan heritage of the Mongolian peopl

The Attack on Saudi Oil: What Next?

The world learnt with tremendous shock, surprise, and a degree of distress about the attack on Saudi oil facilities at Abqaiq and Khurais, bringing down the Saudi oil giant Aramco’s oil production by 5.7 million barrels a day. The attack occurred o

Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov explains Russia’s World View

Like other great powers, Russia is keenly watching the global developments and how they impact it. It is seeking a place for itself in the rapidly changing world order. The Americans are talking about a rule-based order. The Chinese are expanding the

Drone Attack on the Saudi Installation and Tensions in the Gulf

The attack on Saudi oil field in Khurais and refinery in Abqaiq on Sunday has knocked out 5.7 million barrel per day of oil supplies. This is half of Saudi daily oil production; it amounts to 5 percent of global oil supply. There have been attacks on

China-Taiwan Conundrum

Chinese approach towards Taiwan has becoming increasingly assertive since Tsai Ing-wen became the President of Taiwan in 2016. Her position on not accepting the 1992 consensus has not gone down well with Beijing. She has adopted a very ‘independent

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