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The ongoing Political Struggle in Kyrgyzstan: Who is Responsible?

Kyrgyzstan is a small Central Asian Republic which has perceived political turmoil since it became independent after the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. It is the only Central Asian republic which has been practicing democracy; however, it has

2019 Japan-South Korea Tensions: Why the ‘Past’ took Precedence over the ‘Future’?

Since late last year, East Asia has been uneasy with wariness over the growing tensions between South Korea and Japan. Though, historical legacies and war memories of Imperial Japan continue to emerge as recurrent factors in the regional politics, th

Visit of Indian Prime Minister to Vladivostok

Indian Prime Minister, Sri Narendra Modi, visited Vladivostok in Far East of Russia for two days; 04-05 Sep 2019. The PM had two main agenda points: First, to attend 20th Summit Level talk with the Russian President, Mr. Vladimir Putin; and second,

Boris Johnson and the Irish Backstop: Obduracy will only Work against the British and Irish Peoples` Interests

Britain is in a political crisis situation. Conservative Party premier, Boris Johnson has threatened to leave the European Union (EU) without a re-negotiated deal on Britain`s withdrawal arrangements with that multilateral body. The withdrawal arrang

What the US-Led Naval Buildup in the Persian Gulf Tells Us!

Australia has joined the United States of America (US) led maritime security mission in the Persian Gulf. It is one of the three countries to have become part of the mission, the other two being the United Kingdom (UK) and Bahrain. All three countrie

India and Russia – Two decades of Strategic Dialogue and Partnership

In the middle of 1999, Vladimir Putin, the then Director of the Federal Security Service (FSB) was appointed the Prime Minister by the ailing and drinking Boris Yeltsin- maverick of the Russian history. Within six months, before the year ended, Putin

Act Far East policy: A New Construct in India’s Foreign Policy

Prime Minister Modi visited Vladivostok for the 5th meeting of the Eastern Economic Forum as the Chief Guest on 4-5 September 2019 on the invitation of Russian President Vladimir Putin. The 20th India-Russia Annual Summit was held in Vladivostok foll

West Asia Monthly Round-Up: August 2019

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West Asia continues to be fraught with uncertainty and mixed diplomatic discourse. On the one hand US-Iran spat continues but showed the signs of fissure in the so called “Alliance of the Willing” as UK released the detained

Japan Promotes Indo-Pacific in African Strategic Thinking

In his opening address at the 7th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD), Prime Minister Abe sought support from the African nations to join hands with Japan and work together to “safeguard the Indo-Pacific, which connects Af

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