International Relations/Diplomacy
West Asia
Opportunities before India: Chabahar Port and India Ports Global Ltd. - Involvement Portends Extended Cooperation among Iran-India and Afghanistan

Formal inauguration of India Ports Global Ltd (IPGL) - an Indian private registered company and classified as a Union Government company - operations on 25th December last year, at Shahid Beheshti port at Chabahar in Iran`s Sistan-Balochis

West Asia Review- December 2018

West Asia continued to be fraught with conflicts, competition and crisis with newer challenges springing up with the decision of US to withdraw its troops from Syria, and Iraq leaving the field wide open for Russia and regional competing powers i.e.

President Trump’s Decision on US withdrawal: Middle East and the Afghanistan Situation

President Trump announced on December 20 his decision to withdraw 2,000 US troops from Syria. He justified the decision on the ground that the Islamic State of Iraq & Syria (ISIS) has been defeated. Same time, the UN Security Council adopted Resoluti

West Asia Roundup, November 2018

Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi finally became the Head of Government in a fledgling Iraqi political and security scenario. Despite some consensus between the two largest parliamentary coalitions and blessings of their respect

The Middle East and the Israeli Gains – Bridging the Diplomatic Divide

Gloom in Middle East
The Middle East has been wrenching and reeling under an unprecedented pressure during the last decade. In recent times, this has been further accentuated by self-inflicted goals and self-defeating regional diplomatic

West Asia Review, October, 2018

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) - Jamal Khashoggi Fiasco
Saudi Arabia and its maverick Prince Mohammed Bin Salman called upon themselves the global criticism due to a botched up assassination of an insider-outsider critic in Khashoggi insid

पश्चिम एशियाई घटनाक्रमः सितंबर 2018

संयुक्त राष्ट्र महासभा (यूएनजीए) में अपने संबोधन में इजरायल के प्रधानमंत्री बेंजामिन नेतन्या

West Asia Developments: September, 2018

Iran: Nuclear Issue
Speaking at the UN General Assembly (UNGA), Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu brought to fore their penchant for Iran bashing, claiming that Iran was hiding an atomic warehouse in Tehran. He called for the IAEA to begin in

The Tehran Summit

The trilateral Summit of Iran, Turkey and Russia concluded in Tehran on 7th September with a reaffirmation of support for the sovereignty, independence, unity and territorial integrity of Syria. The Summit once again underlined the central role of Ru

Developments in West Asia, August 2018

Jordan-Palestine Confederation
President Trump had spoken about his “ Deal of the Century” for resolving the Palestinian issue. He also created a huge controversy and immense setback to the prospects of the Middle East Peace Process w

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