International Relations/Diplomacy
West Asia
US Sanctions, Iran’s Response and worsening Oil Situation

President Rouhani in a nationally televised speech on 8th May announced that Iran would not be temporarily performing some of its obligations under the nuclear deal or Joint Comprehensive Action Plan (JCPOA). This is not withdrawal from th

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 dialog

पश्चिम एशिया राउंड अप फरवरी 2019

सऊदी शहजादे मोहम्मद बिन सलमान की एशिया की धुरी
शहजादे मोहम्मद बिन सलाम की लोकप्रियता सऊदी

West Asia Round-up: March 2019

President Trump continues to surprise the world as far as the foreign policy domain is concerned especially with regard to West Asia. After his Jerusalem Salvo and the proposal in making “Deal of the Century” for the Middle

West Asia Round up: February 2019

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s pivot to Asia
The popularity of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) soared due to his efforts to arguably relaxing restrictions on Saudi women as well as opening avenues for international firm

The Inter-Organizational Approach towards Migration and Terrorism: Lessons from the Arab League-EU Summit

In a historic first, the leaders including heads of states and governments of members of the League of Arab States (LAS) and the European Union (EU) held their first-ever summit in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, on 24 and 25 February, 2019. The conference c

The Asian Venture – Visit of Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia

Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammad Bin Salman (MBS) is on his Asian tour starting with Islamabad. Saudi Arabia has been a major benefactor of Pakistan and once again being driven by Pakistan PM Imran Khan he even declared himself to be the Ambassa

United Arab Emirates (UAE) on a Religious Roll

The Arab Spring in its nearly eight years of existence continues to guide the pan-Arab leaders to be more attentive to the democratic, socio-economic and religious needs of their constituents even if the far reaching reforms are gradual in coming. Sa

West Asia Round Up, January 2019

Pakistan PM Imran Khan regains in the GCC
On 6 January 2019, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan paid a one day visit to Pakistan. The Crown Prince was personally received by Prime Minister Imran Khan. The relati

Mike Pompeo’s trip to West Asia

Between 8 and 15 January 2019, the US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo undertook an eight country visit to Jordan, Egypt, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Oman and an unplanned trip to Iraq.1 The trip to Kuwait was

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