West Asia
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....

The Ottoman Syndrome

The newly elected leader Imran Khan of Pakistan, in his very first tweet, commiserated with President Erdogan tweeting, “On behalf of the people of Pakistan and myself, I want to let President Erdogan and the people of Turkey know we are praying fo....

West Asia Highlights

Russia and Middle East
Moscow holds the key to Peace between Jerusalem and Damascus
Israel has maintained pressure and occasional military and drone interventions across Golan Heights into Syria and would have liked to see ....

Middle East Peace Process- in the Docks

Middle East Peace Process has been dormant and lying in a limbo for quite some time as a result of sporadic and non-sincere efforts, or for that matter, simple lip service. Last US initiative on reviving peace process was stalled in 2014. The Palest....

Jordan is at the Cross Roads

During the last weeks of the month of Ramadan, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan faced the public wrath and continued demonstrations due to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) sponsored taxation regime and a poor state of the economy and opportunity ....

Changing Political Landscape in the Middle East

President Trump’s announcement of US withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal comes at a time, when the political landscape in the Middle East is changing fast. Hizbullah won the majority in Lebanon elections in early May. The Iraqi election results ....

Iran Nuclear Deal

US President Trump’s decision to withdraw from Iran nuclear deal was partly expected in view of his campaign statements. It was nevertheless surprising. There were last minute attempts by the E-3 – France, Germany and the UK - to persuade Trump n....

जॉर्डन का मसला – भारत एवं हाशेमाईट साम्राज्य

महामहिम राजा अब्दुल्लाह-इब्न-हुसैन, जॉर्डन के हाशेमाईट साम्राज्य के वारिस एवं उनकी महारानी रा....

Commentary: Jordan Matters – India and the Hashemite Kingdom

His Majesty King Abdullah Ibn Al Hussein of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan accompanied by Her Majesty Queen Rania will be on his second State visit to India at the end of this month, close on the heels of transit visit of PM Modi earlier this month ....

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