International Relations and Diplomacy
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....

Iran, US Sanctions and Oil

US oil and banking sanctions against Iran have gone into effect on 4th November. President Trump announced that these are toughest ever sanctions imposed by the US. The date is symbolic. It is the anniversary of the take over of US Embassy in Tehran ....

Ethiopia Hosts the First African Forum on Cybercrime

The African nations are facing the fastest growth rate in Internet penetration worldwide. The African Union has revealed that the digital connectivity in the continent has tripled in the last five years, and it is also expected that by 2020, nearly a....

पश्चिम एशियाई घटनाक्रमः सितंबर 2018

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

Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev’s Visit to India Charts a New Course in the ‘Strategic Partnership’

The 2nd President of independent Uzbekistan was in India on 30 September and 1 October 2018 on a significant State visit. After the death of the first President Islam Karimov in September 2016, the then Prime Minister Shavkat Mirziyoyev w....

Pakistan Withdrawal from Combined Task Force 151: Does it Presage a Lethal Military Bloc – An Alliance of Four (Ao4)?

Pakistan Navy’s Pull-out
It was reported by Al Jazeera that the Pakistan Navy had pulled out of Combined Task Force (CTF) 151 on October 08, 2018. However, there has been no official confirmation by the Pakistan Navy. CTF 151 was establ....

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....

Libya in Turmoil

Nearly seven years after the revolution, Libya remains in the grip of civil war. The country’s ranking in terms of the UN Human Development Index has continued to fall from 43rd in pre-revolution period (2010) to 50th in the immediate post-revoluti....

Address of Shri. T. S. Tirumurti, Secretary (ER), at the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF), on ‘Enhancing India-Africa Cooperation’, 26 Sep, 2018

Dr. Arvind Gupta, Amb D P Srivastava, High Commissioner of Rwanda to India Ernest Rwamucyo, Shri Tulsi Tanti, Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen. It is indeed a great pleasure for me to be present here for the inaugural session of ‘Enhancing In....

Korean Peninsula – Two Steps Forwards, One and a Half Steps Back

A productive inter-Korean summit was held in Pyongyang on 18 to 20 September - the third since April 2018. The historic first North Korea-USA summit took place in Singapore on 12 June. Preparations for the second are afoot. President Xi Jinping a....

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