International Relations and Diplomacy
Narendra Modi’s visit to UAE and Bahrain

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on 23-24 August 2019 and Bahrain on 24-25 August 2019. The visit by the Indian Prime Minister marks the first visit to the UAE and the West Asian region after coming back to p....

Potential Paradigms of Connectivity: The Vladivostok Summit

The annual Summit mechanism between India and Russia, established during Russian President Vladimir Putin’s first visit to India in October 2000, marks its 20th anniversary on 4-5 September 2019 in Vladivostok. Today, Vladivostok is Russia’s ....

Constitutional Amendment - Responses from West Asia

Responses of individual West Asian States on India’s decision to annul to revoke Article 370 and Article 35A has been multi-faceted and mostly focused on controlling the situation rather than any direct criticism for change in India’s policy. Sau....

India and France Join Hands to Deliver ‘Public Goods at Sea’

Among the many facets of India-France bilateral relations, cooperation in the maritime domain has been high on the agenda. Maritime security with strong constabulary elements, exchange of information on White Shipping, Varuna series of naval exercise....

The 74th Session of the UN General Assembly (2019-2020)

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The 74th Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) will be held from mid-September 2019 till mid-September 2020. The African Group’s candidate Professor Tijjani Muhammad-Bande of Nigeria, a political scientist, educationi....

Is it Time for India to Up its Game in West Asia?

Prime Minister Modi is scheduled to visit the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain and France this week to boost bilateral ties with these states. The visit comes in the wake of support that India has received from these countries after New Delhi deci....

दहनशील खाड़ी में संकट

हम खाड़ी संकट को तेज गति से बढ़ता हुआ देख रहे हैं, जिससे यहां जंग छिड़ सकती है। इसका दुष्परिणाम इ....

Britain does a ‘Britain’ as Europe Dithers like ‘Europe’

The European Union (EU) has been labouring hard to prove that it is serious about carrying more political heft in the world. Statements emanating from Brussels have made all the right noises in this direction. However, it seems that the usual pulls ....

The War on Yemen

Saudi Arabia invaded its neighbour Yemen in March 2015. The assessment then in Riyadh was that after a few weeks of aerial bombing, the Houthis will surrender and Hadi, the President who escaped to Riyadh from imprisonment at his residence by the Hou....

West Asia Review – July 2019

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The US-Iran spat continued despite some signs of a thaw and a possible dialogue since both sides continued with sabre rattling and mutual recriminations. Meanwhile the mutual detention of the cargo ships by Iran and the ....

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