International Relations and Diplomacy
Putin’s recent Visit to Kyrgyzstan: Major Takeaways

Background
The Russian President’s visit to Kyrgyzstan is considered to be significant at a time when there is a strong anti-Chinese sentiments arising within the local Kyrgyz population regarding the arrest of ethnic Kyrgyz in Xinjiang....

An End to Bashir’s Three Decades of Rule in Sudan

Sudan, the largest country on the African continent, lies in the northeast region of Africa. Chad, the Central Africa Republic, Egypt, Libya, Ethiopic, Eritrea, Kenya, Uganda, and Democratic Republic of the Congo are its neighboring countries. It i....

Future of Kazakhstan after Nazarbayev: An Assessment

In a historic announcement on 19 March 2019, President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev declared his resignation through a state television message. He stated that this decision was not easy, but he wanted to pave the way for the young generation o....

पश्चिम एशिया राउंड अप फरवरी 2019

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Limitations of Trump’s “Maximum Pressure” Strategy on North Korea

On 30 November 2018, the Japanese agencies spotted the North Korean vessels engaged in offshore ship-to-ship transfers with foreign vessels conducting illegal activities on the consecutive days.1 The offshore couplings is among the scores ....

West Asia Round-up: March 2019

Abstract
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....

Assessing US Recognition of Golan Heights

On 21 March 2019, the US President Donald Trump announced his decision in a tweet stating that the US after 52 years have recognized Israel’s sovereignty over the occupied Golan Heights. The reason according to President Trump is that the region ho....

Operation Sahayata: Indian Navy Extends Support during Africa’s Hour of Need

In the aftermath of the Category 4 Cyclone 'IDAI' that lashed Mozambique, the cyclone moved further deep into the continent causing enormous destruction and swamping the people of Zimbabwe and Malawi. It is to be noted that this cyclone in the South....

Brexit, EU and future of Regional Integration

The EU Summit on 21st March decided to extend the Brexit dead-line beyond 29th March. However, it set two dead-lines instead of one. A slightly longer dead-line of 22nd May is in case British Parliament approves the ....

Quad Initiatives against Terrorism

The idea of Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (Quad), floated by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in 2007, was for Japan to work together with the US, India and Australia to enhance the values of democracy. While addressing the Indian parliament in 2....

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