International Relations and Diplomacy
US and Iran in an Uneasy Calm

President Trump has the uncanny habit of surprising the world by his unique and often contentious tweets on foreign policy issues. But this time it pleased many. “All is Well” tweeted President Trump after 20 odd Iranian missiles apparently targe....

Assassination of General Soleimani and geo-political tensions in the Gulf

Assassination of Major General Qasem Soleimani, commander of the Al Quds Forces in an American strike at Baghdad airport in the early hours of 3rd January sent shock waves in the region. Iran declared 3 days mourning and flags are being flown at half....

The Soleimani Assassination : Taking it from There

Since he kept a comparatively low profile as the commander of a strategic force designed to act clandestinely not many realized that Qasem Soleimani was virtually Number 2 in Iran’s effective hierarchy. That is why people are surprised by the asses....

Developments in the Indo-Pacific in 2019

The Indo-Pacific as a geo-political idea has been in the currency since the last couple of years. In the year 2019 the idea seems to have gained more acceptance. In some measures, the stakeholders are working towards giving shape to this idea. Some ....

West Asia and North Africa Roundup 2019

A Year of Protests
In 2019, protests emerged in Algeria against the decision of the 82-year-old incumbent President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to contest in the presidential election for a fifth term which was originally scheduled on 18 April ....

As the Killing of Top Iran General marks a Tipping Point in the Crisis in the Middle East, Who has the Most to Fear

In the early hours of 03 January, Iran's most powerful military commander, General Qasem Soleimani was killed by an air strike at Baghdad airport in a precision strike carried out by the US. The attack, based on specific intelligence, was carried out....

2019 was a Challenging Year for Indian Foreign Policy, 2020 will be even more so

Introduction
US-China trade war deepened in 2019 despite some signs of thaw towards the end. Unexpectedly, President Trump was impeached by the US congress on the charges of having misused his power and for not cooperating with the Cong....

भारतीय राजनय और हिन्द-प्रशांत महासागर

हिन्द-प्रशांत महासागर का भारत की कार्टोग्राफिक सीमा पश्चिमी प्रशांत महासागर से लेकर दक्षिण-प....

Should Europe Continue with a ‘Brain Dead NATO’

“What we are currently experiencing is the brain death of NATO”, said the French President Emmanuel Macron in his interview to The Economist1. Explaining his remarks, he went on to say, “You have partners together in the same part of....

भारत-मंगोलिया -आध्यात्मिक पड़ोसी

जब हम मंगोलिया की बात करते हैं तो हमें वहाँ हाड़ कंपानेवाली ठंड, इसकी भारत से दूरी और इसकी सुंदर....

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