International Relations and Diplomacy
Saudi Arabia Announces Cease Fire in Yemen- Will it hold This Time?

On 22 March 2021, Saudi Arabia announced a ceasefire in the ongoing conflict in Yemen. Announcing the peace initiative, the Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan urged the Iran-backed Houthi militia to join the initiative and said, “We wa....

Changing American Perspective on Quad from Trump to Biden

“Whoever commands the sea, commands the trade; whoever commands the trade of the world commands the riches of the world, and consequently the world itself.” -Sir Walter Raleigh, 17th Century
It is still too early in....

Armenian-Azerbaijani Conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh: Geopolitical Implications

The geostrategic sensitive region of region of Nagorno-Karabakh lies at an intersection of political, ethnic and religious borders of Iran, Turkey, Russia and Georgia. On September 27, 2020 the war broke out with Azerbaijan launching an offensive re....

Redeeming Libya

Smooth and peaceful transition of power from an internationally recognised government (GNA) of Fayez Al-Sarraj to locally and internationally recognised interim Government of National Unity (GNU) headed by PM Abd Alhamid Dabaiba (Dbeibeh) and three ....

Significance of Blinken’s and Austin’s Visits to Seoul and Tokyo

No sooner than the first virtual summit of the four Quad leaders discussed the regional issues and underlined the importance of rules of law and free and open Indo-Pacific, the Joe Biden administration sent his Secretary of State Antony Blinken and D....

A Strategic Shift in the UK’s View of India is Welcome

(This is a modified version of the Director, VIF’s remarks at the VIF-IISS Webinar on “Implications of the UK Integrated Review for India” held on 19 March 2021) The Integrated review and its implications for bilateral relations W....

जातीय भाषाओं को मदारिन से बदल रहा चीन

चीनी कम्युनिस्ट पार्टी (सीसीपी) को लगभग विघटित कर देने के अमेरिका और पश्चिमी देशों द्वारा किये ....

Syrian Unrest: A Decade of Misery for Syrians

18th March 2021 marks the 10th anniversary of the commencement of unrest in Syria. The arrest and ill treatment of 15 schoolboys in Darra, a town on the border with Jordan led to about 3000 people holding a demonstration after Friday prayers, demandi....

Central Asia: Three Decades of Developments

Central Asia, located between the East and the West has always been been at the centre of power struggle between major powers such as Russia, China, US and West. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, the leaders of these independent republics, adop....

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