International Relations and Diplomacy
West Asia Round up- June 2020

Abstract
The mutually decimating spat among the Gulf nations, Qatar Vs Quartet (comprising of Saudi Arabia, UAE , Bahrain + Egypt) celebrated its 3rd anniversary in dismay as no signs of thaw are seen despite US efforts even though....

Two Expansions: Which G7 should India Choose?

The United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union in June 2016 and Donald Trump becoming the President of the United States of America a few months later with the slogan “America First” has led to the offspring’s of globalisation, the....

Netanyahu’s Annexation Plan

Prime Minister Netanyahu tried to move heaven and earth, including Washington, to get the approval of the Knesset for annexing a part of the West Bank—details are yet to be revealed—by 1st July. He has failed. He could not get his Cabinet to agre....

Lebanon Protests amidst Covid-19 Crisis

Political Blocs in Lebanon
March 8 Alliance:
Chinese Activity in Central Asia; beyond Trade, Transport and Economy

Background
China has invested in energy, infrastructure, transportation, railways and roads, communications etc. in Central Asia. Recently, Chinese Huawei has signed around one billion deal with Uzbekistan for digitalization of the countr....

Revisiting Korean War in its 70th Anniversary

June 25, 2020 marked the 70th anniversary of the outbreak of the Korean War. It was on this day when Communist North Korea invaded the US-backed South triggering a three-year long war that killed millions from both sides. On this occasion, the two al....

Et Tu Caesar – Unending Plight of Syria!

“Et tu Brutus” has been synonymous with perfidy. But on June 17 when the USA invoked its “Caesar Act” against Syria and its embattled President Assad, pursuant to the geo-political games, Assad would have closed the caption by accusing Caesar....

US’ Priority: Pacific, within the Indo-Pacific

The ongoing operational maneuvers by the US military in the Pacific Ocean, establishment of the Pacific Deterrence Initiative (PDI) in the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021, and a new approach towards Taipei through the Taiwan D....

The Future of China-Japan Relations

The China-Japan Bilateral Relationship has had an enduring impact on international relations. Usually territorial disputes, conflicting political interactions, anticipated military conflicts are all associated with reduced trade flows and states with....

Refugees, not Settlements, are the Bigger Impediment to Israeli-Palestinian Peace

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s recent comments that his new government, with support from the Trump Administration in the US will annex parts of the West Bank have, as expected, caused quite a flutter in the international community. Ma....

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