International Relations and Diplomacy
Boris Johnson’s victory and Brexit

Boris Johnson’s victory in last Thursday’s elections has secured an 80 member majority for the Conservative party, which won 365 seats as against 202 for the Labour party. This has given the Prime Minister free hand to negotiate Brexit with enhan....

Role of Civilizational Dialogue in Countering Terrorism and Radicalisation

Since the latter half of 20th century radicalisation and acts of terrorism have become a global challenge. Non-state actors often supported by “Evil” states cause an incalculable damage on the civilised and peace-loving societies. Political ends ....

The US-China Naval Balance in East Asia

The United States of America and the People’s Republic of China are locked in what the Trump administration calls “strategic competition” in trade and technology, China’s diplomatic overtures to change the existing East Asian order, and milit....

‘Second Consultative Meeting’ of Central Asian Leaders in Tashkent: A Significant Feature of Regional Integration in Central Asia

Background
Uzbek President Shawkat Mirziyoyev’s efforts of re-channeling the regional cooperation among the Central Asian states seems to be fructifying lately. Since assuming power in December 2016, he garnered greater ambitions of get....

West Asia Round-up - November 2019

Overview
Efforts are underway to de-escalate tensions between Iran on the one side and the US and Saudi Arabia on the other. Oman’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Yusuf bin Alawi had met Secretary Pompeo in Washington and....

किर्गिज़स्तान में जारी सियासी उठापटक : कौन है इसका जवाबदेह?

मध्य एशिया में बसा किर्गिज़स्तान एक छोटा-सा गणराज्य है। यह सोवियत संघ के 1991 में ऐतिहासिक विघटन ह....

Islamic State’s Attack on Border Outpost in Tajikistan

In the night of 6 November 2019, a deadly attack on a Tajik outpost near to Uzbekistan’s border took place. According to the Tajik authorities, the clash between the attackers and security forces claimed 17 lives. Tajik authorities also claimed tha....

The ‘Trumpeachment’ Clouds

The clouds are thickening, and we do not know whether there will be thunder and lightning that can cause peril to the occupant of the White House. But, we do know that it will get worse before it gets better, if it ever does, and we see a cloudless b....

West Asia Round-Up: October 2019

Abstract
Arab Spring 2.0 is in full view. The Middle East continued to reverberate with protests and demonstrations against regimes in several countries leading to the exit or resignations of the leaders in Lebanon and Iraq in the same....

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