International Relations and Diplomacy
Blue vs Green: An Analysis of the Mid-Term Elections in Taiwan

On 24 November 2018, the ‘nine-in–one’ local government and mid-term elections were held in Taiwan. The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) lost seven out of the 13 cities and counties, including two special municipalities; Taichung and Kaohsiun....

West Asia Roundup, November 2018

Iraq
Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi finally became the Head of Government in a fledgling Iraqi political and security scenario. Despite some consensus between the two largest parliamentary coalitions and blessings of their respect....

ईरान, अमेरिकी प्रतिबंध और तेल

ईरान पर अमेरिका के तेल और बैंकिंग प्रतिबंध 4 नवंबर से प्रभावी हो गए। राष्ट्रपति ट्रंप ने कहा है ....

साइबर अपराध पर प्रथम अफ्रीकी सम्मेलन संपन्न

दुनिया भर में इंटरनेट अफ्रीकी देशों में ही सबसे तेज रफ्तार से अपनी पैठ बना रहा है। अफ्रीकी संघ न....

America First: Foreign Policy of Mr. Trump

Several recent episodes have brought out the nature of the ‘America First’ policy of President Trump. What is then the place of cherished values of human rights and free trade in the US foreign policy today?

Human Rights
The first ....

India’s African Focus Continues

It appears that the next Chief Guest for the Republic Day 2019 will be Cyril Ramaphosa, President of South Africa, after a reluctant US President expressed his inability. It was for the good in any case. We should have leaders who value and respect t....

Public Call for Independence - What it Means for Taiwan

It would be an understatement to say that a lot has happened and is happening across the Taiwan Straits. The relationship between Taiwan and China has been strained since the election of the Democratic Progressive Party’s (DPP) Tsai Ing-wen as the ....

The Middle East and the Israeli Gains – Bridging the Diplomatic Divide

Gloom in Middle East
The Middle East has been wrenching and reeling under an unprecedented pressure during the last decade. In recent times, this has been further accentuated by self-inflicted goals and self-defeating regional diplomatic ....

West Asia Review, October, 2018

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) - Jamal Khashoggi Fiasco
Saudi Arabia and its maverick Prince Mohammed Bin Salman called upon themselves the global criticism due to a botched up assassination of an insider-outsider critic in Khashoggi insid....

Iran, US Sanctions and Oil

US oil and banking sanctions against Iran have gone into effect on 4th November. President Trump announced that these are toughest ever sanctions imposed by the US. The date is symbolic. It is the anniversary of the take over of US Embassy in Tehran ....

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