Commentaries & Articles
Exploring Iran’s Domestic Dynamics towards the US
The internal political dynamics in Iran are divided into three blocs namely the clergy, the technocracy and the military and security forces.
Mike Pompeo’s Visit to Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan: What to Expect?
US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, will pay an official visit to Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan from February 1-4, 2020. He will be chairing a meeting of the ‘C5+1 forum’ at Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Earlier, the visit was scheduled to take place in early January this year. Due to the rising tensions in the Middle East, the visit had to be rescheduled.1 The visit comes at a time when Uzbekistan is exploring avenues to cooperate with the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) and the Chinese economic influence in Central Asia is also materializing into military and strategic engagements.
Myanmar Round Up: December 2019
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s spirited though controversial visit to the International Court of Justice (ICJ), The Hague, to defend her nation, its armed forces and its conduct leading to the Rohingya Crisis, was the predominant event in December. Internal violence was on the rise and saw no relief for civilians repeatedly caught in the cross fire. The Chinese State Councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi visited Myanmar as a precursor to the visit by Xi Jinping, scheduled next month in January 2020.
नागरिकता संशोधन अधिनयम 2019 पर कुछ विचार
जहां तक मुझे समझ आता है, यह कानून उप महाद्वीप के बंटवारे से पैदा हुई अशांति और भ्रम को खत्म करता है।
Ukranian Tragedy - The Bigger Question
This article argues that that the downing of the Ukrainian civil airliner by an Iranian missile on 08 Jan 2020 that took 176 innocent lives is an incident that goes far beyond than ‘just a human error’; a misjudgement etc.It is a fratricide, a word which the dictionary defines as an ‘act of killing one’s own brother, sister or relatives or in a civil war, killing fellow countrymen’.
Libya – the Unfortunate Domain of International Competition: Berlin and Beyond
Soon it will be almost a decade of destruction in Libya which in many ways could be the worst extension of the four decades of Gaddafi’s autocratic rule. On February 17, 2011 ecstatic Libyans had jubilantly marched their revolution for a ‘New Libya”. But did they know that the western and regional powers, that were backing them, had no plan except regime change?
Xi Hajoor ! Old Wine in the ‘New Era’ for Myanmar
Myanmar effectively boarded the BRI when Aung San Suu Kyi attended the First Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in Beijing in May 2017. President Xi Jinping even acknowledged Myanmar in the context of the BRI in his speech at the Forum.
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