President Trump’s Decision on US withdrawal: Middle East and the Afghanistan Situation

President Trump announced on December 20 his decision to withdraw 2,000 US troops from Syria. He justified the decision on the ground that the Islamic State of Iraq & Syria (ISIS) has been defeated. Same time, the UN Security Council adopted Resoluti

Brexit and the European Union

Mrs. Theresa May’s victory in a poll of the Conservative party MPs by a margin of 200 - 117 revealed deep division within her own party on the Brexit issue. This made a vote on the floor of the House of Commons too risky. The vote scheduled for 11t

George Bush – A Tribute

George Herbert Walker Bush was the last US President who fought in the Second World War. He also presided over the demise of Cold War. He deftly used multilateralism to advance US national interests. The success of American led coalition in the first

ईरान, अमेरिकी प्रतिबंध और तेल

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

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

Libya in Turmoil

Nearly seven years after the revolution, Libya remains in the grip of civil war. The country’s ranking in terms of the UN Human Development Index has continued to fall from 43rd in pre-revolution period (2010) to 50th in the immediate post-revoluti

The Tehran Summit

The trilateral Summit of Iran, Turkey and Russia concluded in Tehran on 7th September with a reaffirmation of support for the sovereignty, independence, unity and territorial integrity of Syria. The Summit once again underlined the central role of Ru

ईरान का परमाणु समझौता, तेल और अमेरिकी प्रतिबंध

संयुक्त समग्र कार्य योजना (जेसीपीओए) के तहत गठित संयुक्त आयोग की बैठक 6 जुलाई को वियना में हुई। स

Pakistan’s Elections and ‘Naya’ Pakistan?

Election for Pakistan’s National Assembly saw Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Party doubling its vote share from 16.32 percent in the 2013 elections to 31.8 percent. Its seat share went up from 28 to 115. In case of Pakistan Muslim L

Iran’s Nuclear Deal, Oil and US Sanctions

A meeting of the Joint Commission established under Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) took place in Vienna on 6th July. The Joint Commission was set up as the mechanism to resolve any disputes arising out of implementation of the Iran nucle

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