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

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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

Report of the UN High Commissioner on “Kashmir”: Promotion of Human Rights or creating a controversy?

The High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussain submitted his Report on “Kashmir” on 14th June, 2018. The Report comes at a time when the Human Rights Council (HRC) has just begun its session in Geneva. The timing could be a coinc

Changing Political Landscape in the Middle East

President Trump’s announcement of US withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal comes at a time, when the political landscape in the Middle East is changing fast. Hizbullah won the majority in Lebanon elections in early May. The Iraqi election results

Iran Nuclear Deal

US President Trump’s decision to withdraw from Iran nuclear deal was partly expected in view of his campaign statements. It was nevertheless surprising. There were last minute attempts by the E-3 – France, Germany and the UK - to persuade Trump n

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2003 में राष्ट्रपति खतामी के दौरे के लगभग 15 वर्ष बाद, राष्ट्रपति रूहानी 15-17 फ़रवरी तक भारत दौरे के लिए

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