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Biden’s visit to M.E., Energy Crisis and Recession

The sharp increase in oil prices following the Ukraine war brought President Biden to Saudi Arabia. This was seen as a departure from the position taken by candidate Biden during his election campaign when he had criticized the Crown Prince and...

The I2 U2: A Matrix of Some Consequence

On July 14 , while President Biden was in Israel on the first leg of his much discussed desert Safari ending in Jeddah conferring with the regional leaders to strengthen the Abrahamic security bridges, he virtually hosted a summit of his...

Responding to American Criticism of India’s Stance on Russia-Ukraine Conflict

If western governments are ready to accommodate India by balancing their longer term interest in keeping it within their “democratic” fold with their shorter term interest in drawing India into the circle of “democratic” states condemning Russia’s...

Sudan-South Sudan Rapprochement and Its Implications for the Region and Beyond

After a decade-long impasse, the borders between Sudan and South Sudan reopened on 1st October, 2021. With this first step of rapprochement, two countries can now slowly advance towards stabilizing the ties between them. On 12th September Sudanese...

The Frozen Conflict of Nagorno-Karabakh Flares up again

Nagorno Karabakh is one of the frozen conflicts in Eurasia for over a quarter century. However, on September 27 the two contenders and neighbours Azerbaijan and Armenia fired up the conflict yet again resulting in hundreds of casualties and attacks...

What is happening in Libya?

We have been coming across reports, more in the foreign media than in the Indian, of the military gains of the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA) headed by Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj at the expense of the Tobruk-based General...

COVID-19 International Developments: Daily Scan, May 6, 2020

Strategic Biden's edge evaporates as Trump seen as better suited for economy, coronavirus response: Reuters/Ipsos poll Joe Biden’s advantage over President Donald Trump in popular support has eroded in recent weeks as the presumptive Democratic...

COVID-19 International Developments: Daily Scan, April 11, 2020

Medical Dispute among German Virologists on Heinsberg Study On April 9, the virology professor, Hendrik Streeck, presented "interim results” on the "Covid-19 Case Cluster Study" to the press. Streeck and an interdisciplinary team from the...

Complicated 2019 for the International Oil Market and Trade

Introduction The effects of the United States of America’s (U.S) pulling out of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPoA) in early 2018 had an impact on the global oil trade, which continued in 2019. The renewed unilateral sanctions on Iran and...

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