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West Asia Round Up, January 2019

Pakistan PM Imran Khan regains in the GCC On 6 January 2019, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan paid a one day visit to Pakistan. The Crown Prince was personally received by Prime Minister Imran Khan. The relationship wi....

Pakistan-US Relationship under Donald Trump

Pakistan-US relations from 2017 provides an opportunity to understand the symbiotic relationship between these two countries. This article looks at the major developments under President Trump in order to analyse the interdependent bilateral relation....

Mike Pompeo’s trip to West Asia

Between 8 and 15 January 2019, the US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo undertook an eight country visit to Jordan, Egypt, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Oman and an unplanned trip to Iraq.1 The trip to Kuwait was cancelled b....

Review of Russia – Pakistan Defence Cooperation: Reflection of Emerging Geo-Political Realities

In the last week of 2018, the new papers in India and Pakistan were flooded with the possibility of signing of a mega deal in defence cooperation between Russia and Pakistan involving SU-35 fighter air crafts, air defence systems and T-90 Tanks. Howe....

ISIS’s Infiltration into Balkans and its Changing Tactics

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is a powerful group which is responsible for hundreds of terrorist attacks around the world and used to control large areas of Iraq and Syria in the size of the United Kingdom. ISIS is known around the world....

प्रधानमंत्री ओली के कार्यकाल में भारत-नेपाल संबंध

नेपाल में नए संविधान के तहत 2017 के अंत में देश भर में हुए चुनावों से देश में लोकतांत्रिक प्रशासन क....

ब्लू बनाम ग्रीनः ताइवान में मध्यावधि चुनाव का विश्लेषण

बीते वर्ष 24 नवंबर को ताइवान में स्थानीय निकाय और मध्यावधि चुनाव संपन्न हुए। इन चुनावों में डेमो....

Strasbourg Terror Attack – Revisiting ISIS Footprints in Europe

The picturesque city of Strasbourg witnessed a shocking terror attack on December 11, 2018, in which a gunman opened fire around the famous Christmas market, killing at least three people and wounding 12 others. The Strasbourg Christmas markets is on....

Pak UAV Capability - Poised for a Revamp

This article attempts to trace the evolution of the Pakistan’s Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) capability over the years and analyses the impact of the proposed sale of 48 Chinese Wing Loong II armed drones to Pakistan. The humble beginnin....

Colonial Legacy: An Impediment to Regional Integration in South Asia

Introduction South Asia was earlier as identified as Indian Sub-continent. Generally, it was identified as ‘India’ under the British Empire. 94 percent of what territorially constitutes South Asia today was governed by the British (Guneratne &....

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