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The Storm in the Arab Spring
Mar 03, 2012

The Storm in the Arab Spring

Tunisia, Eygpt, Syria?events may seem to be following a pattern but the changing dynamics in West Asia point to far more complex political and strategic games being played: The US role, Saudi phobia, Israeli and Iranian intrigues. Oil. And, to top it all, the Shia-Sunni face-off. Is Turkey being lured in as a possible Joker in the pack? Welcome to another Great Game.

The un-stated major premise
Oct 20, 2005

The un-stated major premise

United States Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is to be complimented for her candour. Her press conference in Moscow with Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov unavoidably focussed on Iran's nuclear plans and Mr. Lavrov said Iran had the right under the nuclear non-proliferation treaty (NPT) to the nuclear fuel cycle. Dr. Rice said, "this is not a question of rights but whether or not the fuel cycle can be trusted in Iran."

The US and changing geopolitics of the Red Sea
Jul 16, 2022

The US and changing geopolitics of the Red Sea

A great power scramble for the Red Sea region is witnessed as recent geopolitical events have boosted the strategic relevance of the region.

The World's First Terrorist Air Force
Jun 03, 2005

The World's First Terrorist Air Force

Speaking at a meeting of the Foreign Correspondents' Association of Sri Lanka at Colombo on May 26,2005, Hagrup Haukland, the chief of the Norwegian-led military mission, which monitors the three-year-old ceasefire between the Government of Sri Lanka and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), confirmed the allegation of the Sri Lankan Government that the LTTE had constructed an airstrip near Iranamadu in the Wanni area under its control in

These troubled waters
Jun 30, 2017

These troubled waters

The Qatar crisis unfolded soon after the Riyadh summit of Muslim countries, attended by President Trump. Iran was the whipping boy at the Riyadh summit.

Tipping point in West Asia
May 28, 2018

Tipping point in West Asia

So far, Iran’s response to U.S. provocation has been rhetorical but President Rouhani has little room for manoeuvre

Triangles in a Relationship
Oct 03, 2005

Triangles in a Relationship

Two months back an observer had noted that "without India wanting to make it so, an impression is gaining ground that our American commitments seem to insist on intruding on India-Iran relations."

Trump abandons the Kurds in favour of Turkey
Oct 09, 2019

Trump abandons the Kurds in favour of Turkey

The move paves way for a Turkish ‘invasion’ of northern Syria, which has a smorgasbord of rebels, Islamists, foreign powers, Iran backed rebels, U

Trump’s politicisation of COVID-19
Mar 26, 2020

Trump’s politicisation of COVID-19

The US president is exploiting the coronavirus pandemic to further the ‘America First’ agenda vis-à-vis China, Mexico and Iran

US faces a renewed Shi'ite challenge
Jan 22, 2024

US faces a renewed Shi'ite challenge

The US today is on the horns of a dilemma in the Middle East.

US Secondary Sanctions and Petroleum Imports: Safeguarding India’s Energy Security
Apr 06, 2022

US Secondary Sanctions and Petroleum Imports: Safeguarding India’s Energy Security

The drastic and sudden drop in Venezuelan and Iranian oil exports to India in 2019-2020, due to the looming threat of US secondary sanctions, is the latest supply chain disruption to India’s energy security. To avoid similar disruptions in the future, India must act decisively to increase its Strategic Petroleum Reserves to meet at least 90 days of emergency oil stocks, and combine lobbying efforts between India’s private and public oil compa

US secondary sanctions: Framing an appropriate response for India
Jan 07, 2019

US secondary sanctions: Framing an appropriate response for India

Sanctions, a mechanism to penalise international legal violations, usually prohibit nationals of the “sanctioning country” from engaging in specified activities with the “targeted country.” Secondary or extraterritorial sanctions, on the other hand, penalise third-country individuals and companies for dealing with sanctioned countries. Recent measures adopted by the US—the enactment of the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanc

US' recent decisions to cloud Pompeo’s visit to India
Jun 14, 2019

US' recent decisions to cloud Pompeo’s visit to India

Washington is seeking to share onus with New Delhi on continuing the cultivation of strategic ties.

War in West Asia: Expectations and trajectories for 2024
Dec 16, 2023

War in West Asia: Expectations and trajectories for 2024

With Israel’s intended strategy in the aftermath of the 7/10 attacks, the conflict is all set to go well into 2024

War on drugs: Challenges for the Punjab government
May 09, 2017

War on drugs: Challenges for the Punjab government

Most analysts agree that a dangerous mix of demand, supply and currency is responsible for Punjab’s drug menace. Punjab is both a transit point and a market for the drugs smuggled from the so-called Golden Crescent that is Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran. While the heroin produced in Afghanistan is smuggled through the 553-km-long, porous India-Pakistan border, the opium, poppy husk, charas and hashish, among other drugs, come from the neighbour

West Asia: Deal making and deal breaking for peace in the Middle East
Nov 02, 2020

West Asia: Deal making and deal breaking for peace in the Middle East

By exiting the Iran nuclear deal and guiding the Abraham Accords to fruition, did Trump’s disruptions succeed in American foreign policy’s most ho

What does the United States want?
Nov 21, 2018

What does the United States want?

To punish China, isolate Iran and forgive Russia. This is the new US foreign policy doctrine.

What US and India need to do together in Afghanistan
Apr 18, 2013

What US and India need to do together in Afghanistan

The issues in Afghanistan do not exhaust potential areas for India-US cooperation. For example, combating the drug trade, engaging China, Central Asian nations, Iran, and Russia. Successful coordination and collaboration will go a long way towards creating a post-2014 Afghan scenario amenable to both India and the US.

When Trump and Putin meet in Helsinki
Jul 13, 2018

When Trump and Putin meet in Helsinki

The Helsinki summit presents an opportunity for the US and Russia to resume a dialogue even if to disagree on matters.

Why New Delhi should not ignore Tehran
Jun 02, 2012

Why New Delhi should not ignore Tehran

Though India has decided to cut down oil from Iran and thereby, for the time being, might have placated the US, it, however, cannot afford to ignore Iran either - for a myriad of reasons.

Why the CTBT remains an elusive goal
May 23, 2023

Why the CTBT remains an elusive goal

The last multilateral negotiations in the field of nuclear disarmament took place more than 20 years ago, resulting in the long awaited Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT). The treaty, however, has yet to enter into force. India is often held responsible for such uncertainty, in spite of having withdrawn from the negotiations before it was even concluded; at other times, it is the US which is blamed for failing to ratify the CTBT—giving reason

Why the Saudi Crown Prince’s visit to India is a diplomatic success
Feb 25, 2019

Why the Saudi Crown Prince’s visit to India is a diplomatic success

Narendra Modi’s West Asia policy remains the one area of achievement in an otherwise indifferent record of foreign policy.

Why US needs a more measured approach to the nuclear question
Apr 08, 2013

Why US needs a more measured approach to the nuclear question

The deepening crisis in the Korean Peninsula and the stalled nuclear talks with Iran together are a powerful reminder to the US that its non-proliferation policies are not working in Asia. Both Bush's muscular approaches and Obama's coercive diplomacy have failed.

Wild, Wild West
Jan 04, 2006

Wild, Wild West

Ever since the US declared Iran a member of the ¿Axis of Evil¿, and more so after the Iraq invasion, the question very often asked in many of the essays that appeared in the West was ¿Is Iran next?¿ And now, after a bruising experience in Iraq, the US administration cannot just retreat to the relative safety of the White House and glower at the rest of the world.

Will Rouhani be able to break the nuclear deadlock?
Jul 05, 2013

Will Rouhani be able to break the nuclear deadlock?

Though Dr. Hassan Rouhani is labelled as a 'pragmatist', 'moderate', or even a 'reformist' by analysts, all these terms have very restrictive meanings in the Iranian context.

Will Rouhani be able to change the game?
Jun 19, 2013

Will Rouhani be able to change the game?

The challenge for Iran's President-elect Dr. Hassan Rouhani lies in not only appeasing the highest echelons of country's clergy, but also securing results for an economy that is on the brink of collapse.

Working with Tehran on the Red Sea crisis
Jan 19, 2024

Working with Tehran on the Red Sea crisis

Regional security in West Asia stands at a precarious intersection.

अंतरिक्ष : लगातार बढ़ते सैन्यीकरण की चपेट में ‘ग्लोबल कॉमन’
Jan 03, 2022

अंतरिक्ष : लगातार बढ़ते सैन्यीकरण की चपेट में ‘ग्लोबल कॉमन’

अंतरिक्ष जिस तरह युद्ध का अगला मैदान बन रहा है, उसे देखते �

अफगाणिस्तानात भारत, इराणला पुन्हा नवी संधी
Apr 30, 2023

अफगाणिस्तानात भारत, इराणला पुन्हा नवी संधी

भारत आणि इराण अफगाणिस्तानमध्ये स्वतःसाठी जागा तयार करण्यासाठी समान ओळख आणि हितसंबंध वापरून त्यांचे जागतिक दृष्टिकोन सुधारू शकतात.

अफगाणी धोक्याविरोधात भारत-इराण सहकार्य?
Nov 25, 2021

अफगाणी धोक्याविरोधात भारत-इराण सहकार्य?

अफगाणिस्तानतील घडमोडींवरून निर्माण झालेल्या सुरक्षाविषयक धोक्यांचा सामना करण्यासाठी इराण आणि भारत एकत्र येऊ शकतात का? हा खरा प्रश्न आहे.

अमेरिका और ईरान के बीच फिर से परमाणु समझौता: जो बाइडेन की राह का कांटा!
Jul 05, 2022

अमेरिका और ईरान के बीच फिर से परमाणु समझौता: जो बाइडेन की राह का कांटा!

ईरान से परमाणु समझौते की राह में आने वाली बाधाएं पश्चिम ए�

अमेरिका के साथ तकरीबन युद्ध के बाद ईरान में चुनाव की हलचल
Feb 25, 2020

अमेरिका के साथ तकरीबन युद्ध के बाद ईरान में चुनाव की हलचल

मजलिस पर सुधारवादियों के बदले रुढ़िवादियों और कट्टरपंथ�

अमेरिका-इराण वादात जपानची गोची
Jul 02, 2019

अमेरिका-इराण वादात जपानची गोची

अमेरिका आणि मध्यपूर्व या दोघांसोबतही मैत्री राखण्याची कसरत करणारा जपान सध्या एका वेगळ्या वळणावर उभा आहे.

अमेरिका-इराण संघर्ष आणि भारत
Jan 24, 2020

अमेरिका-इराण संघर्ष आणि भारत

भारतासाठी आखाती देश हे तेलासाठी आवश्यक असणारे देश होते, पण गेल्या वर्षीच अमेरिकेने लादलेल्या निर्बंधामुळे चित्र बदलते आहे.

अमेरिका-इराण संघर्ष भारतासाठी चिंताजनक
Jun 21, 2019

अमेरिका-इराण संघर्ष भारतासाठी चिंताजनक

अमेरिका-इराण संघर्षात भारतासह अनेक आशियाई अर्थव्यवस्थांचे मोठे नुकसान आहे. कारण हे देश मध्यपूर्वेतील तेलाचे सर्वात मोठे ग्राहक आहेत.

अमेरिका-ईरान परमाणु समझौता वार्ता: फिलहाल सफलता की कोई उम्मीद नहीं!
Jul 20, 2022

अमेरिका-ईरान परमाणु समझौता वार्ता: फिलहाल सफलता की कोई उम्मीद नहीं!

अमेरिका और ईरान के मध्य परमाणु समझौता वार्ता को तेज़ करन�

अमेरिका-तालिबान चर्चेचा अन्वयार्थ
Jan 29, 2019

अमेरिका-तालिबान चर्चेचा अन्वयार्थ

पाकिस्तान भारतासोबतचे संबंध सुधारण्यासाठी प्रयत्न करण्यास खरंच तयार असेल तर त्याने अफगाणिस्तान समस्येबाबत भारताचे मत देखील विचारात घेतले पाहिजे.

अमेरिकेच्या बंदुकीचा नेम चीनकडे
Jan 27, 2020

अमेरिकेच्या बंदुकीचा नेम चीनकडे

पश्चिम आशिया सतत अस्थिर राहणे हे अमेरिकेच्या हिताचे आहे. वेगाने वाढत जाणाऱ्या चीनवर कुरघोडी करण्यासाठी अमेरिकेला ते हवे आहे.

आखिर क्यों ईरान का भविष्य अंधकारमय है
Apr 01, 2019

आखिर क्यों ईरान का भविष्य अंधकारमय है

चीन की बड़ी तेल कंपनियां ईरान से प्रतिदिन तकरीबन 3,60,000 बैरल

इज़राइल और संयुक्त अरब अमीरात के मजबूत होते रिश्ते
Oct 31, 2022

इज़राइल और संयुक्त अरब अमीरात के मजबूत होते रिश्ते

अब्राहम समझौतों के बाद से इज़राइल और संयुक्त अरब अमीरात �

इज़रायल और ईरान की राजनीतिक हवा में आ रहा बदलाव
Jul 07, 2021

इज़रायल और ईरान की राजनीतिक हवा में आ रहा बदलाव

अगर पश्चिम एशिया के लिहाज़ से देखें तो येरूशलम और तेह़रा�