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A changing Gulf stream: Arab states and the Israel–Palestine conundrum
Jun 30, 2020

A changing Gulf stream: Arab states and the Israel–Palestine conundrum

The Indian stance on Palestine is a non-issue, specifically for Israel, which knows India’s views are mostly steeped in its own domestic politics.

India supports Palestine with key interests in mind
Dec 26, 2017

India supports Palestine with key interests in mind

Indian interests in the Persian Gulf region are paramount. That is from where India gets 70% of its oil, and where seven million of Indian citizens labour and send back remittances of around USD 35 billion per annum.

Israel and Palestine to resume peace talks
Jul 24, 2013

Israel and Palestine to resume peace talks

After three years of being at a standstill, peace talks are to resume between Israel and Palestine, according to US Secretary of State John Kerry. He said in a statement, "I am pleased to announce that we've reached an agreement that establishes a basis for resuming final status negotiations between the Palestinians and the Israelis."

Maldives: Uniting in the name of Islam and Palestine
Aug 06, 2014

Maldives: Uniting in the name of Islam and Palestine

In Maldives, the use of religion for political purposes should not be confused with a return or advent of 'fundamentalist Islam' or whatever.

Terrorism: Does Palestine hold the key?
Sep 29, 2004

Terrorism: Does Palestine hold the key?

The question of Palestine has been on the global agenda since 1947. It predates the current phenomenon of global terrorism and is not synonymous with it. It is nevertheless the principal cause of instability in West Asia.

The oil link: Understanding Japan’s Israel-Palestine policy
Nov 06, 2023

The oil link: Understanding Japan’s Israel-Palestine policy

The ongoing Hamas-Israel conflict demands a delicate balance from Tokyo, as it navigates its relationships in the Middle East alongside its internatio

Will Biden be better for Palestine?
Nov 19, 2020

Will Biden be better for Palestine?

Biden has acknowledged the importance of a two-state solution, giving some solace to Palestinians.

Will Germany's Bundestag vote for Palestine?
May 01, 2015

Will Germany's Bundestag vote for Palestine?

One way or the other, Germany's Bundestag is about to make history with the upcoming vote on the issue of recognising Palestinian statehood. The Bundestag has a choice to make. It can continue looking backwards in history on this issue and ignore its leading role in securing peace in the Middle East, or it can courageously look forward, maybe even recognising something it owes history.

A new Trump presidency could overturn the already roiled world
Dec 12, 2023

A new Trump presidency could overturn the already roiled world

A second Trump presidency could mean many things for the world, but it would most certainly be worse for the US and the world than his first term.

After Arafat: Bin Laden?
Oct 16, 2004

After Arafat: Bin Laden?

One runs the risk of stepping on many corns by attempting an objective assessment of the place of the late Yasser Arafat, the leader of the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO), in history.

As PM Modi embarks on historic West Asia tour, the optics are significant
Feb 09, 2018

As PM Modi embarks on historic West Asia tour, the optics are significant

The turn observed by global economics over the past decade has not only put developing economies in Asia at the centre of the global growth story but also reshaped how countries in West Asia approached India.

ASEAN-GCC Summit: Forging new partnerships
Nov 18, 2023

ASEAN-GCC Summit: Forging new partnerships

The ASEAN GCC partnership is well-intentioned but needs improved cooperation and even interest across members on both sides

China’s long game in West Asia
Oct 17, 2023

China’s long game in West Asia

The West is straining to maintain control over the Gaza war while simultaneously dealing with the conflict in Ukraine; will China be able to make the

Emerging role of public opinion and social media in Middle Eastern politics
Feb 22, 2024

Emerging role of public opinion and social media in Middle Eastern politics

Amidst the war in Gaza, the surge of alternative news media outlets and social media has significantly bolstered support for the Palestinian cause

Expressing concern: India's balancing act on Gaza
Aug 28, 2014

Expressing concern: India's balancing act on Gaza

India has moderated its position on the Israel-Palestine conflict over time, exchanging statements of condemnation for those "expressing concern". But behind India's strategic balancing act there also lies a precise domestic calculus.

Global conflicts in the new age: The role of ICJ
Apr 06, 2024

Global conflicts in the new age: The role of ICJ

While international law may lack enforceability in a traditional sense and exhibit flaws and frustrations, its influence remains significant in shapin

Hamas is now what Al-Qaeda became after 9/11
Oct 12, 2023

Hamas is now what Al-Qaeda became after 9/11

Hamas was never a household name beyond a point unlike Al-Qaeda or the Islamic State. Until now

In comparing India to Israel, Modi ignores fundamental differences between the two
Oct 20, 2016

In comparing India to Israel, Modi ignores fundamental differences between the two

In bragging about the Indian Army post the surgical strikes by comparing with Israel Prime Minister has ignored the reality

India's nuanced middle east policy
Dec 17, 2018

India's nuanced middle east policy

The Modi government’s recalibration of India’s Middle East policy goes underappreciated.

Iran’s ‘resistance front’ and its bridge with South Asia
Dec 07, 2023

Iran’s ‘resistance front’ and its bridge with South Asia

The ongoing Israel-Palestine crisis adds to the wider Israel-Iran rivalry, with Tehran’s vocal promotion of an “Axis of Resistance” that is draw

Is another war looming over West Asia?
Feb 26, 2018

Is another war looming over West Asia?

The series of counterattacks between Israel and Syria over the last few days have rung alarm bells across West Asia. The events prove, thus far a rela

Israel-Hamas War: A challenge for the ‘new’ Middle East
Oct 11, 2023

Israel-Hamas War: A challenge for the ‘new’ Middle East

The recent shift by the Middle East prioritising geoeconomics over the Palestinian issue could suffer a setback. The crisis ignited by Hamas highlights that the gap between top-heavy policy decisions and groundswell public opinions, movements, and crisis points need to be addressed by regional powers to ensure long-term sustainability of economic cooperation programmes

Israel’s normalisation with UAE and Bahrain: A prognosis for the region
Oct 01, 2020

Israel’s normalisation with UAE and Bahrain: A prognosis for the region

Discreet relations already existed between all three countries and the ceremony in the White House merely marked the consummation of the surreptitious

Maldives: Solih’s address in the 76th session of the United Nation General Assembly
Oct 06, 2021

Maldives: Solih’s address in the 76th session of the United Nation General Assembly

In the UNGA meeting chaired by Foreign Minister Abdullah Shahid, Maldivian President Solih made sure to cover both international and national issues i

Mukherjee’s Middle East Visit: Setting a New Template?
Sep 13, 2023

Mukherjee’s Middle East Visit: Setting a New Template?

President Pranab Mukherjee's visit to Jordan, Palestine and Israel in October wasdifferent for its content and long-term implications. A careful analysis of his statements andspeeches in Amman, Ramallah and Jerusalem indicates a new Indian template for itsengagement with the Middle East. While some of his observations were a reiteration of thetraditional Indian positions since the early 20th century, they also signal a more nuancedapproach to the

On Jerusalem, Modi government is putting ideology over national interest
Dec 12, 2017

On Jerusalem, Modi government is putting ideology over national interest

Bandwagoning with the US cannot be a substitute for a working foreign policy in our own region and near abroad.

The Central European connection in the politics of contemporary Israel
Dec 12, 2023

The Central European connection in the politics of contemporary Israel

The close ties between Israel and Central and Eastern European countries are driving a rift in the EU on the Israel-Palestine conflict

The nuances of India’s de-hyphenated policy
Feb 06, 2018

The nuances of India’s de-hyphenated policy

New Delhi’s policies towards Israel and Palestine are shifting from mere symbolism towards one driven by substantial outcomes

Trump's peace deal failed even before taking off
Jul 08, 2019

Trump's peace deal failed even before taking off

Arab businessmen may begin openly conducting business with Israel, thus recognising its existence and acknowledging Israel as a state which has thus

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

Will Saudi crown prince walk the talk?
Apr 06, 2018

Will Saudi crown prince walk the talk?

He means well, it seems, but how is he going to deliver on the deluge of changes he says are imminent for his kingdom to usher into the 21st century?