Search: For - West Asia

206 results found

West Asia as a laboratory of minilaterals for India and the US
May 12, 2023

West Asia as a laboratory of minilaterals for India and the US

From New Delhi’s perspective, these minilaterals in the Middle East offer wider geopolitical and geoeconomic connections with critical partners

West Asia is staring at an economic crisis. India has to be prepared
Apr 25, 2020

West Asia is staring at an economic crisis. India has to be prepared

Eight million Indians work in the region and send over $50 billion in remittances. This will change

West Asia Monitor | Volume III; Issue XV | Erdogan’s statement on the terrorist attacks in Cizre
Sep 19, 2016

West Asia Monitor | Volume III; Issue XV | Erdogan’s statement on the terrorist attacks in Cizre

Erdogan said that by carrying out attacks, the terrorist organisation PKK is trying to make its presence felt in Cizre.

West Asia protests: India must have contingency plans ready
Feb 08, 2011

West Asia protests: India must have contingency plans ready

Prolonged turmoil in the West Asia region could result in rising oil prices and interruption in India's trade with the region valued at $120 billion a year. India should have contingency plans in place to deal with unforeseeable consequences of a spreading conflagration.

West Asia's changing contours
Nov 26, 2013

West Asia's changing contours

The US interest in West Asia is declining as domestic economic and political uncertainties make it look more and more inwards. The shale oil and gas boom is transforming energy markets with the US likely to emerge as the world's biggest combined oil and gas producer this year. These trends are reshaping the regional order in West Asia and New Delhi will have to respond pro-actively to preserve and enhance its own interests in a strategically crit

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

West Asian countries will have to develop their path to democracy: Experts
Mar 19, 2014

West Asian countries will have to develop their path to democracy: Experts

At a conference on "Transformations in West Asia: The Next Steps" in Delhi, speakers said each country must develop its unique path to achieve democracy, based on the historical and current social, political and economic context.

West Asia’s geopolitics part the Red Sea
Aug 04, 2021

West Asia’s geopolitics part the Red Sea

Asian states, particularly Asian economies importing oil as primary customers today, will see a demand for a significant increase in their military fo

West Asia’s tech-talent balance
Aug 13, 2019

West Asia’s tech-talent balance

Arabs got talent, and they need technology to make its best use. But how much of reliance is enough?

77th Independence Day: Assessing India–West Asia relations
Aug 14, 2023

77th Independence Day: Assessing India–West Asia relations

From partnerships formed in and around the Non-Aligned Movement to critical components such as energy security and diaspora, much has changed in India

Abraham’s F-35: West Asia’s new peace and the politics around a fighter aircraft
Oct 26, 2020

Abraham’s F-35: West Asia’s new peace and the politics around a fighter aircraft

The F-35 saga in West Asia shows at some level what America’s dealings with the region is going to be.

An India-Europe Trade Corridor? The geoeconomics dimension of an emerging West Asia Quad
Oct 24, 2021

An India-Europe Trade Corridor? The geoeconomics dimension of an emerging West Asia Quad

India could leverage evolving ties with West Asia to expand on muli-modal links from Mumbai to Europe, via the Arab world

Arab Spring has helped India, Turkey to promote their models in West Asia
Apr 25, 2013

Arab Spring has helped India, Turkey to promote their models in West Asia

The 'Arab Spring' has given an opportunity to India to present itself as a model to other countries, feels Prof Gawdat Bhagat of the Near-East and South Asia Centre for Strategic Studies at the National Defense University, Washington DC.

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.

Attacks on the United Arab Emirates test resilience of nascent peace moves in West Asia
Feb 11, 2022

Attacks on the United Arab Emirates test resilience of nascent peace moves in West Asia

Will the continued attacks on Abu Dhabi douse the glimmer of optimism raised by recent efforts to bring about peace in West Asia?

Behind West Asia’s dash for China
Jan 20, 2022

Behind West Asia’s dash for China

West Asia’s geostrategic shift can be witnessed as the Middle Eastern countries increasingly develop closer ties with China

Biden’s elusive search for legacy in West Asia
Aug 24, 2023

Biden’s elusive search for legacy in West Asia

As 2024 moves closer, the vague Middle East policy blueprint of the US is only fuelling the “power in recession” narrative

Can China deliver in West Asia?
Apr 12, 2023

Can China deliver in West Asia?

Despite the diplomatic normalisation, fundamental issues that divide Saudi Arabia and Iran will remain. Can China deliver as a peacemaker in West Asia

Casting the Asian dice on a West Asia board
Mar 13, 2021

Casting the Asian dice on a West Asia board

As the complicated nature of security across this geography changes, the Asian footprint is expected to only grow

China and the US push in West Asia
Jan 20, 2020

China and the US push in West Asia

Beijing's expanding footprint in this oil-rich region has set the stage for a competition with Washington

China inks a strategic gambit with Iran in West Asia
Apr 01, 2021

China inks a strategic gambit with Iran in West Asia

While China’s push into Iran is impressive on paper, how Beijing puts this into practice will be the major point to follow.

China’s COVID-19 relief diplomacy in West Asia
Apr 22, 2020

China’s COVID-19 relief diplomacy in West Asia

The Chinese outreach in West Asia has been arguably subtle and careful.

China’s emergent footprints in West Asia
Sep 06, 2022

China’s emergent footprints in West Asia

As China continues to exert its influence in West Asia, the US must manoeuvre itself to make sure it does not play second-fiddle to either Moscow or B

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

China’s West Asian peace diplomacy a reality check for India
Mar 23, 2023

China’s West Asian peace diplomacy a reality check for India

The China-brokered Saudi Arabia-Iran deal puts the spotlight on New Delhi’s ties with Tehran

COVID-19: India could play a crucial role in combating West Asia’s brewing food security crisis
May 22, 2020

COVID-19: India could play a crucial role in combating West Asia’s brewing food security crisis

India stands a good chance to benefit from the shift in global trade triggered by the pandemic, and could fill in the vacuum by supplying West Asian c

Decoding India’s latest diplomatic push in the West Asian theatre
Dec 09, 2020

Decoding India’s latest diplomatic push in the West Asian theatre

While successfully balancing relations between Israel, Iran and Saudi Arabia power blocks, New Delhi’s affinity for this Gulf outreach is rooted in geopolitical and geo-economic realities

France’s West Asia Moment
Feb 15, 2023

France’s West Asia Moment

France is stepping up its strategic role, providing an alternative for countries seeking security guarantees from a powerful, nuclear, Western militar

From West Asia to Afghanistan: The worrying rise of fractured geopolitics to fight terrorism
Jan 04, 2023

From West Asia to Afghanistan: The worrying rise of fractured geopolitics to fight terrorism

The cracks in the world order provide terrorist outfits ample space to regroup and reorganise

Hamas attack against Israel seeks to counter-shape regional order in West Asia
Oct 09, 2023

Hamas attack against Israel seeks to counter-shape regional order in West Asia

Hamas attack and Israel’s response to these terror strikes will single-handedly reshape the trajectory of regional geopolitics at least in the near

Hamas attack snarls up US choices in West Asia
Oct 11, 2023

Hamas attack snarls up US choices in West Asia

The Hamas attack may impose new security and political realities on the region and pose challenges in an election year for Biden

How the Taliban benefited from internal rifts amongst Islamic powers in West Asia
Sep 25, 2021

How the Taliban benefited from internal rifts amongst Islamic powers in West Asia

The Taliban story has only just resumed and could see a return of the US and other powers to this theatre in the future as global jihadist movements v

How the war in Ukraine is stress testing West Asia’s geopolitics
Nov 21, 2022

How the war in Ukraine is stress testing West Asia’s geopolitics

Gulf capitals are attracted towards the concept of ‘strategic autonomy’, one that is attractive on paper but challenging in practice

In West Asia, don’t confuse tactical de-escalation with strategic alignment
Mar 31, 2023

In West Asia, don’t confuse tactical de-escalation with strategic alignment

The structural pretext that drove West Asia’s cycle of competition and proxy conflict is still in place without a clear solution in sight