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K. P. Fabian

K. P. Fabian retired from the Indian Foreign Service in 2000, when he was ambassador to Italy and PR to UN. His book Commonsense on War on Iraq was published in 2003.

The Iran-Saudi Confrontation: Who will win in the end?

January 06, 2016
The Iran-Saudi Confrontation: Who will win in the end?

Unless addressed, the escalation of tension between Iran and Saudi Arabia can have serious adverse consequences for regional stability and peace and also for ongoing efforts to bring to an end the war in Yemen and the wars in Syria.

The Arab Spring that was and wasn’t

December 31, 2015

When each dictator fell, there was hope that the country might move towards democracy even if the route might prove to be long and difficult. That hope has proved to be a mirage, except in Tunisia.

Paris 13/11: What Next?

November 24, 2015
Paris 13/11: What Next?

To argue that the IS carried out the attacks because it has visceral hatred for Western values is to miss the central point. IS has that hatred, but essentially 13/11 was an act of vengeance against France and others who have been bombing the IS.

The Crash of Metrojet 9268 in Sinai

November 13, 2015

The air crash might prod the US and its allies to seek a political accommodation with Russia on Syria, and a grand coalition might emerge against the IS. But, even such a coalition will take long to dismantle the IS, assuming it were doable.

Vienna Conference on Syria

November 03, 2015

The Vienna Conference was far from a gathering of powers with common goals. The key powers involved have yet to reach the conclusion that it is in their interest to end the multiple wars raging in Syria.

Russian Bombing in Syria: An Interim Assessment

October 27, 2015
Russian Bombing in Syria: An Interim Assessment

It is now abundantly clear that Russia has emerged as the most important player in Syria. With the US on the defensive, the coalition that Russia is forging with Iran and Iraq is likely to get stronger.

Russian Military Intervention in Syria

October 06, 2015
Russian Military Intervention in Syria

Will the action of Russia make it easier to find a negotiated political agreement on transition among Syrians? Most unlikely.

Turkey, IS, US, Syria

August 14, 2015
Turkey, IS, US, Syria

There is a sudden and dramatic change in Turkey’s policy towards the Islamic State. What explains this change and what might be Turkey’s calculations?

The Euro-Greek Crisis

August 04, 2015
The Euro-Greek Crisis

There are distressing signals that the EU led by Germany is going in the wrong direction, moving away from the vision of its founders who aspired to build a Europe of democracies based on solidarity among Europeans.

The Euro-Greece-Crisis: What Next?

July 09, 2015
The Euro-Greece-Crisis: What Next?

Will Europe sleepwalk into a Grexit and the attendant collapse of Euro and the European Union as it did in World War I about a hundred years ago? The answer depends mainly on Chancellor Merkel.

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