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Elections in Kuwait: Will it lead to Political Instability?

December 06, 2016

The November elections in Kuwait have thrown up some intriguing scenarios. Having won nearly half the seats, if the opposition groups decide to unite under one banner and insist on taking on the government, the possibility of a fresh stalemate in the country cannot be ruled out.

Triumphant Trump and American Foreign Policy

November 22, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump’s foreign policy pronouncements during the campaign have led to alarm and concerns among America’s strongest allies.

Rivlin’s Visit to India: Envisaging Expectations

November 11, 2016

India-Israel Relations reach a new milestone with the forthcoming visit of President Reuven Rivlin to India

Saudi Arabia’s Yemen Conundrum: No End in Sight

November 09, 2016

Riyadh’s military intervention has neither forced the Houthis to the negotiating table nor has it restored the Hadi government in Sa’naa.

Is Turkey’s insistence on a military role in Mosul a strategic miscalculation?

October 28, 2016

Turkey’s insistence on a role for itself risks escalating the already fraught sectarian situation in Iraq, undermining Iraqi sovereignty and not yielding any significant military or political gains for itself.

Syria’s Sad Predicament

October 14, 2016
Syria’s Sad Predicament

Is it a matter of such transcendental importance to keep Assad in power or remove him even at the cost of the lives of hundreds of thousands of ordinary Syrians and the displacement of half of the country’s total population?

Significance of the Jordanian Parliamentary Election

September 28, 2016

The most significant outcome of the Jordanian parliamentary election has been the participation of the Islamic Action Front (IAF), the political wing of the officially banned Muslim Brotherhood. In many ways, this election is a test of King Abdullah’s commitment to electoral reforms.

The End of an Era in Uzbekistan

September 26, 2016

President Islam Karimov’s foremost contribution to the region and the world is to shield Uzbekistan from the onslaught of radical Islam.

Syria: The Cease-Fire that was and wasn’t

September 23, 2016

The Kerry-Lavrov agreement did not work because those who had to cease fire were not willing to abide by it.

Whither Turkey?

August 17, 2016

Turkey is going where President Erdogan wants to take it to, as those who do not agree with him are too intimidated to stand in his way.

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