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The Saudi Aramco IPO and Crown Prince Salman’s Ambitions

Crown Prince Salman has been using oil as a tool to further his political ambitions both domestically and internationally, and Saudi Aramco acts as a nucleus around which his ambitions revolve.

November 16, 2017

Odisha’s Potential Role in Enhancing Security in the Bay of Bengal

A long coastline, ports, and availability of airfields all make Odisha a strategic asset that provides considerable leverage for securing India’s national interests and enhancing influence in South East Asia.

November 13, 2017

Renewed Mandate from Heaven: Xi Unfolds Grand Strategy for China’s Long March

Xi envisions China as a key player in shaping the new global order with Chinese characteristics. His grand strategy is in consonance with the Chinese strategic culture of ‘thinking deep and far’

November 10, 2017

What the Inclusion of BRI in the Chinese Constitution Implies

China Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)

The inclusion of the Belt and Road Initiative in the Charter of the Communist Party of China indicates that it is not merely an economic policy but rather a ‘political project’.

November 07, 2017

Fatah – Hamas Reconciliation and Prospects for the Elusive Palestinian Unity

On October 12, 2017, Fatah and Hamas, the two dominant factions in Palestinian politics, signed a reconciliation agreement in Cairo to end their decade-long conflict.

November 03, 2017


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