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US-Venezuela Stand-off: Impact on Global Oil Prices

With US sanctions in place on the Venezuelan oil industry, global oil prices are set to rise once again, which may have major geopolitical and geo-economic consequences.

February 20, 2019

Consolidating India-Iran Cooperation

While Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif’s visit has created a better environment, the challenge lies in sustaining the current momentum

February 14, 2019

Defence Budget 2019-20: The Slide Continues

Defence capability building and capability sustenance have been adversely affected over the past decade because of inadequate allocations and the status quo approach of the Defence Services.

February 04, 2019

One Year of Pashtun Tahafuz Movement

Although the Pashtun Tahafuz Movement has been able to mainstream the Pashtun issue and has inspired popular empathy, its anti-establishment thrust has made it a soft target for the pro-establishment media and political actors.

January 28, 2019

The New Saudi Initiative of ‘Arab and African Coastal States of the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden’

Facing huge political and security challenges in the Arabian Peninsula, Saudi Arabia now looks westward to the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden coast for a new regional security arrangement.

January 15, 2019

An Era of True Fakes

With increasing advances in artificial intelligence technologies and machine learning, a new era of deep fakes has emerged, which has the potential to weaken the fabric of democratic society.

January 10, 2019

Great Power Rivalry Reaches Africa

With John Bolton conceding that the US has limited resources to compete with the tens of billions of dollars that China is pouring into Africa, it is not clear how effective America’s new Africa strategy would prove to be in containing China.

January 09, 2019

Turkey Treads a Fine Line in Syria

In the light of Trump’s decision to withdraw US troops from Syria, Ankara has adopted a cautious approach towards the Syrian Kurds and has decided to take Moscow’s concerns into account before making any move in northern Syria.

January 04, 2019

Will the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration solve the crisis?

The Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration embodies the international community’s collective commitments to promoting cooperation on migration and solve the growing migrant crisis.

January 02, 2019

US-Taliban Peace Talks and the Disquiet

Trump seems to have reconciled himself to the fact that Afghanistan may become an ‘Islamic Emirate of Taliban’ with Sharia Law being imposed with or without the consent of the people.

January 01, 2019

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