Re-thinking Gulf Security

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) remains an inadequate and ineffective instrument to pursue regional security.

February 01, 2021

India’s ‘Vaccine Maitri’ Initiative

The rapidity and selflessness with which India rolled out millions of doses of vaccines as aid despite the massive requirements of its own vaccination drive, is being particularly appreciated by world leaders and observers.

January 29, 2021

EU-China Relations amidst Covid Pandemic

Public perception in the European Union (EU) has perceptibly changed against China due to its aggressive aid diplomacy and propaganda efforts during the pandemic

January 28, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine and Cyber Espionage

Cyber criminals have caused economic losses and operational disruptions to organisations involved in vaccine research and distribution.

January 28, 2021

China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC): The Project and its Prospects

The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) has been earmarked as a flagship project of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), which is described as Chinese President Xi Jinping's signature foreign policy initiative and a grand strategy aimed at restoring China's “rightful'' great-power status in the world. It is a major plank in China's geo-strategic and economic architecture for the region, using Pakistan to secure an exploitative strategic perch in South Asia and the Arabian Sea, overlooking the crucial Persian Gulf, the west coast of India, and the east coast of Africa.

Kazakhstan Takes a Significant Step Forward

Even as Kazakhstan is making slow but steady progress towards further democratisation and openness of its political system, jostling by elites to secure their positions ahead of the ultimate exit of first President Nursultan Nazarbayev from the political scene, is set to grow.

January 22, 2021

India-GCC Relations: Looking Beyond the Pandemic

India and the GCC countries should further strengthen cooperation in the fields of healthcare, education, defence and niche areas like space exploration, artificial intelligence, cyber security, bioinformatics, and renewable energy.

January 15, 2021

Al-Ula Summit: Restoring the Unity of the GCC

Even as the Al-Ula summit has set a positive tone for the restoration of unity in the GCC, a high level of commitment is required by all parties to bridge the trust deficit.

January 12, 2021

The Perils of Vaccine Nationalism

COVID-19 vaccine hoarding by wealthy nations will prolong the pandemic, and result in greater economic and social damage.

January 04, 2021

Imran Khan and Pakistan’s Enduring Political Crisis

While Imran Khan’s efforts to build legitimacy around his ‘personality’ as a religious person and a crusader against corruption do not seem to have convinced many people, his government’s inability to bring the much-promised tabdeeli (‘change’) to Pakistan is beginning to hurt him politically.

January 04, 2021