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  • What Putin’s rejig in Kremlin mean for relations with Delhi

    May 20, 2024

    Director General, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Amb Sujan R. Chinoy’s opinion piece ‘What Putin’s rejig in Kremlin mean for relations with Delhi’ has been published in Hindustan Times on 20 May 2024.

    The piece analyses the recent shuffle in Kremlin by President Putin. From India's point of view, most significant is the departure of Nikolai Patrushev, long-standing Secretary of the Security Council of Russia (National Security Advisor).

    With no clear exit strategy in Gaza, Netanyahu is trapped in a ‘Chakravyuh’

    May 16, 2024

    Assistant Director Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Col Rajeev Agarwal’s opinion piece ‘With no clear exit strategy in Gaza, Netanyahu is trapped in a ‘Chakravyuh’’ has been published in First Post on 16 May 2024.

    With Benjamin Netanyahu adamant that Hamas has to be completely eliminated and the Rafah offensive will go through, the situation is likely to become tougher for Israel in the coming weeks, says Col Agarwal.

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    Ground Realities behind the Statistics

    May 14, 2024

    Research Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr Smruti S. Pattanaik’s review ‘Ground Realities behind the Statistics’, of Deep Halder and Avishek Biswas’ book ‘Being Hindu In Bangladesh: 'The Untold Story’ has been published in ‘The Book Review Journal’.

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    The views expressed are personal and do not necessarily reflect those of the Institute.

    Iran’s eastward push

    May 11, 2024

    Research Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr Smruti S. Pattanaik’s article ‘Iran’s eastward push’ has been published in ‘The Kathmandu Post’ on 11 May 2024.

    Iran is concerned about the presence of several countries in the Indian Ocean and wants to protect its genuine commercial interest in this region, says Dr Pattanaik.

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    The views expressed are personal and do not necessarily reflect those of the Institute.

    Gaza war has roots in Trump’s flawed Iran policy

    May 11, 2024

    Assistant Director Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Col Rajeev Agarwal’s Opinion Piece ‘Gaza war has roots in Trump’s flawed Iran policy’ was published in India Today on 11 May 2024.

    Trump’s Iran policy was based fundamentally on whatever Israel thought of Iran. There was thus only one thread in this policy, i.e. Iran is enemy No. 1. Two important policy decisions were taken during Trump’s presidency which specifically affected the Middle East region, says Col Agarwal.

    What’s Xi Jinping doing in Europe? His goal is more strategic than economic

    May 10, 2024

    Associate Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr Swasti Rao’s opinion piece ‘What’s Xi Jinping doing in Europe? His goal is more strategic than economic’ has been published in ‘The Print’ on 10 May 2024.

    India should aim to get European investments that are clearly no longer going to China. That is where the dots of its efforts to save Asia from China’s dominance converge at its most basic, says Dr Rao.

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    Chang'e 6 Mission: China Tightens Grip on The ‘Global’ Moon Quest

    May 07, 2024

    Deputy Director General, Manohar Parrikar IDSA. Gp Capt (Dr) Ajey Lele’s opinion piece ‘Chang'e 6 Mission: China Tightens Grip on The ‘Global’ Moon Quest’ has been published ‘The Wire’ on 07 May 2024.

    At present, India and Japan are planning for a sample return mission, while China has already launched its second such mission. One of the important reasons behind China’s success in the moon domain could be their belief in getting the ‘basics’ right, says Gp Capt Lele.

    Gaza war at tenuous crossroads as Israel spurns ceasefire efforts, risking regional escalation

    May 07, 2024

    Assistant Director, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Col Rajeev Agarwal’s article ‘Gaza war at tenuous crossroads as Israel spurns ceasefire efforts, risking regional escalation’ has been published in Frontline on 07 May 2024.

    With Israel mobilising troops for a ground offensive in Rafah, it is just a matter of time before other countries are sucked into the conflict, says Col Agarwal.

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    Rafah Offensive and War in Gaza: Threat of a Dangerous Escalation

    May 04, 2024

    Assistant Director Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Col Rajeev Agarwal’s opinion piece ‘Rafah offensive and war in Gaza: Threat of a dangerous escalation’ has been published in First Post on 04 May 2024.

    If Israel is allowed to get away with the Rafah offensive, it will definitely be the end of solidarity in the region for the Palestinian cause for a long time, and the ‘two state solution’ may be lost forever, something that Netanyahu has long proposed, says Col Agarwal.

    Iran’s Nuclear Programme: The Forgotten Deal but a Lurking Threat

    April 26, 2024

    Assistant Director Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Col Rajeev Agarwal’s opinion piece ‘Iran’s nuclear programme: The forgotten deal but a lurking threat’ has been published in WION on 26 April 2024.

    While it is being presumed that both countries would call it quits as far as directly targeting each other’s territory is concerned, the threat of escalation remains alive. Days later, on April 23, Iran’s President Raisi, during his visit to Pakistan, was quoted saying that the ‘Zionist regime’ will be destroyed if Israel attacks again in Iran, say Col Agarwal.

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