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  • An Arab Revolution?

    While the Arab Revolution might or might not prove as seminal as the French or the Russian, it has changed the geopolitics significantly and irrevocably.

    March 10, 2011

    Wake-up Call for Persian Gulf Rulers

    Rulers of Gulf states should initiate reforms to accommodate the voices and aspirations of different sections of their societies.

    March 08, 2011

    Accelerating India's “Look West Policy” in the Gulf

    The Gulf region is important for India because of increased cooperation in the fields of trade, business, politics and security. The "Look West Policy" intends to further deepen India's engagement with its "extended neighbourhood."

    February 04, 2011

    Country Profile: Saudi Arabia

    Saudi Arabia signed and ratified the Biological Weapons Convention when it was opened for signature in 1972, but that time Saudi’s did not have intentions of acquiring biological weapons. Since then, various regional developments have increased the significance of Biological and Chemical Weapons as useful armament.

    July-December 2010

    Power vacuum and impending regional race in Iraq

    President Barack Obama’s announcement that the “American combat role in Iraq has ended” has created fresh challenges for the region. Iraq needs to meet the daunting internal and external challenges in the wake of the American withdrawal to ensure stability.

    September 09, 2010

    Saudi King Abdullah’s visit to the United States

    While Saudi Arabia intends to increase its regional role and influence, the US would like to ensure that its interests in West Asia are protected with the help of friends like Saudi Arabia.

    July 16, 2010

    Forging a Strategic Partnership with Saudi Arabia

    India and Saudi Arabia are entering into a long term strategic partnership that encompasses political, economic, scientific and cultural relations.

    March 04, 2010

    Houthis and external intervention in Yemen

    The failure of the government to stem Houthi-led violence and the involvement of the external powers in Yemen’s sectarian problems has aggravated the country’s stability. Yemen has been turned in to a theater of conflict between Saudi Arabia and Iran.

    November 25, 2009

    Why Uighurs did not get support from West Asia?

    The recent clashes that occurred between the Uighur Muslims and the Han Chinese workers in a toy factory and the subsequent spread of violence throughout the Xinjiang Uighur region have elicited strong responses from around the world. The clashes led to the death of over 184 people and left hundreds injured. The issue has also drawn world attention for the way it has been handled by the Chinese government.

    July 24, 2009

    The Saudi Inter-faith Initiative

    The three day International Islamic Conference on Inter-faith Dialogue (also known as World Dialogue Conference) organised by the Saudi Arabia based World Muslim League (WML) was held in Madrid from July 16 to 18, 2008. Touted to be the brainchild of Saudi king Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz, the conference was attended by around 300 religious leaders and scholars from across the world representing Islam, Hinduism, Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, Shintoism, Confucianism and other religions.

    July 25, 2008

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