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  • Iran Presidential Elections 2021

    The expected victory of a hardline, conservative candidate in the forthcoming Iranian presidential elections could become a hindrance to fulfilling the country’s economic agenda and lead to greater domestic instability.

    June 03, 2021

    Israel’s Continuing Political Stalemate

    The political deadlock in Israel is set to continue, with Netanyahu failing to garner adequate support and Yair Lapid facing the deadline of June 2, 2021 to cobble together the necessary support to form a coalition government.

    May 28, 2021

    Saudi-Iran Talks: Ray of Hope in the Gulf

    The talks between Iran and Saudi Arabia mediated by Iraq may help in the de-escalation of regional tensions.

    May 25, 2021

    Israel-Hamas Clash: What it Means for West Asia?

    The Israel-Hamas clash diminishes prospects for the revival of the peace process and strengthens Hamas’ position as the preeminent Palestinian faction.

    May 25, 2021

    Attack on Nasheed and the Rising Tide of Radicalisation in the Maldives

    The attack on former Maldivian President and current Speaker of the Majlis, Mohammad Nasheed, on May 6, 2021 has brought to attention the country’s tenuous political stability, compounded by the problem of Islamist radicalisation.

    May 20, 2021

    China-Iran Comprehensive Strategic Partnership: Likely Challenges for India

    The growing ties between China and Iran can have challenges for India’s relations with Iran and interests in the Persian Gulf region. Nonetheless, it is unlikely to seriously affect India-Iran bilateral ties that remain robust and have withstood challenges earlier.

    April 30, 2021

    New Momentum in India-Mauritius Ties

    External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar’s visit to Mauritius on February 22-23, 2021 strengthens India’s partnership with the key Indian Ocean island country across the economic, health and security spheres.

    March 30, 2021

    Erdogan’s Islamist Foreign Policy at the Crossroads

    Even as he continues to work towards reviving the Ottoman glory and ‘Ittihad-I Islam' (‘Unity of Islam’), there are significant limitations in Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan pursuing his Islamist approach to statecraft abroad.

    March 17, 2021

    Kyrgyzstan’s Political Turmoil

    Sadyr Japarov was sworn in as the President of the Kyrgyz Republic on January 28, 2021, after months of political upheaval.

    February 16, 2021

    Re-thinking Gulf Security

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

    February 01, 2021

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