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  • Return of the Persian Puzzle

    While it is necessary to identify and shore up the convergence of interest between India and Iran, it is equally important to recognize differences and pitfalls.

    July 05, 2018

    India and the UAE: Progress towards ‘Comprehensive Strategic Partnership'

    The way forward for New Delhi is to seize the momentum and develop a strategic partnership with the UAE to safeguard its core national interests while avoiding regional entanglements.

    July 05, 2018

    Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism: The “Uzbek Model”

    The Uzbek approach to dealing with radicalisation and extremism has evolved from tough and uncompromising measures to a flexible and accommodative approach.

    June 27, 2018

    Whither the Indo-US Defence Partnership

    India appears to be failing to consider the geopolitical and foreign policy fallouts from signing the so-called foundational military pacts with the United States.

    June 25, 2018

    Jordan is the Pivot to Modi’s approach to Israeli-Palestinian conflict

    An unstable Jordan will undermine India’s newly found nuanced and balanced approach towards the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and push it back to the insipid, ineffective and routine of yester years.

    June 15, 2018

    Iraq Elections-May 2018: Prospects and Possibilities

    In the present form, Prime Minister Abadi looks set to emerge as the largest block but the chances of his coalition getting the required majority are slim.

    May 08, 2018

    India-Jordan Relations: An Ascendant Partnership

    King Abdullah II’s forthcoming visit to India represents an opportunity to catapult the relationship to the next higher level in strategic, security, political, energy, trade, investment and economic cooperation.

    February 26, 2018

    India and Iran Resolve to Focus on Connectivity and Economic Cooperation

    Notwithstanding differences on some issues, chiefly, Afghanistan and India’s UNSC aspirations, India and Iran have decided to focus their energies on areas of concurrence such as connectivity and economic cooperation.

    February 20, 2018

    Jordan is more than a transit point

    Indian assistance to the Palestinians could not be routed through Israel without political controversy both at home and abroad, and India cannot help the Palestinians constructively without coordinating with Jordan.

    February 12, 2018

    Turkey’s Afrin Offensive can pitch Ankara against both Washington and Moscow

    Turkey's resolve to dislodge the Democratic Union Party (PYD) from Afrin, a Kurdish enclave in northern Syria adjacent to the Turkish border, will be seriously tested by the US and Russian opposition to military action against the Kurds.

    January 22, 2018

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