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  • The Terrorist Attack on Ataturk Airport – Portents and Pointers

    Terrorist Attack on Ataturk Airport

    The June 28 attack on Ataturk airport, as also the Zaventem attack in Brussels, have highlighted the security lacunae in all airports, which do not monitor the arrival terminals.

    July 08, 2016

    The Impact of World War I on the Arab World Today

    The Impact of World War I on the Arab World Today

    The military campaigns waged during the war and the political arrangements entered into immediately thereafter created the Arab world as it exists today as well as the problems it continues to confront.

    June 17, 2016

    Jerusalem Calling

    India-Israel Relations

    Modi visiting Jerusalem would be a re-affirmation of India’s diplomatic ability to pursue multiple national interests by manoeuvring between countries who have difficult or non-existent relationships among themselves but who share important relationships with India.

    May 20, 2016

    Modi’s Visit to Iran: Will it provide a New Momentum to Bilateral Relations?

    Modi’s Visit to Iran: Will it provide a New Momentum to Bilateral Relations?

    This is an appropriate time to engage Iran, take the relationship forward and concretise many pending projects on connectivity and energy cooperation.

    May 16, 2016

    The Half-Forgotten War in Yemen

    War in Yemen

    For Yemen, known in antiquity as Arabia Felix (Happy Arabia), there is much sorrow in store as of now. The Romans used to contrast Arabia Felix with Arabia Deserta.

    May 06, 2016

    Libya’s frustrating quest for itself

    Libya’s frustrating quest for itself

    When can we expect to see Libya having a single government and starting the daunting journey towards democracy?

    May 02, 2016

    Continued Israeli Settlement Policy in the Occupied Territories

    Continued Israeli Settlement Policy in the Occupied Territories

    Settler entrenchment has reached a point where no peaceful assimilation of the entire West Bank into a compact territory of a future Palestine state and a harmonious division of Jerusalem city linked to this entity may be possible.

    April 19, 2016

    Modi’s Visit to Saudi Arabia

    Modi’s Visit to Saudi Arabia

    Despite political differences over regional issues, India and Saudi Arabia are intensifying cooperation on issues of mutual interest such as terrorism, piracy, security cooperation, and intelligence sharing.

    April 06, 2016

    Enhancing Energy Security in Rural Tanzania: Examples of Decentralized Rural Energy Approaches from India

    Enhancing Energy Security in Rural Tanzania: Examples of Decentralized Rural Energy Approaches from India

    This paper argues that decentralized electrification without local participation is unlikely to yield the desired nation-wide impact, especially for the rural communities. This suggests that the energy policy and institutional arrangements of Tanzania need to find more space for local community participation in rural electrification initiatives.

    Will the EU-Turkey Deal Work?

    Will the EU-Turkey Deal Work?

    The only effective way to stop the flow of refugees is for Turkey to confiscate all boats or use brute force to prevent Syrians from going to the coast.

    March 23, 2016

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