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  • MBS Visit Strengthens the Indo-Saudi Strategic Partnership

    The key focus areas during the visit of MBS to India were terrorism, investment, energy, skill development, security and Indian diaspora in Saudi Arabia.

    March 05, 2019

    Mohammed bin Salman walks the India-Pakistan tightrope

    Visiting ‘brother’ Pakistan and ‘friend’ India at a time when tensions are running high both in West Asia and South Asia, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman walked the India-Pakistan tightrope with extreme caution.

    February 25, 2019

    Consolidating India-Iran Cooperation

    While Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif’s visit has created a better environment, the challenge lies in sustaining the current momentum

    February 14, 2019

    The New Saudi Initiative of ‘Arab and African Coastal States of the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden’

    Facing huge political and security challenges in the Arabian Peninsula, Saudi Arabia now looks westward to the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden coast for a new regional security arrangement.

    January 15, 2019

    Turkey Treads a Fine Line in Syria

    In the light of Trump’s decision to withdraw US troops from Syria, Ankara has adopted a cautious approach towards the Syrian Kurds and has decided to take Moscow’s concerns into account before making any move in northern Syria.

    January 04, 2019

    Khashoggi Affair Unlikely to Affect US-Saudi Strategic Ties

    Two factors explain Washington’s lack of enthusiasm for sanctioning Saudi Arabia over the Khashoggi affair despite domestic and international pressure.

    October 23, 2018

    The Jamal Khashoggi Affair

    Riyadh committed a crime and blunder; its communication strategy, so far, has been an unmitigated disaster. MbS is facing a challenge, to put it mildly.

    October 23, 2018

    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

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