Friday, February 23, 2018

India and the Changing Security Architecture of Indo-Pacific

The rising Chinese assertiveness is altering the geopolitics and regional security architecture of Southeast and East Asia. The ambitious Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)...

The Stroke of the Zimbabwean State

The Zimbabwean State When, exactly, does a coup transpire? Consider the current imagery in Zimbabwe’s capital city: army tanks parked in central Harare, blocking access...

Is there any method in ‘madness’ in Saudi Arabia!

There is widely held apprehension that the young crown prince is pushing the kingdom on high risk path of destabilization for his personal gain. ...

Implication of Kurdish Referendum

Despite several warnings and advices, Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) held long awaited Independence referendum in the Northern Iraq on 25th September 2017. Though the...

Turkey’s support to Rohingyas: A foreign policy “gamble”? – II

Turkey to the rescue Before extensively reviewing Turkey’s support to Rohingyas, it is imperative for policy makers to understand Turkey’s foreign policy. In the light...

Economic Relations between India and Russia

India and Russia share close strategic, economic and cultural ties for several decades. While Russia is a reliable partner of India, development of India-Russia...

Myanmar’s FDI story: The hits and the misses

While for long, the whole world was focussing on political reforms in Myanmar (transition from military rule to a democratic system), the country has...

The Kurdish Referendum for Independence : This Side of Paradise (Part...

As 25th September approaches, the eyes of the world would be focussed upon the Middle East and the repercussions of the Referendum for Kurdistan,...

Assessing India’s “soft” power: Viable in relations with Af-Pak? – II

“Soft” Power in India’s Foreign Policy To effectively understand “soft” power influence in India’s foreign policy, this topic is divided into two segments. The...

The Kurdish Referendum for Independence: To be or not to be

Like the tumultuous Balkans decades ago, the Middle East, especially after 9/11, has become a festering ground for the rise of new demands for...