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Middle East Acocalypse Now with Regional Power Tussle-2018

Paper No. 6430              Dated 26-Sept-2018

By Dr Subhash Kapila

In the closing months of 2018, the Middle East security environment presents the spectacle of an intense power struggle going on among the major regional powers like Iran, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Israel besides the geopolitical and military involvement of the traditional external powers like the United States and China that compulsively get drawn into Middle East regional conflicts on opposing sides.

United States-Russia Military Confrontation 2018 & its Implications for Indian Foreign Policy

Paper No. 6365                                    Dated 16-Apr-2018

By Dr Subhash Kapila

United States and Russia are in a state of edgy military confrontation which has all the potential of a flare-up and military showdown. Inherent in this are serious implications for India and its foreign policy would be severely tested.

West Asia: Saud Family Wants to Imprison the Entire Peninsula

Paper No. 6273              Dated 30-June-2017

  Guest Column By Ravi Sundaralingam

The 13 points demand made by Saudi Arabia and its allies against Qatar, their erstwhile cousins and co-sponsors of Wahabi/ Salafi -Jihadi extremism/ militancy, is weird as anything one can imagine.

We have grouped the Saudi demands into two categories to understand the mind-sets writing these demands.

Part 1 lists five that deal with Saudi views on Freedom, Society and National Sovereignty.

Sunni Nato Military Alliance Spells Conflict in the Middle East.

Paper No. 6268                                Dated  12th June 2017

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Pakistan-China-Turkey Triangle at Seoul NSG Meet June 2016

Paper No. 6140                                 Dated 01-Jul-2016                                 

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Pakistan-China-India Triangle was evidently in play at Seoul NSG Meet in June 2016 when Pakistan asked China to block India’s entry into NSG, China strongly blocks India, so, and Turkey backs China’s attempt to keep India out of NSG.

Iranian President Visits Pakistan March 2016 and its Impact on India

Paper No. 6091                                 Dated 30-Mar-2016

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Iran perceives its relations with India on a strategic plane and much differently from its “brotherly relations” with Pakistan, notwithstanding any contemporary prodding by China and Russia on Iran to firm-up relations with Pakistan in pursuance of adding Iran to the China-Pakistan Axis, preposterous as the latter may sound to foreign policy specialists.

Pak-Saudi Nuclear Weapon Collaboration? Challenge to Middle-East Stability

Paper No. 6067                                Dated 29-Jan-2016

By Bhaskar Roy

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