Chairperson: Air Marshall Inamdar
External-Prof. Ramakrishnan (JNU)
Most of the countries in West Asia have expressed an interest in developing nuclear energy.
President Barack Obama’s announcement that the “American combat role in Iraq has ended” has created fresh challenges for the region. Iraq needs to meet the daunting internal and external challenges in the wake of the American withdrawal to ensure stability.
While Saudi Arabia intends to increase its regional role and influence, the US would like to ensure that its interests in West Asia are protected with the help of friends like Saudi Arabia.
India's relationship with the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) has been primarily based on mutual trade and business.
India and Saudi Arabia are entering into a long term strategic partnership that encompasses political, economic, scientific and cultural relations.
The failure of the government to stem Houthi-led violence and the involvement of the external powers in Yemen’s sectarian problems has aggravated the country’s stability. Yemen has been turned in to a theater of conflict between Saudi Arabia and Iran.
Chairperson: Saeed Naqvi
Discussants: Gulshan Dietl and Anwar Alam
The recent clashes that occurred between the Uighur Muslims and the Han Chinese workers in a toy factory and the subsequent spread of violence throughout the Xinjiang Uighur region have elicited stron
Yemen has witnessed a number of al Qaeda-led activities in recent weeks. A suicide bomber killed four South Korean tourists in the city of Shibam in Hadramaut province on March 15, 2009.