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Iran Presidential Elections 2021

The expected victory of a hardline, conservative candidate in the forthcoming Iranian presidential elections could become a hindrance to fulfilling the country’s economic agenda and lead to greater domestic instability.

June 03, 2021

Imran Khan's Single National Curriculum: An Overdose of Religion?

Imran Khan’s overemphasis on further mainstreaming the religious education might result in increased conflict between his government and the opposition and also the civil society in Pakistan.

June 01, 2021

Israel’s Continuing Political Stalemate

The political deadlock in Israel is set to continue, with Netanyahu failing to garner adequate support and Yair Lapid facing the deadline of June 2, 2021 to cobble together the necessary support to form a coalition government.

May 28, 2021

Saudi-Iran Talks: Ray of Hope in the Gulf

The talks between Iran and Saudi Arabia mediated by Iraq may help in the de-escalation of regional tensions.

May 25, 2021

Israel-Hamas Clash: What it Means for West Asia?

The Israel-Hamas clash diminishes prospects for the revival of the peace process and strengthens Hamas’ position as the preeminent Palestinian faction.

May 25, 2021

Will Oli Complete Second Innings as PM?

Nepal’s Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli faces tough challenges as he tries to cobble a majority in the House of Representatives.

May 21, 2021

Post-Coup Myanmar and India’s Response

India must continue to engage with the Tatmadaw, even as it supports the efforts of the UN and the ASEAN to restore democratic processes and prevent violence and conflict in Myanmar.

May 21, 2021

Growing Cyber Risks to Energy Infrastructure

Cyber-related risks to the energy sector can be minimised by strategic intelligence gathering on potential threat actors, weaving of cyber security strategies into corporate decisions, industry-wide collaboration as well as up-to-date backup systems.

May 20, 2021

Generality of Kautilyan Tenets Informed by Unique Indianness

The interweaving of philosophy with statecraft lends Kautilya’s Arthashastra a unique comprehensive approach. Even if some of the Kautilyan tenets are resoundingly commonsensical, the lamp of philosophy credibly illuminates its Indianness.

April 28, 2021

India-EU Partnership: Can the Unfulfilled Potential Be Realised?

The May 8, 2021 India-EU Summit in Portugal is expected to further invigorate and provide a fresh direction to the bilateral relationship, even as both sides grapple with bilateral, regional and global challenges.

April 07, 2021

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