India, Russia and the Indo-Pacific: A Search for Congruence

India’s vision of the Indo-Pacific not only accommodates Russia’s clamour for ASEAN centrality but also complements its Greater Eurasia construct.

February 03, 2021

Re-thinking Gulf Security

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) remains an inadequate and ineffective instrument to pursue regional security.

February 01, 2021

India’s ‘Vaccine Maitri’ Initiative

The rapidity and selflessness with which India rolled out millions of doses of vaccines as aid despite the massive requirements of its own vaccination drive, is being particularly appreciated by world leaders and observers.

January 29, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine and Cyber Espionage

Cyber criminals have caused economic losses and operational disruptions to organisations involved in vaccine research and distribution.

January 28, 2021

Kazakhstan Takes a Significant Step Forward

Even as Kazakhstan is making slow but steady progress towards further democratisation and openness of its political system, jostling by elites to secure their positions ahead of the ultimate exit of first President Nursultan Nazarbayev from the political scene, is set to grow.

January 22, 2021

Al-Ula Summit: Restoring the Unity of the GCC

Even as the Al-Ula summit has set a positive tone for the restoration of unity in the GCC, a high level of commitment is required by all parties to bridge the trust deficit.

January 12, 2021

Imran Khan and Pakistan’s Enduring Political Crisis

While Imran Khan’s efforts to build legitimacy around his ‘personality’ as a religious person and a crusader against corruption do not seem to have convinced many people, his government’s inability to bring the much-promised tabdeeli (‘change’) to Pakistan is beginning to hurt him politically.

January 04, 2021

Erdogan’s New Foreign Policy Volte Face

It remains to be seen to what extent Turkish President Recep Tayyeb Erdogan’s recent efforts to mend broken regional ties and address concerns over domestic policies will succeed.

December 23, 2020

Remembering Bangladesh’s Liberation War

India and Bangladesh fought together “in the defence of human liberty”, in the words of Sheikh Mujib ur Rahman, to liberate Bangladesh, fifty momentous years ago.

December 16, 2020

Political Uncertainty in Lebanon

Disagreements on cabinet positions continue to hamper the formation of a new Lebanese government, even as the country is going through socio-economic turmoil, compounded by the pandemic and the Beirut port blast.

December 14, 2020