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    Turkey and its Quest for Leadership Role in the West Asian Region

    Turkey and its Quest for Leadership Role in the West Asian Region

    Turkey is one of the major regional powers in West Asia. Born from the ashes of the Ottoman Empire, Turkey has taken time to consolidate and establish itself as a prosperous modern state. It has overcome military coups and economic crisis in past decades and is now emerging as revitalized country with a host of opportunities for expansion. The countries of the region have often seen it with contempt and suspicion due to the Ottoman legacy as also its Western orientation in earlier part of its short modern history.


    Iran Elections: And the winner is…

    The presidential elections come at a time when Iran is reeling under the pressure of sanctions and having been isolated in the region with the rise of Sunni Islamism.

    June 13, 2013

    Taliban’s Spring Offensive and the Consequences

    The Taliban spring offensive is aimed at exploiting the situation and driving home the advantage. The present lull in coalition operations and indecision on the future outlook of international forces is adding to the Taliban’s advantage.

    June 03, 2013

    Turkey and its Quest for Leadership Role in the Region

    Fellows' Seminar
    May 03, 2013
    1030 to 1300 hrs

    Israel Offers to Reconcile with Turkey: Compulsions and Realities

    The US may have provided the support and platform for the apology, but it was something Israel had to do desperately as it was finding the developing regional situation difficult to handle with every passing day.

    March 25, 2013

    Iran-Egypt Rapprochement: Compulsions and Realities

    Along the short recent journey in discovery of friendly relations, Iran and Egypt have hit roadblocks that are not only ideological in nature but also illustrate their individual compulsions, conflicting national interests and complex regional dynamics.

    March 08, 2013

    Will Netanyahu’s Return Lead to Increased Israeli Isolation?

    Going by Netanyahu’s present term, the return of a stronger Right Wing coalition may lead to increased friction in the region and increased Israeli isolation as well.

    January 19, 2013

    The Signs of Change in Syria

    Signals from Russia, China and even Iran that it is time for Assad to go combined with domestic dissensions and defections signal that the regime is finally cracking up.

    December 24, 2012