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OIC’s Invitation to India- A diplomatic Coup!

Paper No. 6406        Dated  8-Mar-2019

By R M Panda

India has the second largest population of Muslims and yet it has been denied its rightful place in the OIC meetings so far.  It was therefore a big diplomatic triumph for India when it was a invited to the OIC (Organisation of Islamic Cooperation) meeting this year  for the first time since its formation.

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Pakistan And India Visits by Saudi Arabia Crown Prince- Analysed:

Paper No. 6500           Dated 25-Feb-2019

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman, the de facto ruler of Saudi Arabia visited Pakistan and India - February 2019 with a further follow-up visit to China. Saudi Arabia’s underlying strategic objectives in clubbing these visits make an interesting analysis as the India visit stands out apart strategically in relation to Pakistan and China.

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.

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