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The Iran Nuclear Deal: Advantage India: Some Observations

Paper No. 5909                                Dated 07-Apr-2015

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

It is a sad reflection of our foreign policy that one has to give the title as “advantage India” after the recent  framework that was signed on 2nd April between P5 plus one and Iran on a nuclear deal.  This in due course is supposed to be translated into a final agreement by June 30.

Localized motivations for antisemitism within the Ummah

Paper No. 5907                                 Dated 06-Apr-2015

Guest Column by Dr. Rajesh Tembarai Krishnamachari

Antisemitism marked with an irrational prejudice against Jews and Israel is on the rise over the past decade after declining for much of the post WW-II era [1].

Iran Regains Primacy in United States Middle East Strategic Calculus

Paper No. 5898                                 Dated 23-Mar-2015

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Iran seems to be regaining its earlier primacy in the United States Middle East strategic calculus in light of US contemporaneous moves, notwithstanding the nuclear issue.

Benjamin Netanyahu’s Faux Pas

Paper No: 5887                                Dated 6-Mar-2015       

Guest Column by Kazi Anwarul Masud

Rarely in the history of modern diplomacy has a head of government of one country  imposed himself on another country over the explicit reservations expressed by the President and top officials of the host country.

India’s Foreign Policy Radar: Imperatives to Delete Pakistan and Afghanistan

Paper No. 5885                               Dated 04-Mar-2015

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Pakistan for decades and now Afghanistan lately are strategic dead-weights and non-performing assets in terms of Indian foreign policy and Indian security interests.

Pakistan and Afghanistan may be strategic assets for United States national interests in South West Asia and that by itself is no reason for India to adopt American foster children in the region.

Oil Politics in West Asia and India’s concerns!

Paper No. 5846                                Dated 18-Dec-2014

Guest Column by Dr. Sudhanshu Tripathi

The current tensions in West Asia and the war clouds over the skies of Iraq due to rise of ISIS militants have their roots in the economics of oil resources of the Persian Gulf and the politics of American interests to remain predominant in the region.

The Threat of ISIS and the Global Response

Paper No. 5769                                Dated 17-Aug-2014

 By Kazi Anwarul Masud                          

Once again another Islamic radical group has arisen from the sands of the Middle East to wreck havoc in an already disorderly world.  Surprisingly this group has forced its way into internecine fights in Iraq and Syria to carve a "state" that goes beyond terrorism.

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