Debalina Ghoshal

Growing Saudi-Israeli Relations

in Cooperation, Iran, Israel, Nuclear, Nuclear Weapons, Saudi Arabia

  The Iranian nuclear deal has managed to alter some noteworthy strategic equations in West Asia. It came as a big surprise when Saudi Arabia and Israel started drawing closer to each other due to common concerns over the deal. Even as the landmark agreement fructified on July 14, 2015, Israel displayed its displeasure, calling

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Muhammad Daim Fazil

China Plunges In to Resolve Afghan Conundrum

in Afghanistan, China, Cooperation, Foreign Policy, Negotiations, Peace, Security, Terrorism

  Since Xi Jinping assumed office in 2013, China has started to flex its muscles regionally and internationally more than ever before. Prior to this, China was following its principle of non-intervention with regard to the internal affairs of sovereign states. But recent shifts indicate a sharp turn in Chinese foreign policy. The latest sign

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Arooj Naveed

Reexamining Terrorism and Insurgency: Lessons from South Asia

in India, Internal Security, Pakistan, Terrorism • 1 Response

  The George W. Bush administration confused the meaning of “terrorism” and“insurgency,” regularly using these terms interchangeably in imprecise and arbitrary ways. However, the difference between insurgents and terrorists is significant. Insurgencies are resistance movements fought within states. Terrorism is a tactic used by non-state actors to achieve a larger goal. In the Middle East,

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Joy Mitra

Dialogue of the Deaf and Blind

in Cooperation, India, India-Pakistan Relations, Negotiations, Pakistan, Security

  Even before the NSA-level talks had started catching eyeballs in India and Pakistan, Yashwant Sinha called it the “dialogue of the deaf.” In the end, it has turned out to be not just deaf, but blind as well. There should be no question that a higher proportion of the blame lies with Pakistan, whose

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Ishita Dave

India’s Strategic Access to Chabahar

in China, Cooperation, India, India-Pakistan Relations, Iran, Pakistan, Trade • 2 Responses

  The roots of Indo-Iranian relations can be traced back to the ancient civilizations of the Indus Valley and Mesopotamia, revealing shared history, culture, language, music and religion. Recent events could help economic relations flourish. With the recent signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop the Chabahar Port, India has taken a huge

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