Talmiz Ahmad | Author at https://www.outlookindia.com
The recent China-brokered deal to restore diplomatic relations between Iran and Saudi Arabia will mark the triumph of diplomacy over the military options that the US has generally resorted to in the region
There is no strategic interest that actually binds the quartet comprising the US, Japan, Australia and India. The Biden administration, under pressure from domestic constituencies, felt the need to ‘celebrate’ the Abraham Accords, even though they serve no US interest and have negligible resonance across West Asia.
How evanlegists, Saudi largesse and a visceral hatred of Iran dictated Donald Trump's noxious West Asia policy
The French President’s deliberate collision with what he sees as ‘Islam’ is unlikely to be good for him or for France.
In the post-pandemic world, a new regional and global order will emerge from this nascent alliance.
President Erdogan has drawn on two of Turkey’s earlier, mutually-reinforcing traditions – Islam and the Ottomanism, to shape his vision of 'Islam’s last fortress.'
After becoming Crown Prince in June 2017, MBS first cracked down in September 2017 on dissident clerics, academics, writers and human rights activists, followed by the detention of a few hundred prominent royal family members and businessmen on charges of corruption.
Amidst several electoral setbacks, the US president pursues fresh sanctions on Iran.
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has complicated his country’s politics and economics by engineering two crises – the arrests of royal family members and initiation of an oil-price war with Russia.
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Xi’s Belt and Road Initiative is irreversible, says this book as it scrutinises its geo-political fall-out, but also that China should address legitimate concerns
From that dawn in November, 1979, that would set into motion a se ries of cataclysms in West Asia and, eventually, the world, changing geopolitics forever
Taxes on oil provide for the state. Rise in global crude prices will have to be sat out.
Hamid Ansari dares to point at the noisome rot: intolerance and illiberal discourse. The solution is to heed Ambedkar and safeguard India’s constitutional values.
The 39 Indian workers were killed when ISIS had reached a peak of brutality and had no intention of negotiating, unlike earlier hostage situations
All the leaders he met have sought a greater Indian role in promoting security in the region. Neither has any details been spelt out nor is there any indication of an Indian initiative.
The ancient stones of Jerusalem have seen flux for 3,500 years, in tandem with shifting ties amongst Islam, Judaism and Christianity. Trump’s loud call is just another turn.
Mohammed bin Salman’s brutal power grab tramples tradition and pushes Saudi Arabia towards the abyss
The Six-Day War split and recast power centres in West Asia, shaped jehadism, consigned Palestinians to a harrowing fate and deepened Israel’s self-justificatory, racist paranoia
In a joint statement, the leaders of Britain, France, and Germany have said that “preserving the agreement is in our shared national security interest.”
'It should be noted that the crude being imported from the US is not shale oil, which is sweet and light and expensive, but conventional sour, moderate sulphur crude, Mars and Poseidon, that is similar to crudes imported by Indian refineries from Gulf sources.'
The Kurds number about 30 million in the four countries of Turkey, Syria, Iraq and Iran, and are perhaps the world’s largest ethnic group without a state of its own
Except on our ties with West Asia and jehadi terror, Saran’s lucid account correctly details our national interests, with an advocacy of a multi-polar world
Developments during the last month have significantly changed the security scenario across West Asia and portend a prolonged period of competition and conflict in a thoroughly transformed regional order.