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Book Excerpt: Why India Is A Misfit In 'Quad 2', The Quadrilateral Alliance To Counter China

Book Excerpt: Why India Is A Misfit In 'Quad 2', The Quadrilateral Alliance To Counter China

Apr 16, 2022

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.

Trump’s Toxic Legacy In West Asia

Trump’s Toxic Legacy In West Asia

Nov 27, 2020

How evanlegists, Saudi largesse and a visceral hatred of Iran dictated Donald Trump's noxious West Asia policy

Macron’s Mistaken Challenge To ‘Islam’

Macron’s Mistaken Challenge To ‘Islam’

Nov 13, 2020

The French President’s deliberate collision with what he sees as ‘Islam’ is unlikely to be good for him or for France.

Under 'Maximum Pressure', Iran Turns To China And Russia

Under 'Maximum Pressure', Iran Turns To China And Russia

Oct 29, 2020

In the post-pandemic world, a new regional and global order will emerge from this nascent alliance.

Turkey’s ‘Neo-Ottoman’ Vision For West Asia, Mediterranean

Turkey’s ‘Neo-Ottoman’ Vision For West Asia, Mediterranean

Oct 15, 2020

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.'

Two Years After The Khashoggi Murder, The Saudi Crown Prince Reveals His Schizophrenia

Two Years After The Khashoggi Murder, The Saudi Crown Prince Reveals His Schizophrenia

Oct 07, 2020

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.

Ahead Of Polls, Trump’s ‘Toxic Present’ To The UN

Ahead Of Polls, Trump’s ‘Toxic Present’ To The UN

Oct 01, 2020

Amidst several electoral setbacks, the US president pursues fresh sanctions on Iran.

As Saudi Grapples With Coronavirus, Crown Prince Has Inflicted Two Self-wounds. Is Country Prepared To Deal With It?

As Saudi Grapples With Coronavirus, Crown Prince Has Inflicted Two Self-wounds. Is Country Prepared To Deal With It?

Mar 19, 2020

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.

Jammu Diary

Jammu Diary

Oct 16, 2019

London Diary

London Diary

Jul 31, 2019

In Outlook this week, a diary on London, Boris, May, and Brexit.

A Quiverfull Against Tianxia

A Quiverfull Against Tianxia

May 01, 2019

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

The Spirit Unleashed Since 1979

The Spirit Unleashed Since 1979

Feb 06, 2019

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

Calls For Reductions In Excise Duty On Petrol Are Unrealistic

Calls For Reductions In Excise Duty On Petrol Are Unrealistic

Sep 13, 2018

Taxes on oil provide for the state. Rise in global crude prices will have to be sat out.

What Truly Is To Be Done?

What Truly Is To Be Done?

Aug 22, 2018

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.

No Quarter For The Innocent

No Quarter For The Innocent

Mar 22, 2018

The 39 Indian workers were killed when ISIS had reached a peak of brutality and had no intention of negotiating, unlike earlier hostage situations

PM Modi’s Foray Into The West Asia Quagmire

PM Modi’s Foray Into The West Asia Quagmire

Feb 12, 2018

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.

Jerusalem: The Judeo-Christian Project

Jerusalem: The Judeo-Christian Project

Dec 14, 2017

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.

The Grasping Quicksand

The Grasping Quicksand

Nov 09, 2017

Mohammed bin Salman’s brutal power grab tramples tradition and pushes Saudi Arabia towards the abyss

Six Days That Created A Paradigm For Middle Earth

Six Days That Created A Paradigm For Middle Earth

Oct 25, 2017

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

By Endangering Historic Iran Nuclear Deal, Donald Trump Rallied His Allies Against Him

By Endangering Historic Iran Nuclear Deal, Donald Trump Rallied His Allies Against Him

Oct 16, 2017

In a joint statement, the leaders of Britain, France, and Germany have said that “preserving the agreement is in our shared national security interest.”

India Widens Its Oil Basket As US Begins Exports, But Energy Security Still Hinges On West Asia

India Widens Its Oil Basket As US Begins Exports, But Energy Security Still Hinges On West Asia

Oct 04, 2017

'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.'

Kurdistan Votes For Freedom, And Takes West Asia Towards Ethnic Conflict

Kurdistan Votes For Freedom, And Takes West Asia Towards Ethnic Conflict

Sep 28, 2017

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

Looking Out The Window

Looking Out The Window

Sep 15, 2017

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

West Asia On The Brink Of An Abyss

West Asia On The Brink Of An Abyss

Jun 25, 2017

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.

In Search Of New Jehadi Heavens

In Search Of New Jehadi Heavens

May 19, 2017

Kashmir’s jehadi militancy was in the service of the ISI, with Hurriyat in a supporting role. Now, a ruthless band cares only for an Islamic, Sharia-ruled state

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