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West Asia Roundup: September 2022

Abstract Iran has been rattling on account of international sanctions, lack in progress on JCPOA Nuclear deal due to shifting goal posts, economic down turn even as it may have got some respite due to the Russia-Ukraine war in the context of...

Current Energy Dynamics in West Asia

Amb. D. P. Srivastava, Distinguished Fellow ar VIF discusses, "Current Energy Dynamics in West Asia" by evaluating the impact of the US President Joe Biden's visit to Saudi Arabia on global oil prices; assessing the policies of OPEC+ and Saudi...

Biden’s visit to M.E., Energy Crisis and Recession

The sharp increase in oil prices following the Ukraine war brought President Biden to Saudi Arabia. This was seen as a departure from the position taken by candidate Biden during his election campaign when he had criticized the Crown Prince and...

West Asia Round up-July 2022

Abstract: After 19 months into his Presidency the US Administration decided that President Joe Biden embark on a ‘mending fences’ visit to West Asia including Israel, Palestine and Saudi Arabia to interact bilaterally and regionally with GCC++...

West Asian states' reactions to recent events in India

Amb. Anil Trigunayat, Distinguished Fellow at VIF assesses, "West Asian states' reactions to recent events in India". The speaker identifies the impact areas in India-West Asia engagement and evaluates the response of the Indian government.

Turkey's Changing Dynamics with the GCC States

Amb. Anil Trigunayat, Distinguished Fellow at VIF analyses "Turkey's Changing Dynamics with the GCC states". The speaker identifies Turkey's strategic interests in the Persian Gulf region and the core areas of conflict; elaborates on the reasons for...

The Impact of Russia-Ukraine Crisis on the West Asian Region

Amb. Anil Trigunayat, Distinguished Fellow at VIF evaluates the impact of the Russia-Ukraine Conflict on the West Asian region.

China: Daily Scan, March 9, 2022

NPC Constitution, Law Committee deliberates draft amendment to law on local legislatures, governments: Xinhuanet March 9, 2022 The Constitution and Law Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC) on Monday deliberated a draft amendment to the...

China: Daily Scan, March 7, 2022

China mulls giving more seats to people from grassroots, women in top legislature: Xinhuanet March 6, 2022 Chinese lawmakers are considering a draft decision to give more seats in its national legislature to people from the grassroots level and...

Current Political Dynamics in Yemen

Amb. Anil Trigunayat, Distinguished Fellow at VIF analyses the factors for Houthi strikes against the UAE; discusses the impact of the Yemen conflict on Gulf and regional security, and sheds light on the likely endgame in Yemen.

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