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Qatar’s Dilemma - Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and UAE

  0 comments   |     by Hamid Hussain on 07, August 2017

“Everyone is critical of the flaws of others, but blind to their own.”   Arab Proverb On June 05, 2017, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and United Arab Emirates (UAE) severed diplomatic relations with Qatar and also placed land and air embargo. This move came as a surprise to many as this immediately followed U.S. President Donald Trump’s high profile v

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The Six Day War – The Breaking of the Middle East

  0 comments   |     by A Book Review by Jim Miles on 02, August 2017

The Six Day War – The Breaking of the Middle East. Guy Laron. Yale University Press, New Haven/London, 2017. Between a short Introduction that attempts to construct the underlying social science rationale for the outbreak of the Six Day War and a short epilogue that simply highlights the major trend of the Six Day War lies what appears to be a well researched and informat

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Trump, Israel and Saudi Arabia: Targeting Iran - Hope for Peace

  0 comments   |     by Dr Chandra Muzaffar on 11, July 2017

In the wake of President Donald Trump’s visit to West Asia, is there even a faint glimmer of hope for peace in the most conflict-ridden region of the world? Or, has his visit to Saudi Arabia and Israel from the 20th to the 23rd of May 2017 only strained the region’s undercurrentsof friction and tension?  Some reflections on areas of conflict in West Asia m

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India and Israel Start to See Enemies Within Cultural Revolutions

  0 comments   |     by Pankaj Mishra on 08, July 2017

Cultural revolutions are underway in two nation-states -- India and Israel -- founded by secular nationalists in the late 1940s. Right-wing demagogues, emerging in both countries from among previously unrepresented masses, seek to forge a new national identity by stigmatizing particular religious and secular groups.  There are eerie similarities between the Hindu thugs who assault

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SINO-INDIAN TENSIONS - India Over the Dalai Lama's Visit

  0 comments   |     by Waqar K Kauravi and Umar Waqar on 19, June 2017

As reported by Economic Times , China has for the first time announced "standardised" official names for six places in Arunachal Pradesh, days after it lodged strong protests with India over the Dalai Lama's visit to the frontier state. The move was aimed at reaffirming China's claim over the state. China claims the state as 'South Tibet'. India has dismissed the renamin

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The Obligations of Responsibility - When They Ignore Bangladesh Executions

  0 comments   |     by Toby Cadman on 13, June 2017

Toby Cadman is an international criminal law specialist. He is a barrister member at Nine Bedford Row International Chambers in London and a member of the International Criminal Bureau in The Hague. On March 12, 1947, US President Harry Truman spoke to the US Congress, and delivered what became known as the "Truman Doctrine". The speech was in response to the spread of Communism

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China Reinforces Border Claims within Days of Dalai Lama’s Visit

  0 comments   |     by Abdus Sattar Ghazali on 30, May 2017

Visit of dalai lama to arunachal Pradesh is being viewed by China as a politically provocative move. India should have restricted his visit to non- disputed areas as he has been more of political dissenter rather than a religious head. On his part, dalai lama should have explicitly stated that his visit was connected with religious purpose. The visit has complicated relations politica

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Trump.Israel and Saudi Arabai

  0 comments   |     by Dr Chandra Muzaffar on 29, May 2017

Trump, Israel And Saudi Arabia: Targeting Iran  Dr Chandra Muzaffar

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Moscow Led Afghan Peace - Russia, China, Pakistan and Iran

  5 comments   |     by Hassan Bilal & Shahid Saleem on 05, May 2017

Russia, China, Pakistan and Iran are all in favor of direct talks with Taliban leadership while India is reluctant to support such a move fearing it may legitimize the insurgents. The Kremlin’s appointment of Zamir Kabulov as presidential envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan and head of the Russian foreign ministry’s Asia and Middle East department

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China Pakistan Relations Enter New Phase - Pakistan Day Parade

  0 comments   |     by Alex Gorka on 03, May 2017

Chinese, Saudi and Turkish troops for the first time joined the Pakistan Day parade in Islamabad on March 23 – a momentous event, especially in the Pakistan-China bilateral relations. Pakistan Day commemorates March 23, 1940, when a resolution was passed to demand the establishment of a separate homeland to protect Muslims in the then British colony of India. Over the past decade,

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