West Asia
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. ....

अबू धाबी में हूती हमले

अबू धाबी के मुसाफ्फा औद्योगिक शहर में 17 जनवरी 2022 को बैलिस्टिक मिसाइलों और ड्रोन से किए गए हूती वि....

West Asia: Looking Back at 2021

Atmosphere of Reconciliation
The atmosphere of reconciliation is a welcome change which is necessary for the volatile region plagued by geopolitical, geo-economic and geo-religious contestations. Saudi Arabia and the UAE in 2021 have tak....

Houthi Strike at Abu Dhabi

The Houthi attack using ballistic missiles and drones at an oil refinery in Abu Dhabi’s Musaffah Industrial City that killed two Indians and one Pakistani national on 17 January 2022 has drawn attention to the United Arab Emirates (UAE)’s role in....

West Asia: Review of 2021 and Preview of 2022

Amb. Anil Trigunayat, Distinguished Fellow at VIF briefs about the upcoming trends in West Asia in 2022; discusses the reasons for reconciliatory atmosphere; identifies the conflict faultlines, and talks about the possible areas of cooperation for In....

The Last Two Gulf Summits- Looking at New Horizons

Addressing the Shura Council King Salman of Saudi Arabia last week reiterated his concern about the Iranian government’s policy which is destabilizing regional security and stability, including building, and backing sectarian armed militias and pro....

The Libyan Elections – Amidst Hope and Despair

I fondly and vividly recall one of the finest and first ever elections held in the newly liberated Libya in 2012 when the man on the street just looked enthusiastically at their future that might have fulfilled their revolutionary dream. The election....

Elections in Qatar

Arab Spring (2010) may have failed in some respects after forcing removal of Mubarak and Gaddafi as all the countries including Ben Ali’s Tunisia continue to go through the political churn but it had showed the way to the youth and disenfranchise....

West Asia Experts Group Meeting

The West Asia Experts Group Meeting was virtually held on 4 August 2021 by the Vivekananda International Foundation, the discussion was focussed on India-Turkey Relations; Turkey’s Foreign Policy and its Regional role. The key speakers in the se....

Recent Developments in Iran

Join Amb. Anil Trigunayat and Hirak Jyoti Das discuss the recent political developments in Iran and evaluate it's implications on regional security and India's West Asia Policy.....

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