West Asia Roundup: August 2023

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman after his consultations with the Americans and others invited about forty participants including national Security Advisers to Jeddah for discussing the way out of the Russia-Ukraine War. Bu....

Saudi Diplomacy: Breaking the Barriers

Last decade, especially since the Arab Spring of 2010, has been quite momentous for the Saudi domestic, foreign and security policies. This has been further accentuated in the last five years and is greatly marked by tremendous pragmatism and realism....

Neighborhood News Digest – 31 August 2023

Iran Delegation Meets With Health Ministry in Kabul – Tolo News
The Ministry of Public Health said that in a meeting in Kabul between Qalandar Ebad, the head of the ministry, and an Iranian delegation, there was....

Cyber Review - July 2023


“Bharat emerging as trusted global electronics manufacturing partner”: EAM Dr S Jaishankar.
On 31 July 2023, Dr S. Jaishankar, Bharat’s External Affairs Minister (EAM), spoke at "Semicon-India 2023" and emphasis....

Neighborhood News Digest – 8 August 2023


Taliban Prepare Suicide Bombers in Water Dispute With Iran - Bloomberg
In mid-May, Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi issued a warning to the Taliban: honor Afghanistan’s water-supply agreement or face the consequen....

Iran's Inclusion in the SCO: Implications and Regional Significance

Iran has become 9th full member of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in its 23rd summit held in virtual mode in the first week of July under the presidentship of India. After reproachment with Saudi Arabia it is another good news for Tehran....

Global Developments and Analysis: Weekly Monitor (10-16 July)


Nations where 3.3 bn live spend more on debt than health, schools
Approximately 3.3 billion people – almost half of humanity – now live in countries that spend more money paying interest on their debts than on edu....

Russia, Iran, and the Sanctions Game

After deciding to invade Ukraine in February 2022, Russia has been subject to financial, economic, diplomatic, military, and even sports sanctions by numerous countries and international organizations. Sanctions have been used for decades as a puniti....

Neighborhood News Digest – 18 July 2023

Iran deports more than 4,700 Afghan migrants - The Print
More than 4,700 Afghan migrants have been deported within 24 hours through the Milak border crossing in Sistan and Baluchestan province, Afghanistan-based K....

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