West Asia
Impact of Russia-Ukraine Conflict on Food Security in Egypt

On 24 February 2022, Russia launched military campaign against Ukraine after months of posturing, military build-ups and breakdown of the Minsk agreement that failed to resolve the conflict between the Ukrainian government and Russian-backed separati....

Recent Clashes in Jerusalem, West Bank and Israel

Amb. Anil Trigunayat, Distinguished Fellow at VIF evaluates the recent clashes in Jerusalem, West Bank, and Israel. The speaker identifies the reasons for the recent uptick in attacks; the possibility of renewed Hamas-Israel conflict and assesses Rus....

The Conflicts that Just Don’t Go Away

While the Russia-Ukraine war and the patriotic histrionics of Zelensky, obduracy of Putin and bluffing by the West and incongruity of Biden hog the limelight of media and the paparazzi across the spectrum, the forever wars especially in the Middle Ea....

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.....

West Asian and North African states’ Response to Russia-Ukraine Crisis

On 24 February 2022, Russia launched military campaign against Ukraine after months of posturing, military build-ups and breakdown of the Minsk agreement that failed to stall the conflict between Russian-backed separatists in the two breakaway region....

Review of India’s Engagement with West Asia

The West Asian region is considered as India’s extended neighbourhood. India’s engagement with the region is rooted in history, cultural exchanges and vibrant diaspora. West Asia is crucial for India’s energy needs and economic pursuits. India....

West Asia: Projections for 2022

The regional actors in the West Asian region have taken measures towards reconciliation in light of US’ attempts to re-negotiate the 2015 JCPOA; Taliban rule in Afghanistan; economic crises; inequalities perpetuated by COVID-19 and limited success ....

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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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....

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