West Asia
Understanding Politics in Iraq post-October 2021 Elections

Iraq’s post-2003 political system is facing political and economic dysfunction mired by widespread corruption, economic inequalities and lack of improvement in living standards. The unstable political situation is further accentuated by the influen....

West Asia and North Africa Review 2022

Responses to the Russia-Ukraine War
The ongoing Russia-Ukraine war drew mixed responses among the West Asian and North African states based on their national interests and strategic objectives. Most states in the region do not necessarily ....

India and Egypt – Finding Strategic Convergence

As the global churn is yet to spring some sense of stability New Delhi has been in an overdrive to identify and nurture key partnerships across geographies since its strategic autonomy and consistent principled policies in international discourse hav....

West Asia – 2022 Gone by with a Twist

West Asia never ceases to spring surprises. 2022 was no different in that regard except that conflicts became milder but the Black Swan events did not spare them either. As the countries, even the oil rich ones, were beginning to come out of the adv....

Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to Saudi Arabia

Amb. Anil Trigunayat, Distinguished Fellow at VIF, discusses "Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to Saudi Arabia" by assessing the critical dimensions of the visit; dissecting the key areas of interest for China in the Persian Gulf and evaluating t....

Israel-Lebanon Maritime Agreement and its regional consequences

Amb. Anil Trigunayat, Distinguished Fellow at VIF, discusses "Israel-Lebanon Maritime Agreement and its regional consequences" by assessing the critical dimensions of the historic deal and dissecting the impact of the said agreement in the Eastern M....

Iran Protest and it's domestic and regional implications

Amb. Anil Trugunayat, Distinguished Fellow at VIF dissects the core issues in recent protest in Iran and evaluates it's domestic and regional implications.....

The India Way @ the UNGA

It appeared from media reports and commentaries as if India was the flavour at the 77th UNGA where India was ably represented by her Foreign Minister (EAM) Dr S Jaishankar. This is not a eulogy for the EAM but he is known to call a spade a spade whic....

Turkey's Current Strategic Profile

Amb. Anil Trigunayat, Distinguished Fellow at VIF analyses, "Turkey's Current Strategic Profile" by addressing Ankara's strategic and foreign policy priorities in the context of Russia-Ukraine crisis; identifies the reasons for rapprochement between....

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 Arabia....

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