April 29, 2024

Iran and Israel in Open Confrontation

Iran launched a massive attack on Israel on April 14th using attack drones, ballistic missiles and cruise missiles. After long years of a ‘shadow war’ between the two nations, Iran has directly attacked Israeli territory for the first time. The […]
January 17, 2024

The Impact of a Probable Iran-Israel War on the Maritime Security of West Asia and the Indo-Pacific Region

The October 7 Hamas attack on southern Israel led to the death of 1400 Israelis and other nationals, and the kidnapping of 229 people. This resulted in a sustained bombing campaign of the Gaza Strip by the Israel Defence Forces […]
January 16, 2024

The Impact of a Probable Iran-Israel War on the Maritime Security of the Eastern Mediterranean, Red Sea and the Persian Gulf Region – Part 2

The Persian Gulf region, more specifically the Gulf of Oman and the Strait of Hormuz are maritime areas on the Iranian coast over which Iran has considerable naval influence. The Strait of Hormuz is around 155 kilometres long and 34 […]
August 8, 2023

Twin Crises Affecting Israel

For the past several months, Israel has been beset by massive protests by thousands of Israeli citizens against the judicial reforms initiated by the right-religious coalition government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The present government is the most right-wing government […]
October 25, 2021

The Afghan Taliban and other Jihadi Movements in Afghanistan

Islamic State of Khorasan Province (ISKP) and Afghan Taliban The recent suicide bombing of a Shia mosque in the southern city of Kandahar in Afghanistan which is the stronghold of the Afghan Taliban during Friday prayers killed more than forty […]
August 18, 2021

Increasing threats of a regional conflict between Iran and Israel

The most recent event among a series of incidents that occurred with regard to the cold war between Israel and Iran threatened to drag in major powers like the US and Britain into a potential conflict in West Asia. A […]
July 8, 2021

New dispensations in Israel and Iran amid ongoing rivalry

The past few weeks witnessed drastic change of governments in Israel and Iran amid the ongoing cold war between the two countries. The election in Iran shows signs of further entrenchment of the conservatives in Iran’s political landscape and denial […]
May 22, 2021

The Israeli-Palestinian Ceasefire: End to Hostilities or Merely a Respite Before the Next Round?

The most recent clashes between the Israelis and Palestinians have ended with an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire ending eleven days of fighting with both sides claiming victory. While the immediate causes for the most recent conflagration including the attempts to evict Palestinians […]
October 8, 2020

Diplomatic Recognition of Israel by UAE and Bahrain: Regional Reactions and India’s Concerns

The recent Abraham Accords signed between Israel, the UAE and Bahrain marked the establishment of diplomatic relations between Israel and the two GCC states. But clandestine relations between Israel and most of the GCC states have been going on since […]