US Sanctions on Iran: An Examination of the EU's Role
Manuel Herrera · 05 Dec, 2018 · #5530 · Commentary
The US has implemented an expansive set of sanctions against
Iran that jeopardise the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). US concerns
regarding the agreement are three-fold. According to President Donald Trump's
administration, the agre...
Is ‘Peace in the Middle East’ in Russia's Interest?
Pieter-jan Dockx · 03 Dec, 2018 · #5529 · Commentary
Since its resurgence in West
Asia through its intervention in the Syrian civil war, Russia has attempted to
position itself as a conflict mediator for the region. Having established
cordial ties with most of the region’s actors, Russia is per...
A Non-Traditional Security Perspective on Sino-Indian Border Management
Siwei Liu · 22 Nov, 2018 · #5528 · Commentary
The unresolved ‘border dispute’
is undoubtedly the core issue in Sino-Indian relations. Border issues are not
only important for the two sides’ territorial and military security but also
concern many non-traditional security issues, such ...
Signalling with INS Arihant: Import of the Message and the Messenger
Manpreet Sethi · 22 Nov, 2018 · #5527 · Commentary · Column
The announcement on 5 November regarding
the completion of the first deterrent patrol of India’s first indigenous
nuclear-powered submarine (SSBN), the INS Arihant, has evoked three kinds of
reactions: a euphoric one from strategic analysts w...
East Asia Compass
India-Japan Relations: Proximity to the Indo-Pacific Strategy
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 19 Nov, 2018 · #5526 · Commentary · Column
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi made his third visit
to Japan on 28-29 October 2018 to attend 13th Annual Summit with Japanese
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Both countries reiterated their commitment to the
Special Strategic and Global Partner...
The Legal and Policy Complexities of India's October Rohingya Deportation
Angshuman Choudhury · 05 Nov, 2018 · #5525 · Commentary
On 4 October, the Indian government deported seven
Rohingya men, who had been in detention in Assam since 2012, to Myanmar. A
press release issued by India’s Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) flagged this
as “repatriation” of seven “My...
East Asia Compass
Denuclearising the Korean Peninsula: Hope Amidst Uncertainty?
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 17 Oct, 2018 · #5524 · Commentary · Column
In his mid-September visit to Pyongyang this
year, South Korean President Moon Jae-in reportedly had several fruitful
exchanges with North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, culminating in the signing of
the Pyongyang Joint Declaration. Both agreed to...
Can Russia Successfully Mediate the Israel-Palestine Peace Process?
Jason Wahlang · 17 Oct, 2018 · #5523 · Commentary
President Donald Trump has been working on a peace plan for the
Israel-Palestine conflict, which is expected to be presented by early 2019.
However, the US has largely lost its credibility to mediate the peace process,
especially in the eye...
Iran and its Arab Neighbours post the Ahvaz Attack
Majid Izadpanahi · 17 Oct, 2018 · #5522 · Commentary
On 22 September 2018, a military
parade in Ahvaz, Khuzestan, Iran, to celebrate the anniversary of the start of
Iran-Iraq war (1980-88) was struck by a terrorist attack, resulting in the
deaths of 25 people, including civilians. A separatist gr...
Why is Xi Purging Deng from History?
Palden Sonam · 16 Oct, 2018 · #5521 · Commentary
In China, rewriting history entails emergence
of new heroes as well as victims, depending on the direction of the political
wind in Beijing. Today, it appears that late paramount leader Deng Xiaoping has
found himself in the wrong direction of ...