GS-II: International Relations

What is the significance of Gulf region for India, particularly for energy and security related concerns? Discuss.

January 31, 2018

Gulf region is an energy rich region and hold large chunk of fossil fuel deposits. India meets the demand of 80% of crude oil and 60% of LNG from the imports from Gulf region. This is key reason that the Look West Policy of the government reiterates Gulf region as the natural energy partner of

What are the reasons for recent unrest in Iran?

January 3, 2018

The recent unrest in Iran accounting to at least 20 deaths is seen to be the most serious internal crisis the country faced in the decade. The protest started on the backdrop of increasing prices of basic staples(like eggs) and worsening economic conditions. The protest soon turned into an open rebellion against the government and

The current thinking in the West of a Shia arc of influence seems to be exaggerated

January 1, 2018

The muslim world is divided majorly in to two sectors- The Sunni and The Shia. Sunnis for centuries together have established their hegemony across different countries of the world. As a result, they make up to more than three-fourths of the entire muslim population. Shia islam is nascent and is designated as official religion by