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Bahrain gas stations Courtesy:
6 August 2015

Cheap oil is costing West Asia

The oil-rich GCC countries are starting to show signs of financial stress maintaining high defense and social spending while the price of oil remains low

28 May 2009, VIENNA, VIENNA, Austria --- epa01744496 (L-R, front row) Director of the OPEC research divisiton, Dr. Hasan M. Qabzard, OPEC President, Angola's Oil Minister Jose Maria Botelho de Vasconcelos and OPEC Secretary-General Abdalla el Badri (R) address the media during a press conference in Vienna, Austria on 28 May 2009. Officials of the 12 Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) members held a closed-door meeting in Vienna on 28 May.  EPA/HERBERT PFARRHOFER --- Image by © HERBERT PFARRHOFER/epa/Corbis Courtesy: The Speaker-news
23 July 2015

OPEC’s spigot: spot on

By keeping production high and oil prices low, OPEC is taking on oil and gas companies by undercutting their ability to investments in future oil & gas production

Obama and Putin_G8 summit Courtesy: www.gov.uk
12 September 2014

“New Cold War poses dilemmas for India”

Neelam Deo, Director, Gateway House, talks about the significance of the position taken by NATO member countries at the recent summit in Wales. She says the increasingly acrimonious standoff between the West and Russia over Ukraine, and the stance on the Islamic State has implications for India.

amit Courtesy: wikimedia\commons
27 June 2014

India’s post-Iraq energy options

The growing ISIS-driven violence in Iraq highlights India’s vulnerability to the turmoil in West Asia: we heavily depend on the region for our energy. To insulate the country’s energy security from the upheavals, India must urgently diversify its sources and types of fuel, and develop its own energy ecosystem

west asia Courtesy: Wikipedia.org
27 June 2014

Will ISIS redraw the West Asia map?

The rise of the militant ISIS will alter the stability and future of all West Asian countries, and can impact India in multiple ways. India must re-evaluate its West Asia policy, and address the safety of its nationals in Iraq, the security of its oil supplies, and the fallout on South Asia of this resurgence of strife

iraq us Courtesy: laprensa
26 June 2014

Iraq crisis: 2003 revisited?

Over two years after American troops left Iraqi soil, the rise of the brutal ISIS is forcing a war weary U.S.to contemplate a return to the country. Amid plummeting approval ratings and divided opinions at home, President Barack Obama will have to carefully weigh the implications of a disintegrated Iraq on the U.S. and indeed, the world.

Oman India gas route_googlemaps Courtesy: Google Maps
23 May 2014

Oman gas pipeline back in favour

An underwater gas pipeline project connecting Oman with India’s west coast is being resurrected. Several factors explain the renewed interest, including the relaxing of sanctions against Iran and India’s need to counter-balance geopolitical and security considerations dogging other land-based projects

ind jap Courtesy: generalising/Flickr
6 November 2013

The new Indo-Pacific core

The India-Japan alliance needs to be viewed through a prism broader than that of "containing" China, and by treating the Indian and Pacific oceans as a single entity. Such an alliance has the potential to strengthen the geopolitical security of India and Japan, along with that of all their allies and associates

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