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Vishakh Krishnan Valiathan is a Research Assistant at the Centre for Land Warfare Studies (CLAWS), New Delhi. He holds an MPhil in International Relations from University of Madras, Chennai. His MPhil Thesis was titled ‘India- Israel Relations: An Analytical Study with Reference to Defence Industry and Equipment Trade Since 1992’. He also has a Master’s in Politics and International Relations from the Department of Politics and International Studies, Pondicherry University (a Central University) and a Bachelor’s in Economics from Mar Ivanios College (Autonomous), University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram. Prior to CLAWS, he has interned with Middle East Institute at New Delhi ([email protected]), Regional Centre for Expertise Acknowledged by United Nations University- Trivandrum and National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS), Bengaluru. His research-oriented areas include West Asia, South Asia, Central Asia, India’s Foreign Policy, Energy Security, Economy and Strategic Cooperation.

Escalating Tensions in the Strait of Hormuz: India’s Responses

The Middle East, since early this year, witnessed a sequence of events pertaining to the political and economic dimensions of the region.  The exit...

India’s Neighbourhood First Policy- Has BIMSTEC Become a Priority?

During the first tenure of India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the government focused immensely towards its east and west policy. Now being re-elected for...

Iraq’s Basra and Indian Interests

In the wake of protests since last year in the Iraqi province of Basra, the government at Baghdad is uncertain on the possible transition...

Has Cricket turned to be a Unification force in Afghanistan?

Eighteen years ago, no Afghani might have thought that in 2018 they would play their first traditional form of Cricket ] - the five...

India’s Neighbourhood First Policy towards Maldives – Is it late to Look South?

The change in course in India’s Diplomatic relations in the Indian Ocean Region has been a major agenda of India’s Neighbourhood ‘First’ Policy.  The...

India’s Importance as a Consumer – Energy Security and Embargo

The world has been witnessing embargos on energy producing nations over the last year or so. Developing nations who are dependent on energy sources...

India at OIC – Is it a Turning Point in India’s Diplomacy?

  In the midst of growing tensions between India and Pakistan - the south Asian neighbours, it is interesting to note that India was invited...

Chabahar and Taliban: India’s Opportunity to be a Regional Stakeholder?

  India’s perceptive on the strategic importance of the Chabahar port in Iran can be a well-earned asset if dealt properly. Since 2001, India has...

Israel – Saudi Arabia Bonding in Making?

The regional schism in West Asia has been moving to a new direction negating the triangular proxy conflict between Saudi Arabia, Israel and Iran...

Why is Iraqi Kurdistan Strategic for India?

  Why is Iraqi Kurdistan Strategic for India? India is one of the largest importers of oil and petroleum products across the globe. Being a developing...

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