Author: Sindhuri Sai

The Red Sea Crisis – History, Importance and Contemporary Threats
Africa, Featured, Middle East, World

The Red Sea Crisis – History, Importance and Contemporary Threats

Established in 1869, the Suez Canal is a vital sea route that links the Mediterranean and the Red Sea, providing significant cost and distance savings. Historically, this strategic passageway has assisted in effective international trade, which has benefited the Middle East, Asia, and Europe. But a new trend indicates an alteration akin to the Middle Ages when commercial ships chose to circumnavigate the southernmost point of Africa. Vasco Da Gama undertook a voyage along the Cape of Good Hope in 1498, eventually discovering a new maritime route for trade in quest of India. This alternate route supplanted the Silk Road, which had been captured by the Ottoman Turks. However, the Suez Canal, constructed in the 1860s, provided a significant shortcut, aiding a sustainable path for inte...
Israel-Palestine Dispute – Need For A Multifaceted Approach To A Regional Discord
Featured, Middle East, World

Israel-Palestine Dispute – Need For A Multifaceted Approach To A Regional Discord

The continued control of Hamas over the region could potentially exacerbate the existing economic challenges, leading to detrimental ramifications for the populace. An unequivocal demarcation of the two regions seems imperative, rendering the successful implementation of a two-state model unfeasible and prompting consideration for a three-state framework. Any solution entailing the legitimisation of Hamas's authority over the Gaza Strip will pose a potential threat to Israel's national security and territorial integrity. The conflict between Israel and Palestine has undergone several phases, each imbuing it with distinctive complexities. Originating as a dispute between Zionism and Palestinian nationalism, the conflict primarily revolved around land ownership. Over time, the Palest...