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Understanding Multifaceted African Response to the Israeli-Palestine Conflict
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Understanding Multifaceted African Response to the Israeli-Palestine Conflict

The African response to the Israeli-Gaza conflict is multifaceted, reflecting historical alliances, diplomatic considerations, and evolving geopolitical dynamics. African countries that previously recognized Israel have now opposed Israel's actions in Gaza and this was reflected in the United Nations General Assembly vote on a humanitarian truce. The nations of the continent navigate a delicate balance between expressing solidarity with the Palestinian cause and maintaining diverse international relations. The ongoing Israeli war on Gaza has sparked diverse reactions across the African continent, highlighting the complexities of diplomatic relations, historical alliances, and regional dynamics. While it is challenging to generalize African public opinion due to a lack of c...
Middle East Diplomacy: Saudi-Israel Relations Amidst Conflict
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Middle East Diplomacy: Saudi-Israel Relations Amidst Conflict

The suspension of normalization talks with Israel underscores Saudi Arabia’s attempt to align itself with public sentiment without fully committing to substantial measures. Qatar’s relationship with Hamas and its need to counter allegations of sponsoring terrorism may limit its influence in long-term peace negotiations. As the conflict continues to unfold, the intricate dance of diplomacy in the Middle East underscores the delicate balance that Saudi Arabia must strike between public sentiment, regional dynamics, and its long-term geopolitical objectives. The dynamic geopolitical landscape of the Middle East has experienced seismic shifts, notably in the wake of the recent Israel-Hamas conflict. Preceding the tragic October 7th Hamas terrorist attack, a notable diplomatic d...
Israel-Palestine Dispute – Need For A Multifaceted Approach To A Regional Discord
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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...
Israel Terror Attack and the Lessons for Bharat
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Israel Terror Attack and the Lessons for Bharat

Today a terrorist may rejoice in killing Jews in a holy war, tomorrow it could be any other community that might find itself in a situation similar to the one the Kashmiri Pandits were in the 1990s.The foot soldier of Islam can easily be directed in any way his master wants, one who will serve his own interests and this becomes extremely dangerous when the abettors are sovereign nations.Bharat's confused self-image along with the twisted understanding and the crude imitation of the concept of European secularism has led to many unspeakable injustices carried out in the country, which is not the case with Israel which proudly identifies itself as a Jewish state. "Learn from the mistakes of others. You can't live long enough to make them all yourself."- Eleanor Roosevelt As the co...
Israel-Saudi Arabia Deal: A Balance of Influence by the US Delayed?
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Israel-Saudi Arabia Deal: A Balance of Influence by the US Delayed?

Given the magnitude of the problem, post the 10-7 attacks by Hamas, Mohammed bin Salman might be reluctant to proceed with the agreement.As terrorism spreads, overlapping with the Palestinian cause, it becomes imperative for the Saudis to counter-balance certain players in the region. India-Middle East-Europe Economic Corridor (IMEC) seeks to emphasise the dire need of India to counterbalance China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), thus explaining the emphasis on the Saudi-Israel rapprochement for the success of this infrastructural project.  In an interview with the American network Fox News, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MbS) spoke on the normalisation of ties with the historical regional foe, Israel, and said that talks for the first time seemed ‘re...
Wrecking Beyond Intelligence – The Strategic Failures of Israel’s Security Apparatus
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Wrecking Beyond Intelligence – The Strategic Failures of Israel’s Security Apparatus

Hamas is neither a cohesive nor a conventional force. It is neither a nation, nor an armed force, and this is the reason why Israel needs to deal with them by developing robust and cohesive counter-insurgency measures.Though Israel has a clear conventional military superiority over its hostile neighbours, when it comes to counter-insurgency and prevention of attacks from terrorist groups like Hamas and Hezbollah, it has not been able to wipe them out or reduce them to insignificance.However advanced and state-of-the-art technology grows, complete reliance on technology and the downgrading of key aspects of human intelligence can be lethal for any modern combats. The recent surprise attack by the Hamas terror outfit in Israel, by the name ‘Operation Al Aqsa Flood’ has sent several ...
Hamas Targets Israel: Barbaric Attack on Common Citizens Angers the World as Israel Retaliates 
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Hamas Targets Israel: Barbaric Attack on Common Citizens Angers the World as Israel Retaliates 

The sheer size of this well-planned Hamas offensive, which seems to have been prepared over months, raises concerns about the possible collaboration with Iran-backed Hezbollah fighters. The very foundation of the Saudi Arabia-Israel normalization agreement appears to be hanging by a thread due to the unprecedented turn of events.The further destabilization of the Middle East could lead to a sharp increase in crude oil prices and cast a menacing shadow over the already fragile global economy. In an astonishing and alarming turn of events, the Palestinian Islamic terror group Hamas carried out a completely unexpected attack on Israel. This bold action involved launching an enormous barrage of more than 5,000 rockets from the Gaza Strip, causing widespread destruction in Israeli ...
The Israel-Palestine Conflict – Saga of Terrorism, Wars and Forsaken Roadmaps for Peace
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The Israel-Palestine Conflict – Saga of Terrorism, Wars and Forsaken Roadmaps for Peace

Tormented by decades of conflict and repeatedly failed resolutions, achieving any substantive progress towards peacebuilding has been a distant dream. This crisis might unravel a set of far-reaching implications, not only for Palestine and Israel but also for the entire region. The current episode, unprecedented in the history of the Middle East, has the potential to spiral into a larger geopolitical crisis.  The recent attacks by Hamas, leading to a full-fledged war have become one of the most dreadful clashes in recent times, between Israel and Palestine. Heavy casualties, resulting in the loss of hundreds of lives, most of them civilian casualties, have been reported. Perhaps it’s well known to the entire world that the Israel-Palestine conflict is a long-standing and complex di...
How China is Duping the World by Projecting Itself as a ‘Peace Broker’
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How China is Duping the World by Projecting Itself as a ‘Peace Broker’

While China is chanting for peace and realignment in West Asia, "Chinese Wisdom" is producing conflicts in South and Southeast Asia through infiltration, acquisition, piracy and spying. It is time the world recognises this design of Chinese double standards of preaching peace worldwide and infiltrating neighbouring states simultaneously. There is no confusion that China is a revisionist state famous for using 'salami-slicing' tactics which it is using in territorial expansion in the South China Sea and the Himalayan region. On 14 June 2023, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas undertook an official and noteworthy visit to China. This marks his fifth official trip to China, and the invitation extended by President Xi Jinping demonstrates the significance attached to this visit. Presi...
How the Israel-Azerbaijan Relations is Changing the Nature of Geopolitics in West Asia
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How the Israel-Azerbaijan Relations is Changing the Nature of Geopolitics in West Asia

Azerbaijan and Israel's relations have been growing steadily over the last years, in terms of policy, economic as well as military cooperation. Azerbaijan was Israel's 2nd biggest destination for arms exports in the period from 2018 to 2022, according to a Stockholm International Peace Research Institute report. Azerbaijan has upped its energy supply to Israel, which now supplies 40% of the country's needs after the conflict in Ukraine. The last Jewish settlement in the Caucasus, Krasnaya Sloboda ("Red Town"), is located in Azerbaijan. Since the late 19th century, a sizeable community of European Jews has lived in Baku. In addition to all these pragmatic factors, the close relationship between the two countries also has historical and cultural roots. Cooperation between them is als...