Spotlight West Asia by Ranjit Gupta
Amb Ranjit Gupta is a member of the Indian Foreign Service (retired), during his long tenure at th...
Nuclear Iran: Will Obama Succeed?
Ranjit Gupta · 07 Apr, 2014 · 4373
Even though Iran had signed the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty in 1967, it had been pursuing a clandestine nuclear programme since the mid-1980s, which became public knowledge in 2002 through defectors. The program was put on fast forwar ...
Saudi Arabia-US Estrangement: Implications for the Indian Subcontinent
Ranjit Gupta · 03 Mar, 2014 · 4318
The Arab Spring strongly compounded Saudi Arabia’s progressively increasing disillusionment with the US when, to its utter consternation and deep anger, the US failed to prevent the overthrow of Mubarak, a faithful ally for more tha ...
Syria Today: Is Regime Change the Answer?
Ranjit Gupta · 03 Feb, 2014 · 4285
There are three aspects of the Syrian imbroglio: First, what was originally a political struggle has become a progressively more devastating civil war. Second, those fighting against the Assad regime have fragmented into several distinct ...
The Arab World: Trying Times Ahead
Ranjit Gupta · 13 Jan, 2014 · 4253
Though the spotlight on West Asia is understandably focused currently on the unquestionably exciting prospect of a welcome and desirable reconciliation between the US and Iran, which is more than likely to happen, contemporary ground real ...