Articles By Manish Rai

Hezbollah now most Prominent Threat to US

Hezbollah now most Prominent Threat to US

By: Manish Rai | Date: 20 Feb , 2020

After the killing of Major General Qassem Suleimani the loudest voice (After Ayatollah Khamenei) threating United States came from Hezbollah. Secretary General of Hezbollah Sheik Hassan Nasrallah...

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Turks and Syrians Heading Towards a Major Conflict

Turks and Syrians Heading Towards a Major Conflict

By: Manish Rai | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 19 Feb , 2020

Turkey and Syria are now directly involved in the military confrontation and this time not through proxies but through their regular troops since the start of this month. This all started when on...

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India and Israel Partnership is Comprehensive and Strategic in Nature:...

India and Israel Partnership is Comprehensive and Strategic in Nature:...

By: Manish Rai | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 26 Jan , 2020

Dr Ron Malka is the Ambassador of Israel to India. In an exclusive interview to Manish Rai, Editor of Viewsaround and a geo-political analyst he spoke about various dynamics related to Indo-Israel...

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Afghanistan has changed but Taliban hasn’t: Afghan Envoy

Afghanistan has changed but Taliban hasn’t: Afghan Envoy

By: Manish Rai | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 Jan , 2020

Mr Tahir Qadiry is Afghanistan’s envoy to India (Charge d’Affaires). In an exclusive interview to Manish Rai, Editor of Viewsaround and a geo-political analyst spoke about various issues...

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Moscow Will Dominate Middle East For Long

Moscow Will Dominate Middle East For Long

By: Manish Rai | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 07 Nov , 2019

On one hand United States military outposts and bases are being emptied or destroyed after Washington withdrew from the North East Syria and left its Kurdish allies and on the other hand Russian...

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Assad will be Real Beneficiary

Assad will be Real Beneficiary

By: Manish Rai | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 18 Oct , 2019

Turkey has launched its operation Peace Spring in Northern Syria aiming to uproot Kurdish forces. As the United States have already abandon their Kurdish allies which helped them to finish ISIS...

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Emirati Withdrawal is a Well Calculated Move

Emirati Withdrawal is a Well Calculated Move

By: Manish Rai | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 18 Aug , 2019

Just last month, the United Arab Emirates announced that it will reduce its forces significantly in Yemen. After this announcement Emiratis started pulling out its military hardware and thousands...

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Pashtuns Grievances Should be Addressed

Pashtuns Grievances Should be Addressed

By: Manish Rai | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 25 Jul , 2019

Pashtuns are an ethnic group of about 49 million people, split between two countries on either side of the Durand Line border was formed after the Second Anglo-Afghan War in 1880. The biggest...

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Libya: Haftar a Dominant Player

Libya: Haftar a Dominant Player

By: Manish Rai | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 Jun , 2019

Editors Note: The region of West Asia stretching across Africa north of the Equator is on the boil. Countries ranging from Yemen, to Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Syria, Gaza, Libya, Sudan and Chad...

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Houthis a Grave Concern for Saudis

Houthis a Grave Concern for Saudis

By: Manish Rai | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 Jun , 2019

Recent attacks launched by Houthis rebels on critical installations of Saudi Arabia has demonstrated a significant leap in their capabilities. The story of how Ansar Allah (official name of Houthi...

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ISIS is a Big Hurdle for Afghan Peace

ISIS is a Big Hurdle for Afghan Peace

By: Manish Rai | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 14 May , 2019

Islamic State Afghanistan claimed responsibility for an attack on the communication ministry building centrally located in capital Kabul last month. The Islamic State’s local arm has repeatedly...

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Is Arab League Still Relevant?

Is Arab League Still Relevant?

By: Manish Rai | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 20 Apr , 2019

The Arab League, commonly known as the League of Arab States, was formed in 1945 for the purpose of aligning the Arab nations for matter of mutual interest and concern. Foundations of League were...

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Afghan Peace Process Should Have a Holistic Approach

Afghan Peace Process Should Have a Holistic Approach

By: Manish Rai | Date: 22 Feb , 2019

United States seems to be inclined or even desperate, to close a deal with the Taliban. The US Special envoy for Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad, has already held extensive six days talks with the...

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