Kabir Taneja

Geopolitics and India-Israel flights

Tuesday, 03 Apr 2018 | Kabir Taneja | in Oped

The permission for Air India to fly over Saudi Arabia must be seen as a major breakthrough, cutting hours off flights between India and Israel On March 23, an Air India Boeing 787 ‘Dreamliner’ landed at Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion airport, marking the second direct air connection between India and Israel...

A non-existent revolution in Iran

Thursday, 11 Jan 2018 | Kabir Taneja | in Oped

While factions within Iran’s polity may have played some role in the protests that unfolded, the fact that the uprising was leaderless shows recklessness on the part of a significant part of the Western discourse Over the past few weeks, Iran, the seat of Shiite Islam and one of the tri-poles...

Royally political purge in Riyadh

Friday, 10 Nov 2017 | Kabir Taneja | in Edit

The recent turn of events in Saudi Arabia have been nothing short of a Hollywood thriller with Family, King, Princes, neighbouring countries and missile attacks all thrown into the mix for good measure Eighty-year-old King Salman Abdulaziz Al Saud, in a political liquidation, rounded up 11 princes of the royal House...

Why demise of IS is exaggerated

Wednesday, 23 Aug 2017 | Kabir Taneja | in Oped

The war against IS is not over as it moves from the military front to the ideological one. How to combat the ideas of the IS is a critical phase of tackling the threat — one that does not have simple answers The fall of Mosul, Iraq's second largest city, that...


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