Area Studies

Ukraine: The failure of the Black Sea Grain Initiative

On 04 September, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met Russian President Vladimir Putin. Following the meeting, an agreement was finalised to make Türkiye an exporter of Russian grains to Africa. According to the agreement, Russia will export free grains of up to one million metric tons to six countries in Africa with the help of Türkiye and Qatar. Putin stated: “We will be ready to consider the possibility...

By Padmashree Anandhan
15 October 2023

Regular Publications

End of a Fragile Peace in Gaza, and a Failed Coup in Sierra Leone

Shamini Velayutham and Anu Maria Joseph Gaza: End of a Fragile Pause Shamini Velayutham In the news On 24 November, an agreement resulted in the release of the first groups of Israelis and Palestinians. Thirteen Israelis, ten Thai nationals and one Filipino national were among the hostages freed from Gaza. Israel released thirty-nine Palestinian women and children. Under the terms of the truce, aid has started to arrive, including much-needed fuel arriving from Egypt. On 25 November,...

Other publications

Germany-Russia Relations: What Next?

NIAS/CSS/CRPR/U/IB/15/2023 NIAS Area Studies Brief No. 61 NIAS Europe Studies 31 July 2023 Russia has emerged as the most divisive issue...

European Union Emissions Trading Scheme: A Prototype for Global Emissions Reduction Mechanism

NIAS/CSS/CRPR/U/IB/14/2023 NIAS Area Studies Brief No. 60 NIAS Europe Studies 26 July 2023 Climate change is one of the major environmental problems...

Euroscepticism Transformed: Italy’s Meloni Seeks to Reform the EU from Within

NIAS/CSS/CRPR/U/IB/13/2023 NIAS Area StudiesBrief No. 59 NIAS Europe Studies 26 July 2023 Since the 2008 financial crisis, there has been a rise...

Trump indictment, Moscow Conference and the Iran-US Prisoner Exchange deal

Trump is indicted yet again: What next for politics in the US? Ankit Singh What happened? On 14 August, Donald Trump with 18 of his associates in...

Haiti's Gang Violence, Venezuelan Migrants and the US, and Global Hunger Index

Madhura Mahesh, Sejal Sharma and Sandeep Ganesh Haiti: Gang violence and beyond In the news On 17 October, the US and Mexican representatives...

Doha Dialogue with the Taliban, Saudi Arabia in Asia and the Crisis in Venezuela

Aparupa Bhattacherjee, Harini Madhusudan & Sourina Bej ISSSP, NIAS Doha Dialogue with the Taliban The US special representative for Afghanistan...

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