Western Asia

Western Asia, also West Asia, is the westernmost subregion of Asia. It is entirely a part of the Greater Middle East. It includes Anatolia, the Arabian Peninsula, Iran, Mesopotamia, the Levant region, the island of Cyprus, the Sinai Peninsula, and partly Transcaucasia. The region is considered to be separated from Africa by the Isthmus of Suez in Egypt, and separated from Europe by the waterways of the Turkish Straits and the watershed of the Greater Caucasus. Central Asia lies to its northeast, while South Asia lies to its east. Eight seas surround the region (clockwise): the Aegean Sea, the Black …

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The Untapped Economic Potential of the Pakistan‚Äź‚ÄčTurkey Relationship

Cato Institute · 20 April 2021 English

Pakistan and Turkey have always had a positive relationship‚ÄĒand one which has steadily improved under the leadership of Pakistan‚Äôs Prime Minister Imran Khan and Turkey‚Äôs President Recep Tayyip Erdońüan. On ‚Ķ

significantly improve Pakistan’s connectivity with Western Asia and Europe. The Turkish foreign minister recently stated that


Shifting sands in the Middle East

ORF · 20 April 2021 English

The Joe Biden administration has initiated an outreach to Iran with the hope of eventually reviving the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action but China is seemingly ahead of the curve. …

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Steps to enable a Middle East regional security process

Chatham House · 14 April 2021 English

The Middle East region urgently needs a framework for security. Its multiple conflicts and wars, intensifying competition among key regional states and persistent governance challenges all pose a deep and …

United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (2020), Syria at War: Eight Years On, Report


Frontline : Preparing Healthcare Systems for Shocks from Disasters to Pandemics

World Bank Group · 12 April 2021 English

Healthcare systems are at the frontline of delivering critical care during emergencies. Yet, already before the COVID-19 pandemic, many countries were struggling to meet even routine demands for health care. …

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IISD Trade and Sustainability Review, Volume 1, Issue 2, March 2021

IISD · 31 March 2021 English

This second edition of IISD's Trade and Sustainability Review features analytical pieces and commentaries that focus on a series of transitions in the realm of trade and sustainability development‚ÄĒfrom new ‚Ķ

and the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia. 2 The theme of the 69th Commission Session


Casting the Asian dice on a West Asia board

ORF · 13 March 2021

Bahrain, France, Saudi Arabia, South Korea and the United States are also participating, offering an interesting view for New Delhi of the various geo-political intricacies at play in and around the West Asia Complexities, Asia’s links West Asia is home to perhaps some of the most complex security conundrums of the modern times. While joint exercises in West Asia between Arab states and their western counterparts is common, the 2021 edition’s involvement of contingents from India and South Korea showcases the growing interests


Earmarking of Danish multilateral development assistance is increasing

DIIS · 11 March 2021 English

New quantitative analysis of Danish multilateral assistance 2011-18

2001 and the subsequent wars and upheavals in Western Asia and the Middle East ‚Äď pushed the already emerging


US walks a tightrope on Khashoggi report

ORF · 5 March 2021

By releasing a declassified intelligence report on the savage murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in 2018, the Biden administration has moved to ‚Äėrecalibrate‚Äô ‚Ķ


The vital but delicate task of reviving the Iran deal

ORF · 4 March 2021

Of all the foreign policy challenges facing the Joe Biden administration, none is more critical than salvaging the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA, or the Iran nuclear deal) that …


Data Practices in MENA : Case Study - Opportunities and Challenges in …

World Bank Group · 1 March 2021 English

Jordan aspires to become a regional digital leader and has identified digital economy as a high priority for the country’s social and economic development. More recently, the Coronavirus disease 2019 …

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