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Middle East energy challenges and India
Jul 23, 2020

Middle East energy challenges and India

India can be much bolder in its engagement with the Middle East, and particularly the Gulf.

Middle Eastern Quad? How Abraham Accords opened West Asia for India
Oct 19, 2021

Middle Eastern Quad? How Abraham Accords opened West Asia for India

It may be too early to call it a ‘Middle Eastern Quad’, but the United States, India, Israel and UAE are in for greater cooperation and coordination in the region

2020 in the Middle East: An assassination, a blast, and peace with the enemy
Jan 03, 2021

2020 in the Middle East: An assassination, a blast, and peace with the enemy

The year 2020 was a bad year for the world, owing to Covid-19 pandemic, but for the Middle East, it was even worse.

A Quad for the Middle East?
Oct 22, 2021

A Quad for the Middle East?

The difficulties with traditional multilateralism is leading to a renewed focus on minilateralism. Expect more quads.

A Second Quad in the Making in the Middle East?
Jun 01, 2023

A Second Quad in the Making in the Middle East?

Both the U.S. and India are exploring additional combinations of partnerships in the Middle East.

Another looming crisis in the Middle East: Climate change
Nov 16, 2023

Another looming crisis in the Middle East: Climate change

The climate crisis has become a leading concern in the Middle East and the upcoming COP28 climate conference in the UAE serves as a pivotal platform t

Cold war in Middle East
Aug 13, 2012

Cold war in Middle East

The challenge for India is much larger than voting choices on the international resolutions on Syria. It is about finding effective ways to cope with the expanding Saudi-Iran rivalry, which is not limited to Syria.

Crisis in the Middle East Amidst Global Disorder
Oct 18, 2023

Crisis in the Middle East Amidst Global Disorder

The unprecedented scale of the Hamas attack has shaken Israel and the consequences are likely to shake the Middle East.

Emerging role of public opinion and social media in Middle Eastern politics
Feb 22, 2024

Emerging role of public opinion and social media in Middle Eastern politics

Amidst the war in Gaza, the surge of alternative news media outlets and social media has significantly bolstered support for the Palestinian cause

Has President Trump lost the plot in the Middle East?
Nov 04, 2017

Has President Trump lost the plot in the Middle East?

Not only are the important regional players getting into a huddle to discuss the implications of President Trump’s actions, but are also re-calibrat

How the Iran nuke deal gives India room in the Greater Middle East
Jul 15, 2015

How the Iran nuke deal gives India room in the Greater Middle East

India's thinking about the Middle East, whether from the UPA or NDA, has tended to be ideological and rooted in their domestic political considerations. Prime Minister Narendra Modi needs to break from this tradition and develop a strategy towards the Middle East that is firmly anchored in realpolitik.

India Faces a Diplomatic Storm in the Middle East
Jun 13, 2022

India Faces a Diplomatic Storm in the Middle East

This episode illustrates the danger facing Indian foreign policy from domestic political developments, increasingly centered on religious conflict.

India's nuanced middle east policy
Dec 17, 2018

India's nuanced middle east policy

The Modi government’s recalibration of India’s Middle East policy goes underappreciated.

India-Middle East-Europe Economic Corridor: Towards a New Discourse in Global Connectivity
Apr 09, 2024

India-Middle East-Europe Economic Corridor: Towards a New Discourse in Global Connectivity

This report presents an initial stocktaking of the India-Middle East-Europe Economic Corridor (IMEC) announced in 2023 following a meeting in New Delhi between the leaders of India, the US, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Italy, France, Germany, and the European Commission. Given that the participating economies contribute to almost half of the global GDP, there are many opportunities and challenges associated with the economic corridor.

Iran deal: War games in the Middle East
May 08, 2018

Iran deal: War games in the Middle East

It is yet another unnerving week in the Middle East. What happens if Trump does not give a nod to the deal?

Israel and a changing Middle East
Feb 22, 2022

Israel and a changing Middle East

The Gulf region witnesses a shift as Israel is being accepted within the folds of regional politics.

Israel-Hamas War: A challenge for the ‘new’ Middle East
Oct 11, 2023

Israel-Hamas War: A challenge for the ‘new’ Middle East

The recent shift by the Middle East prioritising geoeconomics over the Palestinian issue could suffer a setback. The crisis ignited by Hamas highlights that the gap between top-heavy policy decisions and groundswell public opinions, movements, and crisis points need to be addressed by regional powers to ensure long-term sustainability of economic cooperation programmes

Look Middle East Policy
Jun 02, 2014

Look Middle East Policy

Narendra Modi is in a good position to take a strategic approach to the Middle East. While Delhi must be sensitive to the multiple faultlines, old and new, Modi must signal that India is open to business with all countries in the region.

Modi and the Middle East: Towards a Link West Policy
Oct 07, 2014

Modi and the Middle East: Towards a Link West Policy

In the past, India avoided talking to major powers like the US and Europe on the Middle East. Modi has hinted at a change in this approach by taking forthright positions on terrorism, nuclear proliferation and other controversial issues during his visit to the US.

Modi’s middle east deals snub Iran
Mar 27, 2019

Modi’s middle east deals snub Iran

India's newly aggressive strategy puts Gulf money and Israeli weapons first.

Mukherjee’s Middle East Visit: Setting a New Template?
Sep 13, 2023

Mukherjee’s Middle East Visit: Setting a New Template?

President Pranab Mukherjee's visit to Jordan, Palestine and Israel in October wasdifferent for its content and long-term implications. A careful analysis of his statements andspeeches in Amman, Ramallah and Jerusalem indicates a new Indian template for itsengagement with the Middle East. While some of his observations were a reiteration of thetraditional Indian positions since the early 20th century, they also signal a more nuancedapproach to the

New Middle East
Jul 24, 2013

New Middle East

If there ever was a moment for India to stick by the principle of non-intervention in the internal affairs of other nations, this is it in the Middle East. The region is in the throes of a difficult political transition and Delhi must deal with the governments of the day, irrespective of their internal orientation.

Obama's Middle East policy a boon for China?
Nov 13, 2013

Obama's Middle East policy a boon for China?

As US President Obama reshapes America's relationships in the Middle East, new equations are likely to emerge within the region and more Space will be created for China to win over the old allies of the US.

Protecting India's interests in the Middle East: Militancy and non-state actors
Apr 07, 2017

Protecting India's interests in the Middle East: Militancy and non-state actors

Although the trajectory of India's relations with the Middle East remains a grey area, in the future, it can become a defining relationship to global security.

Saudi-Iranian rivalry mushrooms to threaten the middle east
Dec 06, 2017

Saudi-Iranian rivalry mushrooms to threaten the middle east

Fierce Iranian-Saudi rivalry ensures more conflict for the Middle East with the rest of the world left to choosing sides

Shifting sands in the Middle East
Apr 20, 2021

Shifting sands in the Middle East

US wants out and so, the attraction for a Chinese presence in the region has been growing

The Abrahamic Middle East — Will Israeli-Arab alignment on Iran create a new equilibrium for peace? 
Dec 28, 2020

The Abrahamic Middle East — Will Israeli-Arab alignment on Iran create a new equilibrium for peace? 

Despite the narrative of ‘peace’ around the Abraham Accords, it is not to be forgotten that the harbinger of this accord is ‘deterrence’ — b

The Chinese discourse on Xi’s Middle East visit
Dec 23, 2022

The Chinese discourse on Xi’s Middle East visit

Though Xi’s recent trip to the Middle East might have added new momentum to Sino-GCC cooperation, they still need to iron out certain differences

The Kurdish referendum and post-ISIS conflict zones in the Middle East
Oct 27, 2017

The Kurdish referendum and post-ISIS conflict zones in the Middle East

The Kurdish battle plan for ISIS was not just dethroning insurgency in northern Iraq, but to solidify their case for an independent Kurdistan.

The Middle East Initiative claptrap
Sep 30, 2004

The Middle East Initiative claptrap

In 1991, President George H.W. Bush proclaimed that the victory in the Gulf war presented an extraordinary opportunity to settle the Middle East conflict. This led to the Madrid conference, secret parleys between Israeli and PLO negotiators in Norway and then to signing of what came to be known as the Oslo accords in a grand ceremony at the White House in 1993.

Vaccine Diplomacy: In 2021, the UAE will become the new vaccine hub of the Middle East
Dec 29, 2020

Vaccine Diplomacy: In 2021, the UAE will become the new vaccine hub of the Middle East

This “niche diplomacy” is expected to be one of the key guiding principles of Emirati foreign policy in 2021.