P. R. Kumaraswamy

P.R. Kumaraswamy is Professor of Middle Eastern Studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

Israel: The Non-Parallel Player

November 2012

Political tensions and rivalry between Iran and Israel have cast a shadow over India's bilateral relations with both these countries.

Introduction

November 2012

In the two decades since the end of the Cold War, the Islamic Republic of Iran has emerged as one of the two most debated, contested and commented upon foreign policy issues in India.

India’s Iran Defiance

March 19, 2012

The American inability to provide effective leadership in the Middle East is a sufficient incentive for Indian defiance over unilateral oil sanctions against Iran. Yes, this defiance has difficulties and problems, but it is worth the price to assert India’s independent foreign policy making.

Silence on Syria is no option

February 21, 2012

The growing violence and regional unpopularity of the Assad regime forced India to give up its erstwhile silence on Syria and vote against it both in the Security Council and General Assembly.

Going Beyond the Public Statement on Iranian Oil

February 9, 2012

Having rejected the western demand for oil sanctions, the real test for the Indian government lies in whether it can implement its public pronouncement.

Oslo, A Distant Dream but No Mirage

September 13, 2011

While, violence, extremism and short-sighted leadership have buried Oslo, it still remains the only option for the Israelis and Palestinians alike.

Diana: A Human Face to Expatriates

September 5, 2011

Until I met Diana, the South Asian Diaspora in the Middle East meant six million Indians, $50 billion in annual remittances and the problems of evacuation during crises. Diana put a human face to that understanding.

Uprisings in the Arab World: Options for GOI

March 30, 2011

While erstwhile authoritarianism and absolutist rule may no longer be possible, it would be naïve to expect that the Middle East will undergo a metamorphosis.

The Saudi Succession Puzzle

March 28, 2011

By establishing an organized process of selection and factoring in contingencies, King Abdullah is hoping for a smooth and orderly transition. But age and health are not on his side and the current wave of political unrest in the region has only complicated the challenges facing him.

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