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P. R. Kumaraswamy

Professor P R Kumaraswamy teaches contemporary Middle East at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and is the Honorary Director of the Middle East Institute, New Delhi ( He is the author of India’s Israel Policy (Columbia University Press, 2010).

Diana: A Human Face to Expatriates

September 05, 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.