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West Asia: From Non-State Radicalism to State Revisionism

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  • March 15, 2021

    Research Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr. Adil Rasheed’s research paper 'West Asia: From Non-State Radicalism to State Revisionism' has been published in the Indian Foreign Affairs Journal (IFAJ).

    The paper deals with growing radicalism in the Middle East, which seems to be shifting away from the dwindling presence of non-state Salafi jihadist actors to the state revisionism of Turkey and Iran, who are in effect also re-igniting their ancient Achaemenid-Alexandrian, Byzantine-Sassanid, Ottoman-Safavid rivalries. Meanwhile, Jews and Arabs huddle under the fledgeling Semitic neologism of Abraham Accords to keep their primordial hegemons out, as the US plans to withdraw from West Asia and pivot to the Far East.

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