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    After Iran strikes Israel in ‘self defence’, what a full-blown conflict could look like

    April 15, 2024

    Assistant Director, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Col Rajeev Agarwal's Opinion Piece 'After Iran strikes Israel in ‘self defence’, what a full-blown conflict could look like' has been published in India Today on 15 April 2024.

    The big question that remains unanswered is whether this will mark the end of it or escalate into an all-out war, says Col Agarwal.

    Prelude to conflict? Israel's Gaza exit, tense Eid and Iran's guessing game

    April 11, 2024

    Assistant Director Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Col Rajeev Agarwal’s opinion piece ‘Prelude to conflict? Israel's Gaza exit, tense Eid and Iran's guessing game’ has been published in First Post on 11 April 2024.

    It is difficult to say whether Israel has been successful in finally baiting out Iran to join battle directly this time or whether Iran was waiting for such a ‘red line’ to be crossed so that it could declare war legitimately on Israel, says Col Agarwal.

    Middle East on brink as Iran vows massive retaliation against Israel

    April 05, 2024

    Assistant Director, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Col Rajeev Agarwal’s opinion piece ‘Middle East on brink as Iran vows massive retaliation against Israel’ was published in India Today on 05 April 2024.

    If Iran retaliates directly, for the first time in decades, the ensuing conflict could spiral out of control, says Col Agarwal.

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    Gaza War Needs a Smart Exit Strategy

    April 03, 2024

    Assistant Director, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Col Rajeev Agarwal’s opinion piece ‘Gaza war needs a smart exit strategy’ has been published in ‘The Hindu’ on 03 April 2024.

    Ineffective UNSC resolution on ceasefire and attack on Iranian consulate in Syria signal danger of escalation, says Col Agarwal.

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    Modi’s Success Story in West Asia

    March 22, 2024

    Assistant Director, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Col Rajeev Agarwal’s opinion piece ‘Modi’s Success Story in West Asia’ was published in ‘The Diplomat’ on 22 March 2024.

    If there was one region that stood out in Indian foreign policy during Modi’s second term, it was West Asia, says Col Agarwal.

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    Gaza on the Brink as the war Enters Attrition Phase

    March 14, 2024

    Assistant Director, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Col Rajeev Agarwal’s article ‘Gaza on the brink as the war enters attrition phase’ has been published in First Post on 14 March 2024.

    As the war progresses in the sixth month, there are fears of hardening positions, prolonged conflict, and continued death and destruction, says Col Agarwal.

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    As Gaza hangs by a thread, can India play peacemaker?

    February 23, 2024

    Assistant Director, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Col Rajeev Agarwal’s opinion piece ‘As Gaza hangs by a thread, can India play peacemaker?’ has been published in India Today on 23 February 2024.

    Fate of Gaza war hangs by a thin thread of hope. US veto and Israel's impending ops in Rafah increase threat of conflict escalation, says Col Agarwal.

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    Stuck in conflict: Pathways to end Gaza war and ensure sustainable peace

    February 12, 2024

    Assistant Director Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Col Rajeev Agarwal’s opinion piece ‘Stuck in conflict: Pathways to end Gaza war and ensure sustainable peace’ has been published in First Post on 12 February 2024.

    Israel's plan of military operations in Rafah can escalate this war beyond control. Ceasefire deal has already fallen through, says Col Agarwal.

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    A privileged strategic partnership, without a gulf

    February 12, 2024

    Assistant Director Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Col Rajeev Agarwal’s opinion piece ‘A privileged strategic partnership, without a gulf’ has been published in ‘The Hindu’ on 12 February 2024.

    Among India’s strategic partnership agreements, none displays more convergence and mutual respect at all levels than the one with the United Arab Emirates, says Col Agarwal.

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    Amid Gaza war, PM Modi’s Visit to Inaugurate Temple in UAE Is Significant

    February 10, 2024

    Assistant Director Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Col Rajeev Agarwal’s opinion piece ‘Amid Gaza war, PM Modi’s visit to inaugurate temple in UAE is significant’ has been published in India Today on 10 February 2024.

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to visit the UAE on February 13 and 14 to inaugurate a Hindu temple in Abu Dhabi, built by the Bochasanwasi Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha or the BAPS society, says Col Agarwal.

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