Prasanta Kumar Pradhan

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  • Dr Prasanta Kumar Pradhan is Research Fellow at the Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi. Click here for profile

    GCC’s ‘Vision for Regional Security’

    The GCC’s ‘Vision for Regional Security’ is a conscious move on the part of the GCC to reaffirm its cohesion at the time of fast-evolving regional crises.

    April 05, 2024

    “Partners in Progress”: The Transformation of the India–UAE Relationship

    Convergences of interests and a mutually beneficial partnership have significantly reshaped the India–UAE relationship.

    February 20, 2024

    India`s Approach to West Asia: Trends, Challenges and Possibilities

    • Publisher: Pentagon Press
    This volume provides perspectives of scholars from India and West Asia on several bilateral issues of concern, challenges and scope for further cooperation. The authors contend that a convergence of interests between India and West Asian countries across numerous domains, coupled with India`s escalating stakes in the region, and the growing recognition among West Asian nations of India`s burgeoning economic and political influence, stand as key drivers underpinning the India-West Asia relationship. Furthermore, they have underscored that under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India’s West Asia policy has undergone a major transformation.
    • ISBN: 9789390095971 ,
    • Price: ₹ 995/-
    • E-copy available

    Saudi Arabia and the Russia–Ukraine War

    The Saudi offer to mediate in the Russia–Ukraine War is the latest instance of Riyadh’s dynamic and forward-looking foreign policy.

    August 16, 2023

    Prime Minister Modi’s Visit to Egypt: Building a Strategic Partnership

    India and Egypt are deepening engagement in the economic sphere and strengthening defence and security cooperation.

    June 27, 2023

    The Saudi–Iran Rapprochement

    The Chinese-mediated rapprochement between Saudi Arabia and Iran puts a check on the widening gap between the two regional powers.

    March 14, 2023

    GCC at Crossroads: Challenges Amidst Unrest in the Arab World

    The Arab unrest had a severe impact on the GCC, as it uncovered the existing internal fissures and limitations of the organization. Despite their success in integrating themselves on vital economic, security and political issues, divergent policies adopted by the individual member states on a number of regional issues in the aftermath of the Arab unrest was the main reason for the widening cracks within the organization.

    May 2022

    Yemen: Growing Uncertainty after the Ceasefire

    The end of the ceasefire in Yemen without any substantial political understanding between the government and the Houthis heightens the risk of escalation of violence.

    November 10, 2022

    Four Decades of UNIFIL: Mandates, Contributions and Challenges

    Established in 1978 with the objective of ensuring Israeli withdrawal from South Lebanon, the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) has been a key factor in maintaining stability along the Blue Line between Israel and Lebanon since then. There are divergent views on the achievements of the mission after more than four decades of its deployment.

    July-September 2022

    The Houthi Attacks on UAE

    The recent Houthi attacks on the UAE have widened the ambit of the ongoing war in Yemen, and are likely to prolong the instability in and around Yemen and hinder the regional and international efforts towards establishing peace in the country.

    February 03, 2022