Lakshmi Priya

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  • Lakshmi Priya is Research Analyst at Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies & Analyses, New Delhi Click here for detail profile.

    Mars Mission: A Beacon of HOPE

    July 30, 2020

    Research Analyst, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr. Lakshmi Priya’s article on UAE’s space mission, titled ‘Mars Mission: A Beacon of HOPE’ has been published by ‘The Diplomatist’ on July 30, 2020.

    The article explores how a newcomer in space science, UAE has made a place for itself by launching three earth observation satellites in orbit and sending the first Emirati astronaut, Hazzaa Ali Almansoori to the International Space Station, while aiming to build a human colony on Mars in the next hundred years.

    COVID-19 Deepens Fault Lines in Egypt

    While Egypt has managed to contain the spread of the virus, the economic and political fallout of the pandemic poses a critical challenge to the stability of the country.

    June 04, 2020

    Civil War Complicates Fight Against COVID-19 in Syria

    Syria’s fragile health care system on account of the continuing conflict hinders the country’s effort to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.

    April 13, 2020

    Oman: End Of An Era

    January 14, 2020

    Research Analyst, IDSA, Dr. Lakshmi Priya’s article on the demise of Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said who ruled Oman for five decades, titled ‘Oman: End Of An Era’ has been published by All India Radio (AIR) World Service, an external services division of AIR, on January 14, 2020.

    India looks forward to maintaining close relations with Oman under the new Sultan and wishes to engage at the same level as earlier, writes Dr. Lakshmi Priya.

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    Saudi-Qatar Thaw: A Play Of Soft Gestures

    December 22, 2019

    Research Analyst, IDSA, Dr. Lakshmi Priya’s article on Saudi-Qatar relations, titled ‘Saudi-Qatar Thaw: A Play of Soft Gestures’ has been published by All India Radio (AIR) World Service, an external services division of AIR, on December 22, 2019.

    The 40th Gulf Cooperation Council’s (GCC) Supreme Council Summit gave rise to speculations of thaw in the Saudi-Qatar relations which had entered a rough patch after the quartet of Saudi Arabia, Egypt, UAE and Bahrain accused Qatar of supporting terrorist groups and cut off the diplomatic ties completely, writes Dr. Lakshmi Priya.

    Jordan and the Arab Uprisings: Regime Survival and Politics Beyond the State

    Carved by imperial powers, Jordan is a small state surrounded by a large but unstable neighbourhood. Among all the chaos, Jordan offers a semblance of stability sans durability owing to a strained economy, war across borders and the pressure of rehabilitating refugees. In a quest to have robust stability, Jordan has been constantly making efforts to embrace frequent rounds of reforms, active diplomacy and a flexible foreign policy.

    September 2019

    Peace Eludes Yemen

    August 18, 2019

    Research Analyst, IDSA, Dr. Lakshmi Priya’s article on Yamen, titled ‘Peace Eludes Yemen’ has been published by the All India Radio (AIR) World Service, an External Services Division of AIR, on August 18, 2019.

    Peace in Yemen is significant for India as the crisis has impacted India-Yemen relations, writes Dr. Lakshmi Priya.

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    MBS Visit Strengthens the Indo-Saudi Strategic Partnership

    The key focus areas during the visit of MBS to India were terrorism, investment, energy, skill development, security and Indian diaspora in Saudi Arabia.

    March 05, 2019

    Perilous Interventions: The Security Council and the Politics of Chaos

    Article 108 of United Nations (UN) Charter states that the Charter can be amended if it is adopted by two-third members of the General Assembly and ratified by two-thirds of the members of UN, including the five Permanent Members, also known as the P-5. Changing international dynamics and the need for including hitherto unrepresented quarters further call for the restructuring of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). The role of UNSC has changed over the years and Hardeep Singh Puri’s book discusses the role of UNSC in resolving the crisis spanning Asia and Europe.

    January-March 2019

    Oman and India on a Journey of Robust Defence Cooperation

    November 27, 2018

    Research Analyst, IDSA, Dr Lakshmi Priya’s article on India-Oman defence ties, titled ‘Oman and India on a Journey of Robust Defence Cooperation’ was published in ‘Oman in Focus, 2018’, a special publication by the Embassy of Oman in New Delhi to commemorate the 48th National Day of Sultanate of Oman.

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