Nagapushpa Devendra

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  • Nagapushpa Devendra is Research Analyst at Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses Click here for profile

    The New Government in Iraq: Challenges Ahead

    The new government in Iraq is likely to face challenges in addressing the issues of political instability, economic crisis, inflation, unemployment, among others. It will also have to maintain a balance between the US, the Arab allies, Iran and Turkey, the main external actors active in Iraq.

    November 15, 2021

    Iran Presidential Elections 2021

    The expected victory of a hardline, conservative candidate in the forthcoming Iranian presidential elections could become a hindrance to fulfilling the country’s economic agenda and lead to greater domestic instability.

    June 03, 2021

    India-Qatar Defence Cooperation: The Road Ahead

    March 23, 2021

    Research Analyst, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Ms. Nagapushpa Devendra’s article ‘India-Qatar Defence Cooperation: The Road Ahead’ has been published in Diplomacy and Beyond, on March 23, 2021.

    There is a need for sustained efforts, investment, greater synergy and coordination between India and Qatar. Scope in defence and security cooperation is immense, given the growing intent and burgeoning need on both the sides. Such areas can be explored for enhancing cooperation between India and Qatar, writes Ms. Devendra.

    The Iran–China 25-years Deal: Where does it leave India?

    August 09, 2020

    Research Analyst, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Ms. Nagapushpa Devendra’s article on Iran-China Strategic Partnership, titled ‘The Iran–China 25-years Deal: Where does it leave India?’, has been published by ‘The Rise’ on August 09, 2020.

    Tehran is more confident about Chinese investment and support to the country at a time when India failed to provide such reassurance and resilience. Even if China does not bid a better deal as India, Iran will prefer Beijing for the development of Farzad B, writes Ms. Devendra.

    Beijing’s Soft Diplomacy in West Asia in Times of COVID-19

    China’s soft diplomacy in West Asia, particularly in times of pandemic, is a way to improve its global image and recast itself as a responsible actor at relatively low cost, rather than a sign of any deeper commitment towards the region.

    July 03, 2020

    COVID-19 in Non-GCC Countries: An Overview

    The pandemic continues to amplify the crisis in West Asia, making it hard for governments to cope with it individually. In the absence of a coordinated effort at the regional level, the road to economic recovery will be long and uneven.

    May 29, 2020

    Baghdad assassination and unfolding Iran-US crisis in Iraq

    January 11, 2020

    Research Analyst, IDSA Ms. Nagapushpa Devendra’s article on US-Iran tensions, titled ‘Baghdad assassination and unfolding Iran-US crisis in Iraq’ has been published in ‘The Kootneeti’ on January 11, 2020.

    Brewing Yemen Civil War and Its Implication on International Maritime Security

    October 24, 2019

    Research Analyst, IDSA, Ms Nagapushpa Devendra’s Peer reviewed article on Yemen civil war, titled ‘Brewing Yemen Civil War and Its Implication on International Maritime Security’ has been published in Vol 15 No 1 (2018) of the Journal of Maritime Research.

    Yemen civil war has been brewing for a while now, but the news of Saleh’s death came like roll of thunder, reverberating across the region, writes Ms Devendra.

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    What Turkey’s ‘Operation Peace Spring’ means for Syria?

    October 15, 2019

    Research Analyst, IDSA, Ms Nagapushpa Devendra’s article on Turkish offensive in Syria, titled ‘What Turkey’s ‘Operation Peace Spring’ means for Syria?’ has been published in ‘The Kootneeti’ on October 15, 2019.
    The article analyses the key point of the latest developments in Syria that reinforces the notion that ring-wing authoritarian leaders like Erdogan, Saudi Arabia Prince MBS, Netanyahu etc, can persuade Trump to act in their interest.

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    Consolidating India-Iran Cooperation

    While Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif’s visit has created a better environment, the challenge lies in sustaining the current momentum

    February 14, 2019

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