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

    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

    Mohammad Bin Salman (MBS) Act of Retouch in the G20 Summit

    January 07, 2019

    Research Analyst, IDSA, Ms Nagapushpa Devendra’s article on Saudi Prince, Mohammad Bin Salman attending the G20 Summit in Argentina, titled ‘Mohammad Bin Salman (MBS) Act of Retouch in the G20 Summit’ was published by the Centre for Land and Warfare Studies (CLAWS) on January 07, 2019.
    The article analysis the visit in the wake of the ongoing tension between the Kingdom and the Western values and interests due to Khashoggi’s case.

    Davos in the Desert: A Mirage?

    November 28, 2018

    Research Analyst, IDSA, Ms Nagapushpa Devendra’s article on Saudi Arabia’s Future

    Investment Initiative (FII), titled ‘Davos in the Desert: A Mirage?’ was published in the November 2018 issue of Diplomatist.

    The article analyses the rippling effect of journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance on the Saudi Investor Summit.

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    Assad-Kurds alliance can resolve Turkey’s conundrum in Syria

    November 09, 2018

    Research Analyst, IDSA, Ms Nagapushpa Devendra’s article on Turkey-Syria discord, titled ‘Assad-Kurds alliance can resolve Turkey’s conundrum in Syria’ was published by Centre for Land Warfare Studies (CLAWS) on November 09, 2018.

    The article analyses Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Russian President Vladimir Putin’s decision to establish a ‘demilitarized zone’ in Idlib to forestall Syrian bombardment against rebels’ last stronghold.

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