Prabhat Jawla

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  • Mr Prabhat Jawla is a Non-Resident Researcher at Middle East Institute, New Delhi

    India's Iraq Policy: Past, Present & Future

    Iraq is a vital country in the region. It is an essential part of India's extended neighbourhood, not merely for its ineluctable geopolitical and geo-economic significance but also because of its vast historical and cultural importance.


    The Ultimate Goal: A Former R&AW Chief Deconstructs How Nations Construct Narratives

    Why is it that ‘500 British nuclear weapons are less threatening to the United States than 5 North Korean nuclear weapons,’ posits Alexander Wendt (1995), a prominent theorist of the constructivist school of international relations. He ripostes, ‘the British are friends and the North Koreans are not.’ The constructivists argue that threat emanates not from nuclear weapons or their volumes but from the perception of those who possess them. In other words, the threat attribution hinges on how the bearer of nuclear weapons is perceived by the adversary.

    May 2021

    Challenges for Ebrahim Raisi’s Presidency

    The tenure of Ebrahim Raisi as Iran's President is not likely to be a smooth sail, considering the immense challenges that lie ahead on both domestic and foreign policy fronts.

    June 25, 2021

    Temperature Rising: Iran’s Revolutionary Guards and Wars in the Middle East

    Nader Uskowi, Rowman & Littlefield, Lanham, MD, 2019, 207 pp., £52.95 (hardcover), ISBN 9781538121726

    July 2020

    Iraq under Mustafa Al-Kadhimi: Turning Over a New Leaf

    Since taking over as the Iraqi prime minister in May 2020, Mustafa al-Kadhimi has blended pragmatism with caution while dealing with significant domestic as well as external challenges.

    December 07, 2020

    Expiring Arms Embargo And The Rise Of Security Dilemma In West Asia – Analysis

    October 24, 2020

    Research Intern, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Mr Prabhat Jawla's article 'Expiring Arms Embargo And The Rise Of Security Dilemma In West Asia – Analysis' has been published in Eurasia Review on October 24, 2020.

    The expiration of embargo has the potential to open the flood gates for heightened tensions and instability in the region. This might steer the region into a security dilemma, where the security of one state will come at the cost of insecurity for another, writes Mr Jawla.

    US-Iran Hostilities in Times of Pandemic

    The uncertainty brought about by the pandemic would at best have a limited and short-term impact on the US-Iran hostilities. For the time being, the chances of escalation may be limited but the rivalry is here to stay.

    May 22, 2020

    Conflict in Yemen amid COVID-19 Pandemic

    The abidance to ceasefire does not mean an end to the conflict, but it surely would work as a confidence-building measure, at least for now, to address the bigger challenge of

    April 24, 2020

    Iran Battling COVID-19

    While it is unlikely that the Iranian regime will be able to weather the COVID-19 crisis without the support of the international community, its efforts at seeking international support largely remain a work in progress.

    April 16, 2020