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  • Lebanon: A Country Stuck in Multiple Crises

    Prolonged political crisis, social unrest, pre-existing economic misery, and outbreak of a diplomatic crisis between Lebanon and the Gulf countries have left Lebanon in a debilitated state. Systemic reforms to tackle the economic, political, diplomatic and humanitarian challenges, are the need of the hour.

    January 01, 2022

    The Formation of the Indian Diaspora

    The Indian Diaspora is one of the world’s largest overseas groupings. The Diaspora is considered India's 30th state with over 30 million overseas Indians. This article outlines the main strands of its formation, from the first movement of indentured workers and subsequent phases of migration of skilled professionals to the West and of workers to the Persian Gulf. They remain the single–largest contributor of foreign exchange and development in the country. Understanding its formation is an essential step for studying the Diaspora and engaging with it. This article aims to do that.

    July 2021

    Re-thinking Gulf Security

    The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) remains an inadequate and ineffective instrument to pursue regional security.

    February 01, 2021

    Al-Ula Summit: Restoring the Unity of the GCC

    Even as the Al-Ula summit has set a positive tone for the restoration of unity in the GCC, a high level of commitment is required by all parties to bridge the trust deficit.

    January 12, 2021

    COVID-19 and GCC Countries

    As the COVID-19 cases continue to rise, the key priorities for the GCC countries are to contain the spread of the pandemic, maintain the flow of trade across their borders and preserve their economies from adverse impacts.

    April 16, 2020

    Persian Gulf 2016-17: India's Relations with the Region

    • Publisher: Pentagon Press
      2018

    The Persian Gulf-2016-17 is fifth in the series published by MEI @ ND and first in collaboration with the IDSA. It Examines India’s bilateral relations with the region and focusses on developments during 2015 and 2016. It gives a comprehensive account of the strategic, political, economic and cultural aspects of bilateral developments and also provides in depth analysis of internal dynamics of the Persian Gulf countries.

    • ISBN: 978-93-86618-19-1,
    • Price: ₹ 1295
    • E-copy available
    2018

    Is the GCC Crisis De-escalating?

    While the GCC crisis seems to be de-escalating, there is no end in sight as yet.

    July 26, 2017

    Will the GCC Survive?

    It is unrealistic and naïve to expect Qatar to surrender. And it is not beyond diplomacy to work out a face-saving formula

    June 27, 2017

    More than a family feud: Arab Gulf unity under stress

    The GCC is witnessing a massive diplomatic crisis because of Riyadh’s assertiveness, on the one hand, and Doha’s resistance to a Saudi-dominated regional order, on the other.

    June 27, 2017

    Crisis in the Gulf: Implications for India

    Crisis in the Gulf: Implications for India

    Qatar is the largest supplier of LNG to India, accounting for over 65 per cent of India’s global import and 15 per cent of Qatar’s export of LNG.

    June 22, 2017

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