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  • Meena Singh Roy is Research Fellow at Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi. Click here for detail profile.

    Uzbekistan: The Key Pillar of India’s ‘Act North’ Engagement

    India has redefined its engagement with Eurasia in the last few years. It has sought to re-energize ties with its extended neighbourhood based on its historical linkages, positive and benign image, and overlapping security and economic interests. In this context, ties with Uzbekistan remain a key pillar of India’s Eurasian calculus. Tashkent’s strategic location at the crossroads of Central Asia and abundant natural resources form the fulcrum around which the security of Central Asia revolves.

    March 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
    coronavirus.

    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

    India’s Initiatives in Central Asia: Re-energising Ties with the Region

    March 31, 2020

    Manohar Parrikar IDSA Scholars, Dr. Meena Singh Roy and Mr. Rajorshi Roy's co-authored chapter titled 'India’s Initiatives in Central Asia: Re-energising Ties with the Region' has been published in the book 'The “Roads” and “Belts” of Eurasia', edited by Alexander Lukin and published in March 2020.

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    Why US-Iran conflict spells big trouble for India

    January 07, 2020

    Research Fellow, IDSA, Dr. Meena Singh Roy’s article on the impact of the US-Iran conflict on India, titled ‘Why US-Iran conflict spells big trouble for India’ has been published in Deccan Herald on January 07, 2020.

    The article argues that under the given circumstances, there is no option for India but to take the more active diplomatic initiative to de-escalate the crisis in the Persian Gulf region.

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    India and the SCO: A Vision for Expanding New Delhi’s Engagement

    December 04, 2019

    Research Scholars, Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses Dr. Meena Singh Roy and Mr. Rajorshi Roy’s co-authored article on SCO, titled ‘India and the SCO: A Vision for Expanding New Delhi’s Engagement; has been published the Russian International Affairs Council on December 04, 2019.

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    Understanding implications of Turkey’s assault on Syria

    October 15, 2019

    Research Fellow, IDSA, Dr. Meena Singh Roy’s article on Turkey’s military offensive ‘Operation Peace Spring’ in Syria, titled ‘Understanding implications of Turkey’s assault on Syria’ has been published in Deccan Herald on October 15, 2019.

    Turkey aims to create a safe zone inside Syria for the resettlement of about 2 million of 3.6 million Syrian refugees currently in the country, writes Dr. Roy.

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    India’s Iran Dilemma

    April 29, 2019

    Research Fellow, IDSA, Dr Meena Singh Roy’s article on India-Iran relations, titled ‘India’s Iran Dilemma’ has been published in the Economic Times on April 29, 2019.

    Given the current volatile situation in Yemen and Libya combined with major uncertainty in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan it is extremely important to engage Iran to find long-term solutions to the regional problems through smart, balanced diplomacy and dialogue, writes Dr Roy.

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    Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism: The “Uzbek Model”

    The Uzbek approach to dealing with radicalisation and extremism has evolved from tough and uncompromising measures to a flexible and accommodative approach.

    June 27, 2018

    India and West Asia a Realistic Approach of Engagement

    February 20, 2018

    Research Fellow, IDSA, Dr Meena Singh Roy’s article on West Asia, titled ‘India and West Asia a Realistic Approach of Engagement’ was published in the January 2018 issue of ‘The Diplomatist’.

    The article deals with the difficult choices before India, given the existing regional complexities and rising expectations from West Asia. It analyses how New Delhi has been able to manage closer relations with Israel, Saudi Arabia and other GCC countries, while maintaining its ties with Iran.

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