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  • Fatah – Hamas Reconciliation and Prospects for the Elusive Palestinian Unity

    On October 12, 2017, Fatah and Hamas, the two dominant factions in Palestinian politics, signed a reconciliation agreement in Cairo to end their decade-long conflict.

    November 03, 2017

    The Trump Challenge to the JCPOA

    Trump’s new policy statement on Iran has enveloped the UNSC-approved Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action in a shroud of uncertainty that could lead to further instability in conflict-ridden West Asia.

    October 24, 2017

    The Turkish Military Base in Doha: A Step towards Gaining “Strategic Depth” in the Middle East?

    The nostalgia among a section of the AKP to recreate the Ottoman past through economic and geopolitical integration has been the driving force behind Turkey’s recent assertive postures in regional matters including the Qatar crisis.

    September 26, 2017

    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

    Labour’s Downhill Journey in Israel

    Israel’s Labour party has been going through turmoil since losing monopoly over power in 1977 and is unable to regain its erstwhile pre-eminence and even relevance.

    July 24, 2017

    Modi’s Visit to Israel – The View from Jerusalem

    Modi’s Visit – The View from Jerusalem

    It was a great opportunity for Israel not to be seen through the prism of the Arab-Israeli conflict, but as a technological superpower able to attract the attention of rising global powers such as India.

    July 10, 2017

    What does Modi’s Israel visit mean to the Palestinians?

    Modi is merely responding to the changing Middle Eastern situation. A few hours of stay in Ramallah will not gain him any political dividends in the region or in India.

    July 03, 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

    Challenges for the New Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia

    The real test for Bin-Salman would be to manage the three-pronged challenge of keeping royal unity intact, expediting economic reforms and ensuring regional stability.

    June 23, 2017

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