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Dnyanesh Kamat

Dnyanesh Kamat is a political analyst on the Middle East and South Asia. He has worked as a consultant on socio-economic development for government and private-sector entities in North America, the Middle East and South Asia. He also advises governments on policies and strategic initiatives to foster growth in the creative industries, such as media, entertainment and culture. His main areas of interest are: the impact of changing global geopolitics on the Middle East and South Asia; the domestic politics and foreign policy of Iran; conflict resolution; electoral systems; gender issues; and the interaction of technology, media and politics.

Articles By Dnyanesh Kamat

Turkey has Hagia Sophia, India has Ayodhya. Both Face an End to Secularism By Dnyanesh Kamat - Jul 26, 2020

Secularism is dying in Turkey and India. Despite their geopolitical differences, the two countries now are on very similar paths in terms of domestic politics, thanks to the recent actions of their respective leaders, Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Narendra Modi. Both men now dominate the nationalism space so completely that no opponent can challenge them … Continue reading “Turkey has Hagia Sophia, India has Ayodhya. Both Face an End to Secularism”

Unrest in Ethiopia Should Unsettle the Middle East and Europe By Dnyanesh Kamat - Jul 9, 2020

As political tensions come to a boil in Ethiopia, the international community must deploy its best diplomatic efforts to foster political reconciliation in the country. Failure to do this will be catastrophic not only  for Ethiopia and its immediate neighborhood, but could have repercussions far beyond in Europe and the Middle East as well. At … Continue reading “Unrest in Ethiopia Should Unsettle the Middle East and Europe”

US-China Tensions Creates Strategic Uncertainty for the Middle East By Dnyanesh Kamat - Jun 8, 2020

The rise in tensions between the US and China will create strategic uncertainty for Middle East governments, particularly in their relations with China, but also more broadly in their policy choices related to economic development, diplomacy and domestic politics. In the wake of the Covid-19 global pandemic, American politicians have called for the US economy … Continue reading “US-China Tensions Creates Strategic Uncertainty for the Middle East”