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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

Israel’s Deal with Kosovo and Serbia is Window-Dressing by Trump and Netanyahu By Dnyanesh Kamat - Sep 20, 2020

The recent package deal between Israel and Kosovo and Serbia is a fine example of diplomatic window-dressing by the US, intended to shore up Donald Trump’s sagging poll numbers. As announced, Serbia will move its embassy to Jerusalem. The deal also stipulates that Kosovo and Israel will recognize each other and that Pristina will open … Continue reading “Israel’s Deal with Kosovo and Serbia is Window-Dressing by Trump and Netanyahu”

The Decline of the US-Led Global Order and Covid-19 Threaten to Worsen Conflict in the Middle East, Africa and Europe By Dnyanesh Kamat - Sep 6, 2020

Inter- and intra-state conflicts in the Eastern Mediterranean, Mozambique and Iraq could seriously destabilize Africa, the Middle East and Europe. And the ongoing conflicts in these regions are poised to get much worse. For this, there are two key reasons. One is the raging Covid-19 pandemic. This has sapped most countries’ strategic efforts toward managing … Continue reading “The Decline of the US-Led Global Order and Covid-19 Threaten to Worsen Conflict in the Middle East, Africa and Europe”

The Middle East Is Set for Big Changes If Joe Biden Wins the White House By Dnyanesh Kamat - Aug 22, 2020

Big changes in Middle East politics may occur in the window between November’s US elections and Iran’s presidential election in May 2022. As polls suggest, Joe Biden is likely to be the next occupant of the White House. A President Biden is likely to take American foreign policy back to the Obama years. In the … Continue reading “The Middle East Is Set for Big Changes If Joe Biden Wins the White House”

After the Pandemic: Should We Rethink ‘Developed’ and ‘Developing’ World? By Dnyanesh Kamat - Aug 10, 2020

Whether and to what degree countries have been able to combat the Covid-19 pandemic and ameliorate its enormous political, social and economic ramifications should determine how countries are classified in the future. The coronavirus pandemic has brought into sharp focus the fact that old, weathered binaries like developed versus developing (or “emerging”) countries no longer … Continue reading “After the Pandemic: Should We Rethink ‘Developed’ and ‘Developing’ World?”

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”