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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

Biden’s B3W Proposal at G7 Won’t Be a Serious Threat to China’s Belt and Road Initiative By Dnyanesh Kamat - Jun 15, 2021

US President Joe Biden’s ill-defined program to counter China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is unlikely to pose a serious threat to the latter. Hubristically named after one of his domestic campaign slogans, “Build Back Better for the World,” or B3W, aims to be an alternative multilateral funding program to the BRI for developing countries. … Continue reading “Biden’s B3W Proposal at G7 Won’t Be a Serious Threat to China’s Belt and Road Initiative”

India’s Hopes of Superpower Status Are Fading. The Middle East Should Take Note By Dnyanesh Kamat - Apr 21, 2021

In a world where China and the US are likely to be in constant competition, India is emerging as the probable hedge power between the two. This will have repercussions for India’s role in the Middle East. India’s image remains that of a non-aligned nation and supporter of the status quo. It is a member … Continue reading “India’s Hopes of Superpower Status Are Fading. The Middle East Should Take Note”

Transition in Iran Will Threaten Security at Home and Abroad By Dnyanesh Kamat - Mar 31, 2021

When is a republic not a republic? When an incumbent leader lays the groundwork for his son to succeed him, which is exactly what Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, is doing. The dynastic style of this once-in-a-generation political transition makes a mockery of the Islamic Republic’s professed ideals and will lead to further misery … Continue reading “Transition in Iran Will Threaten Security at Home and Abroad”

Whoever Wins Israel’s Election, Israeli Democracy Will Be the Loser By Dnyanesh Kamat - Mar 10, 2021

Israel’s fourth election in two years, on March 23, will cause significant damage to the country’s democracy, in four ways. Two have  already occurred and two are likely to occur after the elections. The context for it is Benjamin Netanyahu facing an impending corruption trial and fighting for his political life. First, in order to … Continue reading “Whoever Wins Israel’s Election, Israeli Democracy Will Be the Loser”