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DnyaneshKamat

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 DnyaneshKamat

A Congress-led India Government will Disengage from Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Israel By Dnyanesh Kamat - Apr 14, 2019

If India’s opposition Indian National Congress forms the next government, it will seek to dilute strategic aspects of three of the country’s bilateral relationships in the Middle East: that with Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Israel.     India’s foreign policy under Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been under relentless attack by the opposition for … Continue reading “A Congress-led India Government will Disengage from Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Israel”

Rouhani’s Visit Makes Post-ISIS Iraq a New Theater in Saudi-Iranian Competition By Dnyanesh Kamat - Mar 20, 2019

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s recent visit to Iraq, which led to some moderate wins for Iran, is the opening act of a volatile period of Saudi-Iranian competition in the country. In the visit’s aftermath, Saudi Arabia is sure to make significant interventions to balance out perceived Iranian gains.   Rouhani’s visit began with him paying … Continue reading “Rouhani’s Visit Makes Post-ISIS Iraq a New Theater in Saudi-Iranian Competition”

Iran’s Regional Ambitions Will Suffer After Losing Out in Iraq By Dnyanesh Kamat - Feb 19, 2019

Beset with its economic woes and with the looming question of finding a successor to its supreme leader, Iran will be unable to capitalize on a leadership vacuum opening up in Iraq’s Shiite clerical establishment. This will hamper Iran’s geopolitical ambitions and ensure Iraq’s strategic independence in the long term. The death of Ayatollah Mahmoud … Continue reading “Iran’s Regional Ambitions Will Suffer After Losing Out in Iraq”

Al Bashir Will Survive Protests as He Firms Up Sudan’s Ties with Turkey and Qatar By Dnyanesh Kamat - Feb 6, 2019

Omar Al Bashir, the president of Sudan, will survive the recent protests in his country. But in his political survival, Sudan also will see itself more tightly binding itself to Turkey and Qatar. The cause of the protests has been economics. The government withdrew subsidies on bread, and thereby caused a tripling of prices. This … Continue reading “Al Bashir Will Survive Protests as He Firms Up Sudan’s Ties with Turkey and Qatar”