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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

India’s New Government Will Loosen Ties with Iran and Deepen Relations with Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Israel By Dnyanesh Kamat - Jun 30, 2019

In a series of policy decisions and developments this month, Narendra Modi, newly elected to a second term as prime minister, is deepening India’s relations with Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Israel, to the detriment of its ties with Iran. India also is increasing its military presence in the region, in order to safeguard oil … Continue reading “India’s New Government Will Loosen Ties with Iran and Deepen Relations with Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Israel”

Infighting Within Iran’s Political Class will Only Heighten the Risk of War with the US By Dnyanesh Kamat - Jun 9, 2019

The Iranian political class has turned on itself following America’s re-imposition of sanctions. The infighting has had an impact on Iran’s foreign policy, with Tehran sending contradictory signals to the US and its regional allies, which could lead to both the US and Iran misreading each other’s intentions and rapidly escalating toward war. Since America withdrew from … Continue reading “Infighting Within Iran’s Political Class will Only Heighten the Risk of War with the US”

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”