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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

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”

Regime Change in Iran Is Possible, But It Won’t Be to the US’s Liking By Dnyanesh Kamat - Jan 21, 2019

Regime change in Iran has long been an ideal scenario for conservatives in America’s foreign policy circles. A confluence of factors currently playing out in Iran may dovetail into a situation where the country may indeed go through a regime change, but not of a type aligned with American interests. Protests against a worsening economic … Continue reading “Regime Change in Iran Is Possible, But It Won’t Be to the US’s Liking”