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Hasan Alhasan

Hasan Alhasan is a PhD researcher at the India Institute at King’s College London and the National University of Singapore. His research focuses on contemporary Indian foreign policy in the Middle East. Previously, he served as a senior analyst at the office of the first deputy prime minister of Bahrain. He has a BA in political science and a dual MA in finance and international political economy from Sciences Po Paris and the London School of Economics, respectively. He is a recipient of the Crown Prince’s International Scholarship in Bahrain.

Alhasan has written extensively on political, economic and foreign-policy issues in the Middle East. His writings have appeared in the Guardian, La Tribune, Gulf News, openDemocracy and elsewhere. He has also written for Chatham House, the European Centre for Energy and Resource Security, the Oxford University Politics Blog and Nottingham University’s Institute of Asia and Pacific Studies Dialogue. Academically, he has published articles in several peer-reviewed journals and edited several books, including on the topic of Sunni political movements, the politics of labor-market reform and migration.

He can be contacted on Twitter @HTAlhasan.

Articles By Hasan Alhasan

India Is Not a Monolith: Arabian Gulf Leaders Must Also Cultivate Ties at the Local Level By Hasan Alhasan - Mar 20, 2018

After a two-hour meeting at the Kerala state government headquarters, we were driving back to our hotel when our driver proposed a detour through one of the city’s bustling spice markets. There, we were greeted by local shopkeepers speaking Indian Arabic in a setting that immediately recalled a traditional Gulf souk. As a Bahraini diplomat … Continue reading “India Is Not a Monolith: Arabian Gulf Leaders Must Also Cultivate Ties at the Local Level”

How Likely Is India to Play a Mediating Role in Israeli-Palestinian Peace? Not Really By Hasan Alhasan - Feb 28, 2018

In a joint press conference marking Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Ramallah, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas wasted little time in delivering his main message. Having bemoaned US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, a decision he said was responsible for “blocking the horizons for a political solution,” Abbas called … Continue reading “How Likely Is India to Play a Mediating Role in Israeli-Palestinian Peace? Not Really”