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    • The Arab countries where people have successfully overthrown the dictatorial regimes now face the daunting task of moving forward with democratic processes, economic development and institution building.

      December 23, 2011
      IDSA Comments
    • Chair: Ambassador (Retd) Ishrat Aziz
      External Discussants: Professor Gulshan Dietl, Professor Qamar Agha
      Internal Discussants: Dr Shebonti Ray Dadwal, Dr Meena Singh Roy

      January 06, 2012
    • Yemen is stuck in a paradoxical and ambiguous situation. While it is widely believed that regime change is necessary, in the absence of reliable alternate leadership, the risk of chaos and instability looms large.

      October 18, 2011
      Issue Brief
    • Though the Astana meeting reflected a change in the OIC’s approach and understanding of the issues and problems of the Islamic world, lack of concrete action would lead to a further loss of credibility for the organisation.

      July 14, 2011
      IDSA Comments
    • Chairperson: Lt Gen Satish Nambiar (Retd)
      Discussants: Commodore M R Khan (Retd) and Shri Gulshan Luthra

      May 27, 2011
    • The ongoing protests against undemocratic regimes in West Asia and North Africa have sent shockwaves throughout the region. This Brief analyses the protests in the Arab world and their implications for the region and India.

      March 31, 2011
      Issue Brief
    • Saudi Arabia’s concerns about regional stability and its domestic vulnerabilities have risen to the fore amidst popular protests in the Gulf region.

      March 25, 2011
      IDSA Comments
    • Rulers of Gulf states should initiate reforms to accommodate the voices and aspirations of different sections of their societies.

      March 08, 2011
      IDSA Comments
    • Continuing conflict, competition and rivalry have been a regular phenomenon in the Gulf region over the past few decades. Among other reasons, the troubled relationship between the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries and Iran has been one of the major factors responsible for the present state of affairs in the region. The relationship has been marked by sectarian and ideological differences, clash of interests over the presence of the US in the region, concerns over the Iranian nuclear programme and territorial disputes between Iran and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

      Strategic Analysis
    • The events in Tunisia and Egypt have raised hopes among the people and, on the other hand alarmed the undemocratic and authoritarian Arab rulers. Time has arrived for the rulers to take note of the aspirations of the people.

      February 10, 2011
      IDSA Comments