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    India-Iran Ties Are Ripe for a Reset

    June 11, 2022

    Assistant Director, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Col Rajeev Agarwal’s article ‘India-Iran Ties Are Ripe for a Reset’ has been published in ‘The Diplomat’ on 11 June 2022.
    Iran and India are ancient civilizations and critically imp partners in modern times. The current geopolitical churn offers the perfect opportunity for them to reinvigorate their ties to a higher plane, says Col Agarwal.

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    India’s Deft Engagement in Afghanistan

    June 05, 2022

    Assistant Director, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Col Rajeev Agarwal’s article ‘India’s Deft Engagement in Afghanistan’ has been published in Chanakya Forum on 05 June 2022.

    India has adopted a very smart policy in Afghanistan. Engaging directly with the people and giving them the required assistance while holding Taliban to account, says Col Agarwal

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    UAE-India: Towards Greater Strategic Partnership

    May 23, 2022

    Assistant Director, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Col Rajeev Agarwal’s article ‘UAE-India: Towards greater strategic partnership’ has been published in Hindustan Times on 23 May 2022.

    Crown Prince MBZ is now the president, and has a strong bond with PM Modi. CEPA is already signed and things can only get better for both countries, says Col Agarwal.

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    As Iran Nuclear Deal Impasse Continues, India Should Explore its Options

    May 23, 2022

    Assistant Director, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Col Rajeev Agarwal’s Commentary ‘As Iran Nuclear Deal Impasse Continues, India Should Explore its Options’, has been published by the Middle East Institute, New Delhi, on 23 May 2022.

    Col Agarwal argues that the deadlock in nuclear deal talks is none of India's doing. Why should India be restricted by it? How long should India wait?

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    India Need Not Be Defensive About Sourcing Its Energy Security

    May 05, 2022

    Assistant Director, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Col Rajeev Agarwal’s article ‘India need not be defensive about sourcing its energy security’ has been published by WION on 05 May 2022

    If there is one thing that has emerged for India from the war in Ukraine, it is India’s assertiveness and confidence while dealing with tough foreign policy issues. Energy security is critical to India’s security as it imports 80 percent of its energy needs. It is therefore India’s sovereign right to source from friendly countries of its choice and in quantity of its choice, says Col Agarwal.

    Delhi holds its Ground as India’s Foreign Policy Comes of Age

    April 14, 2022

    Assistant Director, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Col Rajeev Agarwal’s article ‘Delhi holds its Ground as India’s Foreign Policy Comes of Age’ has been published in ‘The Diplomatist’ on 14 April 2022.

    The current conflict in Ukraine has laid bare many accepted global orders and norms. India has emerged as a nation which can be trusted, powerful and strong enough not to be ignored and influential enough to play interlocutor in solving disputes, says Col Agarwal.

    India’s Options If China Does A NATO In South Asia

    March 12, 2022

    Assistant Director, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Col Rajeev Agarwal’s article ‘India’s Options if China Does a NATO in South Asia’ has been published in Bharat Shakti on 12 March 2022.

    Iran Nuclear Deal amidst the Ukrainian Crisis- A Diplomatic Quandary for the US

    February 25, 2022

    Assistant Director, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Col Rajeev Agarwal’s article ‘Iran Nuclear Deal amidst the Ukrainian Crisis- A Diplomatic Quandary for the US’ has been published by the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) on 25 February 2022.

    The Ukrainian Crisis could threaten and derail the finalisation of Iran nuclear deal. Both issues present a big diplomatic quandary for the US, writes Col Agarwal.

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    UAE Under Attack

    January 17, 2022

    Assistant Director, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Col. Rajeev Agarwal’s article ‘UAE Under Attack’ has been published in Chanakya Forum on January 17, 2022.

    The attack on the Abu Dhabi airport raises serious questions on the future trajectory of peace in the region, a possibility which was showing promise in recent times. Also, the fact that Abu Dhabi was targeted and not Dubai, too is significant as Abu Dhabi is the political capital and has a very different messaging, says Col. Agarwal.

    Iran N-deal: A road map before time runs out

    December 28, 2021

    Assistant Director, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Col. Rajeev Agarwal’s article ‘Iran N-deal: A road map before time runs out’ has been published in Hindustan Times on December 28, 2021.

    Iran nuclear deal talks have resumed. An early resolution is required before time runs out and any deal becomes unviable. Col. Agarwal presents a possible roadmap.

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