Prasanta Kumar Pradhan

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  • Prasanta Kumar Pradhan is Associate Fellow at the Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi. Click here for profile

    ‘Operation Decisive Storm’ and Changing Geopolitics in the Gulf

    ‘Operation Decisive Storm’ and Changing Geopolitics in the Gulf

    While both Saudi Arabia and Iran vie for power and influence, Yemenis continue to suffer and the country seems to be slipping into further instability.

    May 26, 2015

    The Kingdom and the Caliphate: Saudi Arabia’s Approach towards the Islamic State

    The Kingdom and the Caliphate: Saudi Arabia’s Approach towards the Islamic State

    Saudi Arabia has joined the war against the IS and it supports more boots on the ground to tackle this challenge. Although it is employing all the options available to it, the success of anti-IS operations depends to a significant extent on the ground situation in Syria and Iraq.

    February 02, 2015

    India’s Relationship With The Gulf Cooperation Council: Need To Look Beyond Business

    India’s Relationship With The Gulf Cooperation Council: Need To Look Beyond Business

    India-GCC relationship is growing stronger by the day as both realise the potential and importance of each other. Trade and commerce is the most important pillar of the India-GCC relationship. Success of high volume of trade and commerce between India and GCC revolves around a high degree of trade and economic complementarity as both caters to each other's economic demands.

    2014

    Sectarianism, Arab Spring and Saudi Foreign Policy

    Event: 
    Fellows' Seminar
    May 30, 2014
    Time: 
    1030 to 1300 hrs

    Post-Morsi Egypt: Saudi Manoeuvring and Iranian Dilemma

    The issue brief analyses the changing patterns of relationship of Saudi Arabia and Iran, the two major players in the Gulf, with Egypt in the backdrop of the removal of Morsi.

    September 27, 2013

    Egypt poised for a long political battle ahead

    The removal of Morsi is a setback to the nascent democratic experiments in the post-Mubarak Egypt. The decision of the army seems to have been influenced more by the popular sentiments on the streets rather than the rule of law.

    July 13, 2013

    National Dialogue Conference: Key to Peace and Stability in Yemen

    While it is too early to predict the outcome of the national dialogue process, at present it looks like that the national dialogue, which is endeavouring to bring all the political parties and other factions under one umbrella, is the last chance for peace in Yemen.

    March 26, 2013

    India's Relationship with Saudi Arabia: Forging a Strategic Partnership

    Trade has been the dominant factor in India's relationship with Saudi Arabia, with the import of oil being a major component. India views Saudi Arabia as a country with which it can forge security ties in order to deal with terrorism, piracy and criminal elements. Diplomatically, it could be a gateway for India into the wider Arab and Islamic world. In recent years, Saudi Arabia has reciprocated India's initiatives relating to issues of mutual interest. Although some hurdles remain, it is time for both countries to work towards building a strong strategic partnership.

    March 2013

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