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Dnyanesh Kamat

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 Dnyanesh Kamat

The Folly of Biden’s Foreign Policy By Dnyanesh Kamat - Jan 20, 2023

Despite US President Joe Biden’s affinity for the “rule-based international order” established after World War II, his foreign policy is hastening its demise. In fact, there’s an ever-widening gulf between his administration’s homilies on internationalism and its approach to defending it. Consider the evidence. Last October, the Biden administration announced a raft of export controls designed to curtail Chinese companies’ … Continue reading “The Folly of Biden’s Foreign Policy”

Middle East Faces Fallout from Iran’s Drones in Ukraine By Dnyanesh Kamat - Nov 3, 2022

Iran’s decision to supply Russia with kamikaze drones and short-range ballistic missiles for use in Ukraine has brought the Islamic Republic’s firepower to the streets of European cities. The Iranian drone technology being used against Kyiv has been in the hands of proxy militias across the Middle East for a number of years, where Tehran has tested and refined … Continue reading “Middle East Faces Fallout from Iran’s Drones in Ukraine”

As Israel-Russia Relations Sour, Middle East Braces for the Fallout By Dnyanesh Kamat - Sep 1, 2022

Ever since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in late February, Russian Jews have been emigrating to Israel in growing numbers. Angered over the invasion and fearful of persecution, some 20,500 of the estimated 165,000 Jews in Russia have left for Israel, and more are expected to follow. The departures are part of a larger Russian exodus fueled by opposition to the war, … Continue reading “As Israel-Russia Relations Sour, Middle East Braces for the Fallout”

What India’s Islam Row Tells Us About Its Place in the Evolving World Order By Dnyanesh Kamat - Jun 24, 2022

In the month since Nupur Sharma, a former spokeswoman for India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), offended Muslims around the world with disparaging comments about the Prophet Mohammed, India’s diplomats have been doing damage control – with limited success. After 18 Islamic countries, along with the Organization of Islamic Cooperation and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), condemned Sharma’s remarks, the BJP … Continue reading “What India’s Islam Row Tells Us About Its Place in the Evolving World Order”