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9 November 2017

Saudi purge: Arab Spring 2.0?

The removal of 11 top ministers in the Riyadh government last week by the young crown prince Mohammad bin Salman, is a geopolitical upheaval, the implications are serious. Domestically, the kingdom is seeking to liberalise its conservative society and move away from oil-dependency – evident from the expected listing of its crown jewel Aramco. For India, which imports oil largely from West Asia, instability could cause a spike in prices, leaving less for its ambitious reforms. Globally, there is now space for new alignments – in the Great Power plays, in the Shia-Sunni rivalry, and in the war on terrorism.

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28 September 2017

Impact of tribalism in the democratic process

A number of democratic processes are set to unfold in this week. A referendum in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, the AfD's surprising outcome in the German Parliamentary election and the upcoming referendum in Catalonia, Spain. Ambassador Neelam Deo, Director at Gateway House, discusses the geopolitical implications of these highly-controversial domestic democratic processes.

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14 July 2015

What the Iran deal means for the region and India

After 12 years of negotiations on Iran's civilian nuclear program between Iran and the P5+1 countries, a Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) was announced on July 14. Neelam Deo, Director, Gateway House, sits down with Dev Lewis, Gateway House, to discuss the agreement, how the sanctions will be lifted, and what a re-emerged Iran means for India and the middle-east