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Dr. Adil Rasheed joined MP-IDSA as Research Fellow in August 2016. Before that, he was been a researcher and political commentator in various international think tanks and media organizations for over 17 years, both in the United Arab Emirates and India. He was Researcher at the UAE’s premier think tank The Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research (ECSSR) for eight years (2006-14). He is the author ISIS: Race to Armageddon (2015) and co-editor of Indian Ocean Region: Emerging Strategic Cooperation, Competition and Conflict Scenarios (2015). Email:

Commentary 663: Palestinian Response to the Abraham Accords

28 January 2021

The recently signed Abraham Accords, which normalized Israel’s relations with the UAE and Bahrain, have proven historic even in ways not intende

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Commentary 607: Scorched ISIS Rises from the Ashes

24 April 2020

It took less than a month after losing its last bastion of Baghouz in Syria on 23 March 2019 for ISIS to hog global spotlight again with its deadly Ea

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Commentary 609: COVID-19: Perfect Storm for Israel, Iraq, Lebanon and Jordan

28 April 2020

Idiomatically speaking, a ‘perfect storm’ refers to the deadliest combination of a multitude of adversities striking at the most vulnerabl

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