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Jatin Kumar is a Research Analyst in Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies & Analyses (MP-IDSA) in West Asia Centre. He holds a Ph. D degree from the Centre for West Asian Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University for his doctoral thesis on Israel’s National Security Policy Making after Oslo. His areas of interests are contemporary Middle East, especially Israel. He is a frequent contributor on various strategic issues to online publications and newspapers. He has published articles with Contemporary Review of Middle East and Strategic Analysis and contributed chapters in various edited books. For MEI he prepared India Speaks (July 2014-September 2017), Pakistan Watch (March-May 2018) and India Watch (October 2018-December 2019).


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 692: Israel’s Continuing Political Stalemate

10 June 2021

Israel has been suffering a political stalemate since November 2018, triggered by the sudden departure of Yisrael Beiteinu, a vital coalition partner,

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Commentary 753: Lebanon: A Country Stuck in Multiple Crises

27 January 2022

Lebanon has been trapped in a seemingly endless turmoil since 2019 with little hope of any solution in immediate sight. The demonstrations which start

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Commentary 771: Political Impasse in Lebanon

07 September 2022

The general elections held in Lebanon on 15 May 2022 failed to determine a clear winner, thus ensuring no end to the political uncertainty. Over a mon

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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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Commentary 613: Turmoil in Lebanon

12 May 2020

Lebanon has witnessed a wave of protests since October 2019. The critical rallying point for the protesters is the worsening economic situation. With

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Pakistan Watch April 2018

01 April 2018

POLITICAL ISSUES EGYPT The Grand Mufti of Egypt visited Pakistan Islamabad, Thursday, 22 March 2018 Grand Mufti of Egypt Dr. Shawki Ibra

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Pakistan Watch May 2018

01 May 2018

IRAN Defence Minister of Iran meets Pakistan’s Minister for Defence Engineer Islamabad, Saturday, 7 April 2018 Pakistan’s Minist

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Pakistan Watch March 2018

01 March 2018

POLITICAL ISSUES EGYPT Six arrested Pakistanis released by Egypt’s court Islamabad, Wednesday, 21 February 2018 An Egyptian court r

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India Watch June 2019

19 August 2019

POLITICAL ISSUES EGYPT PNB scam: India seeks key accused Subhash Parab from Egypt, says he is under illegal confinement in Cairo on Nirav M

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India Watch July 2019

02 September 2019

POLITICAL ISSUES IRAN Iran oil imports to be guided by India’s energy interests, Wednesday, 26 June 2019   36% Rise in Iran&#

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India Watch August 2019

01 August 2019

POLITICAL ISSUES ISRAEL PM Modi features in Benjamin Netanyahu's election campaign in Israel, Monday, 29 July 2019 KUWAIT Kuwait suppo

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India Watch September 2019

01 September 2019

POLITICAL ISSUES BAHRAIN Modi visit: 56 Indian firms keen to foray into Bahrain, Thursday, 22 August 2019 PM Modi to launch $4.2 million red

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India Watch October 2019

01 October 2019

POLITICAL ISSUES EGYPT 'Egypt, India have strong and close friendship through cultural exchange, trade', Monday, 2 September 2019 Eg

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India Watch November 2019

01 November 2019

POLITICAL ISSUES BAHRAIN Jaishankar meets counterparts from Kuwait, Bahrain, Friday, 26 October 2019 EGYPT Regional Conclave on India &a

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India Watch December 2019

01 December 2019

POLITICAL ISSUES ISRAEL India seeking Israel help for 'tap-water to every Indian by 2024': Minister, Friday, 15 November 2019 India c

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India Watch March 2019

01 March 2019

POLITICAL ISRAEL Israel offers unconditional help to India, Tuesday, 19 February 2019 Government approves 54 killer drones from Israel for I

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India Watch May 2019

01 May 2019

  POLITICAL ISSUES ISRAEL Israel honours 1971 war hero Lt Gen JFR Jacob with a plaque on Ammunition Hill Wall of Honour, Tuesday, 30 Ap

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India Watch February 2019

01 February 2019

POLITICAL EGYPT India-Egypt to have combined military exercise New Delhi, Monday, 21 January 2019 The Indian Army will conduct military ex

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India Watch April 2019

01 April 2019

POLITICAL ISSUES IRAN Amid rising trade tensions with US, India wants to extend Iran oil sanctions waiver, Friday, 8 March 2019 India to buy

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India Watch January 2019

01 January 2019

POLITICAL ISSUES ISRAEL India Delays Missile Deal With Israel, Demands New Tests New Delhi, 9 December 2018 India-Israel deal for sale aUS

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India Watch December 2018

01 December 2018

POLITICAL ISSUES IRAN India, Iran have potential to strengthen ties in the current situation: Ambassador  Tehran, Friday, 16 November 20

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India Watch November 2018

01 November 2018

POLITICAL IRAQ Iraq wants India to help boost its education culture New Delhi, 5 October 2018 Iraq has offered educational scholarships t

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India Watch October 2018

01 October 2018

POLITICAL EGYPT India, Egypt decide to boost defence cooperation New Delhi, Sunday, 23 September 2018 India and Egypt decided to deepenthe

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September 2017

01 September 2017

BILATERAL ISSUES IRAN 1. Nitin Gadkari represented India at the Inauguration Ceremony of President Dr. Hassan Rouhani of Iran, Tehran, 6 Au

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August 2017

01 August 2017

BILATERAL ISSUES IRAQ 1. Official visit of Foreign Minister of Republic of Iraq to India (24-28 July 2017), New Delhi, 21 July 2017 Fore

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July 2017

01 July 2017

BILATERAL ISSUES IRAN 1. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj Condemns Tehran Terrorist Attack, Tehran, 7 June 2017  In a presc

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June 2017

01 June 2017

BILATERAL ISSUES ISRAEL President of India’s Message on the Occasion of National Day of Israel, New Delhi,  02 May 2017

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May 2017

01 May 2017

BILATERAL ISSUES EGYPT Bomb attacks in two Churches in Egypt, Cairo, 10 April 2017 Tweeting after the heinous attacks on two of the

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