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Irfan Ahmed Nazir his Masters in Politics and International Relations at JNU. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History, Economics and Political Science from CHRIST (Deemed University), Bengaluru. His research interests include Middle East geopolitics, external actors in the Middle East, India-UAE bilateral relations and international migration and diaspora issues focusing on the South Asia-GCC corridor. He has previously interned with the National Maritime Foundation and Kerala Institute of Local Administration, Thrissur. He can be reached at or on Twitter at @irfannazir_in

Commentary 723: UAE’s Green Visa and Implications for Foreign Workers

06 October 2021

©MEI Exclusive On 5 September 2021, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) unveiled a new type of visa, called the Green Visa, as part of fifty new pr

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31: Politics of Change in Middle East and North Africa since Arab Spring

10 February 2022

Md. Muddassir Quamar (ed.) (2022), Politics of Change in Middle East and North Africa since Arab Spring, Knowledge World Publishers Pvt. Ltd. When

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Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nahyan

14 May 2022

Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nahyan, the president of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the ruler of Abu Dhabi, passed away on 13 May 2022. He was at

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Commentary 788: How FIFA World Cup 2022 Could Make Qatari Identity More Resilient

09 January 2023

The FIFA World Cup 2022 is all set to kick off on 20 November 2022. However, the protests against Qatar, the ‘controversial’ host of this

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