The Future of India-Middle East Relations

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At this event Kabir Taneja will examine India's relations with the Middle East and explore how New Delhi approaches the Gulf and Iran and how it will manage these relationships as the country continues to be one of the fastest growing developing economies in the world.

Kabir will talk about the security dynamics that concern India in the region taking India's response to the Syria crisis as an example.

The discussion will be chaired by Dr Aniseh Bassiri Tabrizi, Research Fellow, Royal United Services Institute.

Speaker Biographies:

Kabir Taneja is an Associate Fellow with the Observer Research Foundation's Strategic Studies programme in New Delhi. His research focuses on India’s relations with Middle East/West Asia, specifically looking at the domestic political dynamics, terrorism, non-state militant actors and the general security paradigm of the region. Kabir has written extensively for the New York Times, The Hindu, Suddeutsche Zeitung, The Huffington Post, Politico, Quartz, The Wire, among others.

Dr Aniseh Bassiri Tabrizi is a Research Fellow at RUSI. Her research is concerned with security in the Middle East, with a particular foucs on Iran's foreign and domestic politics. She completed her PhD project at the War Studies Department of King's College London, focusing on the diplomatic initiative of France, Germany and the UK (E3) on the Iranian nuclear issue.

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