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Saudi prince: not quite a game changer?

Posted in Moyen-Orient by odalage on 31 janvier 2017

Prince Salman’s accession to the throne after the death of Saudi King Abdullah on 23 January 2015 has been a game changer, both domestically and in West Asian politics. Within days, he sidelined rivals within the House of Saud, and took on Iran with a confrontational policy. But two years later, the results of his new strategy disappoint.

 

By Olivier Da Lage

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India and the Syrian quagmire

Posted in Inde, Moyen-Orient by odalage on 9 mars 2016

With a cessation of hostilities been brokered by Russia and the United States, the conflict in Syria has entered a tense pause. India has had a bystander attitude to the conflict in Syria. However, with the truce expected to be short, does India have the incentive or the option to depart from its current position, and deepen its engagement in Syria?

By Olivier Da Lage

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