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  • March 01, 2011|Harsh V. PantMiddle East Quarterly

    India's Changing Role

    As the Afghan war enters its final and most decisive phase, India's strategic position in the country has turned a full circle. Having maintained a close relationship with the post-Taliban government for years, New Delhi suffered a humiliating...

  • March 01, 2009|Harsh V. PantMiddle East Quarterly

    Pakistan and Iran's Dysfunctional Relationship

    In April 2008, Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad visited Pakistan as part of a whistle-stop tour of South Asia. The meeting was cordial but tense. While the two neighbors were once staunch Cold War allies, the Islamic Revolution, Afghanistan's...

  • September 01, 2006|Harsh V. PantMiddle East Quarterly

    Saudi Arabia Woos China and India

    In January 2006, Saudi king Abdullah bin Abdul-Aziz al-Saud visited China and India, a trip some commentators labeled "a strategic shift" in Saudi foreign policy and reflective of "a new era" for the kingdom.[1] It was King Abdullah's first trip...