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Sabena Siddiqui


Sabena Siddiqui is a foreign affairs journalist, lawyer and geopolitical analyst specialising in modern China, the Belt and Road Initiative, Middle East and South Asia.

Analysis: Amid new geopolitical shifts and realignments in the region, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan appear to be pursuing a reset in relations.

14 April, 2021

Analysis: Biden has softened his tough campaign rhetoric since entering office as the US negotiates its future relationship with Saudi Arabia.

09 March, 2021

The upcoming Qatar World Cup has economic benefits for the GCC which is struggling to overcome damages inflicted by the coronavirus pandemic, writes Sabena Siddiqui.

11 February, 2021

Analysis: Among GCC states, the most dramatic impact could be felt in Saudi Arabia once the Biden administration takes over.

11 December, 2020

Analysis: The Biden-Harris campaign took a robust stance on Kashmir. But with burgeoning India ties and an eye on China, the new administration is unlikely to take risks.

08 December, 2020

Analysis: The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict has produced an unlikely alignment of traditionally hostile regional actors.

07 October, 2020

India's economic diplomacy with Turkey could yield positive results, but Kashmir remains a source of friction.

10 September, 2020

Riyadh's passive stance on Kashmir has caused a rift with Pakistan as changing regional alliances threaten their strategic relationship.

20 August, 2020

Analysis: Iran has edged closer to China and Russia as the US exerts a strategy of maximum pressure.

28 July, 2020

In-depth: A showdown looms as the US ramps up efforts to extend a UN arms embargo on Iran.

16 July, 2020