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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.

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Can Saudi Arabia and Pakistan mend frayed ties?

14 April, 2021

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

What lies in store for US-Saudi ties?

09 March, 2021

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

Can football diplomacy reunite the GCC?

11 February, 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.

How US-Saudi ties could change in the Biden era

11 December, 2020

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

What a Biden presidency means for Kashmir

08 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.

How Turkey, Israel and Pakistan ended up backing Azerbaijan

07 October, 2020

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

Friends or foes: Are India-Turkey ties improving?

10 September, 2020

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

Could Saudi Arabia be parting ways with Pakistan?

20 August, 2020

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

US pressure pushes Iran into China and Russia's arms

28 July, 2020

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

Will the UN arms embargo on Iran be extended?

16 July, 2020

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

US puts the brakes on burgeoning Israel-China ties

12 June, 2020

Israel's blossoming ties with China are being scrutinised by the US as tensions grow between Washington and Beijing.

Mapping China's Health Silk Road in the Middle East

19 May, 2020

China is using medical diplomacy as a soft power tool in the Middle East.

Sabena Siddiqui
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.

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