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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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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.

New EU trade mechanism offers hope to pandemic-hit Iran

08 April, 2020

The recent launch of the EU's Iran-trading mechanism, Instex, offers hope to Tehran at a time when economic deadlock and the Covid-19 outbreak threaten to wreak havoc.

Pakistan and Qatar's key role in Afghan peace deal

03 March, 2020

For nearly two years, Doha became the political headquarters of the Taliban and mediation efforts between the US and the Afghan side were carried out by Pakistan.

Is Saudi disinterest in Kashmir due to business interests?

20 February, 2020

Stopping short of completely ignoring the situation in the Kashmir Valley since the Indian government completely scrapped its special status, Saudi Arabia has remained distant and disconnected.

Could coronavirus impact oil markets?

04 February, 2020

The coronavirus factor has become a major risk for energy markets which were already quite erratic.

Greta Thunberg's message for the Middle East at Davos

22 January, 2020

The climate theme at Davos has enormous relevance for the Middle East, where rising sea levels, harsher droughts and increased temperatures will have a detrimental impact on shipping and oil.

Is Iran's nuclear deal still viable?

16 January, 2020

Following the killing of Qasem Soleimani, Iran feels it is not bound by the JCPOA and announced it will go ahead with uranium enrichment this time.

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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