Narayanappa Janardhan

Non-Resident Fellow, AGSIW; Director of Research and Analysis, Anwar Gargash Diplomatic Academy

Narayanappa  Janardhan is a non-resident fellow at the Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington and director of research and analysis, with expertise on Gulf-Asia relations, at the Anwar Gargash Diplomatic Academy. He also offers diplomats PGD and MA courses on Gulf and Asian foreign policies. His academic publications include The Arab Gulf’s Pivot to Asia: From Transactional to Strategic Partnerships (ed., Gerlach, 2020); A New Gulf Security Architecture: Prospects and Challenges for an Asian Role (ed., Gerlach, 2014); and Boom Amid Gloom: Spirit of Possibility in the 21st Century Gulf (Ithaca, 2011). With a PhD from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, Janardhan is the managing assistant editor of the Journal of Arabian Studies (Routledge). He is a regular contributor to various international think tanks, academic publications, and media outlets.

BRICS+: Seeking an Alternative World Order? 

On September 26, AGSIW hosted a discussion on the potential expansion of BRICS.

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U.S. Leans on Economic Strategy to Achieve Geopolitical Ends in the Middle East and Asia

The United States is championing a new regional approach that aims to use economic diplomacy to bring key players in the Middle East and Asia closer and provide an alternative to Chinese initiatives.

UAE Security Forum 2022: Expanding Regional Partnerships for Security and Prosperity

AGSIW convened the 2022 UAE Security Forum on November 17, where U.S., UAE, and regional partners gathered to find creative solutions to some of the region’s most pressing challenges.

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I2U2 Summit Overlooks Geopolitics in Favor of Economic Collaboration

The grouping of India, Israel, the UAE, and the United States is likely to remain successful only if it is a harbinger for the present and future in the economic development domain and not a prisoner of the past in the security sphere.

I2U2: Partnership for the Future or Prisoner of the Past?

On August 10, AGSIW, the Anwar Gargash Diplomatic Academy, and the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies hosted a discussion on the new quadrilateral forum comprising India, Israel, the UAE, and the United States.

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Thriving UAE-Indonesia Ties Highlight Potential in Southeast Asia

The continued rise of Indonesia as a Southeast Asian hub has encouraged the Gulf Arab states to view it as both an investment destination and avenue for their economic diversification and growth endeavors.

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Japan’s Oil Diplomacy in the Gulf: Old Idea, New Approaches

Japan’s need for energy security has long driven relations with the Gulf states, but, under the banner of economic diplomacy, Gulf-Japan ties are diversifying.

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South Korea-Gulf Collaboration: Special, Smart, and Strategic

South Korea has transformed from a source of manpower to the Gulf Arab states into an exporter of advanced technology and services at a time of rapid change in the Gulf region.

The Arab Gulf's Pivot to Asia: From Transactional to Strategic Partnerships

On March 17, AGSIW hosted a discussion on strategic relations between the countries of the Gulf and Asia.

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Beijing Signals Growing Interest in Regional Conflict Management

China seeks to promote a harmonious relationship among its strategic partners in the Gulf in support of its economic interests.

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Expatriate Outflow Adds to Economic Woes in Gulf Arab States

The double whammy of low oil prices and the coronavirus-induced economic slowdown in the Gulf Arab states has forced governments to deal with a changing labor market.

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Saudi-Indian Ties: Looking Beyond the Bilateral

Saudi Arabia and India are strengthening their strategic partnership, but their ties involve the interplay of other countries.

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Asian-Led Collective Security for the Gulf

With heightened tensions in the region, it may be time for the Gulf Arab states to recalibrate their security arrangements, and Asian countries – which are the region’s main economic partners – could play a role.

GCC-South Asia: A New Role for the Gulf Countries in the Subcontinent?

AGSIW hosted a panel discussion examining the diplomatic, security, and economic issues shaping the growing relationship between the countries of the Gulf and the South Asian subcontinent.