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Kabir Taneja

A non-existent revolution in Iran

Thursday, 11 Jan 2018 | Kabir Taneja | in Oped

While factions within Iran’s polity may have played some role in the protests that unfolded, the fact that the uprising was leaderless shows recklessness on the part of a significant part of the Western discourse Over the past few weeks, Iran, the seat of Shiite Islam and one of the tri-poles...

Royally political purge in Riyadh

Friday, 10 Nov 2017 | Kabir Taneja | in Edit

The recent turn of events in Saudi Arabia have been nothing short of a Hollywood thriller with Family, King, Princes, neighbouring countries and missile attacks all thrown into the mix for good measure Eighty-year-old King Salman Abdulaziz Al Saud, in a political liquidation, rounded up 11 princes of the royal House...

Why demise of IS is exaggerated

Wednesday, 23 Aug 2017 | Kabir Taneja | in Oped

The war against IS is not over as it moves from the military front to the ideological one. How to combat the ideas of the IS is a critical phase of tackling the threat — one that does not have simple answers The fall of Mosul, Iraq's second largest city, that...


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