About Mohammed Sinan Siyech

Mohammed Sinan Siyech is a doctoral candidate at the Islamic and Middle East Studies Department at the University of Edinburgh and a Non – Resident Associate Fellow at the Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi. Previously he was a senior analyst with the International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism Research at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Singapore. He has written and spoken extensively on Security, Foreign Policy, and Religion in South Asia and the Middle East. He can be contacted at m.s.siyech@sms.ed.ac.uk
8 Nov, 2021

India’s Engagements in North Africa: Can it match Chinese involvement in the region?

Mohammed Sinan Siyech | 08 November 2021

India’s foreign policy initiatives and strategy in North Africa has so far remained an under-researched topic. This paper maps out India’s engagement with the five North African nations: Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Morocco, and Algeria
India’s Engagements in North Africa: Can it match Chinese involvement in the region?2021-11-16T11:59:46+03:00
29 Jul, 2021

Understanding India’s Neutrality in the Israel Palestine Issue

Mohammed Sinan Siyech | 29 July 2021

India’s presence in the Middle East region has been continuously evolving over the last few decades. An indicator of its ambitions and positions can be gleaned from its foreign policy stances in the Israel – Palestine conflict
Understanding India’s Neutrality in the Israel Palestine Issue2021-08-03T14:56:24+03:00
22 Apr, 2021

Examining the Islamic State’s Resurgence in Iraq and Syria

Mohammed Sinan Siyech | 22 April 2021 | TR | AR

The Islamic State has gradually ramped up its attacks in Syria and Iraq since the mid-2020. This brief examines the group’s recent activities in both nations to interrogate if the group is undergoing a phase of resurgence in the region. Accordingly, it maps out the different factors that are aiding the group and provides some policy implications for governments in the region
Examining the Islamic State’s Resurgence in Iraq and Syria2021-05-04T14:17:07+03:00
15 Jan, 2021

Incoming Biden Presidency: Implications for India-Middle East Relations

Mohammed Sinan Siyech | 15 January 2021

With the electoral victory of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, US foreign policy towards the Middle East will witness a few course changes based on previous statements made by the incoming president. It behooves analysts, therefore, to understand what sort of changes a Biden presidency can bring to India’s foreign policy specifically towards the Middle East
Incoming Biden Presidency: Implications for India-Middle East Relations2021-02-03T13:28:12+03:00
10 Sep, 2020

How COVID-19 Affects Complex Conflicts: War and Postwar Implications in Yemen

Mohammed Sinan Siyech | 10 September 2020

The civil war in Yemen has now been raging for a full five years with the complicated, multi actor conflict taking place across multiple geographical regions of the nation
How COVID-19 Affects Complex Conflicts: War and Postwar Implications in Yemen2020-11-06T16:26:45+03:00
18 Nov, 2019

Explaining the UAE and Saudi Arabia’s Response to India’s Abrogation of Article 370 in Kashmir

Mohammed Sinan Siyech | 18 November 2019 | TR | AR

India’s recent actions in the contested region of Kashmir have led to an intense response from Pakistan and other states
Explaining the UAE and Saudi Arabia’s Response to India’s Abrogation of Article 370 in Kashmir2020-08-10T17:25:55+03:00
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