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UAE Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi shake hands in New Delhi in 2017

India’s evolving strategy in the Middle East

India is forging profitable new partnerships with Sunni Arab states as its economic profile grows and its ties with the U.S. and Israel strengthen. The changes are causing tension with its old ally Iran, however, which New Delhi still needs to keep Pakistan in check. This balancing act will only grow more difficult and could leave India vulnerable to the Middle East’s notorious instability.

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