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Naveed Ahmad is an investigative journalist and academic based in Qatar. In over 20 years of writing and reporting, he has focused on diplomacy, security and governance. Ahmad won the Jefferson Fellowship in 2000 and UNAOC-ICFJ Cross-Cultural Reporting Award 2010.

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Abe's Japan entices GCC with military hardware

08 December, 2017

Comment: As Saudi Arabia and Iran's regional tension continues to build, the Gulf's appetite for western, Chinese and Japanese arms will only grow, writes Naveed Ahmad.

US-Canadian rescue saga: A silver lining for Afghan counter-insurgency?

23 October, 2017

Comment: The United States is looking more to regional allies to help bring about stability in Afghanistan, as can be seen by the Boyle family's extraction, writes Naveed Ahmad.

A Sino-Russian love-hate affair

18 April, 2017

Comment: The China-Russia alliance could yet cement, but Putin would have to accept the role of junior partner, with China being the dominant player, writes Naveed Ahmad.

Iran's quest for foreign naval bases

24 January, 2017

Comment: A wide-ranging analysis of potential overseas Iranian assets shows Tehran's capabilities may not match its ambitions - yet, writes Naveed Ahmad.

Russia, the rival superpower?

11 January, 2017

The long read: Russia is masterfully engineering the fall of the status quo by creating chaos, deception and a crisis of credibility, writes Naveed Ahmad.

GCC: military bases important, but alone can't deter foes

23 December, 2016

Western bases in the GCC and proposed Gulf bases in the near-abroad cannot alone guarantee deterrence against geo-strategic foes, argues Naveed Ahmed.

Erdogan's fight against Gulen eclipses Pakistan-Turkey ties

28 November, 2016

Comment: Schools set up in Pakistan by Fethullah Gulen will be taken over by Ankara, writes Naveed Ahmad.

Modi’s Pakistan offensive: time for GCC to weigh in

01 October, 2016

Comment: It is time for the GCC led by Saudi Arabia to take a stance on the India-Pakistan conflict, as its interests are deeply affected, argues Naveed Ahmad.

Perils to China-Pakistan's GCC economic corridor

02 September, 2016

Comment: By 2025, trade between the GCC and China will completely shift via the Pakistan economic corridor, but this new partnership is already stirring tensions with India, writes Naveed Ahmad.

A Turkish winter after a blustery Arab Spring

05 March, 2016

Comment: Despite Turkey's admirable support for democratic movements in the Arab World, liberties at home have been curtailed, threatening hopes for freedom in the region, says Naveed Ahmad.

The woes of a Greater Middle East

21 January, 2016

Comment: Definitions of the Middle East, much like its borders, have been imposed on the region by others, writes Naveed Ahmad.

China's giant leap towards the GCC

07 January, 2016

Comment: Beijing is known for its long-term pragmatism, and is investing massively in the infrastructure needed to develop oil and gas imports, writes Naveed Ahmad.

Naveed Ahmad
Naveed Ahmad

Naveed Ahmad is an investigative journalist and academic based in Qatar. In over 20 years of writing and reporting, he has focused on diplomacy, security and governance. Ahmad won the Jefferson Fellowship in 2000 and UNAOC-ICFJ Cross-Cultural Reporting Award 2010.

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