Meanwhile, the Abraham Accords by Arab States and Washington’s lip-service towards a settlement while overlooking West Bank settlements is fait-accompli. The 2017 visit by Modi to Israel, the first by any Indian prime minister, broke many shackles of India’s West Asia policies. For Israel, the minilateral with India, UAE and the US offers it both a regional and global place for its interests. Beyond economics and trade, it is yet to be ascertained what the Abraham Accords means strategically to West Asia’s fluid geopolitics. Endnotes C Raja Mohan, “India and the new ‘Quad’ in West Asia” Indian Express, October 20, 2021.
Source: Washington Post November 25, 2021 06:03 UTC