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As the New Year brought new tidings, old ties are being reinvigorated in West Asia. Comment. What are its impact on India?

Topic:  Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora.

4.  As the New Year brought new tidings, old ties are being reinvigorated in West Asia. Comment. What are its impact on India? (250 words)

Reference: Indian ExpressThe Hindu

Why the question:

On January 5, the leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) met at the ancient town of Al-Ula in Saudi Arabia to end the bitter discord that three of its members — Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain, along with Egypt — have had with their partner, Qatar.

Key Demand of the question:

To explain about nature of reconciliation process between Qatar and major GCC members and its impact on India.

Directive:

Comment– here we have to express our knowledge and understanding of the issue and form an overall opinion thereupon.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Begin by giving context regarding the ending of the discord between Qatar and the GCC leaders.

Body:

In brief, mention the background as to how in the aftermath of Arab spring relations soured between Qatar and other GCC powers, leading to a total boycott of Qatar. Account for the reasons for the boycott.

Also, mention as to how Qatar was able to manage the boycott and mange to find new alliesand resist the boycott by the west Asian countries.

Mention as how with a change in administration the U.S, the countries ended the discord and resume ties. Bring out its impact on India – Energy ties, Indian diaspora, Post-Covid economic recovery, major trading and investment partners, and west Asia as employment destinations.

Conclusion:

Conclude with a summary of the overall impact the new reconciliation process will have.