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Arhama Siddiqa


Research Fellow

Areas of Research:

Middle East and North Africa

Ms. Arhama Siddiqa is currently working as a Research Fellow at Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI). She graduated from the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) in 2013 with a B.Sc. (Hons) in Political Science and Economics and went on to complete an MA in International Political Economy from the University of Warwick in 2014. In 2017 she was awarded the Commonwealth Professional Fellowship, during which she was based at Conciliation Resources in the United Kingdom.

Mail arhama.siddiqa@issi.org.pk

Issue Brief on “The 10th Ministerial meeting of the China-Arab States Cooperation Forum (CASCF):...

In the past decade, China has significantly expanded its diplomatic and commercial footprint in the Middle East. Chinese investment in the Middle East mostly...

Issue Brief on “Fueling Progress: The Iran-Pakistan (IP) Gas Pipeline”

On March 13 2024, Pakistan announced the construction on an 80-kilometer (49-mile) segment of the Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline, also known as the 'Peace Pipeline,'...

Issue Brief on “A Panoramic View of South Africa’s Case at the International Court...

The conflict in Gaza, which commenced on 7 October 2023, has now surpassed 100 days. According to Gaza’s Health Ministry, the death toll has...

Issue Brief on “Israel-Hamas Conflict: Houthi Red Sea Attacks and Global Implications”

The onset of drone and missile attacks by the Houthis towards southern Israel in October 2023 coinciding with the outbreak of war on October...

Issue Brief on “A Regional Snapshot of the Ongoing Palestinian Crisis”

On October 7, 2023, a significant turning point occurred in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict when the Al-Qassam Brigade, the military arm of Hamas, initiated an...

Issue Brief on “President Putin’s Middle East Sojourn 2023”

In a rare diplomatic initiative on 6 December 2023, Russian President Vladimir Putin embarked on a Middle East tour, commencing with visits to the...

Issue Brief on “Yemen’s Elusive Peace Puzzle”

Recent high-profile visits indicate that talks between Saudi Arabia and the Houthis in Yemen are progressing, albeit slowly. The conflict began in March 2015...

Issue Brief on “Unpacking the Ongoing Conflict in Palestine”

On 7 October 2023, the Palestinian-Israeli conflict reached another turning point with an unprecedented assault led by the Al-Qassam Brigade, Hamas's military wing. The...

Issue Brief on “The India – Middle East – Europe Corridor (IMEC): A Complex...

On 10 September 2023, on the sidelines of the G20 summit in New Delhi, Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, alongside representatives from...

Issue Brief on “BRICS’ MENA Odyssey: A Promising Expansion”

The 15th meeting of the BRICS (an abbreviation representing Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) leaders, convened in Johannesburg on 22 August 2023,...