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Ms. 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.

arhama.siddiqa@issi.org.pk

Pakistan-Saudi Relations: Recent Developments

Prime Minister Imran Khan recently concluded a three-day trip to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia from May 7 to May 9. This was...

Issue Brief on “Hurtling Towards a Point of No Return: Palestine Under Siege”

On May 7, 2021, the last Friday of Ramazan,  one of the most revered moments of a month whose sanctity in itself...

Pakistan-GCC Relationship: Reframing Policy Trajectories

Abstract For some time, Pakistan’s Gulf policy has largely focused on upholding cultural and religious ties, rather than building...

Issue Brief on “China – Iran Comprehensive Strategic Partnership: Prospects for Pakistan”

In July 2020, New York Times ran a front-page story on a 25 year- strategic partnership between China and Iran. In a...

Issue Brief on “Revitalizing Alliances: Qatar-Gulf Reconciliation”

On January 5, 2020, the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani attended the 41st Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Summit in...

Issue Brief on “Compounding Complications in Yemen: An Assessment”

Yemen has long been a breeding ground for conflict. The poorest country in the Arab region has become a violent playground for...

Issue Brief on “Towards a Cautious Reconciliation in Libya”

For years, Libya has been suffering from a culmination of political, security and economic predicaments which have resulted in the development of...

Issue Brief on “What the Future Holds for Palestine?”

The Palestinian struggle has long been an accepted moto in Arab/Muslim narrations and continues to be used to this day to mobilize...

Issue Brief on “The G20 Summit in Riyadh”

On November 21, Saudi Arabian aircraft flew over Riyadh to mark the start of the G20 Leaders’ Summit. For the Kingdom, hosting...

Report – Inauguration “Centre for Middle East & Africa (CMEA)”

The Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI) held the inauguration of its Centre for Middle East & Africa (CMEA) today. Mr. Sohail...