Opinion: D. C. Nath (President, Patriot’s Forum) – 2015: View From The Gulf

DC Nath SmallPresident of Patriots Forum, D.C. Nath was superannuated in January, 1995, as the Special Director, Intelligence Bureau, D.C. Nath (IPS-1960) was associated with the International Institute of Security and Safety Management (IISSM), headquartered in New Delhi, for over 14 years, first as the Executive President & CEO and then as the President & Director General, between February, 1997 and March, 2011. The author of a highly acclaimed book, Intelligence Imperatives for India, Mr. Nath earned high plaudits from all around for two of his very significant presentations on: “Revisiting the Future of India” (2005, London) and “Lessons from India for the War On Terrorism” (2007, USA). He is the only one in the field, combining the experiences of a police officer with specialization in intelligence and strategic analysis and an industrial security expert par excellence. More Bio on D. C. Nath…

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Defeating extremists will be main focus for region in 2015 << News analysis file 1


January 1, 2015

Dear Friends,


Subject: 2015: View From The Gulf


We do hope the New Year 2015 has started well for all of our readers/viewers and well-wishers and for nay-sayers as well.

Here is a point of view from the “Gulf News”, a distinguished publication in the Middle-East, on “Defeating Extremists Will Be Main Focus For Region In 2015” in its lead Editorial in its issue of January 1, 2015.

It opines, “States like UAE and Saudi Arabia will play a key role in articulating the mainstream Arab and Islamic position”.

The Editorial starts: “If 2015 is to be any better than 2014, it is essential that Arab leaders realise that their response to Daesh (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant) has been slow and ineffective. In 2014, the terrorists swept into a large part of western Iraq and seized power in a dramatic change of tactics as they moved to control people and territory rather than remaining outside the political arena. All this while, the Arab world looked on aghast but did not react immediately.”

On what the Western combine led by the US can achieve,it has to say: “The America-led P5+1 (comprising US, Britain, France, Russia, China + Germany) may reach a partial settlement with Iran over its controversial nuclear programme as a full agreement seems unlikely, even if desirable. Both presidencies — in Iran and the US — will have to deal with entrenched anti-deal lobbies and neither Barack Obama nor Hassan Rouhani looks strong enough to defeat opponents.”


The “Gulf News” concludes:


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Gulf countries like the UAE and Saudi Arabia will play an increasingly dominant role in articulating the mainstream Arab and Islamic position in opposition to the fiery nonsense emerging from Daesh, which has unfortunately set the tone of the debate so far. This is an important new departure for the Gulf states.

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Friends, we are sure you would appreciate the fresh outlook, as reflected in the attached Editorial as a whole, we are deeply impressed by the clear reference to “the fiery nonsense emerging from the Daesh.” It could not have been more correct!



Your sevak,

D.C. Nath

(Former Spl. Director, IB)


Source: Patriot Forum

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