Mir Sadat, PhD, is a naval officer currently assigned to the Chief of Naval Operations. He has over two decades of experience dealing in Middle East/South Asia geostrategic topics. His opinions are his own and do not reflect the official policy or position of the U.S. Navy, U.S. government or any of its departments or agencies.
Image: The Taj Mahal is reflected in a puddle in Agra, India, August 9, 2016. Reuters/Cathal McNaughton