Middle East and Africa

The Diplomacy-Deterrence Complex in the US Defense Policy in the Middle East

The Middle East has featured prominently in the US defense policy in multiple trajectories of international relations – both Cold War and post-Cold War....

Changing Geopolitical Landscape of the Middle East and Its Implications

Ties between Saudi Arabia and Pakistan had soured after former Pakistan PM Imran Khan hinted at the formation of a parallel bloc to the...

The Russian Invasion Could Cause a New Arab Spring

The invasion of Ukraine and the following sanctions appointed on Russia have European nations alarmed about access to natural gas, on which they have...

Israel-Palestine Conflict: Need for a Special Tribunal and ICC

As the 39 states asked the alleged war criminals in Ukraine to be tried and investigated by the International Criminal Court (ICC), an important...

Shifting Alliances: China, Saudi Arabia and the United States

The Chinese President Xi Jinping has received an invitation from Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman to visit Riyadh. Interestingly, the invitation comes amidst...

UAE-Syria Ties: The Economic and Geopolitical Dimensions

Ties between the US and United Arab Emirates (UAE) have deteriorated in recent months. One of the reasons for the same has been UAE’s...

Advancing African Geostrategy From a Global Perspective Through Geospatial Intelligence

The most competitive governments, companies, and organizations are transforming their performance, decision-making, and growth by unlocking the hidden value of their geospatial data. Geospatial...

Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030: A Catalyst for Realizing Women’s Rights

Saudi Arabia, the heart of the Arab and Islamic world, the investment powerhouse, and crossroads of three continents, adopted Vision 2030 in 2016 to...

Russia-Iran Relations in the Aftermath of the Ukraine Crisis?

Iran’s response to Russia’s aggression against Ukraine has been predictable, with Tehran blaming the US and the West for the crisis, but also pitching...

Upswing in US-Qatar ties Under Biden

On Monday Jan. 31, 2022 Qatar’s emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani became the first Gulf Arab leader to visit the Biden White...

US-Russia-Iran Triangle and the Changing World Order

The meeting on Jan. 21, 2022 at Geneva between US Secretary State of State Antony Blinken and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov understandably focused...

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The Diplomacy-Deterrence Complex in the US Defense Policy in the Middle East

The Middle East has featured prominently in the US...