Middle East and Africa

Revolution Upending: Iran, Protests and Its Transactional Gambit

The torture and subsequent killing of Mahsa Amini by Gasht-e-Ershad (moral police) in September 2022 has brought the concern of civil liberties in Iran...

The EU Needs to Stand up to Iran

Mahsa Amini was not a dissident nor a protester, just a 22-year-old girl on a day trip to Tehran with her brother. She was...

India-Iran Ties and the US Factor

Apart from the overall agenda of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Summit, held in Samarkand (Uzbekistan) from Sept. 15-16, 2022, journalists and strategic commentators...

Somalia’s Vigilante to Eradicate al-Shabaab

In a country that is never short of hot button issues, lately the Ma'wisley issue has been stirring the strongest emotions and widely broadening the...

Reanimating the Iran Nuclear Deal

The US-Iran negotiations are finally showing light at the end of the tunnel as a renewed nuclear deal is on cards. Yet the changing...

China and the Democratic Republic of the Congo: A Progressively Deepening Bilateral Partnership

Located in Sub-Saharan Africa, the Democratic Republic of Congo is one of the most natural resource rich nations holding massive untapped deposits of minerals...

The Driving Force Behind the Changing Role of Israel in the Middle East

The emergence of open and warm relations between Israel and a number of Gulf Arab countries have become a crucial new trend in the...

Can a Renewed Iran Nuclear Deal Solve Europe’s Energy Problems?

When one year ago I discussed the potential for a renewed Iran nuclear deal with Mr. Raffael Grossi, Director General of the International Atomic...

Revival of the Iran Nuclear Agreement: Are Tehran and Washington Really Interested?

While in recent days, there has been talk with regard to revival of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)/Iran Nuclear Deal 2015, Goldman...

UAE’s Soft Power and Its Potential as a Cricketing Hub

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has managed to emerge as an important economic hub in recent years due to its visionary and determined leadership...

Disappear, Now Reappear: The Effects of a Renewed US Military Presence in Somalia

The announcement in May 2022 by the Biden administration on the revival of a US footprint in Somalia resulted in five hundred American forces...

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Revolution Upending: Iran, Protests and Its Transactional Gambit

The torture and subsequent killing of Mahsa Amini by...

Pakistan-US Ties: The Complexities and Challenges

Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif while addressing a reception...

Featuring ‘Ukraine War’ in the 77th UNGA Session: How Was Bangladesh Different?

War neither brings peace nor solution; rather brings endless...

What Does China Really Want?

The 73rd National Day of China on Oct. 1...

Economic Woes Ahead of China’s 20th Party Congress: What Can We Expect?

China faces internal economic challenges ahead of the 20th...