Middle East

Afghan Refugees in Iran: Yesterday’s Assets, Today’s Troubles

Conflicts are rarely contained within a country's geographic borders, in fact, during the twenty-first century they have almost always impacted a country's neighbors.  This...
Map of the Persian Gulf

Changing Geopolitical Dynamics in the Persian Gulf and Broader Ramifications

The Persian Gulf has been on the spotlight for its geopolitical significance for a long time. Of course, in any historical period or occasion,...
The Carl Vinson Carrier Strike

A War With Iran Would Further Destabilize the Region

Just months before the neo-cons in the U.S. administration were preparing the grounds for invading Iraq, Secretary General of Arab League, Mr. Amar Mousa,...
India-Iran-Afghanistan transit corridor map

Making Sense of Keeping Chabahar Out of US Sanctions

Amid heightened tensions due to the imposition of fresh sanctions by the US to punish Iran over its nuclear program has sent shivers to...
African Union Summit

The Case for Quality Academic Research in Africa

In the past two decades, Africa’s promising economy has attracted investors from across the globe. According to a McKinsey report in 2010, Africa’s economy...
PM Netanyahu

Netanyahu’s Victory: An Analysis

The victory of Benjamin Netanyahu, in the April 9 elections in Israel, attests to the fact that right-wing politics carries weight and falls easily...
Netanyahu

Netanyahu Wins Again, But Why?

During the election night in Israel there were two victory speeches (with their corresponding victory tweets), one pronounced by Benjamin Netanyahu and the other...

The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Recent Developments and Next Steps

The international community is concerned about the stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace process, and the knock-on effects on regional stability, and international tranquility. 25 years of...
Protest against Bouteflika

Plus Ҫa Change? Why True Change in Algeria Will be Difficult

Like many others around the world who have visited Algeria and follow its politics, I have been watching intently the development of the post-Bouteflika...

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