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...

The Significance of Djibouti’s UNSC Bid Goes Far Beyond a Geopolitical Game

On September 30th edition of the Daily Nation of Kenya, David M Kigo opined that Djibouti is playing the wrong card by allegedly portraying...

Russia and the Geopolitics of the Kirkuk-Baniyas Pipeline

Today, Russia is trying to play an influential role in Iraqi politics. Its major oil companies have invested in many of Iraq's oil fields...

The Waning Role of Religion in the Middle East’s Tacit Acceptance of India’s Recent Position on Kashmir

The noticeably muted response of the Muslim majority Middle East states on India’s recent removal of special autonomous status of the state of Jammu...

India and Africa: Prospects for Sustainable Energy Cooperation

In recent years, energy security has become a major concern for countries across the globe. Energy security is projected to emerge as a major...

Seeking the Right Balance: Indo-Iranian Strategic Relations in the Age of American Sanctions

New Delhi will pay close attention to the recent statement of the Iranian Envoy to India, Ali Chegeni, in which he criticized India for...

Hezbollah-Iran’s Precision Missile Program: Serious Strategic-Military Implications

Hezbollah’s anti-tank missiles attack at IDF base on the Sep. 03 was a swift retaliation; the armed group responded quickly to the Israeli airstrikes...

Fair play, Not Foul Play

Djibouti has the right to reject the outcome of the deeply flawed and unfair process of the African Union. On August 22, the African Union...

Middle Eastern Conflict Scenarios: How Wars Between Iran and the US, Israel and Saudi Arabia Play Out

With the military defeat of the Islamic State and the al-Assad regime’s grim victory in Syria’s civil war, there has been much speculation about...

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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...