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 Impact of Australia’s Recognition of West Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital

On Dec. 15, 2018, Australia reversed its decades-old Middle East policy by recognizing West Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Australian Prime Minister Scott...

The Implications of American Withdrawal from Syria

The withdrawal of American troops from Syria may destabilize the region, as well as the move can harm Washington’s image and interests in the...

Why the Transforming Arabian Gulf States Need to Abandon the Archaic Kafala System

The notorious Kafala system has restricted the socio-economic mobility of migrant workers across the Arabian Gulf over the oil-development decades and currently binds more...

The Sweden ‘Consultations’: A Ray of Hope on the Long and Rocky Road to Peace in Yemen?

While the resumption of peace talks in Sweden illuminated a ray of hope for a diplomatic/political route to ending the conflict in Yemen, there’s...

Trump’s Plan for Israel and Palestine: One More Step Away From Peace

Seventy years since the UN affirmed the right of return for Palestinian refugees, Middle East peace is further away than ever. The Trump administration’s...

Preparing to Withdraw from the Nuclear Agreement: A Heated Debate in Tehran

Following the U.S. withdrawal from the Iran nuclear agreement formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), U.S. President Donald Trump has...

Trapped in Crossfire: Addressing the Drivers and Dynamics of the War in Yemen

The war in Yemen has become a case study example of what happens when two rival countries indulge in a power struggle for dominance....

US-Iran Rivalry: Addressing the Source of Instability in the Middle East

For the United States, the relationship with Saudi Arabia comes first and has to be safeguarded against all odds.  Recent events show that America...

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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...