Middle East and Africa

The Complexities of the Iran-China-Russia Triangle

Most strategic commentators view Iran as an integral component of the Russia-China grouping. As a result of the US withdrawal from the Iran Nuclear...

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...

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...

Tunisia’s Arab Winter

On Dec. 13, Tunisian President Kais Saied announced that he will initiate a constitutional referendum next July, and that parliament will remain suspended until...

The Friend Between the Foes: China, Saudi Arabia and Iran

China's proximity to Saudi Arabia comes to the fore yet again as reports claim Beijing to be helping Riyadh in developing its own ballistic...

Iran: A Pivotal Component of Important Connectivity Initiatives

The revival of the Iran nuclear deal/JCPOA seems to be an uphill task. The Vienna talks between Iran and other signatories to the Iran...

UAE-US ties and the China Factor

With tensions between US and China rising in recent years, one of the major challenges for countries sharing close strategic ties with the US...

Ali Khamenei’s Succession Within the Iranian Political Framework

The last presidential elections held on June18, 2021 resulted in the victory of the hardliner Ebrahim Raisi, who will be Iran's president for the...

Migrant Domestic Workers in Lebanon: Forgotten Victims of the Socio-Economic Crisis

The socio-political crisis in Lebanon has exacerbated the vulnerabilities of migrant domestic workers to the point where they have been stripped of their basic freedom and dignity.

Can a Deal Be Reached With Iran?

The Iran problem is one that can never truly be solved, it can only be managed.

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Can Pakistan Be Another Sri Lanka?

The political mayhem in Sri Lanka continues to unfold;...

The Complexities of the Iran-China-Russia Triangle

Most strategic commentators view Iran as an integral component...

Renewed Alliances: A Trans-Caspian “Middle Corridor” Brings Kazakhstan Closer to Turkey

Due to the global preoccupation with Russia's war against...

Rohingya Camps Near the Border — a New Source of Insecurity?

The bordering area at the strategically southern part of...

Mega Projects of Bangladesh: Major Stakeholders, Future Directions

Since its fifty years landmark of independence, Bangladesh is...