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...

Israeli Archeology as a Method of Legitimizing the Occupation

As a result of the recent debates on Israel's rights over the territories occupied, it appears that Israeli authorities have made a series of...

US-Turkey Rapprochement: From Crisis to a New Alliance

Acting as a strategic partner with Turkey during the Bush administration, the US entered into a new period with the Obama administration of seeking...

Yemen Conflict: Whose Pain, Whose Gain?

Conflict in Yemen seems to have no end in sight. The bloodbath continues unabated as the country losing both men and material in the...

U.S. vs. Iran: Poorly Calculated Strong-Arm Tactics Likely to Backfire. Is It Not Time for the U.S. to Re-engage Iran on the World Stage?

On August 7, the United States imposed new economic sanctions on Iran, de facto violating UN Security Council Resolution 2231. This event is only...

Iran Sanctions Conundrum: 2+2 Dialogue Holds the Key

Trump administration’s decision to withdraw itself from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action followed by its announcement to re-impose sanctions is viewed as one...

A Strategic Blunder in the Battle of Hodeidah

Recently, the ongoing war in Yemen has taken another turn. This time the issue is the control of north Yemen’s support lifeline, the Port...

Is Riyadh About to Witness a Coup d’état?

Since 2015, the foreign policy of Saudi Arabia has been transformed both internally and externally. 2015 was the time when Salman bin Abdulaziz became...

Global Silence as Burundi Suffers Once More

The nation of Burundi has a tragic legacy of genocide and mass atrocities, and the citizens of this tiny, densely populated country continues to...

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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...