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...

The Economic Dimension of the Syrian Civil War

In its seventh year, the crisis in Syria became a major issue in the international media. The approaches to categorizing the violence in Syria...

Good, Bad and Ugly: The Historical Evolution of the Middle East

The Middle East region as defined in this article includes the Arab countries, Iran and Turkey. Due to its geo-cultural characteristics, the Middle East...

Syrian Civil War: No End in Sight

The war in Syria has become complex and multi-sided.  Its roots are deep and widespread not just in the Middle East region but in...

India-Iran Bilateral Ties

India slowly but steadily is emerging as a strong economy and is well on her way to becoming the second largest potential market after China in...

Modi’s Historic Palestine Visit: A New Era in India-Palestine Relations

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi   visited  Palestine on 10 February 2018 during his three-nations tour to the Middle East. Despite India’s historical support for...

If USA or India Can Possess Nuclear Weapons, Why Cannot Iran?

The nuclear weapon is all about pure power politics. “Nuclear weapons function as the currency of power in the international system”. Remember, the United States...

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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...