Middle East and Africa

The Emerging Narco Bloc of West Asia

The manufacture and supply of the flagship drug Captagon in the heartland of Syria are now one of its only business success stories. The...

Outsourcing Instability: How the Wagner Group Got a Foothold in Mali

Since 2021, rumors have swirled about “white soldiers” who have been setting fire to villages and gunning down suspected Islamic militants in Mali. In...

Does Iranian Uprising Necessarily Need a Leader?

The question about necessity of "leadership in the recent uprising in Iran" has been raised since the beginning of the widespread protests after death...

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...

Reconciliation or Conflict? Tunisia as a Unique Example in the Arab Spring

Known as the starting point of the Arab Spring, which is one of the greatest social and political transformation attempts of the 21st century...

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Economy First, Geopolitics Second: A Case for Future US-Bangladesh Engagement

The past year has witnessed vigorous engagement between Bangladesh...

Settler Culture and Politics of Mass Shootings in the US

On Jan. 21, 2023, all hell broke loose in...

The Emerging Narco Bloc of West Asia

The manufacture and supply of the flagship drug Captagon...

Climate Action: The US Is Doing Its Part, Others Should Step up Too

The view that the US has been hypocritical in...

Myanmar’s Opium Boom Matters — Here’s Why

The UN just released a new report on the...