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...

Shifting Alliances: China, Saudi Arabia and the United States

The Chinese President Xi Jinping has received an invitation from Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman to visit Riyadh. Interestingly, the invitation comes amidst...

UAE-Syria Ties: The Economic and Geopolitical Dimensions

Ties between the US and United Arab Emirates (UAE) have deteriorated in recent months. One of the reasons for the same has been UAE’s...

Advancing African Geostrategy From a Global Perspective Through Geospatial Intelligence

The most competitive governments, companies, and organizations are transforming their performance, decision-making, and growth by unlocking the hidden value of their geospatial data. Geospatial...

Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030: A Catalyst for Realizing Women’s Rights

Saudi Arabia, the heart of the Arab and Islamic world, the investment powerhouse, and crossroads of three continents, adopted Vision 2030 in 2016 to...

Russia-Iran Relations in the Aftermath of the Ukraine Crisis?

Iran’s response to Russia’s aggression against Ukraine has been predictable, with Tehran blaming the US and the West for the crisis, but also pitching...

Upswing in US-Qatar ties Under Biden

On Monday Jan. 31, 2022 Qatar’s emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani became the first Gulf Arab leader to visit the Biden White...

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...

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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...