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 Energy Transition Is Underway. Nigeria Is Dangerously Unprepared

Crude oil revenue is Nigeria's fiscal lifeline, generating almost 65% of government revenues.

Easy Money, Debt-Binging and the China-Nigeria Relationship

the latest borrowing spree by Nigeria, and its increasing concentration in China, is consequential.

War and Truth in Ethiopia: Joint United Nations-Ethiopia Human Rights Investigation Contradicts Mainstream War Commentary About the Genesis of the Ongoing Conflict

“The first casualty when war comes is truth,” said US Senator Hiram Johnson in the midst of World War I. It appears that is...

Hezbollah and the Building of a New Lebanese State

Sectarian differences between the pro-Iranian Hezbollah movement and the nationalist Lebanese Forces are looming in Lebanon. Just over a year ago, on Aug. 04, 2020,...

It’s Time to Finally Address the Issue of the Disappeared in Syria

With approximately 102,000 people forcibly disappeared in Syria today, the issue of missing persons constitutes one of the most pressing issues stemming from the...

How Does Iran’s Shia Diplomacy Influence the Islamic Republic’s Foreign Policy

As the largest Shia-majority country, Iran has pursued a foreign policy based on supporting and expanding its presence in those countries in the region...

The Case for a UN Feminist Policy Toward Yemen

Yemen is nearing a catastrophic phase of its seven-year war, a conflict that has already caused 130,000 deaths largely due to  lack of access...

Raisi’s ‘Pivot to Asia’ and Reviving Relations With Saudi Arabia

Iran's presidential election was held on June 18, 2021, and Ebrahim Raisi was elected the eighth president of Iran. The president is a prominent...

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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...