Middle East

President Kenyatta of Kenya and President Guelleh of Djibouti

The Significance of Djibouti’s UNSC Bid Goes Far Beyond a Geopolitical Game

On September 30th edition of the Daily Nation of Kenya, David M Kigo opined that Djibouti is playing the wrong card by allegedly portraying...
Russian President Vladimir Putin

Russia and the Geopolitics of the Kirkuk-Baniyas Pipeline

Today, Russia is trying to play an influential role in Iraqi politics. Its major oil companies have invested in many of Iraq's oil fields...
PM Modi with King Salman

The Waning Role of Religion in the Middle East’s Tacit Acceptance of India’s Recent...

The noticeably muted response of the Muslim majority Middle East states on India’s recent removal of special autonomous status of the state of Jammu...
Wind mill and rising sun

India and Africa: Prospects for Sustainable Energy Cooperation

In recent years, energy security has become a major concern for countries across the globe. Energy security is projected to emerge as a major...
PM Rouhani, PM Narendra Modi and President Kovind

Seeking the Right Balance: Indo-Iranian Strategic Relations in the Age of American Sanctions

New Delhi will pay close attention to the recent statement of the Iranian Envoy to India, Ali Chegeni, in which he criticized India for...
Qader Missile

Hezbollah-Iran’s Precision Missile Program: Serious Strategic-Military Implications

Hezbollah’s anti-tank missiles attack at IDF base on the Sep. 03 was a swift retaliation; the armed group responded quickly to the Israeli airstrikes...
African Union Summit in Addis Ababa

Fair play, Not Foul Play

Djibouti has the right to reject the outcome of the deeply flawed and unfair process of the African Union. On August 22, the African Union...
Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan

Middle Eastern Conflict Scenarios: How Wars Between Iran and the US, Israel and Saudi...

With the military defeat of the Islamic State and the al-Assad regime’s grim victory in Syria’s civil war, there has been much speculation about...
RQ-4 Global Hawk Drone

US-Iran Crisis: The Way Out

Notwithstanding the ‘maximum pressure strategy’ adopted by the United States of America to change Iran’s behavior in keeping with the US interests, Tehran appears...