• Covert wars: Iran and Saudi Arabia revisit their strategies0

    By James M. Dorsey Expressions of support by US President Donald J. Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu have provided the grist for Iranian claims that anti-government protests were instigated by foreign powers. The largely baseless assertions offer nonetheless insight into the very different strategies adopted by Iran and Saudi Arabia in their vicious

  • A game of chess: Gulf crisis expands into the Horn of Africa0

      By James M. Dorsey        January 3, 2018 The six-month-old Gulf crisis has expanded to the Horn Africa, potentially fuelling simmering regional conflicts. Renewed fears of heightened tension in the Horn, a region pockmarked by foreign military bases that straddles key Indian Ocean trade roots with its 4,000-kilometre coastline, was sparked by

  • Afghanistan Mining Potential, Challenges And Way Forward0

    By Mohammad Ismail Amin       January 2, 2018 Afghanistan’s strategic location is not only of an immense importance but also the tremendous natural resources the country possesses. According to AISA research, there are various types of valuable minerals in Afghanistan that are yet to be unearthed. Afghanistan potential as a rich country in terms

  • What’s the UN doing to Stopping Genocide of the Rohingyas of Myanmar?0

    By  Habib Siddiqui     January 1, 2017   One of the sinister methods employed to justify genocide has been to deny the history of the targeted victims. And that is what the criminal Buddhists within the apartheid state of Myanmar has been doing for nearly 70 years since earning independence from Britain on January 4, 1948.

  • Iranian protests raise tricky questions for US and Saudi policymakers0

    By James M. Dorsey       January 1, 2017 If Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s chequered foreign policy track record is anything to go by, Iran could tempt him to embark on yet another risky adventure inspired by widespread anti-government protests in Iran, the real focus of his multiple regional quagmires that include the

  • Growing Inequality Dulls India’s Sheen0

      December 25, 2017 YaleGlobal Online By YaleGlobal Online India’s economy surges, but inequality threatens democracy, culture and security with 80 percent of wealth in the hands of 10 percent. By Riaz Hassan* Spectacular economic growth over the past three decades has made India a global economic powerhouse. Between 1990 and 2016, India’s economy grew

  • Defiance of Nuclear Deterrence and Indian Space Militarization0

    By: Ahyousha Khan     27, December 2017 For South Asian Nuclear Deterrence, the year 2017 was quite arduous owing to the unending arms race in the region between two bellicose nuclear neighbors. If we look at the arms race trajectory of South Asia, first it was only limited to terrestrial bases but in recent years


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