Middle East

Untangling the Qatar Labyrinth

Untangling the Qatar Labyrinth

The recent news of Saudi-led bloc’s diplomatic isolation of Qatar came as a surprise to many, including the United States. However, such a move has been in an offing for quite some time, and it is imperative to dissect the issue on factual lines rather than falling prey to populist […]

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Trump’s First Foreign Tour – Dynamism in the US Foreign Policy

Trump’s First Foreign Tour – Dynamism in the US Foreign Policy

It was 12th December, 2015 when Donald Trump tweeted about how the Saudi Prince’s public criticism of him was due to the fact that the Saudis would not be able to control the US political discourse using their oil money. A year and a half later on 20th May, 2017 […]

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The Greater Middle East region

The rise of Orderism and the Greater Middle East

The global political environment of today is undergoing many great transformations that are projected to leave a lasting impact on known human history. The current Neoliberal unipolar world order was deemed to be the final stage of human social and political development as claimed by Francis Fukuyama. With the Cold […]

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Saudi Arabia

The Bargaining Chip for Saudi Arabia

The maize of politics is always unfolding in appalling ways, especially when it comes to the polarity of the world. The transition in polarisation is mostly marked by confrontations. The alliances are not permanent in the self-help system of realist world politics. Small powers always have the option of bandwagoning […]

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Romancing the Middle East: American struggles in the Arab World

Romancing the Middle East: American struggles in the Arab World

Of the current foreign policy challenges faced by the US, the Syrian crisis has become the defining humanitarian and political emergency: a brutal cocktail of ruthless dictatorship, communal sectarianism, and global and regional power plays. Among other reasons, the cancer of this conflict has metastasized into neighboring Arab nations and […]

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Source: Mashregh News

The Politics of Israel’s Nuclear Weapons

Strategy is subordinate to politics, where tactics are subordinate to strategy. The Realist school of thought argues that the ultimate aim of a state is its security and survival. Israel a small state with small population and geography has been in a conflict with neighbouring Arab states from the start […]

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Source: Tribune International

Saudi’s Way Forward: Vision 2030

Geopolitics, Middle East May 11, 2016 at 5:29 am 1 comment

Once ruled by the Ottoman Empire, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia began to take its shape in the early years of 1902 by Ibn Sa’ud who belonged to the merchant class of Najd, after series of inter-tribal politics, Saud managed to conquer Riyadh and the modern day country made its […]

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Courtesy: Al Arabiya

The Middle East Diary: Saudi USA Tensions

Geopolitics, Middle East April 22, 2016 at 9:16 am 5 comments

This article is part of series of articles on the developing situation in Middle East and its impacts on the entire region as well as globe. The costly and unsuccessful Saudi expedition in Yemen, the rising threat of the so called “Islamic State” along the Saudi Arabia’s northern frontier, the […]

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Courtesy: Reuters

The Middle East Diary: Russian withdrawal from Syria

This article is part of series of articles on the developing situation in Middle East and its impacts on the entire region as well as globe. The Russian Air Force along with units of Special Forces were deployed in Syria on September 30, 2015 by President Vladimir Putin in the […]

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Ambient of Islamic Military Alliance

Ambient of Islamic Military Alliance

Geopolitics, Middle East March 28, 2016 at 4:45 pm 0 comments

Alliance is an active agent in the realm of International Relations and perhaps forms the core of the field and its practical implication. Mainly created to cater the mutual needs of many countries, the world has witnessed unions of even the most unlikely states. Aisha Saeed Aisha has done her […]

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