Post Tagged with: "Iran"

Reckoning the Impact of latest US Sanctions against Iran

Reckoning the Impact of latest US Sanctions against Iran

The latest US sanctions against Iran come as Tehran launched its satellite carrying rocket into space (the ‘Simorgh’). Washington believes this missile launch to be “shorten[ing] a pathway” to the development of ICBMs. All six Iranian firms sanctioned, are owned and controlled by the Shahid Hemmat Industrial Group that is […]

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Muhammad bin Salman – Prodigium of the Gladiator Empire

Muhammad bin Salman – Prodigium of the Gladiator Empire

On 21st of June, 2017, King Salman of Saudi Arabia sent shockwaves within the perennial Kingdom and across the globe with the announcement of succession of his son, Muhammad bin Salman – who is commonly known as MbS – to the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia. The royal decree announced […]

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South Asia and the Efficacy of Soft Power

South Asia and the Efficacy of Soft Power

Ancient Chinese principles of war embodied in Sun Tzu’s “Art of War” preach the notion of a victory where blood need not be spilled. As the age of globalization dawns, the traditional notions of power are being altered as the art of persuasion is beginning to hold sway, more than […]

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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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Tackling the Multifaceted Challenges in the Counter Terrorism Domain

Tackling the Multifaceted Challenges in the Counter Terrorism Domain

This mantra needs no reminder that terrorism emanates from extremism, which normally is an outcome of lack of political, social and economic justice, sense of deprivation and exploitation of these cleavages by adversaries. The terrorist entities are not strictly hierarchical organisations, nor do they rigidly follow any central leadership or […]

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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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Tensive Tendrils of Pakistan Iran Relations

Tensive Tendrils of Pakistan Iran Relations

The recent statement by high ranking Major General Mohammad Baqeri to strike at “terror safe havens” inside Pakistan has caused a great tumult in the region.  In response, The Foreign Office (FO) on Tuesday cautioned Tehran that a warning issued by the Iranian army chief a day earlier was against […]

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The Fate of Kulbhushan Jadhav

The Fate of Kulbhushan Jadhav

The arrest of Commander Kulbhushan Sudhir Jadhav of Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW), masquerading under the alias of Hussain Mubarak Patel, through an Intelligence Based Operation in the border area of Balochistan in March, 2016, was a significant breakthrough for the security forces of Pakistan. The claim of India’s involvement […]

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Comparative Analysis of Gwadar and Chabahar: The Two Rival Ports

Comparative Analysis of Gwadar and Chabahar: The Two Rival Ports

About 80 percent of the world trade is carried out by sea-borne routes. This indicates the importance of warm water sea ports. The South Asian region has great significance since it is located in a region where most of the world’s sea trade passes. Rapid changes are underway in this […]

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China's New Silk Road

Why CPEC matters to the World: Delivering Security through Economic Development

Introduction The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is part development scheme, part strategic gambit. Although the Sino-Pakistani friendship has been labelled as “higher than Himalayas”, perhaps it’s time to refashion it with a greater qualifier: the CPEC represents a watershed moment in the Sino-Pakistani partnership, a reflection of enhanced and deepened […]

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