Corridors of Peace & Development in Asia – New Horizons

By Tariq Rizwan China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is likely to usher a new era of development and prosperity in Asia by connecting South Asia, Eurasia and the Middle East through … Read More

Kuwait follows Saudi Arabia on diplomatic ties with Iran

By Lucy Westcott Kuwait has become the latest Gulf state to downgrade its diplomatic ties with Iran, after recalling its ambassador to Iran on Tuesday. The Kuwaiti Foreign Ministry recalled … Read More

Rivalry of Saudi Iran threatens to expand in the region

On Sunday, Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei warned that “divine vengeance will befall Saudi politicians” for “the unjustly spilled blood” of prominent Shia cleric Nimr al-Nimr, executed by the … Read More

Annual Forecast 2016

Annual Forecast 2016 With old geopolitical realities resurfacing across Eurasia and commodity prices stuck in a slump, 2016 is shaping up to be an unsettling year for much of the … Read More

Third Time’s a Charm; Will Saudi’s Newest Coalition Work?

Thirty-four states join Sunni anti-ISIS alliance The Islamic State has criticized a formation of 34 Sunni Muslim nations as “morons and fools” after Saudi Arabia announced it would form a … Read More

Western troops can’t stop ISIS. And Saudi Arabia’s won’t stop ISIS

By  Shikha Dalmia Some problems don’t get solved because those who have the will don’t have the way — and those who have the way don’t have the will. Defeating … Read More

Why Saudi Arabia’s anti-terror coalition won’t work

By Salman Rafi      The formation of the Saudi Arabia-led “anti-terror” ‘Muslim’ coalition last week has come as a surprise. But its underlying logic is hardly surprising. Far from … Read More

Afghanistan security ‘undermined by efforts to crush Pakistani militants’

By Jon Boone Efforts to crush Pakistani militants have further undermined security in Afghanistan as growing numbers of terrorists have entered the country, the Afghan president said on Wednesday at … Read More