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View from India: It’s Not About the Nuclear Deal

The U.S. won’t ease the terms of sanctions on Iran, as the goal is regime change in Tehran.

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The Game-Changers

With Russia and China supporting a possible Turkish, Iranian and Pakistani bloc the danger is that potentially a "Baghdad Pact" in reverse can happen. The three countries have the largest non-Arab Armed forces battle-hardened and intact, does it make sense to push nuclear Pakistan into such an alignment? 

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Donald Trump Backs Out of Iran Nuclear Deal: Now What?

If the deal breaks down in full, tensions across the Middle East could escalate to a dangerous level, as players on all sides rush to recalibrate their positions.

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Oman: Between Iran And A Hard Place

Oman has historically been careful to balance its relations with Saudi Arabia and Iran, allowing it to play a useful role mediating regional disputes. However, as the region’s anti-Iran rhetoric is ramping up and the Sultanate is having to deal with its own domestic issues, neutrality is becoming harder to maintain.

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When Will Electric Cars Take Over The Roads?

Battery manufacturers feeding the EV market will rely upon new sources of lithium production. The surge of investment into lithium mining could turn into a flood.

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Pakistan-US ‘On-Off’ Relationship

The US “strategic relationship” with India aims to not only contain China but exploit the economic opportunities made possible because of 1.2 billion population, writes Ikram Sehgal in the context of US-Pakistan relations.

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What Exactly Are Foreign Troops Protecting in the Sahel?

Officially they are there to fight terror, but external interventions may be more about self-interest.

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View from Delhi: Saving Afghanistan

Defeating terrorism in Afghanistan needs every stakeholder to put aside differences, and acknowledge that the current situation is a danger to all.

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A New Lithium War Is About To Begin

Demand for lithium is soaring, and producers are frantically searching for new sources of supply. Prices have doubled in the last two years, rising as high as $16,500 per ton.

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Is Pakistan Running Out of Water?

The signs of water stress are almost everywhere in Pakistan – in the form of water scarcity, resource depletion, and contamination.

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