Tag Archives: Middle East

Oman Serves as a Crucial Back Channel Between Iran and the US

Along with neighboring Qatar and Kuwait – as well as Switzerland, which represents U.S. interests in Iran in the absence of an American embassy – Oman has played a critical role in back-channel diplomacy.

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Iran Launches Risky Attack on Israel

Biden could have thwarted it, but chose to put Netanyahu before US, which is now at risk of getting dragged into war tonight.

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The Looming Climate-security Crisis in South Asia

Extreme weather has been called a ‘threat multiplier’ — feeding into existing social and political problems and making them even worse.

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View from Pakistan: An Eurasian Identity

Three times shorter than the Suez Canal route the several Eurasia Corridors will play an important role in creating new commercial and social environments in the region near the Caspian Sea and north territories from Bereket to the border with Kazakhstan. It offers a great opportunity to pakistan, says one defense analyst.

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US-China Rivalry: Gulf States Struggle to Hedge Their Bets

The Trump administration’s quest to curb relationships between its allies in the Middle East and China offers a preview of how big power rivalry in the region is likely to unfold. It also suggests the limits on the United States’ ability to reduce its commitment to regional security.

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Why the Iran Nuclear Deal Still Matters to Europe

January 16 marked the JCPOA's third birthday - will it have another one?

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An Emerging Turkey-Russia-Iran Alliance Can Reshape ME

The unusual triple alliance coming out of Syria could change the regional balance of power and unhinge NATO — if it holds together at all.

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Bulgaria: The Unforeseen Effects of EU Presidency

Bulgarian politicians and officials will have to challenge the stereotypes about Bulgaria during their six-month presidency and learn to strike coalitions in the EU.

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Iran-Pakistan at the Crossroads?

At the time of the Shah, Iran and Pakistan enjoyed amicable relations, with cooperation across multiple issues. With so many points of contention emerging in recent years, it is a markedly more tense relationship today.

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What is Important?

The poor of South Asia need compassionate consideration by their ruling elites. Spare them arrogant brinkmanship, says one analyst.

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