Middle East USA War

Yemen Houthis Designation: A Bad Decision

Iran and Saudi Arabia are fighting a proxy war to make the Middle East and Arabian Peninsula the hotspot. Iran

Afghanistan Foreign Policy International Relations Religion

Tehran-Taliban Alliance: Are Old Foes Becoming Friends?

A Taliban delegation headed by Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the Head of the Taliban Political Office, visited Tehran on 26

Afghanistan Central Asia International Relations Middle East

The Increasing Influence of Iran in Afghanistan

The turbulent emergence of Revolutionary Iran coincided with the conquest of Afghanistan by the Soviet Union some four decades ago. Iran is an ambitious regional player with a strong view of its complex world and a deliberate attempt to map a path through it. The rotten relationships of both countries are because of the fluctuating pattern of its interactions with the relevant stakeholders.

International Relations Middle East USA

Trump’s Legacy in the Middle East

Trump had made four promises in the election campaigns regarding the Middle East in 2016. These promises were to shift the Israel embassy to Jerusalem, scrap the deal with Iran, dismantle ISIS, and to make peace in the Middle East. He has a lot of successes and some unsuccessful efforts in the Middle East.

International Relations Middle East USA

Fakhrizadeh’s Assassination & Future of US-Iran Conflict

The assassination of the founder of Iran’s nuclear program is an incident that continues to pose problems as the inauguration of Joe Biden is only thirty odd days away. This assassination followed an unofficial meeting hosted by Muhammad Bin Salman (MBS) of Saudi Arabia, in which the participation of Benjamin Netanyahu and Mike Pompeo’s has been confirmed by the officials of Israel. Strangely enough, this murder took place at a time when there were rumors of President Trump attacking Iran.

Economy International Relations Middle East USA

Are New Sanctions on Iran Anymore Effective?

Despite the US claim that the sanctions would hold exemption for humanitarian aid in order to fight the pandemic, the reality remains that the coronavirus pandemic situation wouldn’t be this dire if it weren’t for the US sanctions that have severely impacted the country’s ability to cope with the surge in cases making it one of the worst affected country in the region. This toppled by the decreasing GDP and the falling Iranian rial casts a gloomy shadow on what was once a bright future.

International Relations Middle East Society

The Past & Future of the Shia-Sunni Polarity in the Middle East

Until the 20th century, the Sunni-Shia division had existed on social tiers and particularly didn’t achieve political overtones. After World

International Relations Middle East

Israel-Bahrain Accords: Another Dilemma for Iran

When signed, Bahrain will become the fourth Arab state to recognize Israel. It took 26 years from Israel’s 2nd peace agreement with an Arab state to the 3rd peace agreement, and now it took only 29 days from the 3rd peace agreement to the 4th. Other Arab nations believed to be on the apex of fully recognizing Israel include Oman and Sudan. The region’s magnate, Saudi Arabia may also be on the verge of a deal.

India International Relations Middle East

A Balance of Interests: Critical Appraisal of the Indo-Iranian Relationship

The inception of the foreign relations between India and Iran dates back to the 1950s as both countries recognized each

Politics

Iran’s Inclusion in BRI: A Silver Lining for Pakistan

On May 08th a local militia group which has taken base on Iranian soil claimed responsibility for the attack, on