All the UAE’s men: Gulf crisis opens door to power shift in Palestine

All the UAE’s men: Gulf crisis opens door to power shift in Palestine

James M. Dorsey.    Mohammed Dahlan By James M. Dorsey With attention in the Middle East focussed on the Gulf crisis, the United Arab Emirates is elsewhere seeking to reshape the region in ways that could alter its power dynamics. The [...]
Trump’s Pakistan Policy: Challenges & Strategies

Trump’s Pakistan Policy: Challenges & Strategies

By Syed Qamar Rizvi.   It seems very much inconvenient at the part of Islamabad that despite Pakistan’s indefatigable role in the US-waged war on terrorism for the past sixteen years, Washington yet blames Islamabad for the ongoing [...]
Gulf Crisis Set To Escalate

Gulf Crisis Set To Escalate

  By James M. Dorsey.       The Gulf crisis that pits Saudi Arabia and the UAE against Qatar is set to escalate with Doha certain to ignore Monday’s deadline that it complies with demands that would undermine Qatari sovereignty [...]
Twilight Of The American Century And Chinese Ascendancy

Twilight Of The American Century And Chinese Ascendancy

By Jon Kofas.     Abstract The more evidence we have that the American century of international hegemony is waning because of an increasingly weaker economy, the more scholars and analysts of international political economy insist that [...]
US-India-Japan Naval Trajectory & Australia?

US-India-Japan Naval Trajectory & Australia?

By Syed Qamar Rizvi.   After making a pitch for an observer status during this year’s Malabar trilateral naval exercises  that were scheduled to be held in June, Australia had indicated that it is keen for a logistics support agreement [...]
The longer the Gulf crisis lasts, the higher the stakes get

The longer the Gulf crisis lasts, the higher the stakes get

  By James M. Dorsey. A Qatari LNG vessel / Source: Nakhilat   Saudi Arabia and the UAE appear to be contemplating engineering a military coup in Qatar with the stakes in the Gulf crisis so high that a negotiated solution may prove [...]
Regional power play in Afghanistan and India’s policy options

Regional power play in Afghanistan and India’s policy options

By Shanthie Mariet D’Souza.  – Abstract A regional power realignment is taking place in Afghanistan. As countries jockey for influence in shaping the end-game in Afghanistan, India seems to be a lone bystander being sidelined even [...]
President Trump and the Thorny Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

President Trump and the Thorny Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

By Raphael Cohen-Almagor.   We do not know much about Trump’s views on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. During his controversial presidential campaign he made a number of statements that suggest: Trump is a friend of Israel. Trump [...]
The Price: The end of Iraqi and Syrian Woes and the Vanishing of ISIS

The Price: The end of Iraqi and Syrian Woes and the Vanishing of ISIS

By Fadi El Husseini.   When entangled elements make it hard to reach sound analyses, conspiracy theories appear to be a good tool to explain the unexplained. This applies perfectly to the situation in the Middle East. Many observers are [...]
With major powers cosying up to the Taliban, should India shed its antipathy for the Taliban?

With major powers cosying up to the Taliban, should India shed its antipathy for the Taliban?

  By Shanthie D’Souza.   In the rapidly changing quicksand of Afghanistan, New Delhi faces some stark choices. As many countries reach out to the Taliban, should it jump in and start exploring options for engagement? Or should [...]
Pakistan caught in the middle as China’s OBOR becomes Saudi-Iranian-Indian battleground

Pakistan caught in the middle as China’s OBOR becomes Saudi-Iranian-Indian battleground

By James M. Dorsey. Pakistani General Raheel Sharif walked into a hornet’s nest when he stepped off a private jet in Riyadh two weeks ago to take command of a Saudi-led, 41-nation military alliance. Things have gone from bad to worse since. General [...]
Palestine & Kashmir:The Unending Transgressions

Palestine & Kashmir:The Unending Transgressions

  By Syed Qamar Rizvi.   It goes without saying that there have been closed similarities in the policies practiced by both the Israeli and Indian authorities vis-à-vis Palestine and Kashmir. Intransigent-cum- belligerent occupation [...]
India’s Nuclear Doctrine: The Changing NFU Strategy?

India’s Nuclear Doctrine: The Changing NFU Strategy?

By Syed Qamar Rizvi.   There are current reflections that advocate the impression that India might be reconsidering its policy of no first use of nuclear arsenal. This revisionist approach echoing in the mind of Indian policy makers is [...]
US, Russia and Syria

US, Russia and Syria

By Jon Kofas.     Introduction   Nothing unifies America at home and rallies support among its allies quicker than a bombing of a Muslim nation, no matter the ideological, political, and moral justifications about the military option [...]
President Trump and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

President Trump And the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

  By Raphael Cohen-Almagor.   We do not know much about Trump’s views on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. During his controversial presidential campaign he made a number of statements that suggest: Trump is a friend of Israel. Trump [...]
Neo-religionism of the post ideological Russia

Neo-religionism of the post ideological Russia

    By Anis Bey. (Refeudalisation of Europe – I Part)   The lonely superpower (US) vs. the bear of the permafrost (Russia), with the world’s last cosmopolite (EU) in between. Is the ongoing calamity at the eastern flank of [...]
In the Year 2047

In the Year 2047: Military Future Affairs

By Dr. David Leffler   General of the Army (GA) Camilla Torres was packing her office. As a five-star general, her staff would do this for her, but she insisted on doing it herself, just as she always had from the time she was a young [...]
IMAFT’s built bastion against terrorism?

IMAFT’s built bastion against terrorism?

By Syed Qamar Rizvi. Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition, is an intergovernmental– cum-intercontinental counter-terrorist alliance , the largest global military alliance of 41 Muslim countries( even lager than the Western [...]
Towards a New World Order in Eurasia: The 21st Century’s Great Game

Towards a New World Order in Eurasia: The 21st Century’s Great Game

  By James M. Dorsey.   Remarks at conference on Regional Cooperation Initiatives in the Asia-Pacific and the Emergence of New Eurasian Geopolitics, Centre on Asia and Globalisation, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy One thing this [...]
American Militarism As A Way Of Life: Beyond Syria and The Middle East

American Militarism As A Way Of Life: Beyond Syria and The Middle East

By John Kofas. Introduction Nothing unifies America at home and rallies support among its allies quicker than a bombing of a Muslim nation, no matter the ideological, political, and moral justifications about the military option as a first [...]