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Panjgur

After India & Afghanistan, Iran commits act of aggression against Pakistan

News Analysis |Iranian troops fired at least 11 mortar shells into bordering town near Panjgur district in Balochistan causing no casualty in a new...

Iran checkmates ‘Israel & the US’ in the Middle East

M K Bhadrakumar |The announcement in Tehran on Saturday regarding the successful test of a ballistic missile with a range of 2000 kilometers and capable of...
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Iran defies Trump & unveils powerful new nuclear missile’

News Analysis |Iran unveiled a new ballistic missile with a range of 2,000 kilometers with the capability of carrying out various warheads amid escalating...
Rouhani

Rouhani calls Trump’s warnings a bluff

M K Bhadrakumar |The US President Donald Trump’s speech at the UN General Assembly on Tuesday has drawn attention to the Iran nuclear deal of...
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Iran is Trump’s perpetual enemy in the Middle East

News Analysis | US President Donald Trump said that Iran exports violence, chaos, and bloodshed while its government hides a corrupt dictatorship behind the farce...
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The war of words continues as the future of the Iran...

News Analysis | Top Iranian and US officials exchanged heated words on Sunday over the controversial nuclear deal signed in 2015 in a bid to...
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The Iran deal is living dangerously despite sanctions relief

News Analysis |Despite growing concerns and speculations over the future of the Iran nuclear deal, the Trump Administration extended waivers on a set of sanctions...
Tehran

Time is ideal for Islamabad and Tehran to turn a page...

News Analysis |Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif reached Tehran on a one-day visit to Iran as part of his diplomatic engagement initiative which started with...
Dr. Moeed Pirzada

Real US intentions in Afghanistan? Dr. Moeed Pirzada’s podcast with Stimson...

News Desk |Dr. Pirzada, prominent Pakistani TV Anchor and political analyst, argued that real intentions of US appear to maintain a "strategic foothold" a...
Iran

Iran joins China, Russia and Pakistan in rejecting Trump’s Afghan policy

News Analysis |Iran has flayed the US over its new South Asia policy and has asked that country to end interference in the affairs...
Doha

The blockade defeats its purpose; Doha revives diplomatic ties with Tehran

News Analysis |Doha has decided to send back its envoy to Tehran after he was recalled 20 months ago over Tehran's deterioration of ties with...
Tehran

Trump’s hawkish diplomacy may compel Tehran to go nuclear

News Analysis |Iran's atomic chief on Tuesday stated that the country needs only five days to shift its uranium enrichment above 19% that is...
Trump’s

Will an assertive Iran turn out to be Trump’s greatest challenge?

M. K. Bhadrakumar |The White House readout of US President Donald Trump’s phone call to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday highlighted that the latter “thanked”...
Saudi

Saudi-UAE moves hint at willingness to engage with Iran

James M. Dorsey |Recent moves by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates suggest that the two Gulf states may be looking for ways...
warns

Iran may withdraw from the nuclear deal: warns Tehran

News Analysis |The United States is well and truly embroiled in two nuclear crises, one with North Korea and the other with Iran. The...
Afghanistan

Iran and Afghan Taliban: A marriage of convenience or something bigger?

News Analysis |For 16 years, the United States has been in Afghanistan with a goal of preventing the war-torn country from once again being...
Gulf

Gulf media wars produce losers, no winners

James M. Dorsey |Feuding Gulf states that have pumped millions of dollars into public diplomacy appear to have done better in damaging the reputations...
Qatar

The Gulf crisis: Qatar’s 2022 World Cup moves into the firing...

James M. Dorsey |A French investigation into possible corruption in business deals related to Qatar’s winning of World Cup hosting rights moved the 2022 tournament a...
exceptions

Tehran takes exceptions to new sanctions

News Analysis |Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has vowed to end his country's isolation in his second term. He was sworn in today just a...
Donald J. Trump

Playing with Fire: Trump’s Iran policy risks cloning North Korea

James M. Dorsey |As US President Donald J. Trump gropes with a set of bad options for responding to North Korea’s rapidly expanding nuclear...
Saud

Playing both sides against the middle: Saudi Arabia engages with Iraqi...

James M. Dorsey |Saudi Arabia, with the Islamic State on the ropes in Iraq, is forging ties to Iraqi Shiite leaders and offering to...
Twists

The Twists And Turns Of Indian-Iranian Military Aid To Iraq

Andrew Korybko |Both Great Powers are intensifying their military relations with the war-torn state in the wake of Daesh’s decisive defeat in Mosul, with news...
silliness

Saudi Silliness: Fracas with Qatar and Sectarian Injunction

Adnan Qaiser |In my paper in spring 2017: ‘Radical Islamism: Understanding Extremist Narrative and Mindset,’ I had postulated that all Middle East’s ills lie...
check and mate

It is check and mate for Israel in Golan Heights

M K Bhadrakumar | Israel has suffered a big setback in the Syrian conflict with the deployment of Russian military police in the safe zone...
post-ISIS

Plot thickens in great game over post-ISIS Iraq and Syria

M K Bhadrakumar |The post-ISIS future of Iraq and Syria has been a topic of animated discussion among American think tankers, the assumption being...
Small states

The Gulf crisis: Small states battle it out (SSRN Working Paper...

James M. Dorsey | Abstract Buried in the Gulf crisis is a major development likely to reshape international relations as well as power dynamics in the...
spectre

US moves against Iran raise spectre of wider regional conflict

James M. Dorsey |US President Donald J. Trump. in a step that could embolden Saudi Arabia to move ahead with plans to destabilize Iran,...
China

China takes a leap of faith in the Middle East

M K Bhadrakumar |Like a deer caught in the headlight on the median of the highway at night, South Block stands paralyzed as the...
Trump

Deconstructing Trump: Iran sanctions

M K Bhadrakumar | There is an old impish yarn that Noah was stunned to see the two cats he’d put in the Ark trooping...
slapping

Of slapping sanctions and regime change; the noose tightens on Tehran.

News Analysis |A day after dishing-out the second certificate of Iran’s compliance with the nuclear deal, the Trump administration announced new sanctions on individuals...
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Plane Crash: Gen. Zia ul Haq

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Saneya-e-Bahawalpur a documentary by Asghar Abdullah |What happened with Gen Zia Ul Haq's C 130 plane soon after it took off from Bahawalpur Airport?Former President...

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