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US lifts immigration ban from 11 “high risk” countries

AFP | The United States announced Monday it was lifting its ban on refugees from 11 "high-risk" countries, but said those seeking to enter the...

Will Pakistan ever see another leader like Jinnah?

Shiffa Yousafzai | Everyone in our country wants to be a leader and wants to become the Prime Minister of Pakistan. More than half of...

Trump targets Palestine in next aid cut threat

AFP | President Donald Trump admitted the Middle East peace process was in difficulty Tuesday and threatened to cut US aid to Palestinians, currently worth...

ISIS claims Egypt church attack that killed 9

AFP | A gunman opened fire on a church south of Cairo on Friday, killing at least nine people in the latest apparent jihadist attack...

What does the killing of the ex-Yemeni president mean for the...

James M Dorsey | Based on remarks at a 19 December 2017 NUS Middle East Institute seminar The Middle East being the Middle East, everything is...

US helping Saudis enrich uranium displays the strength of their alliance

James M. Dorsey | Talks aimed at transferring US nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia serve as an indicator of where the Saudi-Iranian rivalry is heading...

Egyptian President Al-Sisi steps up repression to cover policy failure

James M. Dorsey | Egyptian general-turned-president Abdul Fattah Al-Sisi would likely be the first to admit that an iron fist is no guarantee for retaining...

The Sochi Summit Was A Success, But Plenty Of Serious Challenges...

Andrew Korybko and Hamsa Haddad | President Rouhani’s visit to Sochi to meet with his Russian and Turkish counterparts is being hailed as a success...

Is the “flag bearer” of Islam losing its influence over the...

 James M. Dorsey | By declaring the Qatar-based International Union of Islamic Scholars (ILUM) a terrorist organization, Saudi Arabia is confronting some of the world’s...

Blast at Egypt mosque kills more than 230 people 

Reuters | Militants killed more than 230 people at a mosque in North Sinai on Friday, detonating a bomb and gunning down fleeing worshippers in...

Egyptian singer detained for ‘vulgar’ video

News Desk | Shaima Ahmed, an Egyptian pop-singer to be detained for a week over her racy video. The Egyptian prosecutors have charged the singer...

Is the transition in the Middle East another battle for control?

James M. Dorsey | The transition is the name of the game in the Middle East and North Africa. The question is the transition to...

Playing with Fire: There are no good guys in the Middle...

James M. Dorsey | Remarks at United Hebrew Congregation, Singapore, 3 October 2017 There are no nice guys in the Middle East, a region that is...

US strikes at India-Russia defense ties

M K BhadraKumar | In the post-cold war era, the United States and Russia kept a decent distance vis-à-vis each other while plowing their respective relations...

US demands Europeans to restrict business with Iran

News Analysis | US Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, shocked the European companies by demanding that European allies should support latest US ban on Iran's...

India refuses to sign NPT in order to hang on to...

News Analysis | India has ruled out the possibility of joining the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) as a non-nuclear weapon state but said it remains “committed”...

Is US still the only superpower in world?

Joseph Davis | The gradual, controlled demolition of the United States continues unabated. On the surface, this appears to be a global power shift from...

A master plan to balkanize Pakistan – Part I

Asif Haroon Raja | The drama of 9/11 provided a ready-made excuse to George W. Bush and his team of Neocons to wage wars against...

Saudi Arabia Eases restrictions on messaging apps, but WhatsApp and Viber...

Afef Abrougui |  After more than four years of heavy censorship, Saudi Arabia has eased restrictions on the use of internet-based call and messaging (VoIP) applications. In...

100 days of Qatar crisis

Ambreen Shabbir | The Qatar-blockade, the diplomatic crisis of 2017 that jiggled the world in different ways, approached its 100 days. There has been no...

Gulf crisis is merely a family squabble: ‘James Dorsey’

James M. Dorsey | A three-month old crisis in the Gulf that has pitted Qatar against an alliance led by the UAE and Saudi Arabia...

How should Pakistan respond to Trump’s Afghan policy?

Abdul Rahim | On August 21, 2017, President Trump announced Afghan policy and warned the U.S enemies that “no place is beyond the reach of...

The Damascus-Beijing bond: An emerging alliance

News Analysis | The Syrian quagmire is attracting the attention of many players in the game. The conflict has further exacerbated crises in the volatile...

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...

Qatar scores, at least on the soccer pitch

James M. Dorsey | Qatar won more than a symbolic victory with a decision by European soccer body UEFA to award controversial television network Al Jazeera’s...

The Gulf crisis: A battle of megalomaniacs

James M. Dorsey | There are fundamental problems in trying to learn lessons or draw conclusions from the Gulf crisis for the role of small...

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...

Is democracy consistent with Islam?

Nauman Sadiq | Some people are under the impression that democracy and Islam are incompatible. But I don’t see any contradiction between democracy and Islam,...

The Gulf crisis: Fake news shines spotlight on psychological warfare

James M. Dorsey | Revelations about two incidents of Gulf-related fake news shine a spotlight on a long-standing psychological war between the UAE and Qatar...

Gulf crisis: Wests keen eye on strategic and economic benefits

M. K. Bhadrakumar | The failure of the mission to the Gulf by the US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to resolve the rift between Qatar and...

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