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Ivanka Trump may not be the real feminist she claims to...

News Desk | Ivanka Trump, the First Daughter of the US landed in Hyderabad, India in the early hours of the Tuesday morning to attend...

Saudi Arabia Blockades Millions After Houthis Launch Missiles

Andrew Korybko | Saudi Arabia is blockading Yemen in response to the Houthis’ weekend missile strike in Riyadh. The Yemeni rebels teamed up with former President...

Saudi-“Israeli” Leaks: Collusion Or Opportunism?

Andrew Korybko | Nobody’s disputing that Saudi Arabia and “Israel” have cooperated before in sowing regional chaos and trying to “contain” Iran, but this time...

Riyadh-Tehran rivalry in Yemen: Where is it heading?

News Analysis | Saudi Arabia has berated and blamed Iran for the missile attack by Houthi rebels in the Saudi capital, Riyadh on Saturday, terming...

The war in Yemen takes its toll: Houthis hurl missile in...

News Analysis | Yemeni Houthi rebels have taken responsibility for firing a missile near the airport of Saudi Arabia's capital, Riyadh on Saturday. The Long-range...

The “South Yemenis” are trying to repeat the Kurdish scenario

Andrew Korybko | A South Yemeni separatist leader vowed to hold an independence referendum in the near future. The former governor of Aden Aidaroos al-Zubaidi...

Trump’s “unpresidential comments” to a soldier’s widow shock Americans

Jacob G. Hornberger | Warfare-statists are horrified over what President Trump told Mrs. La David Johnson, the grieving widow of a U.S. soldier who was...

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...

Will US be able to sustain its global dictatorship?

Jacob G. Hornberger | On July 21, 1821, John Quincy Adams, who would go on to become the sixth president of the United States, warned that...

Saudi King to visit Moscow: Expects Russia’s help to bring the...

M K Bhadrakumar | The forthcoming visit by Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz to Russia (October 4-7) carries great symbolism. Such poignancy is for several reasons –...

PM Abbasi tells UN: Don’t involve us in new ‘great game’

News Analysis | Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Friday said that “emerging big power friction” was threatening peace and prosperity in Asia. He, while...

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...

The Gulf crisis: Fighting it out down and dirty

James M. Dorsey | In the three-month old Gulf crisis, nothing is too expensive or too down and dirty when it comes to buying influence,...

US interventionism produced the 9/11 attacks

 Jacob G. Hornberger | One thing is certain about the U.S. mainstream media’s memorialization of the 9/11 attacks. They are not about to mention, much less...

Surge of Saudi nationalism hurts US interests

M K Bhadrakumar | Reading tea leaves in Saudi politics is hazardous. That makes Moscow’s jubilation over the appointment of Mohammed bin Salman as the...

UAE ambassador’s hacked mails: Was Qatar crisis a hoax?

James M. Dorsey | The hacked email account of Yousef al-Otaiba, the influential United Arab Emirates ambassador in Washington, has provided unprecedented insight into the...

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...

Fear of third intifada brings Israel and Arab together!

James M. Dorsey | A web of formal and informal Israeli-Arab relations and common fears of renewed popular uprisings that could threaten regimes and benefit...

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...

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,...

How the western media constructs false narratives?

Nauman Sadiq | What bothers me is not that we are unable to find the solution to our problems, what bothers me more is the...

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...

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,...

Gulf crisis: can its resolution reshape the future of international relations?

James M. Dorsey | The five-week-old Gulf crisis raises questions about the fundaments of international relations, the definition of national security, and the ability of...

Yemeni journalists caught amid Saudi coalition and Houthi rebels

Global Voices | The conflict in Yemen, which erupted more than two years ago between Houthi rebels and forces backing the government of President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi, has...

The start of the dreaded “Muslim ban”

“With the objective of maximizing national security, the Department of State will implement Executive Order “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the...

Washington’s good terrorists, bad Terrorists policy: Selling Satans as saviors

Nauman Sadiq | Karl Marx famously said that history repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce. The only difference between the Afghan jihad back...

Gulf crisis and new alliances: Where does Pakistan stand?

News Analysis | Bahrain has ordered Qatari troops serving with a coalition fighting the Islamic State group to leave its territory. It comes after Bahrain...

ISIS leader Abu Bakar al-Baghdadi killed: Who will be his successor?

Nauman Sadiq | The Russian Ministry of Defense has claimed that according to information, which is being checked through various channels, the Islamic State’s leader Abu-Bakr...

Qatar: Another reason for the rift between NATO allies?

Mehmet Ersoy | On Wednesday, June 7, the Turkish media wrote that Parliament voted to deploy 5,000 troops in the Turkish military base in Qatar...

Diplomatic breakdown in the Gulf: Is Trump the only one to...

Nasir Azeem | The diplomatic and political rifts between the Arab nations is nothing new. The Gulf States have been fighting over a variety of...

Added conflicts and proxies: Redefining the Middle Eastern alliances

Samson Simon Sharif | For over the past hundred years, West Asia has been the theater of conflicts and proxies. Most countries in the conflict...

The Middle East conundrum: What is the safe passage for Pakistan?

Ghulam Mustafa | Mired in its Afghan Policy quagmire, reeling from Trump led Saudi Arabian stunning uppercut and Panama JIT, Pakistan appears to have been...

Saudi-UAE-Qatar crisis: Will the US’ mediation bear fruit?

News Analysis | The noise of Saudi-led Qatar boycott is reverberating in the region and beyond as the need for mediation and protection is being...

Tehran attacks: Is the US-Saudi-Israel team getting ahead of Iran?

M. K. Bhadrakumar | Even by American standards, the White House statement on the terrorist attacks in Tehran on Wednesday will stand out as a...

Turkish troops march for Qatar’s support: Escalation in the Gulf crisis?

James M. Dorsey | Turkey’s Parliament is this week fast tracking the dispatch of up to 3,000 troops to Qatar, home to the country’s military...

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