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Neutrality not an option: Pakistan to choose between Qatar or Saudi...

News Analysis | Pakistan will not cut off ties with Qatar in wake of the decision of the GCC countries to sever diplomatic relations with...

US-Saudi games in the Middle East: Will Qatar bow down to...

M. K. Bhadrakumar | The move by a group of countries led by Saudi Arabia, UAE, and Egypt – with Bahrain, Libya, Yemen, and Maldives...

Fissures in the GCC: Qatar stranded by its Gulf neighbors

News Analysis | Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and the United Arab Emirates have cut off diplomatic ties with Qatar, causing fissures in the powerful Gulf consortium ostensibly...

“War on terror”: Eradicating terror or spreading even more?

Dr. Ron Paul | When we think about terrorism we most often think about the horrors of a Manchester-like attack, where a radicalized suicide bomber...

US-Saudi arms deal: Is this setting the stage for a Saudi-Iranian...

Manzar Qureshi | Amid pomp and grandeur, President Donald Trump delivered his much awaited “speech on Islam” in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. After praising...

Arab-Islamic Summit: US-Muslim get-together without Iran?

Dr. Muhammad Ali Ehsan | Arab–Islamic Summit is scheduled to take place next week in Riyadh. In a clear sign of the reversal of US...

Iran minister warns Saudi Arabian prince about getting into ‘battles’

Iran will hit back at most of Saudi Arabia with the exception of Islam's holiest places if the kingdom does anything "ignorant", Tehran's defense...

Saudi Prince rejects the notion of ties with Iran

Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, in a TV interview, has categorically stated that it is impossible for Saudi Arabia to participate in...

Iran’s resilience: The rise of a powerful Neo-Persian empire?

Zeeshan Munir | From Aleppo in the North to Hama in the center and Dara in the South, the strategic initiative on the complex Syrian...

Trump and China both taking actions that risk sparking dangerous Middle...

By James M. Dorsey | Forced to acknowledge that Iran is complying with the nuclear agreement it concluded two years ago with the world’s major...

Recreating the map of Middle East using guns not pens

Zeeshan Munir | The term “New Middle East” was introduced to the world in June 2006 by the US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. It...

U.S Foreign Policy on Yemen is ‘The Mother of All Lies’

David Swanson | The Mother of All Lies is this: you can fix things by blowing them up. Alcoholics should not drink, and people who...

With Syrian attacks Trump launches his Queen on the chessboard

James M. Dorsey | One thing this week’s US air strikes in Syria highlight is the fact that the sands are continuously shifting as regional...

Will the Muslim Military Alliance bring trouble for Pakistan & other...

Abdul Rahim | The United States of America is the master of designing mini great games in the Islamic world, to secure its national interests,...

Pakistan’s Foreign Secretary assures Parliament that Islamic military alliance not against...

Pakistan’s Foreign Secretary, Tehmina Janjua, assured the National Assembly Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs on Tuesday that Pakistan is committed to its policy of...

Pakistan Grapples with the Middle Eastern Fault-Lines as Gen. Raheel Takes...

James M. Dorsey | With no troops to command and a Riyadh-based skeleton staff, General Raheel Sharif, Pakistan’s recently retired top commander, appeared to slide...

Let’s Spread Violence to “Eradicate” Violence – United States Way of...

David Swanson | The first point to point out is the idea that the Middle East is culturally a violent place that can be made...

Is PTI right in taking a position against Gen. Raheel Sharif...

Najma Minhas| Past three months speculation has been rife in the media about General Reheel Sharif going to Saudi Arabia as head of the Islamic...

US and Russian War Against ISIS in Middle East Threatens Turkish...

James M. Dorsey | US President Donald J. Trump’s vow to defeat what he terms radical Islamic terrorism forces the United States to maneuver the...

Pakistan has approved Gen. Raheel’s new job: Are we digging a...

Minister for defense, Khawaja Muhammad Asif, has confirmed on GEO TV's program Jirga, with Anchor person Saleem Safi that the government has given approval...

Pakistan Army engagement in Middle East: Walking a fine line between...

James M. Dorsey | Pakistan is emerging as an important military player in the Gulf as its struggles to balance complex relations with regional rivals...

Pakistan sends an Army Brigade to Saudi Arabia’s southern border..?

David Hearst | Brigade deploys to shore up border against Houthi reprisal attacks from Yemen, but sources tell MEE it will 'not be used beyond...

King Salman’s visit to China & Malaysia: What Saudis Want?

James M. Dorsey | Yet Salman’s geopolitical concerns go far beyond whether the US remains a reliable guarantor of regional security. Saudi Arabia is locked...

Human rights violation in Sudan in the name of Sharia’h

Minahil Toor | Authoritarian regimes running on religious basis have always helped dictators keep their public quiet. Similar is the case of Sudan where we...

How Tehran is using Red Sea naval bases to encircle Saudi...

Naveed Ahmad| Iran has come out with blazing guns, laying bare its grand strategy, step by step, to the world. Extending the frontier of the...

Should Saudi’s really be happy at Trump’s tough stance against Iran?

Donald Trump's administration announced on February 3, 2017, that it will put new sanctions against individuals and organizations who it says are “supporters of Iran’s ballistic...

American military playing good cop & bad cop with Pakistan

General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) and General Jim Mattis, United States Secretary of Defence had a 20-minute telephone conversation on...

US military disaster in Yemen: Trump’s Bay of Pigs?

NBC News is reporting that contrary to what U.S. officials have been maintaining, the goal of the recent U.S. military attack in Yemen was not to...

Barak Obama: the real “killer”

Alex Christoforou | ‘You think our country is so innocent?’, President Trump asks after Bill O’Reilly calls Putin ‘a killer’. Former POTUS Barack Obama may have...

Fareed Zakaria rips apart Donald Trump’s travel ban

CNN's political analyst and anchorperson, Fareed Zakaria, analyzed the decisions of President Trump banning entry from seven Muslim countries. With the help of data analyzed...

Donald Trump’s ban will have lasting and damaging effects on the...

Phil Orchard | US President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration fundamentally alters decades of bipartisan US practice. It blocks immigration from seven predominantly Muslim...

Jewish groups denounce Trump’s ban on Muslims to USA

The Anti-Defamation League vowed to “relentlessly” combat US President Donald Trump’s executive order ban on Muslims including Syrian refugees and citizens of seven Muslim...

Will Trump continue with the drone wars?

Daniel Mc Adams With the inauguration finished and the protests finished (for now), the new Trump Administration has set about the business of governing. There...

Trump set to restrict immigration: no entry to USA for visa...

US President Donald Trump is expected to sign several executive orders today that will restrict immigration from Syria and six other West Asian and African countries,...

No rules apply to Raheel Sharif taking a job in Saudi...

Pakistan's Defence Minister Khawaja Asif finally revealed that General (r) Raheel Sharif has not yet asked for permission from any institution in the country;...

Difficult 2016 for Saudi Arabia? Worse to come in 2017

By James M. Dorsey 2016 was not a good year for Saudi Arabia. Sharply lower oil prices sparked a domestic financial crisis that is forcing...

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