Middle East

The Gulf crisis: Small states battle it out

Buried in the Gulf crisis is a major development likely to reshape international relations as well as power dynamics in the Middle East: the...

New Sanctions on Iran and Options for Regional Cooperation in Middle East

United States has imposed new economic sanctions on Iran over its ballistic missile program. United States accuses Iran of providing support and funds to...

Qatar scores, at least on the soccer pitch

Qatar won more than a symbolic victory with a decision by European soccer body UEFA to award controversial television network Al Jazeera’s sport franchise,...

US moves against Iran raise spectre of wider regional conflict

US President Donald J. Trump. in a step that could embolden Saudi Arabia to move ahead with plans to destabilize Iran, has instructed White...

How to interpret the crisis between Qatar and Saudi Arabia’s allies

The crisis between Qatar and much of the new "Sunni" NATO - as some US media already call it today - consists in a...

The End of Muslim Sunni/ Shia Hostility – The Qatar/ Iran Alliance Brokered By France

E conomics and human practicality have finally triumphed over backwards superstition and religious dogma underlying the Sunni-Shia conflict, which has caused 100s of...

Syria’s new position on the Russian scene

A mong the nine military bases currently used by the Russian Federation, so far the only one in Syria is Tartus, a naval...

Why is the UK mediating the Gulf dispute?

T he following statement was made in Washington in response to the decision by Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain, and Egypt to cut...

Qatar and Iran Rehearsals of a war between Shiites and Sunnis

S audi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain - a small Shiite-majority State governed by the Sunnis - Eastern Libya of Haftar...

Why Pakistan needs to remain neutral in Qatar-Gulf rift?

K eeping Pakistan’s strong diplomatic relations with the Middle Eastern countries, it is in best favor of Pakistan to keep a balanced stance...

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