Central Asia

Rouhani receives Wang Yi

The China-Iran Pact Is A Game Changer (II)

Part I In an exclusive interview with Al-Arabiya last week, China’s State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi outlined Beijing’s approach to the West Asian region with particular reference to the tensions in the Persian Gulf. Wang lamented that “due to protracted conflicts and turmoil in the more recent history, […]

Uighur issue

The China-Iran Pact Is A Game Changer (I)

When China and Iran, two of the United States’ main adversaries in the contemporary world situation, enter into a 25-year strategic pact, it is pointless to split hairs and speculate whether the development affects American strategies. Of course, it does. The West Asian region is all about geopolitics — starting […]

Afghan militias

China Resents US Presence In Afghanistan

The “hidden agenda” of the war on terror in Afghanistan has been an open secret. The first inkling of its geopolitical character came when it transpired that even after installing a pro-US regime in Kabul in 2002-2003, Pentagon was in no mood to vacate its Central Asian bases. Finally, the […]

Ghani

Moscow Conference To Accelerate Afghan Peace Process

Accelerated efforts are being made toward Afghan Peace. Afghanistan’s situation for almost four decades has resulted in instability and unrest in the whole region. Afghanistan itself and the entire region has suffered a lot and could not make any economic development. Afghanistan is situated on major trade routes linking Central […]

Yemen

Yemen War A Quagmire For Saudi Arabia

With the world’s largest oil export terminal coming under missile and drone attack — a giant Saudi Aramco complex capable of exporting roughly 6.5m barrels a day, nearly 7% of global oil demand — the war in Yemen surges in the global media. During the night on Saturday, the Houthis […]

New hope for India-Pakistan relations

India, Pakistan On The Road To Peace

Opportunities missed and opportunities seized in the chronicle of international diplomacy in modern history provide two outstanding illustrative examples. After centuries of enmity and the colossal destruction inflicted by two devastating world wars in the last century, France and Germany seize an opportunity to turn a new page in their […]