Russian invasion of Ukraine raises dilemmas for Middle East and India

  Monday, February 28, 2022

By Amin Saikal

The Ukraine crisis has confronted three Middle Eastern countries—Turkey, Israel and Iran—as well as India, with serious policy quandaries. For different reasons, they face the conundrum of how to strike a balance bet...

Afghanistan emerging as a deep security hole. Can Iran’s revolutionary generals see it?

  Thursday, January 27, 2022

By Dr. Davood Moradian

Iran was a key beneficiary of the post-Taliban order and a junior partner in the Pakistan-led anti-American coalition that eventually succeeded on 15 August 2021. Iran would also be a key loser in the new and emerging dyna...

The Collapse of Afghanistan

  Thursday, January 20, 2022

By Jennifer Brick Murtazashvili 

Conventional wisdom suggests that the Afghan republic fell because societal values were incompatible with democracy and the country was simply ungovernable. This article traces t...

Afghanistan in 2021: The End of the Republic and the Return of the Islamic Emirate

  Friday, January 14, 2022

By Arash Yaqin

At the beginning of 2021, Afghans faced another year of conflict and economic challenge, retaining some semblance of 

Systemic Violence on Local People

  Thursday, January 06, 2022

By Syed Irfan Ashraf 

When it comes to the coverage of terrorism in the Af-Pak region, journalists and analysts in Pakistan have one...