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  • The Red Sea Clog-Up

    Middle East / The Red Sea Clog-Up

    The narrow Red Sea corridor has been a vital trade route for centuries, big powers have ensured their dominance on this region and this is a story of how they have and still manipulate the lives of the people living along the Red Sea

  • BRI and Saudia Arabia

    Middle East / BRI and Saudia Arabia

    The Saudis, after having to swallow the bitter pill of US-unilateralism, have eventually turned to diversification. While this diversification has been internal, including the construction of mega-cities, industry, medical and recreational hubs and new high-speed rail links, with which the Saudis hope to build a modern, industrial economy and millions of jobs — there has been an extensive external reach too.

  • The Socotra Issue

    Middle East / The Socotra Issue

    The Yemen War and China’s Belt and Road Initiative, seem to have catalyzed the appetite of acquiring control of islands from the South China Sea to the northern tip of the Red Sea – this practice has also put pressure on the build-up of naval forces and facilities around the world

  • Iran Iraq War - Roots of Malice

    Middle East / Iran Iraq War - Roots of Malice

    So fear and lust both prompted Saddam to act militarily. Though 80% of Iraq’s population is Arab but 51% is also Shia, which gives it a slight majority over the Sunnis. And if this Shia population decided to stand with Khomeini that would be an utter disaster for Saddam’s Iraq.

  • Yemen – Endless Impasse

    Middle East / Yemen – Endless Impasse

    The way forward for a strong prosperous Yemen is only in internal democratic unity and a total negation of external interference and interventions.