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  • Afghanistan and the Democratic Process

    Afghanistan / Afghanistan and the Democratic Process

    The Afghans have been a pivot between powerful imperialist contenders for centuries at a stretch, and every Afghan ruler had to ally with either the Russians or the British in order to survive in the Great Game of power.

  • 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.

  • Pacific Rim Politics

    Asia/Pacific / Pacific Rim Politics

    Strategic maneuvers of China, US and Russia are shaping the foreign policy of each Pacific Rim state.

  • Ports and Pipelines

    Global Phenomenon / Ports and Pipelines

    This essay presents an analysis of upcoming ports and pipelines projects in terms of geostrategic implications,focusing in the end on Pakistan's CPEC project.