Middle East

Lebanon Economic and Political Crisis
Middle East, World

Lebanon Economic and Political Crisis

Lebanon is facing unprecedented challenges both on the economic and political fronts with the devastating impact of the civil war on its economy visible even today. Since October of 2019, the Lebanese economy has been suffering from a severe financial crisis caused by a stop in capital inflows and the loss of income estimated at […]

Lebanon’s Economical and Political Crisis Explained
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Lebanon’s Economical and Political Crisis Explained

Lebanon is now facing unprecedented challenges both on the economic and political fronts. The foundations of Lebanon today were built 100 years ago. From a once thriving economy to a perpetual civil war, Lebanon has seen it all. Today, the country is in the midst of a serious political and economic crisis but how did […]

How Israel created a water Surplus that changed the Nation
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How Israel created a water Surplus that changed the Nation

Israel is a desert with few water resources, but today it generates 20% more water than it consumes. So how did Israel achieve it and what can the rest of the world learn from Israel’s example? Israel’s leadership in sustainable water management began with addressing the country’s most pressing issue: the uneven distribution of freshwater […]

Why is the Al-Aqsa Mosque a flashpoint in the Israel-Palestine relations?
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Why is the Al-Aqsa Mosque a flashpoint in the Israel-Palestine relations?

Background The strenuous relations between Palestinians and Israelis reared its head again after Israeli police stormed the Al-Aqsa Mosque premises in East Jerusalem, as admirers gathered for early daytime prayers last month. According to Al Jazeera, Israeli police captured more than 300 Palestinians and harmed around 170 others on April 15. Al-Qibli Mosque and the Dome of […]

Understanding the Emerging Geopolitical and strategic significance of Qatar
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Understanding the Emerging Geopolitical and strategic significance of Qatar

Designation of Qatar as a major non-NATO ally by the United States has clearly paved the way for greater security co-operation and investments at a time when President Joe Biden is seeking help boosting the natural gas supplies in Europe. Qatar’s geostrategic location and its massive oil and natural gas reserves are the biggest strategic assets […]

Rise, Spread, and Fall of the Islamic State in Iraq
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Rise, Spread, and Fall of the Islamic State in Iraq

On December 10, the US announced that its combat mission in Iraq has ended, four years after it helped defeat the jihadist Islamic group there. The Islamic State emerged from the remnants of al Qaeda in Iraq, a local offshoot of al Qaeda founded by Abu Musab al Zarqawi in 2004. The group which had […]

Syrian child-refugee crisis and its pitfalls
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Syrian child-refugee crisis and its pitfalls

An estimated 6 million children affected by the violent conflict zone of Syria are in dire need of humanitarian assistance. More than half of the externally displaced Syrians are children or child refugees, and more than 2 million are facing situations of critical vulnerabilities. The threat of endemic and contaminating diseases among children is on […]

Lebabon – Saudi Diplomatic Standoff
Middle East

Lebabon – Saudi Diplomatic Standoff

A televised remark by Lebanon’s Cabinet minister about the war in Yemen has taken the country’s crisis with Saudi Arabia to new depths. During a mock parliament streamed online, George Kordahi called the war in Yemen “absurd” and said the Iran-backed Houthi rebels have the right to defend themselves. The Saudi-led coalition which has been […]

Iran’s Nuclear Program – World Powers watch as Iran increases stockpile
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Iran’s Nuclear Program – World Powers watch as Iran increases stockpile

The  International Atomic Energy Agency says it believes that Iran has further increased its stockpile of highly enriched uranium. The United Nations’ atomic watchdog says that increasing its nuclear stockpile is in breach of a 2015 accord with world powers. The IAEA quarterly report estimates that Iran has a stock of 17.7 kilograms of uranium […]

Schism in Saudi-Pak relations – Diverging interests and Opportunistic alliances
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Schism in Saudi-Pak relations – Diverging interests and Opportunistic alliances

Pakistan’s relationship with Saudi Arabia is under a heavy stress due a series of strategic blunders committed by Pakistan. The cultural ties have gone under severe strain due to the duplicity and radical tendencies the Pakistani Deep State and the ISI has developed. Pakistan is also having problems in terms of its religious clerics creating […]