Undoing of Ba’athism: The Syrian Conundrum

Politics

Undoing of Ba’athism: The Syrian Conundrum

The Syrian uprising to dethrone the autocratic ruler tested the mettle of both Assad and the rebels, but evidently, worst sufferers were neither but the innocent unarmed civilians. The Syrian crisis can’t be attributed to a binary of sectarianism but…

The Red Sea Clog

Economy

The Red Sea Clog

The geographical value of the Red Sea - for being the shortest sea lane that connects the Orient to Europe and the Americas - also made the region it lays in, a vital commodity for imperial contenders in the colonial…

Jerusalem, The Final Nail in The Coffin

Politics

Jerusalem, The Final Nail in The Coffin

In October, Britain announced a yearlong celebration of the Balfour Declaration at its centenary. In the first week of December, the US announced its recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Considering the already ablaze situation in the Middle East and…

Politics

The Qatar Crisis

July last year, US released its 9/11 Congressional report implicating US intelligence belief that Saudi officials may have had multiple contacts with some of the 9/11 hijackers. In response Saudi Foreign Minister Al-Juberi threatened Washington that his country would be…

Politics

Qatar Crisis: What’s it all about?

Six Arab countries led by the Saudi Arabia suspended the diplomatic relationship with Qatar and accused the energy-rich state of sponsoring “terrorism”. Some of the involved nations have already issued the travel bans with Qatar which has created an immediate…

Iran – Geopolitical Phantasm

Politics

Iran – Geopolitical Phantasm

With swift changes in geopolitics caused by the shuffling of ‘interests’ and opportunities, foreign policy has become more unpredictable and the ideological standings of nations is often blurred by the smudging effect of survival-ism in the global competitive market. In…