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War and change in the Middle East

Once again war is poised to shake the political calculus of the Middle East. For, it’s always war, never peace deals or shuttle diplomacy, that moves history forward in this,…

A shift in the Middle East

The recent Hamas attack on Israel has set off a chain reaction of events that promises to alter the geopolitical landscape of the Middle East and the world at large.…

As the Middle East transforms

The Middle East is at the center of momentous developments which have significantly transformed the region over the past decade with far-reaching implications for its political stability, security, and economic…

China and the new Middle East: Part – I

Due to its growing role in the Middle East, China is emerging as “an economic heavyweight…a diplomatic lightweight and…a military featherweight” in the region (RAND Corporation). There is no doubt…

China and the new Middle East: Part – II

China definitely deserves kudos for what it has accomplished regarding the Middle East in a world plagued by war after war. At the same time, what prompted Beijing to intervene…