Victor Mac Diarmid - Feb 24, 12
BackgrounderPakistan-American relations lie in uncharted territories. Rumblings from both capitals suggest that the two long-time allies are on the verge of a historic rupture – possibly heralding a seismic shift in America’s foreign policy in the Persian Gulf and ushering in a realignment of allegiances in the region.
Andrew Wigley - Feb 16, 12
BackgrounderThe coup d’état in the Maldives doesn’t augur well for democracy in the Middle East and North Africa. The process of detoxifying a nation after dictatorship may take decades.
Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya - Jan 31, 12
BackgrounderAgainst whom is the European Union’s so-called “oil embargo on Iran” really aimed?
Gayle Greene - Jan 26, 12
BackgrounderIt is one of the marvels of our time that the nuclear industry managed to resurrect itself from its ruins at the end of the last century.
E. Fakhro & K. Ulrichsen - Jan 20, 12
BackgrounderAs the first anniversary of the February 14 uprising approaches, the regime and the country at large find themselves at a crossroads in which there is dangerously little space for a strong middle ground.
Prof. Igor Panarin - Jan 17, 12
BackgrounderThe United States was first to approach cyberspace as a new sphere of military action, along with the existing military domains such as land, sea, air and space. The concept dates back to 1998, but it was only interpreted into a concrete action plan following the war in South Ossetia in August 2008, which did not play out well for the US and its Georgian proxy.
Dahr Jamail - Jan 10, 12
BackgrounderDespite promises made for improvements, Iraq's economy and infrastructure are still a disaster.
Robert Parry - Jan 04, 12
BackgrounderOfficial Washington has a soft spot for “defectors” from hostile nations, especially if their tales of perfidy about their ex-homelands fit with favored policy. That was the case with Iraq before the 2003 invasion and now with Iran, but these “defectors” often tell lies.
Amel Gorani - Dec 29, 11
BackgrounderThe systematic use of sexual violence along with torture, cruel and degrading treatment – such as the common use of flogging - continue to be one of the major security threats and tools of repression targeting women and communities all over Sudan.
ISN - Dec 11, 11
BackgrounderClimate change is prompting a rethink regarding the geopolitical significance of the Arctic. Yet while ‘classical’ approaches to geopolitics cast the region as the site of a new Great Game, critical geopolitics suggests exercising caution.