Beijing’s Afghanistan gamble: Can emerging China-Taliban-Pakistan triangle deliver peace?

  Wednesday, March 30, 2022

By Dr. Davood Moradian

China should support an inclusive process in Afghanistan. The alternative would be either a permanent black security hole or an Islamist dystopia on China’s doorsteps.

For protocol-obsessed Chinese foreig...

A Principled and Implementable Path for American Assistance in Afghanistan

  Wednesday, March 16, 2022

By Annie Pforzheimer & Jeffrey Grieco

In view of the dangerous and worsening humanitarian conditions now assailing Afghans, and as the United States contemplates its FY 2023 budget, finding a “swe...

Russian invasion of Ukraine raises dilemmas for Middle East and India

  Monday, February 28, 2022

By Amin Saikal

The Ukraine crisis has confronted three Middle Eastern countries—Turkey, Israel and Iran—as well as India, with serious policy quandaries. For different reasons, they face the conundrum of how to strike a balance bet...

Afghanistan emerging as a deep security hole. Can Iran’s revolutionary generals see it?

  Thursday, January 27, 2022

By Dr. Davood Moradian

Iran was a key beneficiary of the post-Taliban order and a junior partner in the Pakistan-led anti-American coalition that eventually succeeded on 15 August 2021. Iran would also be a key loser in the new and emerging dyna...