Geopolitical conditions in the region might not change much during the tenures of the recently elected rulers.

According to the mainstream religions, Middle East is the region where the maximum number of prophets were sent by the God Almighty. Palestine specifically is known as the land of prophets. Jews, Christians, and Muslims alike believe that the Prophet Ibrahim was born there. This region has remained essential for global peace for centuries. Those who rule there, live there, and those who have stakes there remain focused on the global political climate as this region can affect it almost every time. In…


Realities do not remain same in politics but in terms of Washington’s support for Tel Aviv, they have not changed a lot.

The end of World War II brought drastic changes in global politics, international organizations, the economy, and as well as geography. Talking about the Middle East, Balfour Declaration still had no common acceptance among the Muslims generally, and the Arab Muslims particularly, when the hammer of installation of the state of Israel struck Palestinians’ heads. May 15, 1948, witnessed what Palestinians call Nakba ‘the Catastrophe’. Nakba refers to the ethnic cleansing of Palestine and the destruction of the…


If there was a city on planet Earth that was free from all concepts of sins, crimes, and other similar thoughts, it was Lebanon’s Beirut. Back in the 1970s, people from across the globe used to travel here. Free flow of liquor, high intensity of open flirt, and diversity at its peak could easily be witnessed in this city. But not anymore. The civil war of the mid-1970s snatched that status from Beirut particularly, and Lebanon generally. Fifteen exhaustive years of the war crippled the economy of the very state. Then in the 1990s, Lebanon’s business tycoon Rafic Hariri introduced…


The Syrian crisis is the worst humanitarian crisis of the century so far and millions of Syrians have lived a millennium in this decade.

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If you compare the amount of investment to fuel this war compared to the money to alleviate the impact of this war on the Syrians. The people who have bared the brunt of this crisis __ it’s very little,argues Spokeswoman UNHCR, Rula Amin on the tenth anniversary of the biggest humanitarian crisis of the century. The conflict started just after the well-known Arab Awakening of 2011 and is still on. Though Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's…


What did I do to you?was the last question and were the last words the former Libyan dictator Muammar Qaddafi uttered before his death, almost ten years ago when the mob was beating him and dragging him on the road. The very dictator who ruled Libya for over four decades with an iron fist was hunted from his own den. The very groups and tribes that had become united to oust Qaddafi soon started fighting against one another. Every faction demanding control of the state. The promised democracy had gone by now and guns and missiles filled the vacuum…


A numeral glance at the Yemeni conflict.

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“I am Yemeni” and “They are from me and I am from them,” said Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) as stated in Al Bukhari. Then what has caused the present kingdom of the Al-Saud family to bomb the helpless in Sana? Whereas present Saudi Arabia is the place the prophet of Islam belonged from. The famous Madina Empire was there. And the monarchs of the Al-Saud family claim to be leaders of the Muslim nation as Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) spent his life in Makkah and Madinah. Is it national interest or security reasons that have…


Turning Tides in the Middle East.

Kyun ke saas bhi Kabhi bahu thi (Because a mother-in-law was once a daughter-in-law, too)’ has become an old narrative in today’s advanced era, where individualism is paramount. But not in the case of global politics. Iran and Israel both are trying hard to occupy a mainstream position in Biden’s administration’s eyes. Wait__ am I forgetting something? Yes, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Where does she stand in this tussle between Saas (mother-in-law) and bahu (daughter-in-law)? Is there any space left for her or not, as, White House has cleared it like a crystal…


Is America back for the Middle East too?

It was 20th January of the year when Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States. And his recent speech, defining his foreign policy, makes it crystal clear that so far he is a man of his words. He told during his campaign that he will be a pro-democracy leader and so, he has given a fine signal of it. He made it clear for an American ally, Saudi Arabia that the US is ending her support for the ongoing war in Yemen. Though it is widely…


New World Order does not seem working for a better Middle East

The decade of the 1990s gifted the world unipolarity. United States of America emerged as the sole cultural, political, and economic influencer. Many theorists joined the race of predicting the future of the New World Order. Where two of them emerged as the most prominent ones; Samuel P. Huntington and Francis Fukuyama. Fukuyama claimed this Liberal World Order with the inclusion of Capitalism as the End of History’. He picked the opinion that this is the right order for Slave mentalities and as well as for those who…


Normalizing tiesis an absurd phrase of today’s global politics.

Sovereignty, self-determination, and recognition are some of the most absurd terms when one considers the realities of world politics. And now normalizing tiesjoins the row. It is quite clear that the qualification of statehood is, a fixed territory, population, a government, and sovereignty”. But it is obvious that sovereignty or in other words self-determinationdoes not have any fixed definition in today’s global politics. For instance, the United States of America has dominating influence over world politics, IMF and the World Bank, almost hijacking the United Nations Organization, and…

Asadullah Raisani

Middle East Writer

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