Region & World

The new diplomatic crisis in the Middle East and its impacts on the region

  At the beginning of June 2017, the Persian Gulf witnessed the most unprecedented diplomatic crisis ever. The crisis emerged when Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt and United Arab Emirate one after another and within ten minutes cut their diplomatic ties with Qatar. These countries withdrew all their diplomatic staff and also ejected Qatari Ambassadors and […]

The Arab Islamic American Summit and its impacts on the Islamic world

  On 21 May 2017, the “Arab-Islamic American Summit” was organized in the capital of Saudi Arabia, Riyadh where most of the Muslim countries’ leaders attended. An important participant in this meeting was the US President Donald Trump who delivered the keynote speech besides the Saudi King Salman. Except for Iran, Syria and some Central […]

The Tangled Triangle of Iran, Saudi Arabia, and the US

  Speaking at the gathering of around 55 Muslim countries, the US President Donald Trump and the Saudi Arabian King Salman called Iran a terrorist supporter last week and reiterated to confront the measures undertaken by this country. The US and Saudi Arabia accused Iran of destabilizing the region and the world at a time […]

Donald Trump’s Doctrine and his predicted policy agenda

  Republican candidate for the US Presidential Elections Donald Trump won victory, defeated his rival Hillary Clinton (predicted to be a winner in elections), and became the 45th President of the United States. Prior to elections, due to his various remarks, particularly his remarks about women, in many opinion polls Donald Trump was behind Hillary […]

”The road to Peace in Afghanistan is via Kashmir”

Pakistani Prime Minister’s special envoy on Kashmir, and a member of Muslim League (Nawaz Sharif’s party) in Pakistani Senate and head of Defense Committee in Pakistani Senate Mushahid Hussain said in a meeting in “American Atlantic Council”- an American think tank in Washington- that, “unless the Kashmir issue is resolved, peace cannot be maintained in […]

Dr. Mahathir Mohammad’s prize for best academic paper

The Kuala Lumpur summit announced the Dr. Mahathir Mohammad Annual Prize for research on “Good governance in Islam”. The registration begins from 15 August to 1 October 2016. The three qualified people will each receive prizes in the following categories: the main prize will be given to senior male and female researchers, a special prize […]

The US-India closing ties and its impacts on the region

  The US Secretary of Defense and Indian Defense Minister signed the “Logistic Exchange Memorandum of Agreement (LEMOA)” last week. Coincide with that, the US Secretary of State John Kerry also visited India and met some Indian Senior Officials. The signature of LEMOA and the US Secretary of States’ visit to India occur at a […]

OIC and Afghanistan

The 13th session of OIC was held in Istanbul, Turkey and leaders from more than 30 countries had participated including the Afghan Chief Executive Officer Dr. Abdullah Abdullah and the Afghan Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani. Generally, in this summit, terrorism, Palestine, Syria and cooperation among Islamic countries were discussed. The background of OIC, the reasons […]

The Saudi-Iran tussle and its impacts on Afghanistan and the region

Before the beginning of 2016 it was predicted that in the new year the Saudi-Iran relations will improve, and they will come to an agreement regarding the crisis in Syria; because they have been prepared to come to the negotiation table in relation to the Syrian crises, but the first week of 2016 annihilated these […]

Turkish Elections and the Victory of Justice and Development Party 

The victory of the Justice and Development Party (known by the Turkish acronym AKP) in Turkey’s Parliamentary Elections held on 1st November was unexpected to many around the world. AKP was not able to win the majority of the seats in previous Parliamentary Elections that were held five months ago, and due to this it […]

Afghanistan and Nawaz Sharif’s Visit to America

On October 20, Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif had left on a four-day official visit to Washington for talks on security situation and the peace process in Afghanistan, the internal situation of Pakistan and the relations between India and Pakistan with his US counterpart. Nawaz Sharif during being on his second official visit to US […]

Consequences of Russian Presence in Syria

Military presence of Russia in Syria has faced the crisis of Middle East with new challenges. Russians by having military presence and supporting the regime of Bashar Ul Asad in Syria, along with Iran and Lebnan’s Hizbullah, obviously took position against the goals of West in the area. It looks like Russians, with this presence […]

The Migration Crisis and the Situation of Afghan Migrants in the World

According to a research conducted by EU, the numbers of migrants at the EU’s borders have reached a record high of 107,500 in July, 2015.[1] For the first time, the number of illegal migrants has surpassed the 100,000 mark in a single month. According to this research, Afghans are the third highest source of immigration […]

The West-Iran nuclear deal and its impacts on the region and Afghanistan

Since many decades, one of the reasons behind the soured relations between Iran’s Islamic revolution with Saudi Arabia and Israel is the Iranian nuclear program. These two countries didn’t only consider the nuclear-armed Iran as a threat to its national security but they also see it a threat and hindrance to its (Saudi and Israeli) […]