Research Areas

Growing Saudi-Israeli ties and as a result better ties between the Gulf States and Tel Aviv indicate that Iran’s security buffer might be compromised.

The active presence of those who prefer the option of armed conflict both in the US and Iran seems to present a new and grievous challenge for the entire region.

Reaching to a multilateral, regional or bilateral mechanism to address terrorism and conflicts has to be the only mechanism to be used against cross-border counter-terrorism efforts.

The assumption that Trump will never risk a war seems to be the main detriment of Iran’s counter strategy. But, this is a great gamble.

From Ankara’s perspective, Iranian cooperation in operations against the PKK is key and Turkey’s determination to work with Tehran to strangle the Kurdish group is on display.

Zarif’s resignation showed that there is a complex balance between Iran’s conservatives and the reformist-moderate camp and a government crisis is what Iran needs the least.

Evidently, both Assad and Iran’s Supreme Leader sought to exploit Assad’s visit to convey an indubitable message, which is “the success of the axis of resistance” in Syria.

It is possible to say that the US has never had an impressive strategy towards the Kurds, which are scattered in four countries: Turkey, Iran, Iraq, and Syria.

The regional order in the Middle East and South Asia is greatly changing. These changes seriously influence the interests of these three countries and their role-playing.

The Islamic Republic of Iran, which has spent an exorbitant amount of money on maintaining Bashar al-Assad’s power, is trying to preserve its influence in Syria.

Pakistan continues to pursue India-centric foreign and security policies and observes each incremental step in GCC-India relations with serious concern.

Defence cooperation is currently playing an important factor in their strategic partnership from which both nations are aiming to achieve a win-win situation.