Storming Of Capitol Hill; Biden Administration, Globalization And American First

Context Serious questions have come to the fore since Capitol Hill got overwhelmed by Trump supporters on January 6th. While there are security dimensions of...

COVID-19 And Campaign Against Extremism

Context As the reach of the coronavirus deepens - so does the need to understand the extent of its geopolitical implications. While the most recent...

COVID-19 And American Elections 2020

Context Before the arrival of Coronavirus to the US, President Trump appeared pretty comfortable with his prospects of winning the 2020 elections. However, the unfolding...
Map of Afghanistan

Emerging US Policy Towards Afghanistan After Withdrawal

Context The abrupt withdrawal of US and coalition forces from Afghanistan last August, and the arrival of Afghan Taliban at the helm, represented a key...

Renegotiating With The Taliban: The Imperative Of Focusing On A Common...

Dr. Syed Mohammad Ali Senior South Asia Fellow, PoliTact Context Despite a haphazard military pullout, and the subsequent despondency evoked by the rapid collapse of the Afghan...

Iran Nuclear Talks And Struggle For Influence In Middle East

Context The future of Iran’s nuclear deal is the single most consequential factor related to the balance of power in Middle East. The nation’s nuclear...

NATO, Sino-Russian Strategic Alliance, And Future Of Ukraine

Context Why did Putin Invade Ukraine? Many interpretations have come to the fore on why Putin invaded Ukraine on February 22. One of the recurring one...
Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin

Status of Global Alliances: US Afghan Withdrawal, Evolution Of SCO, And...

Context The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) held its head of state summit in Dushanbe, Tajikistan on September 17. The conference took place in the backdrop...

The Future of Afghan Quagmire

Is the Internal or external Dynamics more Important? Context After numerous promising starts and hard stops, Afghan peace process is once again making progress. The initiation...