Salman Rafi Sheikh

Myth and Reality of the US War against ISIL

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A lot of official statements, media reports and analysis about the US led war against ISIL are coming out these…

Qatar’s ‘larger than life’ Geo-Political Stre...

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In traditional frameworks of analysis of foreign policies and power potential of states, geography and ‘size’ of the states are…

Contours of the “Oil War”

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Saudi Arabia’s oil minister Ali al-Naimi is reported to have said that the falling oil prices would help stabilize global…

Russia’s Turn towards Afghanistan

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Contrary to popular perceptions about Russia's lack of interest in Afghanistan, she has been gradually and imperceptibly making its headway into…

New Middle East Plan: The US preparing for an...

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Nothing would seem more absurd than watching the US making its ‘intentions’ clear about dismantling the ISIL’s strongholds in Iraq…

Israel: In Quest for Uncontested Hegemony

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While the Arabs certainly make up 20 percent of Israel’s total population, they continue to face Israeli atrocities committed under…

ISIL: The Story of the Middle Eastern Conques...

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One of the most troubling questions today is how the ISIS emerged and expanded in so fast a manner as…

Crisis in the Middle East and the Crisis of M...

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It was not so long ago when the world was analyzing the probability of a US-Iran conflict over the latter’s…

Middle East: A War That Was to End!

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One of the most conspicuous aspects of Barak Obama’s election campaigns was the slogan of ending America’s longest military engagement---the…

Iraq and Afghanistan: the US Grand Strategy a...

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The success of the ISIS or ISIL in Syria and Iraq against the Iraqi military forces and the success of…

The US Adventurism in the Middle East and its...

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Since at least 1980, the US has been invading, occupying and bombing the Middle East. The rhetoric invented to give…

ISIS: A Face of “Sunni-Arab” Aggrandizement o...

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The ISIS, as we know it today, has done much to demonstrate its “Sunni” character to the world. Since the…

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