Salman Rafi Sheikh

The US-Israel Rift: “Best-friends” Falling Ap...

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It was not so long ago when analysts spoke of an ‘enduring’ US-Israel alliance and its impact on the Middle…

Aggrandizement is what defines the US trained...

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As the US keeps pouring in billions of dollars to train Afghan forces----which, nevertheless, consist of those who have previously…

Israel in the Changing Strategic Environment ...

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A cursory look at the geo-political developments taking place in the Middle East would draw our attention to one very…

The US-Iran Nuclear Deal and Regional Politic...

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Any probable nuclear deal between the United States of America and Iran is likely to result in giving a new…

Qatar wins a Geo-Political Jackpot

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After ‘suffering’ a period of relative isolation and inaction, Qatar seems to have ‘win’ the necessary US and Arab support…

The Iran-US Nuclear Deal: Latent Realities

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One of the most remarkable and defining characteristics of the international state system is the making and re-making of alliances…

Chinese ‘Assault’ on the Middle East

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Amidst the US led chaos in the Middle East, China continues to expand its geo-economic stretch, exporting a reasonable chunk…

Afghanistan: BSA Prolongs the Longest War in ...

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The people of Afghanistan as well as the observes of the US-Afghan war were not surprised to see Afghanistan’s newly…

The US Defense Budget: A Recipe of Protracted...

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The US president Obama’s demand for a base defense budget of $534 billion in 2016, exceeding by $35 billion the…

China is deepening its foothold in Africa

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No country has so rapidly and so successfully penetrated in Africa in the last two decades or so as China…

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…

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