Salman Rafi Sheikh

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 US history

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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 War and Conflict

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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 Stretch

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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 another Disaster

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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 Conquest

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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 Making of New Alliances

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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…

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