Salman Rafi Sheikh

Increasing strain in the US-Saudi Relations

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One of the most conspicuous features of the international system is the shifting nature of what are commonly called the…

The BRICS: An Emerging Challenge for the West...

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The BRICS are said to have emerged as a major challenge to the so called global hegemony of the US…

Afghan Taliban Resistance: Lesson Learned

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Although it appears that the 12 year Afghan war will end in stalemate in 2014 with Afghan resistance groups poised…

The U.S. and the making of Nuclear World

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The much heated debate in the Western media on the ‘probable’ use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government, and…

A look back at the latest Government Shutdown

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"This is very ironic."  It has been said that “conflict is endemic to budgeting.” Nothing else would prove this statement…

The US’ “Asia Pivot” and Containment of China

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The US’ “Asia Pivot” policy, announced in June 2012, has since been heralded as a ‘new’ cold war in a…

Qatar, Saudia and the US: A Coalition or Coll...

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Change in the leadership of Qatar has been followed by certain significant geo-political changes not only in Qatar, but also…

The United States and Neo-Imperialism: Facade...

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The misery of widespread destruction and devastation brought by the US military invasions, covert interventions, and the US-sponsored UNSC /…

China’s Geo-Political Penetration in Africa

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In the twenty first century Africa rich with energy resources has become the center of geo-political competition of the major powers.…

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