Saudi Arabia

The Saudi Mediation

The Saudi Mediation

Saudi Arabia is gradually expanding its influence in South Asia not just with deals worth billions of dollars, but also through offering mediation between Pakistan and India in the wake of the recent escalation between the two nuclear rivals. Since February 17, Saudi Arabia has one way or the other tried to defuse tensions between […]

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CPEC and Saudi Arabia

CPEC and Saudi Arabia

After Prime Minister Imran Khan’s visit to Saudi Arabia, very major news came that Saudi Arabia was a new partner in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). The significant one to make out of Imran Khan’s visit to Saudi Arabia is the fact that Pakistan-China and Pakistan-Saudi relations are going to stay as corner stone of […]

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The ailing GCC and its future

The ailing GCC and its future

Saudi Arabia hosted the 39th summit of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) in Riyadh on December 9, 2018. Qatar sent its minister of state to represent the country. Since the announcement of Qatar’s blockade by the three member countries of the GCC (Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates), two summits have been held in […]

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Cornering Iran

Cornering Iran

From Middle East to Europe, Donald Trump’s first overseas visit has ended with lot of regional and international implications. If one can sum up Trump’s maiden visit to Middle East, it can be considered as a visit to contain Iran, not only politically, but also strategically in the region. There are three dimensions of Trump’s […]

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Trump’s Maiden Visit to KSA

Trump’s Maiden Visit to KSA

For the US and its Western partners, the Middle East has been one of the most important regions of the world since the end of World War II. The last seven decades of the geo-politics in Middle East have witnessed increased US involvement in the region, including economic dealings, wars, and covert operations. The cold […]

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Pakistan’s Relations with Gulf States

Pakistan’s Relations with Gulf States

Introduction: Seven Arab states border the Persian Gulf, namely Kuwait, Bahrain, Iraq, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). All Persian Gulf states are monarchies. All these Arab states have significant revenues from petroleum. However, the Gulf region has long been one of the most volatile parts of the globe.  Wars, coups […]

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Way Forward for KSA and Iran

Way Forward for KSA and Iran

On Jan 02, 2016 Saudi Arabia executed 47 prisoners across the kingdom that were found of being associated with al-Qaeda and for carrying out series of attacks across the kingdom in 2003 and 2004. Although among those executed included 43 Sunnis and 4 Shiites but the executions were projected as sectarian conflict by shifting focus […]

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Pakistan’s difficult mission

Pakistan’s difficult mission

Pakistan is undertaking a difficult mission to diffuse tension between Saudi Arabia and Iran. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has a natural inkling for this sort of enterprise—indeed a romance. Theoretically it seem all too simple, however, practically it touches the boundary of Mission Impossible. Saudi arrogance and Iranian shrewdness both are equally unsurmountable and impenetrable, […]

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