Pakistan covertly backed the Taliban in Afghanistan for years. But if the Taliban fail to ensure stability now, it could trigger another wave of refugees into Pakistan or more insurgent attacks.
Don’t be misled by the scenes from Kabul airport. Most Afghan refugees don’t leave in an airplane and few will settle in the United States.
Every corner of the Middle East and North Africa will be touched in some way by the failure of American authority in Afghanistan.
The US and Israel are warning that Iran could build a nuclear bomb very soon. But is it that simple?
The US is wrestling with the rest of the world for control of the internet. The ‘net as we know it could be a victim of the struggle.
The IOC welcomes repressive regimes to the Olympic games. This means athletes from those countries are often placed in an invidious posiiton.
Ebrahim Raisi was declared the winner of Iran’s June 18 presidential election, which critics called rigged after his top opponents were disqualified.
The election result seems a foregone conclusion, but the country’s political future is far from certain.
Famous for his political wizardry and clever coalition manoeuvres, Israel’s longest-serving prime minister ended up losing the trust of almost everyone in the political arena.
Ahead of June 18 presidential elections, a new survey found that only around a quarter of Iranians plan to vote.
Plus, why fireflies need dark nights and what you can do about it. Listen to episode 19 of The Conversation Weekly.
Iran’s ongoing legal campaign to persecute marginalized groups highlights the pressing need to include human rights in any bilateral and multilateral negotiations over the nuclear deal.
South Africa frequently invokes its celebrated constitution that is based on human rights, but has often failed to live up to its ideals.
A transcript of episode 11 of The Conversation Weekly podcast, including an interview on Israel’s foreign policy options following its recent election.
Most observers believe Israel was behind the a cyberattack on Iran. But what was the thinking behind it?
The Iranian new year, Nowruz, being celebrated on March 20, is a time to forgive, heal and live in harmony with the Earth.
Saudi’s crown prince approved the killing and dismemberment of a Washington Post columnist in 2018, the Biden administration says. So how can the US still see the Saudis as good partners?
In the past week, the Biden administration has shown it is willing to back up words with actions in dealing with both Iran and Saudi Arabia.
Joe Biden has said he wants to return the United States to the Joint Collective Plan of Action, also known as the Iran nuclear deal.
But the window of opportunity may be closing.
The US president is sending a message to Saudi Arabia. But it might also find that negotiations with Tehran are tougher.