It has been suggested that Iran might sabotage the Afghan peace process in retaliation for the Soleimani killing. But this is unlikely, I argue here.
My latest essay asks whether rising tensions in the Middle East following the US’ recent killing of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani could benefit China. The answer: yes, but not in the way you might think.
US officials have repeatedly accused China of ‘debt-trap diplomacy’, swamping poor countries with so much debt that they have to surrender control of strategic assets. But there are almost no real-world examples of this phenomenon, I show in my latest essay.
In my latest story, Pakistan’s ambassador to Turkey and others respond to recent comments by the Indian consul-general in New York, who suggested recently that India should build settlements in Kashmir like those constructed by Israel in the Palestinian territories.
I recently had the opportunity to interview Pakistan’s former ambassador to the US, Sherry Rehman, on the sidelines of a recent conference on Kashmir in Ankara. Read the article here.
My latest article – which I’m a bit late posting – looks at the rapidly intensifying ties between India and Pakistan’s old friend, Saudi Arabia.
For my latest story, I interviewed experts at the ADB, OECD and elsewhere on the progress and prospects of China’s Belt and Road Initiative.