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.
I recently had the opportunity to interview former Israeli PM Ehud Olmert, who spoke on a variety of topics, including domestic Israeli politics, Iran, Syria and Israel’s relationship with Pakistan. Read the story here.
I have another piece out today, on the transformation of the Afghan Taliban from an isolated, parochial group into an increasingly global movement.
My latest assesses the risk of a Saudi-Iran proxy war in Afghanistan.
Read my essay from last week on the Pakistan-Iran relationship, posted a bit late here as I was away travelling when it was published.
During a recent trip to Lahore, several Pakistanis told me that their country had won the Afghan war. My new article asks if this is true.