My new essay for the Royal Society of Asian Affairs considers the impact of coronavirus on Afghanistan.
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.
My new story at TRT World shows that the Taliban has around three times as many fighters as officials estimate, in addition to tens of thousands of support personnel.
My new article, available here, considers the political ramifications of the S-400 missile deal between India and Russia.