My latest piece examines growing tensions in the relationship between Saudi Arabia and Pakistan.
I’m quoted in this story about Pakistan’s tensions with Saudi Arabia over Kashmir in TRT World today:
““It’s certainly possible that Pakistan will participate in a meeting about Kashmir outside of the OIC framework,” says Rupert Stone, a Middle East analyst, adding that a forum of Muslim leaders that met in Malaysia last year can be an option…The Kuala Lumpur summit seemingly pressured the OIC into taking a more proactive stance on Kashmir, showing it is a useful mechanism for raising the issue,” says Stone.”
China and Iran are reportedly negotiating a $400 billion investment and security agreement, but the deal is far less significant than media reports suggest, I write 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.
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.
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.
I have a new piece up at TRT World on the escalating crisis in US-Saudi relations, and the possibility that Riyadh will get closer to Russia and China as a result.
I have an article at TRT World examining Saudi Arabia’s role in Afghanistan, available here.