Tyranny on the waters: The UAE-Israeli occupation of Yemen’s Socotra Island
The transformation of Yemen’s strategically-located Socotra Island into an Emirati-Israeli military intelligence hub has raised concerns for the Ansarallah movement and its allies, significantly increasing the geopolitical stakes of the Yemen war.
‘Peaceful modernization’: China’s offering to the Global South
Xi Jinping just offered the Global South a stark alternative to decades of western diktats, war, and economic duress. 'Peaceful modernization' will establish sovereignty, economy, and independence for the world's struggling states
Another Western assault on Afghanistan will backfire inside Europe
The Taliban are being pressured to create an inclusive government; whether it happens is anyone's guess. But sanctions and destabilization should not be the objective of foreign parties, as Europe will pay the consequences.
Qatar’s first-ever election unsettles its neighbors
Qatar's maiden Shura Council elections are being heavily scrutinized for their potential domestic and regional ramifications. While voter eligibility criteria has caused ripples within the country, some Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) neighbors fear the Qatari vote will widen demands for representative government among their own citizens.