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.
The US plan to counter China and Iran in West Asia
The US recognizes China's influence and Iran's dominance in West Asia, but its sluggish and ineffective responses not only hamper Washington's ability to counterbalance the eastward shift but also inflicts damage on its dwindling reputation as a trusted partner.
Who is looting Yemen’s oil, and where does it all go?
There is a hidden war being waged against Yemen, a multinational assault against the country's vital natural resources. For years, foreign states and companies have engaged in the illicit plundering of Yemen's oil and gas - war profiteering in the poorest nation in West Asia.