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.
Iran’s carrot-and-stick strategy toward the Taliban
Iran’s stance on the Taliban involves strategically aligning its West Asian and Eurasian policies, employing key leverage, and positioning itself as a key regional player in shaping Afghanistan's future, without undermining its own water and security concerns.
PIJ’s tactical triumph: Missiles multiply despite losses
Despite Israel’s assassinations of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad’s high-ranking commanders during this latest battle, the Quds Brigades was able to shift strategy by expanding its missile range, launching over 1,500 missiles, and introducing new tactics in its retaliatory strikes.