The Pashtun will outlast all empires, but can they hold Afghanistan’s center?
'An empire within an empire,' the Pashtun are essential to understanding the complexities of Afghanistan as a nation-state today. What is the 'Pashtun universe,' and why will they always outlast those who try to govern them?
Sep 30, 2021
Lebanon’s General Security Chief: ‘I totally support open borders with Syria’
Lebanese General Security Chief Abbas Ibrahim has become a key negotiator between foreign and domestic parties in the crisis-hit country. While the Lebanese worry about the US threat of sanctions, Ibrahim tells The Cradle it is "totally unlikely" that the US will sanction Lebanon.
Sep 20, 2021
Iran in the SCO, the timing is right
Iran's ascension to the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) this September would be a win-win for both. For the Islamic Republic, it would represent its first-ever commitment to a regional collective security bloc and untold access to new export markets. For the SCO, Iran would represent a vital foothold connecting West Asia and Eurasia.
Aug 17, 2021