10 Latest Posts from our MIDDLE EAST POLITICS blog

  • [Syafruddin Arsyad] The thwarted Paris explosion-plot gives a clear picture of how Iran’s intelligence agents operate under Iranian diplomatic cover, via Iranian embassies, inside other countries.
  • [MEP Desk] Although Humza’s story attracted massive media coverage during the time, the 13-years old boy was not the only one who faced tortures and death at the hands of the Syrian security forces.
  • [Bahauddin Foizee] Increasing trend of worldwide militarization has been contributing to the growing warming of our planet. Hence, ice and glaciers have been melting into water, overflowing seas and oceans. This phenomenon makes coastal areas and coastal inhabitants across the globe vulnerable to sea-level rise.
  • [Rahim Hamid] Disregarding the vital role of Iran’s non-Persian minorities can only divide and weaken the opposition, leaving it with insufficient support to challenge or overthrow the current regime.
  • [MEP Desk] Tehran’s threat to use foreign fighters against its own people is a clear indication that many in the Iranian security forces will not follow orders if mass protests erupt.
  • [Ehsan Hosseinzadeh] Iranian leaders use social media freely without censorship, yet the people are banned from doing so.
  • [Conn M. Hallinan] From what direction on the Compass Rose the winds out of Washington will blow is hardly clear, but increasingly a number of countries are charting a course of their own.
  • [Dr. Manoj Kumar Mishra] While the intervening powers have palpably shown enough resolve in removing despotic regimes like the Taliban in Afghanistan and Saddam of Iraq or in keeping Assad Regime in Syria, they failed to provide any stable alternatives which could bring about normalcy and political and social stability.
  • [Dr. Manoj Kumar Mishra] Although Afghanistan needs international assistance to rebuild as a state, attempts must be underway to restore its lost independence and neutrality.
  • [Dr. Manoj Kumar Mishra] Western security perspective’s preoccupation with the enforcement of rights of individuals may call for international intervention taking an intense form bent on a regime change even at the expense of human security.