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As the war against the so-called Islamic State (IS) in Syria and Iraq enters its final stages, the eyes of the world have begun to…View More The Future of Kurdistan: A New Nation or a Failed State?
In early December 2017, the inauguration of the first phase of expansion and modernisation of Iran’s deep-sea port of Chabahar was attended by high-ranking Afghan…View More A Tale of Two Ports: The spill-over of Indo-Pakistani rivalry beyond the Subcontinent
On 12 March 2017, the war in Afghanistan reached day 6000. It is quickly becoming one of the longest wars in history, and has no…View More Day 6000: The War in Afghanistan Drags On