Iranian Studies

Iran is Looking Towards East: Dr. Akram Zaheer

The president of Islamic Republic Iran Ibrahim Raeesi preferred east instead of west to make his first foreign visit. He participated in the summit of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), also known as Eurasian political, economic and security alliance and skipped the United Nations meeting. The visit also was substantive for Iran because it was to

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Defense and Strategic Studies

The Current Geopolitical Reality imposes new challenges to Resolve Conflicts: Dr. Akram Zaheer

The current geopolitical reality imposes new challenges and opportunities to resolve conflicts of interest through international cooperation, while maintaining a strategic vision or calling into question the balance of power. However, uncertainty is constant, as are circumstances and actors. In this constant concern for improvement, we cannot fail to evoke two kinds of strategic ideas.

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Iranian Studies

Iran and the Afghan Taliban are Finding Extraordinary Foundations for Bridging Differences: Dr. Akram Zaheer

Iran and the Taliban have long been at the forefront to find extraordinary foundations for bridging differences. But in recent days, Iran’s foreign ministry has expressed outrage at the Taliban’s management of the Panjshir Valley, indicating unrest among members of the both sides. In addition, Tehran feels to be insecure about Pakistani influence in Afghanistan

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Pakistan Studies

Despite the Devastation of Floods, Political Changes are Taking Place Rapidly in Pakistan: Dr. Akram Zaheer

The filing of terrorism charges against former Prime Minister Imran Khan has increased the political temperature in Pakistan more than ever. Khan’s government was brought down by a no-confidence motion earlier this spring by a broad coalition of opposition parties. However, his ouster may also have been due to declining support from the establishment, including

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British Indian Studies

Pakistan Still is in Search of Itself: Dr. Akram Zaheer

Pakistan’s Independence Day on August 14 can be considered a double Independence Day. Indian Muslims also fought for independence from British rule and later armed for their own nation-state, the current state was once a part of the Indian subcontinent. After the British crushed the Indian Rebellion of 1857, the Crown took full control during

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