The Kashmir Crisis Spotlights What a Civilizational World Looks Like

by James M. Dorsey India’s decision to deprive Kashmir of its autonomy, alongside a clampdown in the troubled north-western Chinese province of Xinjiang and US-backed Israeli annexation of Arab land, is the latest indication of what a new world order… Continue Reading  

Security Architecture in the Gulf: Troubled Prospects

by James M. Dorsey Russia, backed by China, hoping to exploit mounting doubts in the Gulf about the reliability of the United States as the region’s sole security guarantor, is proposing a radical overhaul of the security architecture in an… Continue Reading  

George Orwell’s 1984 Revisited: The Rise of the Civilizationalists

by James M. Dorsey The rise of a critical mass of world leaders including Donald J. Trump, Xi Jinping and others In Europe, Asia and Latin America who are  bent on shaping a new world order in their authoritarian and… Continue Reading  

Saudi Iranian Rivalry Polarises Nigerian Muslims

by James M. Dorsey A recent ban on a militant, Iranian-backed Shiite group raised the spectre of the Saudi Iranian rivalry spilling onto Nigerian streets as security forces launched a manhunt to find the alleged Boko Haram operatives who killed… Continue Reading  

Kashmir: A Battleground for Middle Eastern Rivals

by James M. Dorsey Thought that sectarianism was a pillar of the Saudi-Iranian rivalry? Think again, think Kashmir where the two countries’ geopolitical rivalry and Turkish ambitions cross sectarian lines. With Iran, Saudi Arabia and Turkey competing for Indian Kashmiri… Continue Reading