Pakistan Forges Ahead with the Saudi-led Alliance

by Eldar Mamedov On April 21, General Raheel Sharif, the former chief of staff of the Pakistani army, left for Riyadh to head a 41-nation, Saudi-led Islamic military alliance against terrorism. When this appointment was first announced in January, it… Continue Reading  

General: Game Changer in Iran-Pakistan Relations?

by Fatemeh Aman Iran and Pakistan have experienced many ups and downs in their relationship dating back to the creation of Pakistan in 1947. Despite Iran’s persistent conflict with Pakistan’s closest ally Saudi Arabia and broad economic relationship with Pakistan’s… Continue Reading  

The Islamic State and Afghanistan

by Fatemeh Aman The Islamic State (ISIS or IS) has extended its influence into Afghanistan, potentially complicating prospects for peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban.