Conflict over oil and gas reserves, sectarian rivalries between Shiites and Sunnis and foreign involvement interconnect as sources of instability in the Persian Gulf–Arabian Peninsula.
- South Asia
- East Asia
- Middle East
- Analysis & Background
- Gateway House
- Gateway House Affiliated
- Gateway House In Media
Iran was delighted by the Arab Spring, thinking it could have a big influence on the new governments' implementation. But fundamentalist Iranian ambitions remain only partially fulfilled.
What will an Arab Winter mean for the Middle East, the United States and the rest of the world? Accordng to author, Daniel Byman, chaos, stagnation and misrule will mark the Arab Winter.
Gateway House's Director Neelam Deo was quoted in an article published by Afternoon Despatch & Courier. She highlights the instability in the Middle East, the effects of a stablising Libya, and the need for oil and gas reforms.
The Wahhabis, who now merit NATO backing, continue on their global mission of converting the Muslim Ummah to its relatively harsh and antediluvian ways of thinking and living. For NATO, this is a geopolitical miscalculation that will have tragic security consequences for the alliance within a decade.
Corruption has become a galling global phenomenon: structured, vertically-integrated networks, whose objective is the extraction of resources, are forming in countries around the globe. And strikingly, these structures are masquerading as democratically-elected, seemingly-open governments.
A change has come about after 9/11: the ideologies grouped as “Al Qaeda” has morphed, from a group directed by a few individuals, it is now disaggregated. Due to this change, NATO is empowering it's future foes in the Arab world by its continued belief in the camouflaged jihadis.
An Indian journalist in the Middle-East, interviewing an American diplomat about regional issues, provides a combined Indian-Arab perspective on what U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East is, and what it should be.
Islamic militancy preceded Osama bin Laden. Unfortunately, it will probably outlast him, too.
Osama Bin Laden’s death may not have an immediate effect on Al Qaeda’s ability to conduct operations nor may it deter the ‘democratic’ protests of the Arab Spring. Pakistan though, will now have to answer to global questioning and may reshuffle its stance with the Taliban and other terrorist groups.