Persian Gulf Tensions; Where Are Energy Markets Headed?

Shuaib Bahman Over recent weeks, tensions have escalated in the Persian Gulf, more particularly in the Straitof Hormuz, a strategic lane for international oil shipment. Four tankers were attacked in the United Arab Emirates’ Fujaira Port, two commercial vessels were reportedly targeted by mines in the Gulf of Oman, while a Britain-flagged tanker was seized […]

Boosting Russia’s Military Cooperation with India and Egypt: Killing Two Birds with One Stone

Boosting Russia’s Military Cooperation with India and Egypt: Killing Two Birds with One Stone Shuaib Bahman – Expert on Russian Affairs Strategic Council Online: By concluding military deals with Egypt and India, Russia seeks to challenge US arms sales and development on one hand, and attract traditional US allies by expanding its military influence, on the […]

Strategies for combating international terrorism in Central Asia

By Dr. Shuaib Bahman (Head at Institute for Strategic Researchers in the Contemporary World, Iran) After the collapse of the Soviet Union, Central Asia has been cast as the site of a new “great game”. Central Asia has been largely influenced by international developments and the emergence of persistent sources of instability and tension in […]