Why Was the Iranian Navy in Jakarta?
By Patrick Dupont
Indonesia's growing ties with Iran and other Middle Eastern states offer a good illustration of its "free and active" foreign policy tradition.
The Coming Crisis Along the Iran-Pakistan Border
By Muhammad Akbar Notezai
Qassem Soleimani’s killing will have trickle down effects that could ramp up Baloch militancy in both countries.
Pakistan and Syria: Rebuilding a Fractured Relationship
By Ammad Malik
As the Arab World warms to Assad, how should Pakistan respond?
Pakistan, Neutrality, and Saudi Arabia's Islamic Military Alliance
By Hamzah Rifaat Hussain
General Raheel Sharif's appointment to lead the Saudi-led alliance presents challenges for Pakistani foreign policy.
Pakistan's Ex-Army Chief to Head Saudi-Led Islamic Military Alliance
By Ankit Panda
Less than two months after his retirement, Raheel Sharif is poised to lead a global coalition against terror.
Russia's Syria Policy Upsets Central Asian Muslims
By Uran Botobekov
Russia's support of Assad, and bombing of Sunni civilians, is viewed negatively by Central Asians.
The Saudi-Iran Rivalry and Sectarian Strife in South Asia
By Abha Shankar
Iran and Saudi Arabia are recruiting and radicalizing local Muslim populations in Afghanistan, India, and Pakistan.
Why Is Pakistan Interested in Brokering Peace Between Iran and Saudi Arabia?
By Ankit Panda
Pakistan needs a modus vivendi between Iran and Saudi Arabia to avoid a sectarian implosion at home.
Indonesia Should Play a Role in Yemen Conflict
By Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat and Media Wahyudi Askar
Jakarta is well placed to mediate a resolution.
Afghanistan: Not Another Proxy Battleground
By Ali Reza Sarwar
Growing sectarian conflict elsewhere has worrying implications for Afghanistan.