The Regional Impact of the US Embassy Move

On May 14, the United States (US) government officially moved its Israeli embassy from Tel Aviv to the disputed city of Jerusalem (Haaretz, May 14, 2018). This action triggered demonstrations across Palestine. The largest of these were in the Gaza Strip where weekly demonstrations against the move had been occurring since March 30 (read more…

The Merger of the FATA and KP: Political Ploy or Positive Change?

On 27 May 2018, members of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Assembly voted overwhelmingly to approve the KP-FATA merger bill, which days earlier had been passed through both houses of Pakistan’s National Assembly (Dawn, 27 May 2018). This bill, officially the 31st Amendment to the Constitution of Pakistan, will merge the semi-autonomous Federally Administered Tribal Areas…

“Cutting the Head off the Snake” Saudi-led Coalition Gains Territory in Northwestern Yemen

With much of the international attention focusing on the renewed offensive on Al Hudaydah port city, the Saudi-led coalition is making important, albeit slower, territorial gains in Houthi strongholds in northwestern Yemen. In the course of only a week, it seems like the UAE-backed Operation Red Thunder has succeeded in clearing about 100 kilometres from…