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Fatemeh Aman


Why the Taliban takeover is a mixed bag for China and Pakistan

The prospect of new extremist threats pouring into or igniting within these states or just over the border is a real security issue.


Neighbors position themselves as Taliban gains momentum in Afghanistan

How do Russia, Pakistan, China, Iran and India view what seems to be an inevitable Taliban rise? A regional expert weighs in.


How will regional actors approach Afghanistan peace talks?

Middle East scholar addresses questions surrounding U.S. withdrawal and the interests of neighbors in the process.

Middle East

China wins, India loses in Trump’s gamble on crushing Iran

“Maximum pressure” may have permanently pushed Iran toward China. How much leverage India may retain in Iran remains to be seen.

Middle East

Fighting locust swarms is a regional matter

Without more international funding, the impact of the locusts across the Horn of Africa, Middle East, and South Asia — on top of the COVID-19 pandemic — is going to be catastrophic.