Articles by Omair Anas
Nov 01, 2018
Asia Bibi exonerated, but scope for misuse of blasphemy law remains challenge for Imran Khan's PakistanPakistan's Supreme Court has, for the first time, come down heavily on the gross misuse of the blasphemy law in Pakistan
Jun 23, 2017
Mohammad bin Salman, Saudi Arabia's new crown prince, has few choices but lots to do to solve Gulf crisisHad Mohammad bin Nayef not been removed, he would have assumed power after King Salman’s death and would have effectively changed many things King Salman and his ambitious son have been implementing for the past two years
Jun 16, 2017
Gulf diplomatic crisis: Why Saudi Arabia-Egypt ties are linked to the failed ban on QatarThere are three reasons why the ban on Qatar went wrong.
Jun 06, 2017
Poorly-planned Qatar-GCC diplomatic crisis could irreversibly alter Gulf Security ArchitectureIn what could be called an unprecedented escalation of tension between Qatar and its Gulf neighbours, the regional leaders seems to have reached the point of no return
May 22, 2017
Donald Trump attends first Arab-Islamic-American Summit: Was this political event just to isolate Iran?The Riyadh Declaration issued by Saudi Arabia at the conclusion of the first Arab-Islamic-American Summit frequently referred to Iran and terrorism in the same breath, and has promised to raise a 34,000-member-strong joint force to fight against terrorism in Syria and Iraq.
Apr 30, 2017
Erdogan's visit to India likely to provide fresh fillip to India-Turkey relations in a changing worldErdogan's visit should start a new era of bilateral engagement where both sides should invest efforts to understand each other.
Sep 17, 2016
Iran's new Great Satan: Saudi Arabia and its Wahhabi ideologyThe politics in Iran today is deeply divided. Both reformist and revolutionary voices compete with each other, by using anti-Saudi, anti-West and anti-Israel rhetoric to strengthen their relation with the Iran's Supreme Leader. To sideline the hardliners and to secure normalising relations with the United States, they have found a new Great Satan, it is Saudi Arabia.
May 27, 2016
Here's how the Modi government is bridging the gulf with West AsiaPrime Minister Narendra Modi’s diplomatic offensives in Saudi Arabia, UAE, Iran, plus India’s western neighbours Pakistan and Afghanistan are unusual exercises to set new terms and conditions for India’s engagement with the Persian Gulf
May 05, 2016
Assad's military victory in Syria is hollow if it depends on Russian, Iranian supportIt is unlikely that Russia and Iran will be able to block all international efforts to keep the Assad regime safe from all the vulnerabilities in Syria
Apr 17, 2016
13th OIC Summit: Divided Islamic countries resolve to unite against terrorismThe 13th Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Summit closed with traditional optimism with no plan of action how to meet these expectations of unity and solidarity.