- April 25, 2017
The appointment of a celebrated Pakistani general to a Saudi-led Islamic military alliance suggests the Saudis are serious about their claims to pan-Islamic leadership. The alliance’s utility at a military level, however, is questionable.
On 15 December 2015, the Saudi Arabian defence minister announced the creation of the Islamic Military ...Read more
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- March 13, 2017
Several recent incidents have highlighted the security threat Libya poses to merchant shipping in the Mediterranean Sea.
On 20 February, the Bahamas-flagged car carrier Morning Compass was seized by militants purporting to represent the Libyan navy. The ship, which was carrying around 5,000 cars to South Korea, was ...Read more
- February 27, 2017
The south-eastern port of Chabahar in Iran will open this year. It promises to open up maritime trade with Central Asia as well as with Iran itself. However, companies should be aware of the security risks involved.
On 23 May 2016, Afghanistan, India and Iran signed a trilateral ...Read more
- February 21, 2017
As the Syrian civil war grinds into its seventh year, the consequences for Jordanian trade, security and infrastructure continues to increase.
As of February 2017, a new round of peace talks is taking place between Syrian regime officials and leaders of various rebel groups in the Kazakhstani city ...Read more