Kabir Bhatia discusses how the Houthi uprisings in Yemen have offered Iran the opportunity to renew its hegemonic aspirations in the Middle East
The Yazidis: Their Beliefs and the Basis of the Islamic-State-Led Genocide
Kabir Bhatia examines the Yazidi belief-system, and the justifications used by the Islamic State for the Yazidi genocide
The Islamic State’s War on Culture?
The looting and destruction of antiquities in Iraq and Syria by the Islamic State terror front threatens to wipe out the cultural legacy of the Bronze and Iron ages; the Greek, Roman, and Byzantine civilizations; and Sufi and Shi’ite traditions.
Nuclear Non-Proliferation: Is the Western Stance on Iran Pragmatic or Just Hypocritical?
With the deadline for the Outline Agreement on Iranian nuclear energy quickly approaching, it is necessary to outline the Iranian, Israeli, and American stances in order to separate the pragmatic from the hypocritical.
Minsk II Talks: The Path to Peace?
Will the Minsk II Talks prove successful in bringing about an end to the Russo-Ukrainian conflict?
Nigerians Set to Hit the Polls, Amidst Growing Violence Part II: The Candidates’ Profiles
In Part two of a two-part series on Nigeria’s upcoming elections, Kabir profiles Goodluck Jonathan and Muhammadu Buhari, the leading presidential candidates.
Nigerians Set to Hit the Polls, Amidst Growing Violence Part I: The Political Climate in Nigeria
In part one of a two-part series on Nigeria’s upcoming elections, Kabir explores the threat posed by Boko Haram to national stability, and the Nigerian and African Union responses therein.
Geneva Peace Talks: Libya’s Last Chance for Stability
As Libya approaches ‘Failed State’ status, the UN is rushing to find a peaceful solution.
On a Contemporary Commonwealth Defence Pact
Kabir examines the lessons that can be learned from previous security leagues when shaping a modern commonwealth security pact.
The Imperial and Religious Roots of Anti-Homosexuality Legislation in the Global South and Eastern Europe
In his latest article, Kabir Bhatia explores Uganda’s, Goa’s, and Russia’s anti-homosexuality stances, and their roots in the doctrines of the Orthodox and Catholic churches.