Columnist

Javed Hafeez

• Javed Hafeez is a former Pakistani diplomat with much experience of the Middle East. He writes weekly columns in Pakistani and Gulf newspapers and appears regularly on satellite TV channels as a defense and political analyst.
Twitter: @hafiz_javed

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India’s attempts to scrap Kashmir’s autonomy are a nuclear flash-point

New Delhi’s trust gap with the Kashmiri people has been widening over the years, because of a number of critical promises broken and discarded by India.

August 09, 2019

Peace was missing piece’ in controversial Israeli-Gulf conference

The recently held international moot in Manama, Bahrain, was meant to lay the economic foundations for Israeli-Palestinian peace. It was interchangeably called the “Economic Workshop” and “Peace to prosperity conference” and that explained the confusion in the minds of its sponsors. 

July 04, 2019

An escalation in the Gulf threatens international security

This past week, the Arabian Peninsula and the Gulf have seen unprecedented acts of terrorism. Two Saudi Arabian oil tankers were attacked off the coast of Fujairah and two oil pumping stations on the pipeline going to Yanbu were targeted by explosive-laden drones. 

May 19, 2019