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Naveed Ahmad


Naveed Ahmad is an investigative journalist and academic based in Qatar. In over 20 years of writing and reporting, he has focused on diplomacy, security and governance. Ahmad won the Jefferson Fellowship in 2000 and UNAOC-ICFJ Cross-Cultural Reporting Award 2010.

Comment: Pakistan's military has been ready for the US refusal to sell arms or provide assistance for about a decade, writes Naveed Ahmad.

11 January, 2018

Comment: As Saudi Arabia and Iran's regional tension continues to build, the Gulf's appetite for western, Chinese and Japanese arms will only grow, writes Naveed Ahmad.

08 December, 2017

Comment: The United States is looking more to regional allies to help bring about stability in Afghanistan, as can be seen by the Boyle family's extraction, writes Naveed Ahmad.

23 October, 2017

Comment: The China-Russia alliance could yet cement, but Putin would have to accept the role of junior partner, with China being the dominant player, writes Naveed Ahmad.

18 April, 2017

Comment: A wide-ranging analysis of potential overseas Iranian assets shows Tehran's capabilities may not match its ambitions - yet, writes Naveed Ahmad.

24 January, 2017

The long read: Russia is masterfully engineering the fall of the status quo by creating chaos, deception and a crisis of credibility, writes Naveed Ahmad.

10 January, 2017

Western bases in the GCC and proposed Gulf bases in the near-abroad cannot alone guarantee deterrence against geo-strategic foes, argues Naveed Ahmed.

23 December, 2016

Comment: Schools set up in Pakistan by Fethullah Gulen will be taken over by Ankara, writes Naveed Ahmad.

28 November, 2016

Comment: It is time for the GCC led by Saudi Arabia to take a stance on the India-Pakistan conflict, as its interests are deeply affected, argues Naveed Ahmad.

01 October, 2016

Comment: By 2025, trade between the GCC and China will completely shift via the Pakistan economic corridor, but this new partnership is already stirring tensions with India, writes Naveed Ahmad.

02 September, 2016