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Kyrgyz Politics and the Killing of a Mob Boss in Belarus
July 02, 2015
Kyrgyz Politics and the Killing of a Mob Boss in Belarus
The murder of an expat crime figure hints at the links between the underworld and politics in Kyrgyzstan.
Kyrgyz Politics and the Killing of a Mob Boss in Belarus
Exile From Extremism in Bangladesh: A Conversation with Ananya Azad
July 02, 2015
Exile From Extremism in Bangladesh: A Conversation with Ananya Azad
The Diplomat's Sanjay Kumar speaks with Ananya Azad about freedom of expression in Bangladesh.
Exile From Extremism in Bangladesh: A Conversation with Ananya Azad
Australia’s Direction on Defense
July 02, 2015
Australia’s Direction on Defense
Military and political leaders discuss the direction for the ADF at a recent conference.
Australia’s Direction on Defense
Kazakh Fisherman Shot by Uzbek Border Guards
July 02, 2015
Kazakh Fisherman Shot by Uzbek Border Guards
Meanwhile, there were similar incidents on the Kyrgyz and Tajik borders.
Kazakh Fisherman Shot by Uzbek Border Guards
South China Sea: China’s HD-981 Oil Rig Is Back
July 02, 2015
South China Sea: China’s HD-981 Oil Rig Is Back
The return of the oil rig and rapid land reclamation belie China’s South China Sea rhetoric.
South China Sea: China’s HD-981 Oil Rig Is Back
Narendra Modi's Agenda in Central Asia: Energy, Terrorism, and China
July 02, 2015
Narendra Modi's Agenda in Central Asia: Energy, Terrorism, and China
The Indian Prime Minister is making his first regional visit, with counterterrorism and energy at the top of the agenda.
Narendra Modi's Agenda in Central Asia: Energy, Terrorism, and China
Afghanistan and The Stinger Myth
July 01, 2015
Afghanistan and The Stinger Myth
What actually forced the Soviets to withdraw from Afghanistan in 1989?
Afghanistan and The Stinger Myth
Afghanistan-Pakistan: A False Spring?
July 01, 2015
Afghanistan-Pakistan: A False Spring?
The Diplomat talks to Michael Kugelman, senior program associate for South Asia at the Woodrow Wilson Center, to find out.
Afghanistan-Pakistan: A False Spring?
U.S. Asia Policy: The Africa-Asia Angle
June 30, 2015
U.S. Asia Policy: The Africa-Asia Angle
Insights from U.S. Ambassador Cameron Hume.
U.S. Asia Policy: The Africa-Asia Angle
The Mirage of Afghanistan-Pakistan Rapprochement
June 30, 2015
The Mirage of Afghanistan-Pakistan Rapprochement
Despite hopeful signs over the last few months, Kabul and Islamabad face a long, hard road to reconciliation.
The Mirage of Afghanistan-Pakistan Rapprochement
The Rohingya and Islamic Extremism: A Convenient Myth
June 29, 2015
The Rohingya and Islamic Extremism: A Convenient Myth
Myanmar is pursuing a narrative that rests on dubious evidence.
The Rohingya and Islamic Extremism: A Convenient Myth
Islamic State Eying Afghanistan’s Natural Resources
June 28, 2015
Islamic State Eying Afghanistan’s Natural Resources
An expansion of the group’s operations in Afghanistan could threaten the fledgling mining industry.
Islamic State Eying Afghanistan’s Natural Resources
Central Asia's Moment of Instability
June 28, 2015
Central Asia's Moment of Instability
A key Tajik figure announces his allegiance to the Islamic State, with some significant potential ramifications.
Central Asia's Moment of Instability
Rand Paul, Offshore Balancing, and the Asia-Pacific
June 27, 2015
Rand Paul, Offshore Balancing, and the Asia-Pacific
Kentucky's Rand Paul might not be all that important for U.S. Asia policy--then again, he's running for president.
Rand Paul, Offshore Balancing, and the Asia-Pacific
Speculation on Russia’s Recent Drone Deployment
June 26, 2015
Speculation on Russia’s Recent Drone Deployment
A report suggests Moscow is trying to counter Beijing’s influence in Central Asia. But the evidence is thin.
Speculation on Russia’s Recent Drone Deployment
It's Official: AIIB Constitution to Be Signed on June 29
June 26, 2015
It's Official: AIIB Constitution to Be Signed on June 29
Plus, U.S-China relations, China's military strategy, and one woman's experience with urbanization. Friday China links.
It's Official: AIIB Constitution to Be Signed on June 29
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