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India Considers Stepping up Military Assistance to Afghanistan
March 25, 2017
India Considers Stepping up Military Assistance to Afghanistan
India is purportedly evaluating whether to repair grounded Afghan helicopters and transport aircraft.
India Considers Stepping up Military Assistance to Afghanistan
5 Take-Aways From Pakistan's Economic Cooperation Organization Summit
March 25, 2017
5 Take-Aways From Pakistan's Economic Cooperation Organization Summit
Is the ECO Pakistan’s key to economic salvation?
5 Take-Aways From Pakistan's Economic Cooperation Organization Summit
Discussing Dictators and Nuclear Fallout in Central Asia
March 25, 2017
Discussing Dictators and Nuclear Fallout in Central Asia
A detailed look at the Afghan border, a discussion of dictators, and a secret report on Semipalatinsk; recommended reads.
Discussing Dictators and Nuclear Fallout in Central Asia
What Happens After China Invades Taiwan?
March 24, 2017
What Happens After China Invades Taiwan?
Even a tactically “successful” invasion of the island might lead to strategic defeat for the PRC and the Communist Party.
What Happens After China Invades Taiwan?
Will Central Asia Water Wars Derail China's Silk Road?
March 24, 2017
Will Central Asia Water Wars Derail China's Silk Road?
China needs to be wary of a looming water crisis in Central Asia.
Will Central Asia Water Wars Derail China's Silk Road?
Afghan Air Force Receives 4 Light Attack Aircraft
March 24, 2017
Afghan Air Force Receives 4 Light Attack Aircraft
The four new light attack aircraft are arriving just in time for this year’s fighting season.
Afghan Air Force Receives 4 Light Attack Aircraft
China, Russia, Iran: Ports and Power Along the Belt and Road
March 23, 2017
China, Russia, Iran: Ports and Power Along the Belt and Road
If the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor doesn’t live up to the hype, Russia may stand to benefit.
China, Russia, Iran: Ports and Power Along the Belt and Road
What Donald Trump’s Budget Means for Pakistan
March 21, 2017
What Donald Trump’s Budget Means for Pakistan
Cuts to the U.S. State Department will also impact the U.S.-Pakistan alliance.
What Donald Trump’s Budget Means for Pakistan
The Central Asia-China Gas Pipeline Network: Line D(ead)
March 21, 2017
The Central Asia-China Gas Pipeline Network: Line D(ead)
The line's collapse represents yet another unsuccessful attempt at regional integration.
The Central Asia-China Gas Pipeline Network: Line D(ead)
Tillerson, China and the North Korea Question
March 20, 2017
Tillerson, China and the North Korea Question
The U.S. must leverage resources and relationships wisely, rather than rely on force when it comes to North Korea.
Tillerson, China and the North Korea Question
A Counterproductive Afghan-Pakistan Border Closure
March 20, 2017
A Counterproductive Afghan-Pakistan Border Closure
The recent deterioration in relations benefits neither country.
A Counterproductive Afghan-Pakistan Border Closure
Crimea: When Is an Annexation Not Actually an Annexation?
March 18, 2017
Crimea: When Is an Annexation Not Actually an Annexation?
Three years ago, Russia formally annexed Crimea, citing a flawed referendum.
Crimea: When Is an Annexation Not Actually an Annexation?
India’s Cautious Engagement Is Costly for Afghanistan and the Region
March 18, 2017
India’s Cautious Engagement Is Costly for Afghanistan and the Region
India's reluctance to provide military aid is endangering Afghanistan and encouraging Pakistan's bad behavior.
India’s Cautious Engagement Is Costly for Afghanistan and the Region
When Islamic State and the Taliban Compete, Afghanistan Loses
March 18, 2017
When Islamic State and the Taliban Compete, Afghanistan Loses
Analysts continue to misjudge the potential threat posed by the Islamic State’s contingent in Afghanistan. They shouldn’t.
When Islamic State and the Taliban Compete, Afghanistan Loses
Buyer Beware: US Market for Ancient Asian Art Still the Wild, Wild East
March 14, 2017
Buyer Beware: US Market for Ancient Asian Art Still the Wild, Wild East
Cultural treasures stolen from conflict zones continue to pop up for sale in the United States and elsewhere.
Buyer Beware: US Market for Ancient Asian Art Still the Wild, Wild East
How Serious Is the Islamic State Threat to China?
March 14, 2017
How Serious Is the Islamic State Threat to China?
Despite a recent ISIS propaganda video, local groups remain of more concern to Beijing.
How Serious Is the Islamic State Threat to China?
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