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This 16th Century Battle Created the Modern Middle East
August 21, 2014
This 16th Century Battle Created the Modern Middle East
The pivotal legacy of the Battle of Chaldiran still reverberates 500 years later.
This 16th Century Battle Created the Modern Middle East
How Pakistan's Military Benefits from Civilian Unrest
August 21, 2014
How Pakistan's Military Benefits from Civilian Unrest
Pakistan is experiencing its greatest domestic crisis in years. Can democracy and civilian rule prevail?
How Pakistan's Military Benefits from Civilian Unrest
Central and South Asia: Progress with Small Steps
August 20, 2014
Central and South Asia: Progress with Small Steps
There is no magic bullet for the region’s troubles, but smaller initiatives can produce incremental gains.
Central and South Asia: Progress with Small Steps
A Coup Is Brewing in Afghanistan
August 20, 2014
A Coup Is Brewing in Afghanistan
All signs suggest that Hamid Karzai is considering a coup to stay in power in Afghanistan.
A Coup Is Brewing in Afghanistan
India’s Quest for Energy in Central Asia
August 18, 2014
India’s Quest for Energy in Central Asia
Modi has an opportunity to make inroads into the energy-rich region, but will need some clever diplomacy.
India’s Quest for Energy in Central Asia
America's 'Military First' Asia Pivot
August 16, 2014
America's 'Military First' Asia Pivot
The Pentagon and U.S. military continue to dominate the so-called pivot to Asia.
America's 'Military First' Asia Pivot
Yarsagumba: Biological Gold
August 15, 2014
Yarsagumba: Biological Gold
A gold rush mentality has attached to a fungus known as the ‘Himalayan Viagra,’ to the detriment of local communities.
Yarsagumba: Biological Gold
Will US Airstrikes Empower ISIS?
August 14, 2014
Will US Airstrikes Empower ISIS?
U.S. airstrikes in Iraq could strengthen the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham and make it a greater threat to the West.
Will US Airstrikes Empower ISIS?
Afghanistan: A Taliban-Humanitarian Affair
August 13, 2014
Afghanistan: A Taliban-Humanitarian Affair
Humanitarian workers in Afghanistan are finding it increasingly necessary to engage with the Taliban.
Afghanistan: A Taliban-Humanitarian Affair
China Wonders if Pakistan Is Responsible for Xinjiang Violence
August 13, 2014
China Wonders if Pakistan Is Responsible for Xinjiang Violence
Continuing violence in Xinjiang could alienate China from Pakistan.
China Wonders if Pakistan Is Responsible for Xinjiang Violence
The Plight of Nepal’s Migrant Workers
August 11, 2014
The Plight of Nepal’s Migrant Workers
Often cheated and frequently facing atrocious working conditions, young Nepalese are still flocking abroad for work.
The Plight of Nepal’s Migrant Workers
Afghan Presidential Candidates Agree on Unity Government Deal
August 09, 2014
Afghan Presidential Candidates Agree on Unity Government Deal
Both Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah have signed on to a Kerry-brokered unity government deal.
Afghan Presidential Candidates Agree on Unity Government Deal
Pakistan and Turkey Inch Closer to Preferential Trade Agreement
August 08, 2014
Pakistan and Turkey Inch Closer to Preferential Trade Agreement
The agreement will increase the volume of bilateral trade and improve economic relations.
Pakistan and Turkey Inch Closer to Preferential Trade Agreement
US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel Visits India
August 08, 2014
US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel Visits India
Hagel’s visit demonstrates the resurgence of U.S. interest in India as both countries strengthen defense ties.
US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel Visits India
Interview: Carlotta Gall
August 07, 2014
Interview: Carlotta Gall
Carlotta Gall on her book The Wrong Enemy: America in Afghanistan, 2001-2014. and the future of a troubled region.
Interview: Carlotta Gall
Religious Discrimination in China Could Alienate Pakistan
August 07, 2014
Religious Discrimination in China Could Alienate Pakistan
China's religious discrimination against Muslims could make it deeply unpopular in Pakistan.
Religious Discrimination in China Could Alienate Pakistan
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