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ISIL’s Rise Highlights Afghan War’s Shaky Premise
September 02, 2014
ISIL’s Rise Highlights Afghan War’s Shaky Premise
The U.S. ought to reassess what it is building in Afghanistan.
ISIL’s Rise Highlights Afghan War’s Shaky Premise
Afghanistan and Pakistan Crises Throw US Planning Into Flux
August 29, 2014
Afghanistan and Pakistan Crises Throw US Planning Into Flux
U.S. foreign policy will need to react flexibly and creatively to possible outcomes in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Afghanistan and Pakistan Crises Throw US Planning Into Flux
China Hosts SCO’s Largest-Ever Military Drills
August 29, 2014
China Hosts SCO’s Largest-Ever Military Drills
The anti-terrorism drills involved troops from China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan.
China Hosts SCO’s Largest-Ever Military Drills
Russia and the SCO Military Exercises
August 28, 2014
Russia and the SCO Military Exercises
Russia may be putting aside its reluctance to accept the Shanghai Cooperation Organization’s growing clout in Central Asia.
Russia and the SCO Military Exercises
Australia May Help US Bomb Syria
August 27, 2014
Australia May Help US Bomb Syria
U.S. officials believe that Australia and Great Britain will participate in airstrikes against ISIS in Syria.
Australia May Help US Bomb Syria
Why Militant Groups Succeed
August 27, 2014
Why Militant Groups Succeed
The success of IS and other militant and rebel groups can be explained by an Arab historian.
Why Militant Groups Succeed
Karzai Will Leave Office on September 2
August 26, 2014
Karzai Will Leave Office on September 2
Karzai declares that he'll leave office on September 2 to ramp up the pressure on Ghani and Abdullah.
Karzai Will Leave Office on September 2
China Discovers Cross-Border Tunnels Leading to Xinjiang, North Korea
August 26, 2014
China Discovers Cross-Border Tunnels Leading to Xinjiang, North Korea
Images from a Chinese satellite show cross-border tunnels in sensitive regions.
China Discovers Cross-Border Tunnels Leading to Xinjiang, North Korea
2014: A Year of Botched Elections in Asia
August 24, 2014
2014: A Year of Botched Elections in Asia
Setbacks in Thailand, Afghanistan and Bangladesh suggest that democratic reforms are on the retreat.
2014: A Year of Botched Elections in Asia
Bacha Bazi: The Tragedy of Afghanistan’s Dancing Boys
August 23, 2014
Bacha Bazi: The Tragedy of Afghanistan’s Dancing Boys
An old tradition has experienced a disturbing revival in post-Taliban Afghanistan.
Bacha Bazi: The Tragedy of Afghanistan’s Dancing Boys
Raghuram Rajan: Why Does India 'Tolerate the Venal Politician?'
August 22, 2014
Raghuram Rajan: Why Does India 'Tolerate the Venal Politician?'
Also, the Taliban ramps up its attacks, Sushma Swaraj talks Hindu identity and more. Friday links.
Raghuram Rajan: Why Does India 'Tolerate the Venal Politician?'
Australia’s Fight Against Islamic Extremists
August 22, 2014
Australia’s Fight Against Islamic Extremists
The government is stepping up efforts to deal with both domestic threats and Australian extremists active abroad.
Australia’s Fight Against Islamic Extremists
Australia's Emerging Amphibious Warfare Capabilities
August 22, 2014
Australia's Emerging Amphibious Warfare Capabilities
Australia's new Landing-Helicopter Dock (LHD) amphibious ships will be a game changer for its ability to project force.
Australia's Emerging Amphibious Warfare Capabilities
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
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