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The Pivot to Asia Was Obama’s Biggest Mistake
January 21, 2017
The Pivot to Asia Was Obama’s Biggest Mistake
"The pivot failed to achieve key goals in Asia while inattention made matters worse in Europe and the Middle East."
The Pivot to Asia Was Obama’s Biggest Mistake
Cambodia Remembers the Mixed Blessings of Diana's Demining Legacy
January 19, 2017
Cambodia Remembers the Mixed Blessings of Diana's Demining Legacy
A recent anniversary provides an opportunity to reflect honestly about her mine clearance legacy.
Cambodia Remembers the Mixed Blessings of Diana's Demining Legacy
Trump and Afghanistan: The Unwelcome Obligation
January 18, 2017
Trump and Afghanistan: The Unwelcome Obligation
When Donald Trump takes office on January 20, he will inherit an immensely problematic country and region.
Trump and Afghanistan: The Unwelcome Obligation
New Year’s Nightclub Attacker Caught in Istanbul
January 17, 2017
New Year’s Nightclub Attacker Caught in Istanbul
Turkish authorities say Abdulgadir Masharipov, an Uzbek citizen, confessed after being captured.
New Year’s Nightclub Attacker Caught in Istanbul
Rethinking Strategic Abandonment: Does the US Need to Redefine Its Partnership With Pakistan?
January 17, 2017
Rethinking Strategic Abandonment: Does the US Need to Redefine Its Partnership With Pakistan?
Both Pakistan and the United States need to take steps to improve the bilateral relationship.
Rethinking Strategic Abandonment: Does the US Need to Redefine Its Partnership With Pakistan?
The Future of the Asia-Pacific Security Architecture, as Seen by China
January 17, 2017
The Future of the Asia-Pacific Security Architecture, as Seen by China
A new white paper on Asia-Pacific regional security from the Chinese foreign ministry merits a close read.
The Future of the Asia-Pacific Security Architecture, as Seen by China
Deconstructing China’s Energy Security Strategy
January 14, 2017
Deconstructing China’s Energy Security Strategy
"The United States should not underestimate China’s ability to achieve energy security within the next two decades."
Deconstructing China’s Energy Security Strategy
How Is Afghanistan's Fight Against Corruption Going?
January 14, 2017
How Is Afghanistan's Fight Against Corruption Going?
Evaluating the progress and set-backs in attempts to reform Afghanistan's procurement process.
How Is Afghanistan's Fight Against Corruption Going?
What Trump Needs to Know About Afghanistan
January 12, 2017
What Trump Needs to Know About Afghanistan
SIGAR sums up the challenge in Afghanistan well. Hopefully someone in the new administration pays attention.
What Trump Needs to Know About Afghanistan
Pakistan, Neutrality, and Saudi Arabia's Islamic Military Alliance
January 11, 2017
Pakistan, Neutrality, and Saudi Arabia's Islamic Military Alliance
General Raheel Sharif's appointment to lead the Saudi-led alliance presents challenges for Pakistani foreign policy.
Pakistan, Neutrality, and Saudi Arabia's Islamic Military Alliance
India Has Nothing to Fear From China's 'Belt and Road'
January 11, 2017
India Has Nothing to Fear From China's 'Belt and Road'
India is more than capable of helping shape the future of connectivity in Asia.
India Has Nothing to Fear From China's 'Belt and Road'
Taliban Target Afghan Parliament in Suicide Bombing
January 11, 2017
Taliban Target Afghan Parliament in Suicide Bombing
The rush-hour attack along Darulaman road included two blasts and early numbers indicate 30 killed, 80 injured.
Taliban Target Afghan Parliament in Suicide Bombing
Time to Stop Meddling in Afghanistan
January 10, 2017
Time to Stop Meddling in Afghanistan
External powers need to involve Afghanistan in discussions, rather than interfering in the country's affairs from afar.
Time to Stop Meddling in Afghanistan
The Central Asian Women on the Frontline of Jihad
January 10, 2017
The Central Asian Women on the Frontline of Jihad
While ISIS draws in men to fight, it draws women to serve, marry, and remarry.
The Central Asian Women on the Frontline of Jihad
The Foolishness of Strategic Decapitation in North Korea
January 10, 2017
The Foolishness of Strategic Decapitation in North Korea
Plans to 'solve' the Korea issue by taking out key leaders are tragically oversimplified.
The Foolishness of Strategic Decapitation in North Korea
The Rise of Religious Extremism in Balochistan
January 09, 2017
The Rise of Religious Extremism in Balochistan
“Once you unleash these monsters, as you know from Afghanistan, you cannot control them.”
The Rise of Religious Extremism in Balochistan
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