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Time for Convergence: Iran-Afghanistan Relations After the Nuclear Deal
June 01, 2016
Time for Convergence: Iran-Afghanistan Relations After the Nuclear Deal
The recent agreement will likely have major economic and security effects on bilateral ties.
Time for Convergence: Iran-Afghanistan Relations After the Nuclear Deal
In Afghanistan, Time to Wage War for Peace
June 01, 2016
In Afghanistan, Time to Wage War for Peace
With the Taliban leadership in transition, now is the time for the Afghan government to go on the offensive.
In Afghanistan, Time to Wage War for Peace
Did Hope for Afghan Peace Die With Mullah Mansour?
May 31, 2016
Did Hope for Afghan Peace Die With Mullah Mansour?
Mansour's death makes peace talks even less likely, while inflaming regional tensions.
Did Hope for Afghan Peace Die With Mullah Mansour?
5 Reasons Why Helmand Matters to the Taliban
May 31, 2016
5 Reasons Why Helmand Matters to the Taliban
Will Kabul be able to thwart the Taliban from taking control of Helmand?
5 Reasons Why Helmand Matters to the Taliban
Line D of the Central Asia-China Gas Pipeline Delayed
May 31, 2016
Line D of the Central Asia-China Gas Pipeline Delayed
D is for delay. What’s stalled the heretofore promising project?
Line D of the Central Asia-China Gas Pipeline Delayed
3 Reasons the Chabahar Agreement Won't Solve South Asia's Problems
May 30, 2016
3 Reasons the Chabahar Agreement Won't Solve South Asia's Problems
The Chabahar agreement is good, but it won’t fix South Asia’s problems
3 Reasons the Chabahar Agreement Won't Solve South Asia's Problems
US Military Leadership In Asia: Regional Role, Global Reach
May 29, 2016
US Military Leadership In Asia: Regional Role, Global Reach
Insights from John Melkon
US Military Leadership In Asia: Regional Role, Global Reach
India, Saudi Arabia, and the Fight Against Terrorism
May 28, 2016
India, Saudi Arabia, and the Fight Against Terrorism
India and Saudi Arabia are oiling a fledgling partnership on counterterrorism issues. How far can cooperation go?
India, Saudi Arabia, and the Fight Against Terrorism
A Good Taliban, Bad Taliban Strategy for the US and Afghanistan?
May 28, 2016
A Good Taliban, Bad Taliban Strategy for the US and Afghanistan?
Who is Mullah Rasool, and why is he receiving funding from the U.S. and Afghanistan?
A Good Taliban, Bad Taliban Strategy for the US and Afghanistan?
India and Iran: Changing the Great Game
May 27, 2016
India and Iran: Changing the Great Game
The Chabahar port deal has the potential to alter the "great game" in Afghanistan for good.
India and Iran: Changing the Great Game
Imperial Twilight: Images from the Last Years of the Russian Empire
May 27, 2016
Imperial Twilight: Images from the Last Years of the Russian Empire
Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky wanted to capture the empire in color. His photographs are among the last of Imperial Russia.
Imperial Twilight: Images from the Last Years of the Russian Empire
Peace With Gulbuddin Hekmatyar: A Blessing or a Curse?
May 27, 2016
Peace With Gulbuddin Hekmatyar: A Blessing or a Curse?
By making peace with Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, is the Afghan National Unity Government inviting future troubles?
Peace With Gulbuddin Hekmatyar: A Blessing or a Curse?
The Legacy of Mullah Mansour
May 27, 2016
The Legacy of Mullah Mansour
What Mansour's life and death meant for the Taliban, and hopes of peace.
The Legacy of Mullah Mansour
Why Obama Blinked on Rights in Vietnam
May 26, 2016
Why Obama Blinked on Rights in Vietnam
The administration has rewarded one the region's least democratic regimes without much progress on rights to show for it.
Why Obama Blinked on Rights in Vietnam
Killing Mullah Mansour Might Have Been All About the Haqqani Network
May 26, 2016
Killing Mullah Mansour Might Have Been All About the Haqqani Network
For the new leadership of the Afghan Taliban, the peace process won't even be a back-burner issue.
Killing Mullah Mansour Might Have Been All About the Haqqani Network
India and Pakistan to Join SCO, Is Iran Next?
May 26, 2016
India and Pakistan to Join SCO, Is Iran Next?
After 15 years, the group is set to expand this summer.
India and Pakistan to Join SCO, Is Iran Next?
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