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Iran Didn’t Create ISIS; We Did
August 31, 2014
Iran Didn’t Create ISIS; We Did
Instead of shifting blame for ISIS's rise, the West and its allies should look in the mirror.
Iran Didn’t Create ISIS; We Did
Setting Naval Priorities
August 30, 2014
Setting Naval Priorities
The Naval Diplomat on the USS Saratoga, China's rogue pilots and setting naval priorities.
Setting Naval Priorities
The US Should Stop Sending Surveillance Aircraft to China’s Doorstep
August 29, 2014
The US Should Stop Sending Surveillance Aircraft to China’s Doorstep
Citing international law as justification misses the point; U.S. spying poses a serious threat to China’s national security.
The US Should Stop Sending Surveillance Aircraft to China’s Doorstep
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
Chinese Air Force Pilots Are <em>Not</em> Going Rogue
August 27, 2014
Chinese Air Force Pilots Are Not Going Rogue
The U.S. has a dangerous tendency of excusing Chinese aggression by blaming it on rogue PLA members.
Chinese Air Force Pilots Are Not Going Rogue
Iran, the Islamic State, and the Rise of Islamic Extremism
August 26, 2014
Iran, the Islamic State, and the Rise of Islamic Extremism
Iranian influence in Iraq is creating the conditions for ISIS to thrive.
Iran, the Islamic State, and the Rise of Islamic Extremism
 Why North Korea Will Stick Around For a While
August 25, 2014
Why North Korea Will Stick Around For a While
As sanctions prove ineffective, information is the key to penetrating the Hermit Kingdom.
Why North Korea Will Stick Around For a While
Iran Looks East, China Pivots West
August 25, 2014
Iran Looks East, China Pivots West
The two countries need each other, in a relationship that seems unlikely to be derailed soon.
Iran Looks East, China Pivots West
In Iraq, ISIS is Not the United States’ Only Enemy
August 22, 2014
In Iraq, ISIS is Not the United States’ Only Enemy
The U.S. intervention in Iraq is justified, but U.S. policy elsewhere in the region makes matters difficult.
In Iraq, ISIS is Not the United States’ Only Enemy
Interview: Ruchira Gupta
August 21, 2014
Interview: Ruchira Gupta
Emmy-winning filmmaker and activist Ruchira Gupta on the fight against trafficking and rape in India.
Interview: Ruchira Gupta
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
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
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
<i>Dukhtar</i>: A Woman’s Story in Pakistan
August 17, 2014
Dukhtar: A Woman’s Story in Pakistan
An independent Pakistani filmmaker defies the odds to tackle an important human rights issue.
Dukhtar: A Woman’s Story in Pakistan
How Will the Ukrainian Crisis Affect Russia's Approach to Asia?
August 16, 2014
How Will the Ukrainian Crisis Affect Russia's Approach to Asia?
How will the conflict in Eastern Ukraine affect Russia’s future engagement with East Asia?
How Will the Ukrainian Crisis Affect Russia's Approach to Asia?
Grant Kurdistan Arms and Independence
August 14, 2014
Grant Kurdistan Arms and Independence
An independent Kurdistan could be a stable, pro-Western ally in the Middle East.
Grant Kurdistan Arms and Independence
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