Search
Malaysia – Africa’s Silent Partner
May 30, 2016
Malaysia – Africa’s Silent Partner
One of Southeast Asia’s largest economies is quietly engaged across Africa.
Malaysia – Africa’s Silent Partner
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
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
China’s Halal Constitution
May 27, 2016
China’s Halal Constitution
“Islamic” legislation stirs debate as the PRC engages the Muslim world.
China’s Halal Constitution
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
Obama in Vietnam, Modi in Iran: Geopolitical Consequences
May 26, 2016
Obama in Vietnam, Modi in Iran: Geopolitical Consequences
The Diplomat‘s Ankit Panda and Prashanth Parameswaran discuss two recent bilateral summits of note in the Asia-Pacific.
Obama in Vietnam, Modi in Iran: Geopolitical Consequences
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
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?
Chabahar and Beyond: Was Modi’s Visit to Iran a Game Changer?
May 25, 2016
Chabahar and Beyond: Was Modi’s Visit to Iran a Game Changer?
The Modi government has rightly moved quickly to capitalize on the opportunities of Iran’s mainstreaming.
Chabahar and Beyond: Was Modi’s Visit to Iran a Game Changer?
Is China a Global Force for Good?
May 25, 2016
Is China a Global Force for Good?
A broader look at the impact of China's rise on the world.
Is China a Global Force for Good?
How to Create a United Southern Asia
May 25, 2016
How to Create a United Southern Asia
A blueprint for integrating BIMSTEC and ASEAN through a Southern Asian Multi-Sectoral Regional Agreement.
How to Create a United Southern Asia
Revealed: How US Drones Found Taliban Chief Mullah Mansour
May 25, 2016
Revealed: How US Drones Found Taliban Chief Mullah Mansour
The strike against Mansour was the result of carefully cultivated human and signals intelligence in Balochistan.
Revealed: How US Drones Found Taliban Chief Mullah Mansour
Energy and the G7: Overcoming Antagonism and Isolationism
May 24, 2016
Energy and the G7: Overcoming Antagonism and Isolationism
The coming G7 summit in Ise-Shima is an opportunity to overcome international antagonism and isolationism.
Energy and the G7: Overcoming Antagonism and Isolationism
2016: A Pivotal Year for South Korean Diplomacy
May 24, 2016
2016: A Pivotal Year for South Korean Diplomacy
Domestic setbacks and a packed schedule make this year crucial for Park Geun-hye's foreign policy.
2016: A Pivotal Year for South Korean Diplomacy
Newsletter
Sign up for our weekly newsletter
The Diplomat Brief