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Iran's Top Spymaster Emerges From Shadows
October 18, 2014
Iran's Top Spymaster Emerges From Shadows
Qassem Suleimani has long been a key player in Iran's foreign policy. Now he's stepping into the limelight.
Iran's Top Spymaster Emerges From Shadows
Iran: The Ayatollah Succession Question
October 11, 2014
Iran: The Ayatollah Succession Question
The questionable health of the supreme leader has prompted debate about an eventual succession.
Iran: The Ayatollah Succession Question
From 'Looking' East to 'Acting' East: India’s Own Pivot to Asia
October 10, 2014
From 'Looking' East to 'Acting' East: India’s Own Pivot to Asia
Under Modi, India has gone from merely "looking east" to acting east, and that's good news for Indo-U.S. relations.
From 'Looking' East to 'Acting' East: India’s Own Pivot to Asia
Narendra Modi's American Exceptionalism
October 09, 2014
Narendra Modi's American Exceptionalism
Like many Americans, Modi believes in national “exceptionalism.” But for him the exceptional nation is India.
Narendra Modi's American Exceptionalism
In Iran Nuclear Talks, 'No Deal' Is Worse Than Status Quo
October 08, 2014
In Iran Nuclear Talks, 'No Deal' Is Worse Than Status Quo
If reaching a permanent agreement by next month’s deadline proves impossible, the West must lock in the status-quo.
In Iran Nuclear Talks, 'No Deal' Is Worse Than Status Quo
What Next for Hong Kong’s Democracy?
October 07, 2014
What Next for Hong Kong’s Democracy?
Protesters fail to realize China is already giving them more freedom than agreed upon in 1997.
What Next for Hong Kong’s Democracy?
America and Britain's Hong Kong Catch-22
October 06, 2014
America and Britain's Hong Kong Catch-22
Remaining on the sidelines is the best thing the U.S. and the U.K. can do to help the Hong Kong protestors.
America and Britain's Hong Kong Catch-22
Japan’s Decision on Collective Self-Defense in Context
October 03, 2014
Japan’s Decision on Collective Self-Defense in Context
In the East Asian regional context, Japan’s changing security posture is not the force for peace Tokyo claims it is.
Japan’s Decision on Collective Self-Defense in Context
Indonesia’s Middle East Imperative
October 03, 2014
Indonesia’s Middle East Imperative
Jakarta needs a strategy that attracts greater ties with countries of the Middle East.
Indonesia’s Middle East Imperative
The Islamic State's Potential Recruits in Pakistan
October 03, 2014
The Islamic State's Potential Recruits in Pakistan
There is evidence that the terrorist outfit is actively recruiting fighters in the troubled country.
The Islamic State's Potential Recruits in Pakistan
After Summit, Caspian Sea Questions Linger
October 02, 2014
After Summit, Caspian Sea Questions Linger
Despite some signs of progress, the littoral states remain apart on key issues.
After Summit, Caspian Sea Questions Linger
10 Takeaways on US-India Security Cooperation
October 02, 2014
10 Takeaways on US-India Security Cooperation
Narendra Modi and Barack Obama have created some positive momentum in Indo-U.S.security and defense ties.
10 Takeaways on US-India Security Cooperation
India Develops Long-Endurance, Low-Altitute UAV
October 02, 2014
India Develops Long-Endurance, Low-Altitute UAV
Plus, a Chinese sub heads to the Gulf of Aden, Russia takes France to court, and more. Mid-week links.
India Develops Long-Endurance, Low-Altitute UAV
Can China and India Cooperate in Afghanistan?
October 01, 2014
Can China and India Cooperate in Afghanistan?
Their border disputes and maritime rivalry aside, China and India may be able to make common cause in Afghanistan.
Can China and India Cooperate in Afghanistan?
Russia and Iran Lock NATO Out of Caspian Sea
October 01, 2014
Russia and Iran Lock NATO Out of Caspian Sea
A summit earlier this week achieves consensus on the inadmissibility of a foreign military presence in the sea.
Russia and Iran Lock NATO Out of Caspian Sea
In Hong Kong, an Opportunity for Beijing to Get It Right
October 01, 2014
In Hong Kong, an Opportunity for Beijing to Get It Right
With the protests in Hong Kong, Beijing faces a moment of truth. As does Washington.
In Hong Kong, an Opportunity for Beijing to Get It Right
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