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Did Ukraine Just Lose 5 Indian Air Force Planes?
March 30, 2015
Did Ukraine Just Lose 5 Indian Air Force Planes?
India is looking to upgrade its military airlift capacity, yet Kiev has proven to be an unreliable partner.
Did Ukraine Just Lose 5 Indian Air Force Planes?
How Will Pakistan Respond to the Crisis in Yemen?
March 30, 2015
How Will Pakistan Respond to the Crisis in Yemen?
As Arab states head to war in Yemen, Pakistan weighs its options.
How Will Pakistan Respond to the Crisis in Yemen?
How Ashraf Ghani's Government Will Address Afghanistan's Endemic Problems
March 30, 2015
How Ashraf Ghani's Government Will Address Afghanistan's Endemic Problems
Speaking in New York City, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani outlined his government's approach to Afghanistan's varied problems.
How Ashraf Ghani's Government Will Address Afghanistan's Endemic Problems
Shocking Conditions for Balochistan’s Women
March 29, 2015
Shocking Conditions for Balochistan’s Women
Honor killings, acid attacks, maternal mortality, and illiteracy – life for women in Pakistan’s largest province is grim.
Shocking Conditions for Balochistan’s Women
India and Pakistan Locked in a Nuclear Naval Arms Race
March 28, 2015
India and Pakistan Locked in a Nuclear Naval Arms Race
A new report provides a useful summary of the naval nuclear dynamics in the Indian Ocean.
India and Pakistan Locked in a Nuclear Naval Arms Race
Is China Secretly Building a Navy Base in Africa?
March 28, 2015
Is China Secretly Building a Navy Base in Africa?
Plus, more on China-Africa relations, China's anti-corruption tsar, and CCP factionalism. Friday China links.
Is China Secretly Building a Navy Base in Africa?
Afghans in America: Takeaways from Ghani and Abdullah's US Visit
March 27, 2015
Afghans in America: Takeaways from Ghani and Abdullah's US Visit
Can Afghanistan's problem be solved by a shift to a parliamentary system of government?
Afghans in America: Takeaways from Ghani and Abdullah's US Visit
Chinese Operations in Balochistan Again Targeted by Militants
March 27, 2015
Chinese Operations in Balochistan Again Targeted by Militants
A fleet of oil tankers is attacked, as local tensions flare over major development projects.
Chinese Operations in Balochistan Again Targeted by Militants
China and India: Competing for Influence in Afghanistan
March 27, 2015
China and India: Competing for Influence in Afghanistan
The two countries may well tussle for influence in postwar Afghanistan, but will also need to work together.
China and India: Competing for Influence in Afghanistan
Diplomatic Access: Timor-Leste
March 27, 2015
Diplomatic Access: Timor-Leste
Timor-Leste Ambassador Domingos Sarmento Alves on regional connectivity, fighting poverty, and more.
Diplomatic Access: Timor-Leste
China's Xi To Make First Middle East Trip
March 26, 2015
China's Xi To Make First Middle East Trip
China's president will travel to Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, and Indonesia this April.
China's Xi To Make First Middle East Trip
Meet Pakistan's Newest Political Odd Couple
March 26, 2015
Meet Pakistan's Newest Political Odd Couple
Pakistan’s MQM and PPP are now partners in Sindh province.
Meet Pakistan's Newest Political Odd Couple
India Unveils New Coastal Surveillance Radar Network
March 26, 2015
India Unveils New Coastal Surveillance Radar Network
With an eye on maritime domain awareness, India is investing in coastal surveillance networks.
India Unveils New Coastal Surveillance Radar Network
China and Non-Proliferation: Progress at Last?
March 25, 2015
China and Non-Proliferation: Progress at Last?
China is often criticized for its record on nuclear non-proliferation. The reality is more nuanced.
China and Non-Proliferation: Progress at Last?
The Surprisingly Mundane Key to Afghan Stability: Roads
March 25, 2015
The Surprisingly Mundane Key to Afghan Stability: Roads
President Ashraf Ghani must convince the U.S. to do more to support the country’s failing roads.
The Surprisingly Mundane Key to Afghan Stability: Roads
Is the US War in Afghanistan Actually Over?
March 25, 2015
Is the US War in Afghanistan Actually Over?
The Obama Administration plans to keep bases in Kandahar and Jalalabad open through 2015 and beyond.
Is the US War in Afghanistan Actually Over?
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