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19 Months Later, Afghan Government Lacks Core Ministerial Leadership
May 06, 2016
19 Months Later, Afghan Government Lacks Core Ministerial Leadership
Despite promising to offer up new nominees for Afghanistan's top security jobs, President Ashraf Ghani is simply shuffling the deck.
19 Months Later, Afghan Government Lacks Core Ministerial Leadership
Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, and the ‘Bribe-Factory’
May 06, 2016
Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, and the ‘Bribe-Factory’
The “biggest leak of confidential files in the history of the oil industry" exposed Unaoil's slippery backroom machinations.
Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, and the ‘Bribe-Factory’
Pakistan Begins Construction of 600-Ton Maritime Patrol Vessel
May 06, 2016
Pakistan Begins Construction of 600-Ton Maritime Patrol Vessel
A steel-cutting ceremony for the first of four Maritime Patrol Vessels was held in Karachi this week.
Pakistan Begins Construction of 600-Ton Maritime Patrol Vessel
Myanmar's Religious Hate Speech Law
May 05, 2016
Myanmar's Religious Hate Speech Law
Myanmar's religious hate speech law is used to protect ultra-nationalists rather than religious minorities.
Myanmar's Religious Hate Speech Law
Trump Vs. Clinton: Who Should India Root For?
May 05, 2016
Trump Vs. Clinton: Who Should India Root For?
"Washington will want to woo New Delhi, no matter who moves into the White House."
Trump Vs. Clinton: Who Should India Root For?
When George HW Bush Met Zhao Ziyang...
May 05, 2016
When George HW Bush Met Zhao Ziyang...
A newly declassified transcript provides insight into a fascinating point in U.S.-China relations.
When George HW Bush Met Zhao Ziyang...
The Fighters, A Doctor, and the US-Pakistan Relationship
May 04, 2016
The Fighters, A Doctor, and the US-Pakistan Relationship
The United States and Pakistan run into another in a long string of difficulties in their relationship.
The Fighters, A Doctor, and the US-Pakistan Relationship
US Won't Subsidize Pakistan's Purchase of F-16 Fighter Jets
May 04, 2016
US Won't Subsidize Pakistan's Purchase of F-16 Fighter Jets
The United States told Pakistan to “put forward national funds” for the purchase of eight F-16 fighter aircraft.
US Won't Subsidize Pakistan's Purchase of F-16 Fighter Jets
Where Does Afghanistan Fit in China’s Belt and Road?
May 03, 2016
Where Does Afghanistan Fit in China’s Belt and Road?
Afghanistan can be a hub for the OBOR project, but Kabul needs to capitalize on the potential benefits.
Where Does Afghanistan Fit in China’s Belt and Road?
Two-Seat Variant of China-Pakistan JF-17 Fighter Jet to Fly in 2016
May 03, 2016
Two-Seat Variant of China-Pakistan JF-17 Fighter Jet to Fly in 2016
The latest JF-17 fighter jet will be a combat-capable trainer-variant of the aircraft.
Two-Seat Variant of China-Pakistan JF-17 Fighter Jet to Fly in 2016
The Ongoing Saga of the China-India Border Talks
May 02, 2016
The Ongoing Saga of the China-India Border Talks
No one seems to expect actual progress at the talks -- but there's still good reason to hold them.
The Ongoing Saga of the China-India Border Talks
The Pakistan Army's Curious Punjab Operation
May 02, 2016
The Pakistan Army's Curious Punjab Operation
For an offensive supposedly aimed at terrorists, the military has selected some odd targets.
The Pakistan Army's Curious Punjab Operation
Interview: Patrick Mendis
April 30, 2016
Interview: Patrick Mendis
A discussion of Sri Lanka’s foreign policy under President Maithripala Sirisena
Interview: Patrick Mendis
Afghanistan: Why Ashraf Ghani's New Strategy Won't Work
April 30, 2016
Afghanistan: Why Ashraf Ghani's New Strategy Won't Work
Ashraf Ghani's new approach won't help him win Afghanistan's long struggle against the Taliban.
Afghanistan: Why Ashraf Ghani's New Strategy Won't Work
Time for Australia to Rethink Its Asylum Policy
April 30, 2016
Time for Australia to Rethink Its Asylum Policy
With the "Pacific Solution" crumbling, Australia needs to overhaul its approach to refugees.
Time for Australia to Rethink Its Asylum Policy
India's Pluralistic Islam Under Siege
April 29, 2016
India's Pluralistic Islam Under Siege
Saudi-exported Salafism is trying to "purify" India's pluralistic strands of Islam.
India's Pluralistic Islam Under Siege
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