Following the New Silk Road
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Following the New Silk Road
Experts are skeptical of the future of what is essentially America’s exit strategy for Afghanistan.
Following the New Silk Road
Mongolia: Nomads in Transition
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Mongolia: Nomads in Transition
New technology is helping to keep a traditional lifestyle alive on the Mongolian steppes.
Mongolia: Nomads in Transition
Iran: The Ayatollah Succession Question
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Iran: The Ayatollah Succession Question
The questionable health of the supreme leader has prompted debate about an eventual succession.
Iran: The Ayatollah Succession Question
In Iran Nuclear Talks, 'No Deal' Is Worse Than Status Quo
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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
Can China and India Cooperate in Afghanistan?
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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
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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
Afghanistan’s Re-Emerging Baloch
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Afghanistan’s Re-Emerging Baloch
The war-torn country is witnessing the unprecedented revival of a long-neglected community.
Afghanistan’s Re-Emerging Baloch
10 Priorities for Afghanistan’s New President
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10 Priorities for Afghanistan’s New President
Now that a power-sharing deal has been done, these are the most urgent tasks for the new government.
10 Priorities for Afghanistan’s New President
China Forging International Law: The SCO Experience
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China Forging International Law: The SCO Experience
The rules adopted for the SCO are revealing of Beijing’s attitude towards international law in general.
China Forging International Law: The SCO Experience
ISIL’s Rise Highlights Afghan War’s Shaky Premise
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ISIL’s Rise Highlights Afghan War’s Shaky Premise
The U.S. ought to reassess what it is building in Afghanistan.
ISIL’s Rise Highlights Afghan War’s Shaky Premise
Russia and the SCO Military Exercises
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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
Iran Looks East, China Pivots West
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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
Will Sanctions Stymie Russia’s Resurgence in Central Asia?
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Will Sanctions Stymie Russia’s Resurgence in Central Asia?
Moscow’s projects in the region are coming unglued just as the West steps up sanctions over the Ukraine crisis.
Will Sanctions Stymie Russia’s Resurgence in Central Asia?
Afghanistan: A Taliban-Humanitarian Affair
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Afghanistan: A Taliban-Humanitarian Affair
Humanitarian workers in Afghanistan are finding it increasingly necessary to engage with the Taliban.
Afghanistan: A Taliban-Humanitarian Affair
How Afghanistan Pulled Back From the Brink
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How Afghanistan Pulled Back From the Brink
A new compromise gives Afghanistan the political chance it’s been lacking. Still, implementation will not be easy.
How Afghanistan Pulled Back From the Brink
Is Turkmenistan the Next Central Asian Tiger?
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Is Turkmenistan the Next Central Asian Tiger?
The country has been authoritarian and isolationist, but its reforms are beginning to show promise.
Is Turkmenistan the Next Central Asian Tiger?
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