The Ninja Miners of Mongolia
Photo Essays
The Ninja Miners of Mongolia
A look at the harsh life of the "ninja" miners of Mongolia.
The Ninja Miners of Mongolia
Why a Regional Security Force Will Not Work in Afghanistan
Features
Why a Regional Security Force Will Not Work in Afghanistan
Talk of a new regional force is unrealistic. There is only one way to keep the peace after 2014.
Why a Regional Security Force Will Not Work in Afghanistan
Kazakhstan Opposition Fears Ukraine's
Features
Kazakhstan Opposition Fears Ukraine's "Russian Spring"
Many Kazakhs worry about Moscow’s annexation of Crimea and what it means for their own country’s relations with Russia.
Kazakhstan Opposition Fears Ukraine's "Russian Spring"
Afghan Stability: New Equations
Features
Afghan Stability: New Equations
With the NATO drawdown, Afghanistan’s neighbors will have a growing role to play in the country’s stability.
Afghan Stability: New Equations
Iran’s Navy: Asian Ambitions?
Features
Iran’s Navy: Asian Ambitions?
The Iranian navy has a growing presence in Asia, a development many in the region could welcome.
Iran’s Navy: Asian Ambitions?
Afghanistan Elections and the Taliban Threat
Features
Afghanistan Elections and the Taliban Threat
In the election run-up, the Taliban has increasingly set the agenda in the region with a spate of high-profile attacks.
Afghanistan Elections and the Taliban Threat
Mongolia: More Than Just a Courtesy Call
Features
Mongolia: More Than Just a Courtesy Call
The significance of US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s visit to Ulan Bator this month should not be overlooked.
Mongolia: More Than Just a Courtesy Call
Yes, The Taliban Are Terrorists
Features
Yes, The Taliban Are Terrorists
“It is time for Washington to put objective facts above political wishful thinking and recognize the Taliban as a terror organization.”
Yes, The Taliban Are Terrorists
Mongolia Puts Ger Shantytowns on the Map
Features
Mongolia Puts Ger Shantytowns on the Map
An icon of a nomadic age now serves as urban housing in Ulan Bator’s underprivileged districts.
Mongolia Puts Ger Shantytowns on the Map
What Can We Learn From Kazakhstan’s Arms Deals?
Features
What Can We Learn From Kazakhstan’s Arms Deals?
Recent transactions reflect some underlying trends in the global arms market.
What Can We Learn From Kazakhstan’s Arms Deals?
Kyrgyzstan: The Next Ukraine?
Features
Kyrgyzstan: The Next Ukraine?
The government has made little progress in bridging divisions, especially with its troubled South.
Kyrgyzstan: The Next Ukraine?
The US, Iran, and Nuclear Negotiations
Interviews
The US, Iran, and Nuclear Negotiations
The Diplomat speaks with Dr. Trita Parsi about the recent round of negotiations between the P5+1 and Iran.
The US, Iran, and Nuclear Negotiations
Why the Durand Line Matters
Features
Why the Durand Line Matters
It is time for Kabul to accept the legality of the border.
Why the Durand Line Matters
Could Iran and India be Afghanistan’s ‘Plan B?’
Features
Could Iran and India be Afghanistan’s ‘Plan B?’
Amidst disagreement with the U.S., Karzai seems to be looking at other post-2014 options.
Could Iran and India be Afghanistan’s ‘Plan B?’
Can Afghanistan’s Economy Stand on Its Own?
Features
Can Afghanistan’s Economy Stand on Its Own?
Despite the ravages of war, the country is blessed with some significant advantages.
Can Afghanistan’s Economy Stand on Its Own?
Looking Ahead to Post-Obama U.S.-Iran Relations
Features
Looking Ahead to Post-Obama U.S.-Iran Relations
The nuclear issue may be defused for now, but multiple factors could continue to undermine relations.
Looking Ahead to Post-Obama U.S.-Iran Relations
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