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The Fight for China’s Gas Market
December 23, 2014
The Fight for China’s Gas Market
Why Turkmenistan will prevail over Russia as China’s primary pipeline gas supplier.
The Fight for China’s Gas Market
Turkey in Central Asia: Turkic Togetherness?
November 28, 2014
Turkey in Central Asia: Turkic Togetherness?
Ankara has been noticeably reticent developing ties in the former Soviet sphere.
Turkey in Central Asia: Turkic Togetherness?
Afghanistan: Warlords and Democracy
October 26, 2014
Afghanistan: Warlords and Democracy
Some of Afghanistan’s warlords have decided to buy into the political process.
Afghanistan: Warlords and Democracy
Following the New Silk Road
October 22, 2014
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
October 16, 2014
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
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
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
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
Afghanistan’s Re-Emerging Baloch
September 26, 2014
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
September 24, 2014
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
September 07, 2014
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
September 02, 2014
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
August 28, 2014
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
August 25, 2014
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?
August 14, 2014
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?
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