The Dangers of Lost U.S. Credibility in the Middle East
February 15, 2014
The Dangers of Lost U.S. Credibility in the Middle East
Washington must take steps to assuage the concerns of friendly nations in the region.
The Dangers of Lost U.S. Credibility in the Middle East
Will Asia Ignite a Second Arab Spring?
February 06, 2014
Will Asia Ignite a Second Arab Spring?
Asia’s economic slowdown threatens to disrupt the Persian Gulf monarchies that were able to weather the Arab Spring.
Will Asia Ignite a Second Arab Spring?
Looking Ahead to Post-Obama U.S.-Iran Relations
January 22, 2014
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
Four Things China Learned From the Arab Spring
January 04, 2014
Four Things China Learned From the Arab Spring
The CCP has a history of monitoring political unrest around the world closely. The Arab Spring is no different.
Four Things China Learned From the Arab Spring
South Korea’s Tear Gas
December 26, 2013
South Korea’s Tear Gas
Shipments of the agent to Bahrain reveal the country’s uncertainty in its role as a middle power.
South Korea’s Tear Gas
Cyber War: Why More May Be Better
September 22, 2013
Cyber War: Why More May Be Better
In Cyber War Will Not Take Place, Thomas Rid argues that cyber attacks will bring peace.
Cyber War: Why More May Be Better
Why is China Dithering While Cairo Burns?
August 16, 2013
Why is China Dithering While Cairo Burns?
Events in Egypt are proving to be every bit as complicated for Beijing as they are for the US.
Why is China Dithering While Cairo Burns?
BBC Urdu: A Conversation with Sairbeen Hosts Erum Gillani and Nosheen Abbas
June 12, 2013
BBC Urdu: A Conversation with Sairbeen Hosts Erum Gillani and Nosheen Abbas
The Diplomat spoke with the Pakistani hosts of BBC Urdu’s first TV program.
BBC Urdu: A Conversation with Sairbeen Hosts Erum Gillani and Nosheen Abbas
The Thinking Behind Beijing's Israeli-Palestinian Peace Plan
May 09, 2013
The Thinking Behind Beijing's Israeli-Palestinian Peace Plan
David Cohen offers possible reasons behind China’s efforts at Middle East peace.
The Thinking Behind Beijing's Israeli-Palestinian Peace Plan
Why Wasn’t There a Chinese Spring?
February 22, 2013
Why Wasn’t There a Chinese Spring?
Although sharing many of the same problems as Arab societies, the Arab Spring never arrived in Beijing. Why?
Why Wasn’t There a Chinese Spring?
Russia, China on
October 29, 2012
Russia, China on "Wrong Side of History" in Arab World
“There is a point at which non-interference becomes complicity in mass murder.”
Russia, China on "Wrong Side of History" in Arab World
Iran's Syrian Endgame
August 17, 2012
Iran's Syrian Endgame
Assad’s fall will not be the disaster for Tehran that many envision. The Islamic Republic has adapted before and will do so again.
Iran's Syrian Endgame
Syria’s Chemical Weapons Menace
July 31, 2012
Syria’s Chemical Weapons Menace
Assad’s chemical weapons risk turning Syria’s tragedy into something even more dreadful.
Syria’s Chemical Weapons Menace
Chinese Muslims and The 'Arab Spring'
July 24, 2012
Chinese Muslims and The 'Arab Spring'
China’s Muslims have followed events in Egypt closely. Can Beijing adapt to their needs while maintaining control?
Chinese Muslims and The 'Arab Spring'
The Military Solution
July 07, 2012
The Military Solution
Tom Engelhardt on the lessons Washington can’t draw from the failure of the military option
The Military Solution
Will China Dragon Bite in 2012?
January 27, 2012
Will China Dragon Bite in 2012?
Last year was a tough one for Chinese dissidents. With the Communist Party keen for stability as the leadership transition unfolds, 2012 could well be worse.
Will China Dragon Bite in 2012?
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