Recap: A Community Conversation with <em>Flashpoints</em> Authors
April 07, 2015
Recap: A Community Conversation with Flashpoints Authors
On March 31, 2015, Flashpoints authors spoke to Reddit's /r/geopolitics community. Here are the highlights.
Recap: A Community Conversation with Flashpoints Authors
Why Saudi Arabia Needs Pakistan
March 12, 2015
Why Saudi Arabia Needs Pakistan
Pakistan may be Saudi Arabia's best bet for a strong long-term security guarantee.
Why Saudi Arabia Needs Pakistan
Russia’s Eastern Command at Sea
March 06, 2015
Russia’s Eastern Command at Sea
Russia is intent on returning to classic geopolitics backed up by naval power.
Russia’s Eastern Command at Sea
Is a China-India-Russia Coalition Inevitable?
February 25, 2015
Is a China-India-Russia Coalition Inevitable?
Although unlikely in the near future, the three powers share interests that bind them and pose a challenge to the U.S.
Is a China-India-Russia Coalition Inevitable?
Indian Prime Minister Visits Arunachal Pradesh, Drawing Chinese Criticism
February 21, 2015
Indian Prime Minister Visits Arunachal Pradesh, Drawing Chinese Criticism
Plus, ISIS, public opinion in Myanmar, the Chinese military's weaknesses, aircraft carriers, and more. Weekend links.
Indian Prime Minister Visits Arunachal Pradesh, Drawing Chinese Criticism
The Mixed Consequences of Sino-Indian Competition in the Indian Ocean
January 28, 2015
The Mixed Consequences of Sino-Indian Competition in the Indian Ocean
China and India’s rivalry threatens peace in the Indian Ocean basin. It’s also sparking a needed flood of development.
The Mixed Consequences of Sino-Indian Competition in the Indian Ocean
Political Violence Grows in Bangladesh
January 17, 2015
Political Violence Grows in Bangladesh
Plus, India's DRDO sacks its head, Afghanistan and Pakistan relations, PLA infantry, and more. Weekend links.
Political Violence Grows in Bangladesh
Asian Geopolitical Trends in 2015
January 10, 2015
Asian Geopolitical Trends in 2015
The Diplomat's editors kick off 2015 with a discussion of the geopolitical trends to watch in the Asia-Pacific.
Asian Geopolitical Trends in 2015
Testing the 'Modi Doctrine': Russia and India in 2015
December 29, 2014
Testing the 'Modi Doctrine': Russia and India in 2015
Don't hold your breath for a major shift in India-Russia relations in 2015.
Testing the 'Modi Doctrine': Russia and India in 2015
The Geopolitics of South Asian Political Stability
December 27, 2014
The Geopolitics of South Asian Political Stability
A recent essay by Robert Kaplan offers fascinating insight into South Asia's political stability.
The Geopolitics of South Asian Political Stability
Clausewitz, Kaplan and the Passionate Realist
November 24, 2014
Clausewitz, Kaplan and the Passionate Realist
Reason guides realism, but passion is indispensable in the execution of policy.
Clausewitz, Kaplan and the Passionate Realist
Russia, China to Hold 2015 Naval Exercises in Mediterranean, Pacific
November 22, 2014
Russia, China to Hold 2015 Naval Exercises in Mediterranean, Pacific
Russia and China will hold naval exercises in the Mediterranean Sea and the Pacific Ocean in 2015.
Russia, China to Hold 2015 Naval Exercises in Mediterranean, Pacific
Lies, Damned Lies and Maps
July 24, 2014
Lies, Damned Lies and Maps
Cartography helps set the parameters within which debates over policy and strategy unfold.
Lies, Damned Lies and Maps
Iran's Important Role in the Future of the Middle East
June 21, 2014
Iran's Important Role in the Future of the Middle East
How Iran is at the center of the new Middle East, and why the United States doesn’t mind
Iran's Important Role in the Future of the Middle East
Are China and Russia Moving toward a Formal Alliance?
May 30, 2014
Are China and Russia Moving toward a Formal Alliance?
Unlikely in the near future, but the U.S. should not make the strategic mistakes necessary to make it happen
Are China and Russia Moving toward a Formal Alliance?
The Geopolitics of the Black Sea
April 16, 2014
The Geopolitics of the Black Sea
America has the Caribbean, China has the South China Sea, and Russia has the Black Sea.
The Geopolitics of the Black Sea
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