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
How Ukraine Spillover Could Complicate the US Withdrawal From Afghanistan
March 06, 2014
How Ukraine Spillover Could Complicate the US Withdrawal From Afghanistan
Putin has an ace up his sleeve: shutting down the Northern Distribution Network.
How Ukraine Spillover Could Complicate the US Withdrawal From Afghanistan
From Ukraine With Love: 4 Lessons for Geopolitics
March 04, 2014
From Ukraine With Love: 4 Lessons for Geopolitics
Here are four lessons Asia watchers should learn from the events unfolding in the Ukraine.
From Ukraine With Love: 4 Lessons for Geopolitics
Should India-Japan Ties Worry China?
December 11, 2013
Should India-Japan Ties Worry China?
India-Japan ties will be “conducive” to regional peace and stability — by forming a bulwark against Chinese ambitions.
Should India-Japan Ties Worry China?
Pakistan Wants to Accelerate Iran Natural Gas Pipeline
December 11, 2013
Pakistan Wants to Accelerate Iran Natural Gas Pipeline
Pakistan's foreign ministry announced that Pakistan would double-down on the construction of its pipeline with Iran.
Pakistan Wants to Accelerate Iran Natural Gas Pipeline
The Geopolitics of a US-Iran Détente
November 20, 2013
The Geopolitics of a US-Iran Détente
Sanctions, centrifuges and personalities aren’t the only forces pushing Iran and the U.S. toward a détente.
The Geopolitics of a US-Iran Détente
Will Central Asia Get Its Own US Pivot?
November 05, 2013
Will Central Asia Get Its Own US Pivot?
The United States can’t seem to get its Central Asian cards in order.
Will Central Asia Get Its Own US Pivot?
Germany’s Geographical Curse
October 26, 2013
Germany’s Geographical Curse
For centuries Germany was plagued by difficult geography that Berlin only escaped with the end of the Cold War.
Germany’s Geographical Curse
The Geopolitics of Australia
October 09, 2013
The Geopolitics of Australia
“Australia is an island, a continent and a nation” lying at intersect of North America and the Indian and Pacific Oceans.
The Geopolitics of Australia
How Geopolitics Doomed the Clash of Civilizations
September 07, 2013
How Geopolitics Doomed the Clash of Civilizations
It’s been 20 years since Huntington’s Foreign Affairs article was published. Why his thesis hasn’t come to pass.
How Geopolitics Doomed the Clash of Civilizations
Maritime Geography: The Foundation of American Power
September 02, 2013
Maritime Geography: The Foundation of American Power
“That oceangoing behemoths can reach inland metropolises is a reminder of how geography has blessed North America.”
Maritime Geography: The Foundation of American Power
China’s “All-Weather” Threat to India
August 08, 2013
China’s “All-Weather” Threat to India
Can Pakistan live with its status as being merely a bargaining chip in the Sino-Indian relationship?
China’s “All-Weather” Threat to India
Eurasia Is for Hugging
May 24, 2013
Eurasia Is for Hugging
With the right cartography, the pivot isn’t the U.S. abandoning Europe for Asia but hugging Eurasia.
Eurasia Is for Hugging
The Pointless Debate Over Japan's Decline
December 01, 2012
The Pointless Debate Over Japan's Decline
Talk of Japanese decline sheds little light on the strengths and weaknesses of the country– or how its problems can be solved.
The Pointless Debate Over Japan's Decline
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