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
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?
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