Iraq Exposes Limits of China’s Non-Interference Policy
July 01, 2014
Iraq Exposes Limits of China’s Non-Interference Policy
Like Libya and Sudan, the recent crisis in Iraq underscores the limits of China’s non-interference policy.
Iraq Exposes Limits of China’s Non-Interference Policy
The Pitfalls to China’s Mideast Policy
June 25, 2014
The Pitfalls to China’s Mideast Policy
China will realize that its presence in the region will cost more than planned and regularly ensnare it in conflict.
The Pitfalls to China’s Mideast Policy
Could Iraq Be Another Libya for China?
June 24, 2014
Could Iraq Be Another Libya for China?
The crisis in Iraq again reveals the costs of China’s low military profile in the region.
Could Iraq Be Another Libya for China?
North Korean Oil Tanker Intercepted by Libyan Navy
March 11, 2014
North Korean Oil Tanker Intercepted by Libyan Navy
A North Korean oil tanker which docked at Libya's Es Sider port and loaded $36 million in crude has been intercepted.
North Korean Oil Tanker Intercepted by Libyan Navy
Iran's Nuclear Deal and the Misuse of History
November 27, 2013
Iran's Nuclear Deal and the Misuse of History
The North Korean and Libyan nuclear diplomacy models have little in common with Iran today.
Iran's Nuclear Deal and the Misuse of History
Why Technical Solutions Can’t Solve Nuclear Problems
September 30, 2013
Why Technical Solutions Can’t Solve Nuclear Problems
History has shown that only a US-Iranian rapprochement can provide a lasting solution to the nuclear issue.
Why Technical Solutions Can’t Solve Nuclear Problems
With Friends Like These: China's 'Pariah' Problem
August 22, 2012
With Friends Like These: China's 'Pariah' Problem
Beijing’s ties with Iran, North Korea and position on the conflict in Syria undermine its global aspirations.
With Friends Like These: China's 'Pariah' Problem
India’s Libya Shame Will Haunt It
April 06, 2012
India’s Libya Shame Will Haunt It
India’s decision to abstain in a U.N. vote over Libya this time last year has hurt the country’s moral standing. Why vote against democracy?
India’s Libya Shame Will Haunt It
March 14, 2012
China’s Libya Problem
China’s failure to support the rebels in Libya could hurt its investment prospects there. Time for a rethink?
China’s Libya Problem
March 14, 2012
China’s Libya Problem
China’s failure to support the rebels in Libya could hurt its investment prospects there. Time for a rethink?
China’s Libya Problem
Enter China’s Security Firms
February 21, 2012
Enter China’s Security Firms
Chinese private security companies are seeing an opportunity as the U.S. withdraws troops from Iraq and Afghanistan. But plenty of complications await them.
Enter China’s Security Firms
China’s Achilles’ Heel
February 08, 2012
China’s Achilles’ Heel
With little in the way of force projection, China’s dependence on natural resources in unstable parts of the world could undercut its economic ambitions. There are limits to freeriding.
China’s Achilles’ Heel
Why India Admired Gaddafi
October 28, 2011
Why India Admired Gaddafi
Muammar Gaddafi was a brutal dictator. That doesn’t mean that it was right to intervene in Libya.
Why India Admired Gaddafi
Muammar Gaddafi Killed
October 20, 2011
Muammar Gaddafi Killed
Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has been killed by rebel forces. The next government has a huge task ahead.
Muammar Gaddafi Killed
Behind India's Syria Diplomacy
October 05, 2011
Behind India's Syria Diplomacy
India’s decision to abstain from a UN Security Council vote on sanctions against Syria was classic self-interest.
Behind India's Syria Diplomacy
Asia – Responsibility to Protect?
October 01, 2011
Asia – Responsibility to Protect?
Asian nations need to be grappling with the lessons of the Libyan civil war. How will they respond if conflict erupts in their backyard?
Asia – Responsibility to Protect?
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