North Korea's Middle East Pivot
July 29, 2014
North Korea's Middle East Pivot
North Korea has a long history of funneling weapons to Palestinian and other Middle Eastern militant groups.
North Korea's Middle East Pivot
The Caliphate: Its Relevance and Necessity in the Current Age
July 10, 2014
The Caliphate: Its Relevance and Necessity in the Current Age
Recent analysis misinterprets the true meaning of what a modern Caliphate is.
The Caliphate: Its Relevance and Necessity in the Current Age
Iran’s Middle East Nightmare
July 10, 2014
Iran’s Middle East Nightmare
The last few years have not been kind to Iran, especially in the Middle East.
Iran’s Middle East Nightmare
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
Australia Mulls Military Action in Iraq
June 14, 2014
Australia Mulls Military Action in Iraq
Prime Minister Tony Abbott says he will not rule out using military force in Iraq if the situation worsens.
Australia Mulls Military Action in Iraq
History’s Judgment: The Iraq Surge Failed
June 13, 2014
History’s Judgment: The Iraq Surge Failed
Iraq's unraveling confirms that, based on its own definition of success, the 2007 surge failed.
History’s Judgment: The Iraq Surge Failed
Near East and Far East: Not So Distant
March 03, 2014
Near East and Far East: Not So Distant
The U.S. should not treat its Asia commitments as distinct from its role in the Middle East.
Near East and Far East: Not So Distant
China and Iraq Expand Energy and Defense Ties
February 27, 2014
China and Iraq Expand Energy and Defense Ties
Foreign Minister Wang Yi's visit to Iraq saw China's focus expand beyond energy cooperation.
China and Iraq Expand Energy and Defense Ties
Stephen Walt is Not Obama’s George Kennan
February 10, 2014
Stephen Walt is Not Obama’s George Kennan
Commonsense and U.S. precedent are the architects of Obama’s Middle East foreign policy.
Stephen Walt is Not Obama’s George Kennan
China Wants to Join Middle East Peace Quartet
January 15, 2014
China Wants to Join Middle East Peace Quartet
Beijing stands ready to join the international body for negotiating an Israeli-Palestinian peace.
China Wants to Join Middle East Peace Quartet
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
China May Lead Nuclear Inspections in Iran
November 16, 2013
China May Lead Nuclear Inspections in Iran
Newsweek says Beijing has agreed to have Chinese nationals lead IAEA inspections of Iran’s nuclear sites.
China May Lead Nuclear Inspections in Iran
November 06, 2013
Can China Resist “Hegemonism” in Middle East?
Beijing’s growing power and interests in the Persian Gulf will tempt it to embrace hegemonism.
Can China Resist “Hegemonism” in Middle East?
China Doubles Down on Iraqi Oil Gamble
October 18, 2013
China Doubles Down on Iraqi Oil Gamble
China plans to boost oil purchases from Iraq by 70%, even as security in the country falters.
China Doubles Down on Iraqi Oil Gamble
With Russia in Middle East, China Claims Central Asia
October 02, 2013
With Russia in Middle East, China Claims Central Asia
Moscow’s diplomatic push in the Middle East will fail, even as it loses influence in more vital regions.
With Russia in Middle East, China Claims Central Asia
Insecurity Drives China’s Syria Policy
September 10, 2013
Insecurity Drives China’s Syria Policy
China’s own sense of vulnerability, not its rivalry with the US, accounts for its opposition to a Syrian intervention.
Insecurity Drives China’s Syria Policy
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