Iran, Turkey and China’s Middle Eastern Pivot
May 30, 2014
Iran, Turkey and China’s Middle Eastern Pivot
Thanks to events in Russia and Syria, Turkey lost its rivalry with Iran to be China’s Middle Eastern pivot. Here’s how.
Iran, Turkey and China’s Middle Eastern Pivot
Where Was the Rebalance to Asia in Obama’s West Point Speech?
May 29, 2014
Where Was the Rebalance to Asia in Obama’s West Point Speech?
Obama's foreign policy address offered little clarity (or emphasis) on America's role in the Asia-Pacific.
Where Was the Rebalance to Asia in Obama’s West Point Speech?
Pakistan and the Sunni Gulf
April 17, 2014
Pakistan and the Sunni Gulf
Overtures to Pakistan from the Sunni Gulf appear to be linked to the conflict in Syria.
Pakistan and the Sunni Gulf
China at Geneva II: Beijing’s Interest in Syria
January 22, 2014
China at Geneva II: Beijing’s Interest in Syria
Though China is rapidly becoming a superpower, Beijing has no interest in becoming a global policeman.
China at Geneva II: Beijing’s Interest in Syria
Will Russia Provide S-300 Air-Defenses to Syria?
May 11, 2013
Will Russia Provide S-300 Air-Defenses to Syria?
Russia has declared it will not sell new S-300 systems to Syria. But what about “earlier contracts”?
Will Russia Provide S-300 Air-Defenses to Syria?
Want to Fix Syria? Talk to Iran
April 30, 2013
Want to Fix Syria? Talk to Iran
There’s good reason to believe Iran would be interested in negotiating a future for Syria that didn’t include Assad.
Want to Fix Syria? Talk to Iran
What to Make of Chemical Weapons Claims in Syria
March 21, 2013
What to Make of Chemical Weapons Claims in Syria
“…we do not know for sure whether or not chemical weapons were even used…”
What to Make of Chemical Weapons Claims in Syria
Preventing a Chemical Weapons Nightmare in Syria
December 06, 2012
Preventing a Chemical Weapons Nightmare in Syria
Fear that Syria will resort to the unthinkable is not so far-fetched. The international community must be clear in defining its “redline.”
Preventing a Chemical Weapons Nightmare in Syria
Who Defines the 'International Community?'
September 12, 2012
Who Defines the 'International Community?'
After decades of the West using the concept, Beijing is turning the tables.
Who Defines the 'International Community?'
Russia's Syrian Naval Base
August 21, 2012
Russia's Syrian Naval Base
Russia’s naval base at Tartus provides multiple benefits Moscow may not so easily give up.
Russia's Syrian Naval Base
Lightly Arming Syrian Opposition is U.S.’ Best Option
August 03, 2012
Lightly Arming Syrian Opposition is U.S.’ Best Option
Providing light anti-tank weaponry and non-lethal support for the opposition could help end the violence in Syria.
Lightly Arming Syrian Opposition is U.S.’ Best Option
Managing the Endgame in Syria
July 29, 2012
Managing the Endgame in Syria
Despite Russian and Chinese diplomatic maneuvers and a lack of Western intervention, the likely collapse of the Assad regime may be a regional game changer.
Managing the Endgame in Syria
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