China Created ISIS, Too
September 15, 2014
China Created ISIS, Too
Don’t just blame the U.S. China helped support the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham’s rise as well.
China Created ISIS, Too
How the US Made ISIS a Threat
September 06, 2014
How the US Made ISIS a Threat
The U.S. not only helped create ISIS, but also turned it into a threat to the United States.
How the US Made ISIS a Threat
Australia May Help US Bomb Syria
August 27, 2014
Australia May Help US Bomb Syria
U.S. officials believe that Australia and Great Britain will participate in airstrikes against ISIS in Syria.
Australia May Help US Bomb Syria
Iran, the Islamic State, and the Rise of Islamic Extremism
August 26, 2014
Iran, the Islamic State, and the Rise of Islamic Extremism
Iranian influence in Iraq is creating the conditions for ISIS to thrive.
Iran, the Islamic State, and the Rise of Islamic Extremism
China May Regret ‘Free Riding’ in Iraq
August 26, 2014
China May Regret ‘Free Riding’ in Iraq
"Unless China invests in counter-terrorism operations internationally, it will face the consequences domestically."
China May Regret ‘Free Riding’ in Iraq
Kidnapped 'Mercenary' in Syria Poses Problem For Japan
August 20, 2014
Kidnapped 'Mercenary' in Syria Poses Problem For Japan
Haruna Yukawa’s involvement in illicit activities will complicate negotiations for his release.
Kidnapped 'Mercenary' in Syria Poses Problem For Japan
In Defense of Not Doing Stupid Stuff
August 12, 2014
In Defense of Not Doing Stupid Stuff
Hillary Clinton shouldn't abandon the Obama administration's cautious approach to foreign policymaking.
In Defense of Not Doing Stupid Stuff
North Korean MH17 Scenario Extremely Unlikely
July 22, 2014
North Korean MH17 Scenario Extremely Unlikely
Despite the U.S. banning its aircraft from Pyongyang airspace, the chances of a DPRK missile attack are remote.
North Korean MH17 Scenario Extremely Unlikely
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
China Seeks Expanded Role in Middle East
June 04, 2014
China Seeks Expanded Role in Middle East
At the China-Arab Cooperation Forum, Beijing will step up its involvement in the Middle East.
China Seeks Expanded Role in Middle East
China’s Instructive Syria Policy
May 18, 2014
China’s Instructive Syria Policy
Chinese position on the Syrian crisis shows the consistency of its foreign policy.
China’s Instructive Syria Policy
Iran, Pakistan Hold Naval Drill in Hormuz Strait
April 09, 2014
Iran, Pakistan Hold Naval Drill in Hormuz Strait
Iran and Pakistan are holding a naval drill as part of a larger effort to improve bilateral relations.
Iran, Pakistan Hold Naval Drill in Hormuz Strait
China: A Major Power in the Middle East?
April 01, 2014
China: A Major Power in the Middle East?
U.S. policy is creating an opening for China in the Middle East, which Beijing is exploiting skillfully.
China: A Major Power in the Middle East?
5 Ways Russia’s Ukraine ‘Boomerang’ Could Strike Asia
March 12, 2014
5 Ways Russia’s Ukraine ‘Boomerang’ Could Strike Asia
Putin has warned that U.S. action over Ukraine would have a boomerang effect. Will the target be Asia?
5 Ways Russia’s Ukraine ‘Boomerang’ Could Strike Asia
Russia Is Doomed
March 05, 2014
Russia Is Doomed
Don’t be fooled by Putin’s façade; the pillars of Russian power are steadily declining.
Russia Is Doomed
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
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