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Russia's Falling Out With Kabul
June 06, 2019

Russia's Falling Out With Kabul

By Samuel Ramani
Russia's embrace of the Taliban is increasingly coming at the expense of Afghan President Ghani's government.
China’s US Travel Alert: Weaponizing Tourism Amid the Trade War?
June 05, 2019

China’s US Travel Alert: Weaponizing Tourism Amid the Trade War?

By Ankit Panda
So far, the indicators that China is weaponizing tourism to the United States remain limited.

Huawei’s Long Road to Global Tech Leadership
May 02, 2019

Huawei’s Long Road to Global Tech Leadership

By Chen Dingding and Hu Junyang
Can Huawei become a global leader in the tech sector? It’s possible, but obstacles remain.

What’s in the EU Myanmar Arms Embargo Extension?
May 02, 2019

What’s in the EU Myanmar Arms Embargo Extension?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The development highlighted Europe’s ongoing approach to engaging the country in this realm amid significant challenges.

5 Big Ideas for the Indian Foreign Ministry's New Indo-Pacific Desk
May 01, 2019

5 Big Ideas for the Indian Foreign Ministry's New Indo-Pacific Desk

By Aman Thakker
A new “Indo-Pacific” desk at the Indian Ministry of External Affairs presents opportunities.
China May Deploy New Maritime Surveillance Platforms in South China Sea
April 03, 2019

China May Deploy New Maritime Surveillance Platforms in South China Sea

By Steven Stashwick
Networked platforms could aid Chinese enforcement against regional fishermen.

Is Malaysia Inching Toward Purchasing the Sino-Pakistani JF-17 Fighter?
March 27, 2019

Is Malaysia Inching Toward Purchasing the Sino-Pakistani JF-17 Fighter?

By Ankit Panda
Malaysia is getting closer to making a final call on the JF-17 as two competitors loom.
Is This the End of the Nazarbayev Era?
March 20, 2019

Is This the End of the Nazarbayev Era?

By Catherine Putz
Not quite, but the denouement has surely begun.

The US GSP Decision: Risks to US-India Relations and Upsides for China
March 06, 2019

The US GSP Decision: Risks to US-India Relations and Upsides for China

By Aman Thakker
Trade tensions between the United States and India have risen to a new level.

First Impressions: Understanding What Happened at the US-North Korea Summit in Hanoi
March 01, 2019

First Impressions: Understanding What Happened at the US-North Korea Summit in Hanoi

By Ankit Panda
North Korea wants sanctions relief—and it wants it before it offers up anything more on denuclearization.

How Would Anwar Ibrahim Change Malaysia’s Foreign Policy as Prime Minister?
February 28, 2019

How Would Anwar Ibrahim Change Malaysia’s Foreign Policy as Prime Minister?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
While the question may be difficult to answer, it is worth asking given how little we know thus far and how much Malaysia has on its plate.
Why Is Turkey Breaking Its Silence on China’s Uyghurs?
February 12, 2019

Why Is Turkey Breaking Its Silence on China’s Uyghurs?

By Shannon Tiezzi
Anger at home has finally forced Ankara to break with its enthusiastic embrace of Beijing.

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