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June 02, 2012

India Key to U.S. Afghan Success

India has the kind of soft power among Afghans that the U.S. can only dream of. Working together, New Delhi and Washington could still save Afghanistan.

May 28, 2012

Why Talks with Iran Haven’t Worked

Iran’s leaders see little domestic political benefit to giving into the demands of the U.S. and its partners over Tehran’s nuclear program. The calculation shows no signs of changing.

May 26, 2012

Iran and the West’s Taxi Meter

The West is happy, for now, to let the meter run on negotiations with Tehran. How high a price is Iran’s supreme leader willing to pay?

May 23, 2012

A Flicker of Optimism on Iran

Hardliners in the U.S. and Israel seem to be shifting on Iran’s nuclear program. Is a breakthrough possible in the Baghdad talks?

May 13, 2012

To Stop Iran Nukes, Give it a Stake

The world would be a worse place if Iran constructs a nuclear weapon. But engaging it on broader Middle East issues might make it rethink.

May 12, 2012

Israel’s Reluctant Friend

Talk of allowing its airstrips to be used in a military strike against Iran thrust Azerbaijan into the spotlight. It doesn’t want to be there.

May 09, 2012

Israel's Iran Debate Takes New Turn

Benjamin Netanyahu’s bellicose rhetoric over Iran has prompted push back from former intelligence chiefs. But a new coalition member is unlikely to help moderate his policy.

May 03, 2012

Election Year = No Iran Deal

There are increasing signs that a breakthrough over Iran’s nuclear program could be in reach. But don’t expect Barack Obama to clutch at it yet.

April 25, 2012

Give Democracy a Chance in Syria

The groups circling for if the Assad regime falls are no solution to the country’s problems. The U.S. and EU should steer clear, Indian Decade contributor Madhav Nalapat writes from Syria.

April 20, 2012

Can U.S. Get out of Afghanistan?

By Joshua Kucera
The United States faces a number of practical hurdles in getting its forces out of Afghanistan in 2014. But it has found an unlikely ally in its efforts.

April 19, 2012

Why the Right Hated the Iran Talks

The weekend talks on Iran’s nuclear program were hailed by many as progress. But the American right doesn’t see things that way.

April 15, 2012

Iran Deal Possible, Just Not Now

With the U.S. in a presidential election year, don’t expect a major breakthrough at the talks that have started on Iran’s nuclear program. But compromise may come next year.

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