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
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.