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Beginning of the End in Afghanistan
March 24, 2011
Beginning of the End in Afghanistan
With public support tumbling and politicians on all sides keen to find a way out, the Obama administration has been quietly changing tack.
Beginning of the End in Afghanistan
When Two Tribes Go to War
March 18, 2011
When Two Tribes Go to War
Mustafa Qadri finds out for himself during a night patrol with members of an anti-Taliban militia in Pakistan that it’s kill or be killed.
When Two Tribes Go to War
Back to the Drawing Board on Iran
March 12, 2011
Back to the Drawing Board on Iran
A new US intelligence estimate shies from accusing Iran of restarting pursuit of a nuclear bomb. But Arab world unrest has strengthened its hand.
Back to the Drawing Board on Iran
Decision Time in Afghanistan
March 09, 2011
Decision Time in Afghanistan
Arab world unrest shouldn’t distract from the looming abyss of the Afghan War. The US should welcome a Turkish move to engage the Taliban.
Decision Time in Afghanistan
How Kyrgyzstan Sees Jasmine Unrest
March 02, 2011
How Kyrgyzstan Sees Jasmine Unrest
The kind of unrest seen in the Arab world is familiar to many Kyrgyzstanis. But the hard work comes after revolution, says Erica Marat.
How Kyrgyzstan Sees Jasmine Unrest
Five Lions in Afghanistan
February 18, 2011
Five Lions in Afghanistan
The Panjshir Valley is an oasis of calm in war-torn Afghanistan. Could a colourful history one day help to make it a tourism hotspot?
Five Lions in Afghanistan
Echoes of Cairo In Tehran
February 11, 2011
Echoes of Cairo In Tehran
Iran’s reformist Green Movement looks like it’s beginning to regroup. But is President Obama paying attention?
Echoes of Cairo In Tehran
Kazakhstan’s Political Theatre
February 08, 2011
Kazakhstan’s Political Theatre
Is Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev developing a soft spot for democracy in his old age? Don’t hold your breath, says Joshua Kucera.
Kazakhstan’s Political Theatre
Can Afghanistan Afford to Survive?
February 05, 2011
Can Afghanistan Afford to Survive?
Despite the Obama administration’s claims of success, Afghanistan is in a guerrilla war that might be too expensive for the country to win, argues Juan Cole in our feature interview.
Can Afghanistan Afford to Survive?
A Glimmer of Hope Over Iran?
February 01, 2011
A Glimmer of Hope Over Iran?
The latest round of P5+1 talks over Iran’s nuclear programme broke up without agreement. But things might not be as bad as they look.
A Glimmer of Hope Over Iran?
The Importance of Bahrain
January 28, 2011
The Importance of Bahrain
US policymakers wanting to contain Iran’s regional influence should take note of Saudi Arabia’s active courting of its neighbour.
The Importance of Bahrain
It Just Got Worse in Afghanistan
January 20, 2011
It Just Got Worse in Afghanistan
Hamid Karzai’s decision to postpone the inauguration of the new parliament deepens what was already a political crisis, argues Robert Dreyfuss.
It Just Got Worse in Afghanistan
January 17, 2011
WikiLeaks’ Awkward Reading for Iran
The interesting thing about the revelations over Iran’s neighbours is just how far they’d go to stop it from acquiring a nuclear bomb.
WikiLeaks’ Awkward Reading for Iran
US Hardliners Lose Ground on Iran?
January 06, 2011
US Hardliners Lose Ground on Iran?
With growing speculation that the Obama administration might allow Iran to continue enriching uranium, is a deal back on the cards?
US Hardliners Lose Ground on Iran?
Who’s Next on Ahmadinejad’s List?
December 21, 2010
Who’s Next on Ahmadinejad’s List?
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has managed to dispense with two high-profile opponents. Who’s next in his crosshairs?
Who’s Next on Ahmadinejad’s List?
How Sanctions Can Work With Iran
December 15, 2010
How Sanctions Can Work With Iran
Augmenting sanctions could still help deter Iran from pursuing a nuclear weapon, says Michael Rubin on the sidelines of the Valdai conference in Malta. But don’t rule out force yet.
How Sanctions Can Work With Iran
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