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The Truth About Nuclear Iran
April 20, 2010
The Truth About Nuclear Iran
A nuclear Iran is no certainty, says Meir Javedanfar. No matter how bombastic the rhetoric from Tehran has been.
The Truth About Nuclear Iran
April 12, 2010
China, US, Russia eye Bishkek
Regime change in Kyrgyzstan is largely down to local factors. But it could still have a big impact on geopolitics in Eurasia.
China, US, Russia eye Bishkek
What I saw in Bishkek
April 12, 2010
What I saw in Bishkek
An eye witness to the violence during last week’s Kyrgyz uprising shares what he saw with photojournalist Hugh Bohane.
What I saw in Bishkek
Can Afghanistan Help Itself?
March 25, 2010
Can Afghanistan Help Itself?
NATO wants Afghan forces to be able to take more responsibility. David Axe reports that there’s reason for worry, and for hope.
Can Afghanistan Help Itself?
China Eyes Bite of Mongolia?
March 19, 2010
China Eyes Bite of Mongolia?
As Russia and China vie for access to its minerals, Mongolia has turned to the US as a counterweight. But is its democracy safe?
China Eyes Bite of Mongolia?
Return of the Warlords
March 16, 2010
Return of the Warlords
As villages in Afghanistan turn to private militias for security, Sanjay Kumar asks if such outfits mark a return to warlordism.
Return of the Warlords
‘Iran has Afghan Peace Role’
February 26, 2010
‘Iran has Afghan Peace Role’
The London conference on Afghanistan’s future was wishful thinking. For real stability, look to China, India, Russia–and Iran.
‘Iran has Afghan Peace Role’
Last Shot in Afghanistan
February 19, 2010
Last Shot in Afghanistan
The Diplomat speaks with Fabrice Pothier, director of Carnegie Europe, about the security situation in Afghanistan, talking with the Taliban and the prospects for stability once US-led forces withdraw.
Last Shot in Afghanistan
Talking with the Taliban
February 15, 2010
Talking with the Taliban
As US-led forces engage in a major offensive in Afghanistan’s Helmand Province, commentators in Pakistan are still taking stock of the London conference and what it could mean for the role their country plays in their neighbour’s stability. Mustafa Qadri reports that many believe the road to such stability and security will inevitably run through Pakistan–and to the Taliban.
Talking with the Taliban
China Enters the ‘Great Game’
February 08, 2010
China Enters the ‘Great Game’
After taking a backseat to the United States and Russia in Central Asia since the collapse of the Soviet Union, China is finally making its mark in the region, says Joshua Kucera. But while the three powers vie for influence, it could be the 'stans' that are playing the wiliest game of all.
China Enters the ‘Great Game’
The ‘Good’ Taliban Myth
February 05, 2010
The ‘Good’ Taliban Myth
If the London Conference on Afghanistan held last week demonstrated anything, it is that it’s only a matter of time until India loses whatever strategic leverage it previously enjoyed compared with Pakistan in the country.
The ‘Good’ Taliban Myth
An Interview with Juan Cole
November 04, 2009
An Interview with Juan Cole
The Diplomat speaks with leading Afghanistan commentator Juan Cole, author of the Informed Comment blog, about the recent election, the abandoned run-off and the future of US forces in the country.
An Interview with Juan Cole
Fifteen Years on the Frontline
October 30, 2009
Fifteen Years on the Frontline
Award-winning photojournalist Stephen Dupont reminisces about his life on the frontline in Afghanistan.
Fifteen Years on the Frontline
Russian Revolutionary
September 28, 2009
Russian Revolutionary
Harriet Riley reports from St Petersburg on the link between badly dubbed Western movies and an award-winning human rights activist
Russian Revolutionary
September 23, 2009
Iran, Michael Jackson, and Generation X
Our writer argues that his young tech-savvy peers, celebrity fixations aside, are increasingly engaged in global issues like this summer’s riots in Tehran.
Iran, Michael Jackson, and Generation X
September 23, 2009
Tehran Ignites
In June, Austin Mackell was in Iran for The Diplomat to get a sense of modern life inside the Islamic Republic.
Tehran Ignites
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