October 22, 2014
Following the New Silk Road
By Erica Marat
Experts are skeptical of the future of what is essentially America’s exit strategy for Afghanistan.
October 16, 2014
Mongolia: Nomads in Transition
By Hannah Reyes
New technology is helping to keep a traditional lifestyle alive on the Mongolian steppes.
October 11, 2014
Iran: The Ayatollah Succession Question
By Kevjn Lim
The questionable health of the supreme leader has prompted debate about an eventual succession.
October 08, 2014
In Iran Nuclear Talks, 'No Deal' Is Worse Than Status Quo
By Jofi Joseph
If reaching a permanent agreement by next month’s deadline proves impossible, the West must lock in the status-quo.
October 01, 2014
Can China and India Cooperate in Afghanistan?
By Edward Schwarck
Their border disputes and maritime rivalry aside, China and India may be able to make common cause in Afghanistan.
October 01, 2014
Russia and Iran Lock NATO Out of Caspian Sea
By Jacopo Dettoni
A summit earlier this week achieves consensus on the inadmissibility of a foreign military presence in the sea.
September 26, 2014
Afghanistan’s Re-Emerging Baloch
By Karlos Zurutuza
The war-torn country is witnessing the unprecedented revival of a long-neglected community.
September 24, 2014
10 Priorities for Afghanistan’s New President
By Tamim Asey
Now that a power-sharing deal has been done, these are the most urgent tasks for the new government.
September 07, 2014
China Forging International Law: The SCO Experience
By David Suter
The rules adopted for the SCO are revealing of Beijing’s attitude towards international law in general.
September 02, 2014
ISIL’s Rise Highlights Afghan War’s Shaky Premise
By Patrick Knapp
The U.S. ought to reassess what it is building in Afghanistan.
August 28, 2014
Russia and the SCO Military Exercises
By Joshua Kucera
Russia may be putting aside its reluctance to accept the Shanghai Cooperation Organization’s growing clout in Central Asia.
August 25, 2014
Iran Looks East, China Pivots West
By Lauren Dickey and Helia Ighani
The two countries need each other, in a relationship that seems unlikely to be derailed soon.