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Following the New Silk Road
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.
Mongolia: Nomads in Transition
October 16, 2014

Mongolia: Nomads in Transition

By Hannah Reyes
New technology is helping to keep a traditional lifestyle alive on the Mongolian steppes.

Iran: The Ayatollah Succession Question
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.

In Iran Nuclear Talks, 'No Deal' Is Worse Than Status Quo
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.

Can China and India Cooperate in Afghanistan?
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.
Russia and Iran Lock NATO Out of Caspian Sea
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.

Afghanistan’s Re-Emerging Baloch
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.
10 Priorities for Afghanistan’s New President
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.

China Forging International Law: The SCO Experience
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.

ISIL’s Rise Highlights Afghan War’s Shaky Premise
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.

Russia and the SCO Military Exercises
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.
Iran Looks East, China Pivots West
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.

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