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Why Is Afghanistan the 'Graveyard of Empires'?
June 30, 2017

Why Is Afghanistan the 'Graveyard of Empires'?

By Akhilesh Pillalamarri
A brief history of the empires that were broken in the Hindu Kush.

Why China’s Submarine Deal With Bangladesh Matters
January 20, 2017

Why China’s Submarine Deal With Bangladesh Matters

By Jeff M. Smith
A deeper look at Dhaka’s role in an intensifying Great Game in the Indian Ocean.
Donald Trump and Central Asia's 'Great Game'
November 16, 2016

Donald Trump and Central Asia's 'Great Game'

By Ario Bimo Utomo
How will Donald Trump's election affect the balance of power in Central Asia?

What Central Asia Means to the United States
September 16, 2016

What Central Asia Means to the United States

By Joshua Walker and Kevin Kearney
From the Great Game to the final frontier, Central Asia takes on new importance in a rapidly shrinking world.

India and Iran: Changing the Great Game
May 27, 2016

India and Iran: Changing the Great Game

By Siddhartha Srivastava
The Chabahar port deal has the potential to alter the "great game" in Afghanistan for good.

The New Politics of War and Peace in Afghanistan
January 12, 2016

The New Politics of War and Peace in Afghanistan

By Tamim Asey
It is time to end “Great Game” politics in Afghanistan.

Stop Using These 2 Phrases to Talk About Central Asia
January 01, 2016

Stop Using These 2 Phrases to Talk About Central Asia

By Catherine Putz
Please, don't let your Great Game spill over into mine.
India and the 21st Century’s Great Game
November 11, 2015

India and the 21st Century’s Great Game

By Francis P. Sempa
A new monograph calls for India and the U.S. to work together in Eurasia.

Myanmar and the Future of Asia's New Great Game
July 24, 2015

Myanmar and the Future of Asia's New Great Game

By Jeremie P. Credo
Myanmar's opening has made its growing strategic value to major powers even more evident.

How the British and the Russians Drew the Afghan-Turkmen Border
March 31, 2015

How the British and the Russians Drew the Afghan-Turkmen Border

By Akhilesh Pillalamarri
Ever wonder why Afghanistan's border with Turkmenistan looks so odd?

WWI Analogies: Missing the Role of Culture
October 05, 2014

WWI Analogies: Missing the Role of Culture

By Kadira Pethiyagoda
Culture is having a greater impact on international affairs than ever before.
Relax, Afghanistan Isn’t Going to Collapse
December 11, 2013

Relax, Afghanistan Isn’t Going to Collapse

By Robert Farley
Regional states have too many interests at stake in Afghanistan to allow a repeat of the 1990s.

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