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The Saudi-Iran Rivalry and Sectarian Strife in South Asia
October 06, 2016
The Saudi-Iran Rivalry and Sectarian Strife in South Asia
Iran and Saudi Arabia are recruiting and radicalizing local Muslim populations in Afghanistan, India, and Pakistan.
The Saudi-Iran Rivalry and Sectarian Strife in South Asia
Hard Times Ahead for Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani
April 29, 2016
Hard Times Ahead for Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani
Almost 3 years into Rouhani’s drive to normalize Iran’s relationships with its neighbors, Iran is as isolated as ever.
Hard Times Ahead for Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani
China's Balancing Act in Iran
January 26, 2016
China's Balancing Act in Iran
Xi Jinping tries to deepen ties with Iran, while not alienating Saudi Arabia.
China's Balancing Act in Iran
The Elephant in the Room During Xi's Trip to Saudi Arabia: Iran
January 21, 2016
The Elephant in the Room During Xi's Trip to Saudi Arabia: Iran
By keeping a tight focus on bilateral ties, China hoped to avoid upsetting Iran during Xi's first trip to Saudi Arabia.
The Elephant in the Room During Xi's Trip to Saudi Arabia: Iran
Iran and Saudi Arabia in Afghanistan
January 14, 2016
Iran and Saudi Arabia in Afghanistan
For the religious rivals, Afghanistan is another front in the fight for influence.
Iran and Saudi Arabia in Afghanistan
Is China's President About to Make His First Trip to the Middle East?
January 09, 2016
Is China's President About to Make His First Trip to the Middle East?
A planned trip in 2015 was scuttled due to regional tensions. Will Xi's 2016 Middle East tour share the same fate?
Is China's President About to Make His First Trip to the Middle East?
China's Stake in the Saudi Arabia-Iran Clash
January 08, 2016
China's Stake in the Saudi Arabia-Iran Clash
China sends an envoy to Riyadh and Tehran to discuss the latest flare-up in tensions.
China's Stake in the Saudi Arabia-Iran Clash
What History Tells Us About the Iran Deal and Regional Order
July 23, 2015
What History Tells Us About the Iran Deal and Regional Order
The early 1970s offers some interesting parallels.
What History Tells Us About the Iran Deal and Regional Order
Afghanistan: Not Another Proxy Battleground
May 18, 2015
Afghanistan: Not Another Proxy Battleground
Growing sectarian conflict elsewhere has worrying implications for Afghanistan.
Afghanistan: Not Another Proxy Battleground
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