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After Article 370, Will Transnational Terrorist Organizations Look to Kashmir for Permanent War?
August 14, 2019

After Article 370, Will Transnational Terrorist Organizations Look to Kashmir for Permanent War?

By Umair Jamal
Transnational extremist groups may become the next reason for escalation between India and Pakistan.

Tajikistan’s Prison Riot: More Than Meets the Eye
May 25, 2019

Tajikistan’s Prison Riot: More Than Meets the Eye

By Catherine Putz
The details remain fuzzy, but the conclusion is clear: Something is very wrong.
Is China Increasing Its Military Presence in Syria?
August 20, 2018

Is China Increasing Its Military Presence in Syria?

By Logan Pauley and Jesse Marks
Parsing China's current -- and future -- involvement in the Syrian conflict.

Do Indonesia’s Surabaya Attacks Signal a Rising Terrorism Threat?
May 19, 2018

Do Indonesia’s Surabaya Attacks Signal a Rising Terrorism Threat?

By Erin Cook
A closer look at the significance of recent developments in the Southeast Asian state.

China in the Middle East: The Iraqi Kurdish Question
October 05, 2017

China in the Middle East: The Iraqi Kurdish Question

By Samuel Ramani
While Beijing’s opposition to separatist movements remains solid, it could nonetheless benefit from the secession of Iraqi Kurdistan.

The Islamic State's Support Base in Pakistan Continues to Grow
September 28, 2017

The Islamic State's Support Base in Pakistan Continues to Grow

By Umair Jamal
The Islamic State's flag emerges in Pakistan's capital. How serious is the threat?

Malaysia's Foreign Policy in Asia: Punching Above Its Weight?
September 20, 2017

Malaysia's Foreign Policy in Asia: Punching Above Its Weight?

By Ankit Panda and Prashanth Parameswaran
What is Malaysia's foreign policy? The Diplomat's Ankit Panda and Prashanth Parameswaran take a look.
Will Pakistan Part Ways With Its Proxies?
September 13, 2017

Will Pakistan Part Ways With Its Proxies?

By Daud Khattak
The recent BRICS declaration can be read as a gentle push from China for Pakistan to ditch the Taliban.

Malaysia’s Reckoning With the Islamic State
September 03, 2017

Malaysia’s Reckoning With the Islamic State

By Cristina Maza
With ISIS being pushed out of Iraq and Syria, is Malaysia ready?

Marawi: Behind the Headlines
August 31, 2017

Marawi: Behind the Headlines

By Rory MacNeil
How did Marawi become the center of a crisis and what needs to be done next?

Trump’s Afghanistan Plan: Old Wine in a New Bottle
August 23, 2017

Trump’s Afghanistan Plan: Old Wine in a New Bottle

By Uzair Younus
The quagmire in Afghanistan continues under a new administration bent on bombing its way to victory.
What Laos Taught the CIA
August 18, 2017

What Laos Taught the CIA

By Mong Palatino
The Agency's role in the country is a reminder that suspicion about U.S. intervention in the region is not without basis.

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