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China in the Middle East: Testing the Waters, Linking the Lands
August 25, 2017
China in the Middle East: Testing the Waters, Linking the Lands
As Beijing's interests in the Middle East expand, its attention to security and politics may need to expand as well.
China in the Middle East: Testing the Waters, Linking the Lands
Modi’s Passage to Israel
July 03, 2017
Modi’s Passage to Israel
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's upcoming visit to Israel will be historic.
Modi’s Passage to Israel
Tracing the Quran's Journey
October 25, 2016
Tracing the Quran's Journey
A major exhibit in Washington, D.C., showcases the world's many Qurans.
Tracing the Quran's Journey
What Do Central Asia and the Middle East Have In Common?
April 23, 2016
What Do Central Asia and the Middle East Have In Common?
Plus, Islam and legitimacy in Uzbekistan; a quiet border and a dying Tajik theater. Recommended reads.
What Do Central Asia and the Middle East Have In Common?
Thinking West: India Expands Partnership With Saudi Arabia, Focusing on Counter-Terrorism, Defense
April 04, 2016
Thinking West: India Expands Partnership With Saudi Arabia, Focusing on Counter-Terrorism, Defense
Saudi Arabia and India take their relationship to the next level, with room for growth.
Thinking West: India Expands Partnership With Saudi Arabia, Focusing on Counter-Terrorism, Defense
Coast Guards of India and Japan Conclude Naval Exercise
January 16, 2016
Coast Guards of India and Japan Conclude Naval Exercise
Plus, Chinese drones, South China Sea investment opportunities, and more. Weekend links.
Coast Guards of India and Japan Conclude Naval Exercise
Could Science Defeat Terrorism? Using Robots to Hunt Down ISIS
August 31, 2015
Could Science Defeat Terrorism? Using Robots to Hunt Down ISIS
Before you rule out so-called killer robots, consider their applications in counter-terrorism.
Could Science Defeat Terrorism? Using Robots to Hunt Down ISIS
Narendra Modi in the Emirates: Bridging India’s Gulf
August 28, 2015
Narendra Modi in the Emirates: Bridging India’s Gulf
There has been a gradual, yet visible, transformation in India’s relationship with the Gulf Arab states.
Narendra Modi in the Emirates: Bridging India’s Gulf
Modi Makes New Strategic Inroads in the UAE
August 18, 2015
Modi Makes New Strategic Inroads in the UAE
In the UAE, Narendra Modi lays the foundations for a strong partnership between New Delhi and Abu Dhabi.
Modi Makes New Strategic Inroads in the UAE
Who Cares if Iran Gets A Nuke? (Lessons from Pakistan)
July 17, 2015
Who Cares if Iran Gets A Nuke? (Lessons from Pakistan)
Sure, we have an Iran deal now, but is a nuclear Iran really so unthinkable?
Who Cares if Iran Gets A Nuke? (Lessons from Pakistan)
China: A Solution in the Middle East?
June 18, 2015
China: A Solution in the Middle East?
China’s growing presence and lack of baggage could make it an effective player in the troubled region.
China: A Solution in the Middle East?
Robert Kaplan's Right About Imperialism, Wrong About the Middle East
May 28, 2015
Robert Kaplan's Right About Imperialism, Wrong About the Middle East
Imperialism can impose order. But that doesn't mean the U.S. should pursue empire in the Middle East.
Robert Kaplan's Right About Imperialism, Wrong About the Middle East
China and the Middle East Security Puzzle
May 07, 2015
China and the Middle East Security Puzzle
The security challenges for China in the troubled region are mounting.
China and the Middle East Security Puzzle
Singapore's New Drone Is 'Fully Operational'
April 02, 2015
Singapore's New Drone Is 'Fully Operational'
Plus, why a nuclear domino effect is bogus, what Pakistan will do about Yemen, and more. Mid-week links.
Singapore's New Drone Is 'Fully Operational'
ISIS Is Destroying Priceless Artifacts. Here's How to Stop Them.
March 17, 2015
ISIS Is Destroying Priceless Artifacts. Here's How to Stop Them.
The Islamic States' desecration of Iraq's cultural heritage can not be allowed to continue.
ISIS Is Destroying Priceless Artifacts. Here's How to Stop Them.
Why Saudi Arabia Needs Pakistan
March 12, 2015
Why Saudi Arabia Needs Pakistan
Pakistan may be Saudi Arabia's best bet for a strong long-term security guarantee.
Why Saudi Arabia Needs Pakistan
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