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Moscow’s Afghan Endgame
June 24, 2014
Moscow’s Afghan Endgame
Worried about the NATO withdrawal, Russia has adopted several new policies for Central Asia.
Moscow’s Afghan Endgame
Russia’s Elusive Quest for Influence in Asia
May 20, 2014
Russia’s Elusive Quest for Influence in Asia
Putin arrives in Shanghai desperate to reorient Russia’s Asia policy amid tensions with the West and China’s rise.
Russia’s Elusive Quest for Influence in Asia
The Boao Forum and China’s Play for Regional Leadership
April 10, 2014
The Boao Forum and China’s Play for Regional Leadership
The Boao Forum for Asia showcases China's dream of regional leadership on both economic and security issues.
The Boao Forum and China’s Play for Regional Leadership
Ukraine – A Case for Chinese Involvement
March 10, 2014
Ukraine – A Case for Chinese Involvement
A Chinese scholar explains why Beijing may not want to sit this crisis out.
Ukraine – A Case for Chinese Involvement
China’s SCO Challenges
December 05, 2013
China’s SCO Challenges
Despite a strong speech from Li Keqiang, practical cooperation within the organization remains elusive.
China’s SCO Challenges
How China Develops Its Counterterrorism Capability
November 11, 2013
How China Develops Its Counterterrorism Capability
Regular “Peace Missions” conducted under the SCO have been the best-known component of its efforts.
How China Develops Its Counterterrorism Capability
October 29, 2013
China’s Pivot West
China has begun “Marching Westwards” in Asia. The consequences could be huge.
China’s Pivot West
China and Iran: Destined to Clash?
October 17, 2013
China and Iran: Destined to Clash?
An expanding Chinese presence in the Middle East could pose the greatest long-term threat to Iran.
China and Iran: Destined to Clash?
Shanghai Cooperation Organization: Not Quite the New Silk Road
September 12, 2013
Shanghai Cooperation Organization: Not Quite the New Silk Road
The SCO does strengthen bonds in Central Asia, but progress in other areas is questionable.
Shanghai Cooperation Organization: Not Quite the New Silk Road
The Shanghai Cooperation Organization: China’s NATO?
September 11, 2013
The Shanghai Cooperation Organization: China’s NATO?
While much about the group remains a mystery, one thing is certain: at the SCO, China reigns supreme.
The Shanghai Cooperation Organization: China’s NATO?
China-Russia Ties Deepen
September 03, 2013
China-Russia Ties Deepen
Chinese President Xi Jinping leaves for the G20 summit amid indications of deepening ties with Russia.
China-Russia Ties Deepen
Turkey: Abandoning the EU for the SCO?
February 17, 2013
Turkey: Abandoning the EU for the SCO?
Recent moves suggest Turkey could make a bid for entry into the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. It would be a mistake.
Turkey: Abandoning the EU for the SCO?
Mongolia's Economic Challenge
December 08, 2012
Mongolia's Economic Challenge
Mongolia hopes to leverage widespread international interest in its Tavan Tolgoi coal mine to diversify its economy.
Mongolia's Economic Challenge
An Authoritarian Axis Rising?
June 29, 2012
An Authoritarian Axis Rising?
It isn’t the “axis of evil.” But a number of authoritarian states are showing a troubling tendency to look out for each other.
An Authoritarian Axis Rising?
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