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After the Kurds, Will Trump Abandon Afghanistan Next?
October 18, 2019

After the Kurds, Will Trump Abandon Afghanistan Next?

By Uzair Younus
Given the Syria debacle, one cannot rule out a tweet that abruptly announces the end of the war in Afghanistan.

Pakistan and Syria: Rebuilding a Fractured Relationship
January 19, 2019

Pakistan and Syria: Rebuilding a Fractured Relationship

By Ammad Malik
As the Arab World warms to Assad, how should Pakistan respond?
North Korea's Syrian Connection
February 27, 2018

North Korea's Syrian Connection

By Samuel Ramani
North Korea has consistently been one of Syria’s closest international allies since the start of the civil war.

5th Round of Astana Syria Peace Talks End Without Agreement
July 07, 2017

5th Round of Astana Syria Peace Talks End Without Agreement

By Catherine Putz
The de-escalation zones, let alone which country's "military observers" would maintain them, remain under discussion.

Update: Will Kazakh and Kyrgyz Troops Keep the Peace in Syria?
June 24, 2017

Update: Will Kazakh and Kyrgyz Troops Keep the Peace in Syria?

By Catherine Putz
The story continues to develop with denials, open doors, and the tangled web of international diplomacy.

Russia Proposes Deploying Kazakhs and Kyrgyz to Syria
June 23, 2017

Russia Proposes Deploying Kazakhs and Kyrgyz to Syria

By Catherine Putz
And now for something completely different.

What Do Asian Governments Think About the US Strike on Syria?
April 08, 2017

What Do Asian Governments Think About the US Strike on Syria?

By Catherine Putz
A look at what China, Indonesia, Australia, and other Asian states had to say about the strike.
The Transformation of Central Asian Jihadists in Syria
February 21, 2017

The Transformation of Central Asian Jihadists in Syria

By Uran Botobekov
A new alliance emerges and Central Asian militants fight on all sides of the war.

What's Are China's Stakes in Syria?
January 27, 2017

What's Are China's Stakes in Syria?

By Uran Botobekov
The presence and activity of Uyghurs in the Turkestan Islamic Party in Syria draws Beijing's attention to the Middle East

Russia-Turkey Relations: Back on Track?
August 10, 2016

Russia-Turkey Relations: Back on Track?

By Catherine Putz
Erdogan's first trip abroad following the July 15 coup attempt was to Russia to patch up relations.

Poll: Central Asia Points to the US as its Biggest Threat
April 06, 2016

Poll: Central Asia Points to the US as its Biggest Threat

By Catherine Putz
Afghanistan also tops the list of regional responses to a Gallup Poll last year; ISIS makes an appearance too.
Did Obama's 'Red Line' Fib Matter in the End?
March 12, 2016

Did Obama's 'Red Line' Fib Matter in the End?

By Robert Farley
The importance of credibility in international affairs is often overestimated.

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