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5th Round of Astana Syria Peace Talks End Without Agreement
July 07, 2017
5th Round of Astana Syria Peace Talks End Without Agreement
The de-escalation zones, let alone which country's "military observers" would maintain them, remain under discussion.
5th Round of Astana Syria Peace Talks End Without Agreement
What Does the Syrian War Mean for Afghanistan?
April 15, 2017
What Does the Syrian War Mean for Afghanistan?
The impact on U.S.-Russia ties will be a blow for the Afghan government, as will the return of Afghan fighters from Syria.
What Does the Syrian War Mean for Afghanistan?
The Transformation of Central Asian Jihadists in Syria
February 21, 2017
The Transformation of Central Asian Jihadists in Syria
A new alliance emerges and Central Asian militants fight on all sides of the war.
The Transformation of Central Asian Jihadists in Syria
Will China Pay for Syria to Rebuild?
February 16, 2017
Will China Pay for Syria to Rebuild?
China's political and economic incentives aren't enough for it to spend a massive sum helping Syria rebuild.
Will China Pay for Syria to Rebuild?
Why China Can’t Ignore Syria’s Rebel Factions
February 14, 2017
Why China Can’t Ignore Syria’s Rebel Factions
Beijing might prefer to deal with Assad, but major oil resources are held by rebel groups.
Why China Can’t Ignore Syria’s Rebel Factions
What's Are China's Stakes in Syria?
January 27, 2017
What's Are China's Stakes in Syria?
The presence and activity of Uyghurs in the Turkestan Islamic Party in Syria draws Beijing's attention to the Middle East
What's Are China's Stakes in Syria?
Syrian Sides Snub Final Document at Astana Peace Talks
January 25, 2017
Syrian Sides Snub Final Document at Astana Peace Talks
Russia, Turkey and Iran conclude the two-day negotiation with an agreement on jointly monitoring the shaky ceasefire.
Syrian Sides Snub Final Document at Astana Peace Talks
Xi’s Davos Speech: Is China the New Champion for the Liberal International Order?
January 24, 2017
Xi’s Davos Speech: Is China the New Champion for the Liberal International Order?
Don't expect China to fill in the gap should the United States retreat from global leadership.
Xi’s Davos Speech: Is China the New Champion for the Liberal International Order?
ISIS Uses Central Asians for Suicide Missions
December 01, 2016
ISIS Uses Central Asians for Suicide Missions
As ISIS comes under pressure in Mosul, Central Asian fighters find themselves trapped.
ISIS Uses Central Asians for Suicide Missions
China's Syria Agenda
September 22, 2016
China's Syria Agenda
China's strategy in Syria aims to advance global acceptance of Beijing's non-interference policy.
China's Syria Agenda
The Russia-Kazakhstan-Turkey Triangle
February 10, 2016
The Russia-Kazakhstan-Turkey Triangle
A visit and a phone call illustrate that Astana is stuck between Moscow and Ankara.
The Russia-Kazakhstan-Turkey Triangle
China Should Do More to Solve the Syrian Refugee Crisis
February 02, 2016
China Should Do More to Solve the Syrian Refugee Crisis
Financial support by China could help to curb the refugee crisis while building trust in China-EU relations.
China Should Do More to Solve the Syrian Refugee Crisis
China’s New Era of Diplomacy: Engaging in Syria
January 25, 2016
China’s New Era of Diplomacy: Engaging in Syria
Efforts to mediate in the Syria conflict represent a departure from China’s traditionally cautious diplomacy.
China’s New Era of Diplomacy: Engaging in Syria
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
China Hosts Syrian Foreign Minister
December 25, 2015
China Hosts Syrian Foreign Minister
As promised, China hosted a Syrian government delegation this week to talk about the peace process.
China Hosts Syrian Foreign Minister
Australia’s Unique Position in a Negotiated Political Resolution in Syria
December 14, 2015
Australia’s Unique Position in a Negotiated Political Resolution in Syria
Australia should have a role in a grand negotiated settlement.
Australia’s Unique Position in a Negotiated Political Resolution in Syria
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