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Silk Road Diplomacy – Twists, Turns and Distorted History

China harkens the Silk Road in foreign policy initiatives, but the history is less benign
Tansen Sen
September 23, 2014

The Trans-Afghan Pipeline Initiative: No Pipe Dream

Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, Pakistan, India agree to move on 1,700-kilometer natural gas pipeline
Marc Grossman
August 28, 2014

Taliban Victory in Afghanistan Would Pose Problem for Pakistan

Demographics require Pakistan to seek stable Afghanistan with power-sharing among ethnic groups
Riaz Hassan
April 15, 2014

Defying the Taliban, Afghans Head to the Polls

Afghans have made great strides since 2001 – April election is a fight for the future
Marc Grossman
March 20, 2014

Iran’s President-Elect May Offer New Opening

Rouhani’s election may prompt new dialogue on nuclear impasse, US-Iranian relations
Mohammed Ayoob
June 20, 2013

Expanding Civil War: After Syria, Iraq?

Iranian-Saudi, Shia-Sunni rivalries drive greater Mideast conflicts
Mohammed Ayoob
May 7, 2013

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Taliban Calls for Aid in Areas Ravaged by Quake

Afghanistan depends on foreign aid at the best of times let alone during a disaster
Mirwais Harooni and Ashraf Hamid
October 27, 2015

The Silk Road – Old and New

Allure of historic routes included gradual development of trade and respect
Nayan Chanda
October 26, 2015

War Actually Is an Alternative to Iran Deal

Expecting a better deal on Iran is fantasy
Philip Gordon
August 14, 2015

Ashraf Ghani's Bold Move for Taliban Peace

Both sides are divided; distrust runs high
David Loyn
July 10, 2015

In Modi’s Mongolia Pivot, a Test of Indian Soft Power

No nation can plan on replacing China’s role in the Mongolian economy
P. Stobdan
May 20, 2015

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