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Iran’s Nuclear Smuggling Legacy: Finders Keepers?

In sorting through Iran’s nuclear supplies, P5+1 must decide how to handle illegally gained materials and equipment
Leonard S. Spector
November 18, 2014

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

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Congress Overrides Obama on Bill Allowing 9/11 Lawsuits Against Saudi Arabia

US officials anticipate unintended consequences
Joe Gould
September 30, 2016

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

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