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Can Afghanistan and Pakistan Prop Each Other Up?

As NATO leaves, a last hope is that Afghans and Pakistanis try economic cooperation
Paula Newberg
March 30, 2012

Globalization From the Heart of Eurasia

Could quest by Kazakhstan’s president for regional and global integration improve policies at home?
Richard Weitz
February 29, 2012

US-Pakistani Relations in Crisis – Part II

Despite growing strategic differences with Pakistan, the US should not reduce civilian aid
Robert M. Hathaway
January 5, 2012

US-Pakistani Relations in Crisis – Part I

Moscow ponders NATO’s dilemma in Afghanistan with mixture of angst and schadenfreude
Richard Weitz
January 3, 2012

Mongolia Opens Doors for Foreign Investment

In China’s shadow, Mongolia struggles to develop its mining sector, attracting foreign investors
Steven Borowiec
October 21, 2011

Pakistan Seeks Control of Its Afghanistan Endgame

Using the strategic arm of the Taliban, Pakistan hastens US exit
Bruce Riedel
September 30, 2011

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China Says It Will Help Iraq

As extremists sweep through Iraq, the US sends forces
Rita Brown
June 18, 2014

Tiananmen: Vietnam's Newspapers Criticize Crackdown

Media find it easier to critique policies of another communist country
Nga Pham
June 13, 2014

When Flimsy States Don't Fail

Tajikistan and Uzbekistan co-opt local elites and cling to power
Lawrence P. Markowitz
April 30, 2014

Relief in Afghanistan After Largely Peaceful Landmark Election

Voters take step to control their country
Mirwais Harooni and Jessica Donati
April 7, 2014

Islamabad Hides Behind Taliban Talks

Pakistanis wonder if either side can accept compromise?
Shams uz Zaman
February 7, 2014

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