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Pakistan Seeks Control of Its Afghanistan Endgame

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

Water Challenges Asia’s Rising Powers – Part I

Fierce competition over water threatens China’s economic progress and global food, energy prices
Keith Schneider
July 12, 2011

When Millennia-Old Mummies Threaten National Identity

Ancient Silk Road exhibition brings China’s problems with Xinjiang into focus
James Cuno
February 23, 2011

A Tale of Two Ports

Gwadar and Chabahar display Chinese-Indian rivalry in the Arabian Sea
Christophe Jaffrelot
January 7, 2011

Diasporas Shape Politics Back Home from Afar

Global communications make transnational engagement from diasporas a growing force
Terrence Lyons, Peter Mandaville
November 19, 2010

Endgame for Afghanistan

Iran and other regional neighbors are indispensable for smooth transition in Afghanistan
Sreeram Chaulia
November 17, 2010

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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

Fars News Agency: The US Is Secretly Run by Nazi Space Aliens

Interviewer skeptical about claims that aliens “don’t interfere with our affairs” unless invited
Max Fisher
January 24, 2014

“Chance of a Century”: International Investors Flock to Tehran

Oil and gas firms are eager to develop Iran’s huge reserves
Susanne Koelbl
January 6, 2014

Karzai Has More Demands for Accord Extending US Troop Presence

Accord must be signed by end of year, or the US will prepare to walk away
Tim Craig, Karen DeYoung
November 28, 2013

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