Central Asia Description

Pakistan: Nuclear Power with Feet of Clay?

Pakistan’s focus on military muscle weakens social cohesion and makes the state increasingly ungovernable
Husain Haqqani
May 22, 2007

China and the US: To Hedge or Engage

Continuing Sino-American cooperation throughout Asia could ensure global stability
David Shambaugh
April 11, 2007

How to Deal With NGOs – Part I, China

Mindful about political unrest, China keeps a close watch on its NGOs
Paul Mooney
August 1, 2006

Russian Civil Society Will Find It Harder to Breathe

President Putin cracks down on NGOs despite foreign criticism
Liliana N. Proskuryakova
December 8, 2005

Il faut etre uni pour reconstruire

Ahmed Rashid
October 6, 2005

It Takes Two Hands to Clap

Afghanistan will require both domestic and international action for any hope of rebuilding
Ahmed Rashid
October 6, 2005


Groomed for Suicide: How Taliban Recruits Children for Mass Murder

Martyrdom is a glamorous – and only – career option
Jon Boone
May 23, 2011

Sweet as Can Be?

Both China and the US want stability in Pakistan
May 16, 2011

A Future Scenario for Asia

It’s too early to celebrate an Asian Century
Philip Bowring
May 12, 2011

How the US Intends to End War with Taliban

Gradual exit, regional cooperation and a well-crafted political strategy could deliver peace
Ahmed Rashid
April 21, 2011

Women's Rights in Afghanistan Lose Steam

Gender equality remains a distant dream for women in rural Afghanistan
Tom A. Peter
March 9, 2011