Central Asia Description

Rising Dragon and the American Eagle – Part I

China's growing economic power and diplomatic clout may portend a turning of the tide against the US in Asia
David Shambaugh
April 20, 2005

Kyrgyz Ruler Is Toppled, but Can the Center Hold?

A resource-poor country amidst oil-rich autocracies has a challenge to sustain its newly won democracy
Paula R. Newberg
March 28, 2005

Prisoner's Release Does Not Herald a Xinjiang Spring

Chinese focus on Uyghur ethnic aspirations, rather than Islam, could stabilize the troubled region
Dru C. Gladney
March 30, 2005

A Drug-Free Afghanistan Not So Easy

Western eradication drive means increased poverty and political tension for the Afghans
Paula R. Newberg
March 7, 2005

US-Russia Relations Saved for Now

Left unattended, the papered-over democracy divide will not sustain cooperation on anti-terror and other fronts
Dmitry V. Suslov
February 28, 2005

Uzbekistan's Democratic Smoke Screen

Upcoming staged elections in Uzbekistan will not be good news for the country nor for Russia and the West
Paula R. Newberg
December 20, 2004

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