Central Asia Description

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

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

In Modi’s Mongolia Pivot, a Test of Indian Soft Power

No nation can plan on replacing China’s role in the Mongolian economy
P. Stobdan
May 20, 2015