Central Asia Description

US in Asia: Seeking Partners at a Troubled Time – Part I

Obama seeks India as strategic partner and career builder
Ashok Malik
November 10, 2010

Obama in India: Taking the Partnership Global

The US and India organize strategy, finding common ground on regional and global issues
Teresita C. Schaffer
November 5, 2010

Kyrgyzstan Turmoil Puts US Base and Afghan War in Balance

The small nation is torn over governance and foreign ties
Dilip Hiro
April 12, 2010

Xinjiang – Where China’s Worry Intersects the World

Regional instability adds to concerns about restive Muslim minority
Christopher M. Clarke
March 19, 2010

Globalization in Trouble – Part I

Lack of equitable burden-sharing could undermine free trade
Bernard K. Gordon
February 12, 2010

Obama’s Afghan Gamble

Defeating Al Qaeda is worth a try, but failure in Afghanistan would embolden Islamic radicals
Bruce Riedel
December 3, 2009

Afghanistan Has New President; Vote Totals Kept Secret

Process was lengthy, but Afghanistan has two leaders
Daniel Politi
September 23, 2014

Russia: Friction With the West, New Ties With the East

But can ambitious powers neglect entire continents?
Laurence Neville
September 23, 2014

Pointless Punishment

Sanctions are not easing conflict in Ukraine and could disrupt Asian allies of the US
Ely Ratner and Elizabeth Rosenberg
August 23, 2014

UN: Surging Environmental Crime Funds Conflicts, Hurts Growth

Conflicts and crime reduce aid and destabilize nations
June 27, 2014

China Says It Will Help Iraq

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