Central Asia Description

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

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

The Evolving Jihad in South Asia

The Islamic State threatens Iran from both Iraq and Afghanistan
Arif Rafiq
April 10, 2015