To prevent a Russian invasion of Ukraine, the U.S. and NATO can’t rely on sanctions alone. History offers a clear message on appeasement.
The Chinese-dominated Pakistani port city of Gwadar — the crown jewel of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) — increasingly looks like a powder keg that has exploded.
Societal struggles and reform often take unexpected turns in vast swaths of land stretching from the Middle East into Central Asia.
The US withdrawal from Afghanistan will likely clarify the Gulf’s security options. Are Russia and China alternatives?
Enmeshing itself in unnecessary wars has weakened the United States considerably, both materially and in terms of international prestige.
Unless the U.S. can accept a more modest role in a multipolar world, more Afghanistan-type misadventures are inevitable.
Afghanistan could emerge as a venue for Middle Eastern rivalries.
The EU’s foreign policy approaches to Iran and Afghanistan demonstrate the challenges for the world’s middle powers.
What “firsts” in economics, politics, technology and demographics occurred in 2010?