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The Fall of Mosul and the Resulting Convergence of U.S. and Iranian Interests
The Fall of Mosul and the Resulting Convergence of U.S. and Iranian Interests

Is Baghdad next on the path of ISIS? By Lefteri John Christodulelis. (06/24/2014)

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Afghanistan: from tribal lawlessness to democratic order
Afghanistan: from tribal lawlessness to democratic order

A look at the elections in Afghanistan. By Kashi N Pandit. (05/02/2014)

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Do Taliban Threaten the Region?
Do Taliban Threaten the Region?

Author examines the Taliban and their intentions in Central Asia.  By Kashi N. Pandit.  (04/09/2014)

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Realigning process in the Middle East
Realigning process in the Middle East

The changing dynamics in the Middle East and India's role in it.  By Kashi N Pandita. (03/14/2014)

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Bi-polarity of Afghan peace talks
Bi-polarity of Afghan peace talks

Afghan peace talks are bounded by many stakeholders.  How are they involved and how does Karzai play into the situation?  By Dr. Kashi N Pandita. (02/26/2014)

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Iran Nuclear Deal: On the way to political transformations or united for the political game?
Iran Nuclear Deal: On the way to political transformations or united for the political game?

What are the hopes for the Iran nuclear deal? By Serine Ayriyan. (12/15/2013)

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The Muslim Brotherhood in Holes and Corners
The Muslim Brotherhood in Holes and Corners

What's the status on Muslim Brotherhood's activities in the UK and Egypt? By Mohammed Salama. (11/26/2013)

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Unilateral Humanitarian Intervention in Syria and the Law of Use of Force: The US or the UN?
Unilateral Humanitarian Intervention in Syria and the Law of Use of Force: The US or the UN?
Legally, can the use of force on the basis of humanitarian grounds be used in Syria? By Henok Gabisa. (09/11/2013) Read More...


Overpopulation – the Forgotten Question
Overpopulation – the Forgotten Question
As overpopulation issues mount, the greatest impacts are on developing countries. By Anuradha Kataria. 07/12/2013 Read More...


Pushing the Boundaries: Challenging Censorship in Today's China
Pushing the Boundaries: Challenging Censorship in Today's China
Does a more interconnected China spell the decline of government censorship? By Sophie Beach. (05/21/2013) Read More...


High Council for the Azawad: A New Opportunity for Peace in Mali?
High Council for the Azawad: A New Opportunity for Peace in Mali?
Parallels to Northern Ireland for achieving peace in Mali? By Dr. Christos Kyrou. (05/07/2013) Read More...


Not (Only) Assad’s Fault: The Military Effect in Syria
Not (Only) Assad’s Fault: The Military Effect in Syria
Would removing Assad actually change to the plight of Syria? By Ore Koren. (04/08/2013) Read More...


The Leadership Sagacity
The Leadership Sagacity
What lies ahead for a China under Xi Jingping? By Jainisha Chavda. (03/20/2013) Read More...


How Tehran Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love the Bomb
How Tehran Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love the Bomb
How did Iran's nuclear policy evolve and what is the policy outlook for the 2013 elections? By Anne-Laure Barbosa. (03/21/2013) Read More...


Ending <i>Doormat Politics</i> In Somalia
Ending Doormat Politics In Somalia
Somalia is en route to recovery but will it just be another instance of squandered opportunity? By Abukar Arman. Read More...


From the MENA, Yet Another Dilemma
From the MENA, Yet Another Dilemma
The Syrian crisis, in the context of the MENA countries. By Dr. Anis H. Bajrektarevic. Read More...


The Shi’a Precedent - A Focus on Iran in Syria
The Shi’a Precedent - A Focus on Iran in Syria
How does Iran play into the Syrian conflict? By Landon Shroder. (09/19/2012) Read More...


Syria and the Arab Uprisings: A Special Case
Syria and the Arab Uprisings: A Special Case
How do Russia, China and their allies in the Middle East (most notably Iran) play into the Syria and Arab uprising equation? By Yasir Kuoti. (08/21/2012) Read More...


The Road to Damascus from Baghdad
The Road to Damascus from Baghdad
Insider's view from Baghdad about the struggle for Syria and its implications. By Landon Shroder. (08/15/2012) Read More...


How to Deal with the Chinese Exchange Rate
How to Deal with the Chinese Exchange Rate
How should the U.S. effectively deal with the Chinese exchange rate? By Dr. David A. Phillips. (08/13/2012) Read More...


Slow Float to China
Slow Float to China
Authors analyze the issues surrounding the Chinese exchange rate. (06/22/2012) Read More...


America’s Hammering China’s Renminbi Makes Little Sense
America’s Hammering China’s Renminbi Makes Little Sense
Author argues that China’s surpluses are not driving America’s deficits and presents misperceptions about exchange rates and China's growth. By Yukon Huang. (06/18/2012) Read More...


Frictions in the South China Sea - Chinese strategic mistake
Frictions in the South China Sea - Chinese strategic mistake
Author argues Chinese military buildup will only strengthen existing bilateral security deals of neighboring countries and open new ones, primarily with the US. By Dr. Anis H. Bajrektarevic. (05/20/... Read More...


All We Are Saying Is Give Peace a Chance: Admit Palestine to the UN
All We Are Saying Is Give Peace a Chance: Admit Palestine to the UN
What are the implications of Palestine not being in the UN? What would it achieve? By Paul Parker. (05/21/2012) Read More...


History Is Not On Our Side: U.S. Foreign Policy and Yemen
History Is Not On Our Side: U.S. Foreign Policy and Yemen
Author examines US policy efforts in Yemen and presents several flaws with it. By Patrick Corcoran. (07/12/2011) Read More...


Barack Obama: In search of the Jeffersonian legacy?
Barack Obama: In search of the Jeffersonian legacy?
Author presents argument that Barack Obama's recent speech in the Middle East signals a step toward Jeffersonian policy. By Michalis Orfanos. (06/05/2011) Read More...


Obama’s speech, Obama’s sorrows
Obama’s speech, Obama’s sorrows
Author analyzes President Obama's recent speech about the Middle East and its meanings. By Dmitri Titoff. (05/25/2011) Read More...


Afghanistan 2014: is retreat of Western soldiers feasible?
Afghanistan 2014: is retreat of Western soldiers feasible?
Author examines current military situation in Afghanistan and prospect for removing Western troops by 2014. By Michael Orfanos. (05/23/2011) Read More...


The Islamic Revolution That Won’t
The Islamic Revolution That Won’t
Author provides comparision between the 1979 Iranian revolution and the recent Egyptian revolution. By Nathaniel Markowitz. (05/04/2011) Read More...


Talking to the Taliban: Impossible or Pointless?
Talking to the Taliban: Impossible or Pointless?
Author analyzes possible discussions with the Taliban, providing potential scenarios and outcomes. By Dmitri A Titoff. (04/29/2011) Read More...


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