Without pluralism, none of the Arab uprisings can succeed
Only through the painstaking process of constructing an Arab world defined by pluralism and tolerance can the dream of freedom and opportunity for the region be realized.
A playbook for how Indian policymakers can return the country to a path of high and sustained economic growth.
Progress in India requires a deep commitment to restoring the centrality of markets in economic decisionmaking.
Both India and the United States are to blame for their partnership’s slowdown, and they share the responsibility to rebuild it.
Syria’s civil war is helping destabilize the city of Tripoli and threatening other parts of Lebanon. But today’s challenges have plagued Lebanon since long before the Syrian uprising.
Western explanations for Putin’s behavior in the Ukraine too often have a self-justifying ring to them. If the West is dealing with an unexpected deviation from the norm, this means that the previous policy toward Russia was essentially correct.
Foreign policy is rarely central to elections anywhere in the world. It is no surprise, then, that the foreign policy sections in the manifestos put out by some Indian parties seem an afterthought.
The parameters of the Arab-Israeli peace process are known. What is needed is the political will.
Continued repression threatens to lead Egypt into a dark tunnel of insurgency and instability. The United States must implement aid policies that make accountability to one’s citizens a key condition to receive U.S. aid.
Obama and Abe need to privately hammer out a coordinated response to a possible skirmish between Japan and China over the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands.
The Assad regime is clawing its way back to a position of dominance in the Syrian conflict. But it can only maintain that position as long as the armed conflict endures.
The people of Crimea, many of whom see themselves as either ex-Soviet or ethnically Russia, made the region ripe for Russian invasion and claims of human rights violations against the Russian minority living in Crimea were then used as justification for Russia’s invasion.
The Egyptian government’s recent moves against the Muslim Brotherhood may seem like a repeat of historical patterns but in reverse. Egypt is experiencing violence akin to its darkest periods.
Religious conflict has been part of Pakistan since its inception. While the state can be said to be a victim of its own policies, it does not face any existential threat.
Secretary of State John Kerry and the White House appear to have given up hope of pressuring the Israelis to conduct meaningful negotiations with Palestine.
Brazil has so far taken a noticeably soft line toward the current crisis in Venezuela, but its passive rhetoric is not proof that it does not care about defending democracy in the region.
China’s dramatic rise in economic power and international clout presents Beijing and Washington with the challenge of how to manage relations between a rising power and a status quo power.
While the collective economic power of Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa may be waning, the foundation of the group’s political partnership remains strong.
China will see a rise in banks’ nonperforming loans and increasingly frequent defaults in the bond and shadow banking markets. This process will be very messy but is unlikely to derail the economy.
The time when Assad might have been defeated by a truly inept opposition leadership and fragmented rebel movement has passed.
Despite threats from the Taliban, Afghans flocked to ballot boxes in high numbers.
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