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.
Russia’s Eurasian Union project aims at integrating much of ex-Soviet Eurasia into an economic, political, and security unit. Before that can happen, however, Russia needs to better manage what it already has.
The plummeting valuation of China’s banks suggests that investors are losing confidence in China’s growth prospects.
Rather than undermining nuclear negotiations, moves by Western businesses preparing to capitalize on a possible deal have the potential to spur pressure for change within Iran.
It is clear to students of monetary economics that an inflation-targeting framework is the way forward for India, which is opening up its capital account and moving towards a flexible exchange rate regime.
Although the shutdown in Bangkok currently commands center stage, Thailand has been plagued with two political crises over the past 80 years or more.
Throughout the Middle East, the overthrow of Egypt’s Mohamed Morsi has heightened Islamist-secularist tensions and pushed actors toward zero-sum politics.
The Comcast Time-Warner merger will create an Orwellian monopoly that allows the new company to raise prices, neglect service to its customers, squeeze content providers, harm rival content providers, and slow innovation.
The idea of promoting trans-frontier economic cooperation as a complement to the maintenance of peace and tranquillity on the border has begun to gain some traction in both Delhi and Beijing during the last few years.
Washington’s ability to conclude a security pact with Kabul may hinge on the results of the Afghan elections.
No decision has yet been made about which missions the Conventional Prompt Global Strike would be used for, but there are several possibilities floating around.
The challenges of drilling for oil in the Arctic can be summed up in two words: timing and risk. It now seems that these two factors are driving companies elsewhere.
Recent testimony before the House Foreign Affairs Committee highlighted an interesting—and unrealistic—approach to negotiations on Iran’s nuclear program.
None of the contenders in India’s upcoming election provide much real reassurance that they can revive India’s long-run economic growth rate.
A U.S. withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership would not only sink the ambitious free trade agreement, it could sink America’s reputation in the Asia-Pacific.
Leaders are supposed to have principles, standards, and processes by which critical security decisions are developed that enable them to protect U.S. interests by keeping those decisions on the down low, rather than opening them up to public polling.
The biggest source of insecurity in Yemen is not the active presence of al-Qaeda, but rather the power struggles and lethal factionalism within the military and state security entities.
Regardless of its policy performance, a Sisi presidency is not likely to be a disaster. It may disappoint many but it is unlikely to collapse and might evolve in a variety of ways.
Much of China’s explosive debt growth has been driven by the development of a private land market over the past decade, making the surge in debt a sign of financial deepening rather than instability.
The Sochi Olympics expose the rift between Moscow and the West. At the same time, they highlight Russia’s pivot to Asia and Eurasia.
American perceptions of Russia differ greatly from the reality in the country and the changes that have occurred since the collapse of the Soviet Union.
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