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.
India’s decision to abstain on a resolution against Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva last week was unexpected.
In the nuclear realm, suggesting that first-use is unthinkable is misleading.
Moscow has demonstrated its strong determination to follow its own path on the world scene and build its own economic, political, and military base.
The upcoming election in Afghanistan marks neither the end of a long post-Taliban transition nor a crucial turning point for the troubled country.
Transport is widely expected to be the last sector to wean itself off oil. But as oils get more difficult, dangerous and damaging, the world must be compelled not to repeat the same mistakes.
Egypt’s 2014 constitution failed to deliver on the promise of the 2011 uprising and has resulted in a political order in which important state institutions have insulated themselves from the political process, placing themselves in a supervisory position over the entire political system.
The excavation of the Bujang Valley complex should be seen as an effort to preserve Malaysia’s venerable national heritage and used to build a multicultural nation that can accommodate diversity.
An overview of the five most pressing issues in the Arctic reveals that a number of factors in the region may help mitigate and regulate competition and promote cooperation.
Instead of trying to disperse growth to the smaller cities, China’s planners should embrace the market forces that encourage its mega-cities to grow still larger.
The growing influence of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria and the National Defense Force may eventually lead to President Bashar al-Assad’s demise.
A primary focus of China’s next era of foreign policy will be emerging powers in Southeast Asia. Indonesia in particular will take center stage in China’s new approach to the region.
Chinese President Xi Jinping’s upcoming Brussels visit signals a concerted Chinese effort to support the role of the EU as a major global actor in international affairs.
The discord between Saudi Arabia and the United States stems from a series of disagreements about the way the Middle East is unfolding, including in Iran, Syria, and Egypt.
If anticorruption fighter Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party could force Indian officials to mend their ways, the country would be making real progress toward what it claims to be.
Ron Dermer, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s pick for ambassador to the United States, has strong Republican ties.
The mystery and confusion surrounding Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 have been the subject of intense scrutiny. The resulting portrait, of Malaysia specifically and Southeast Asia more generally, has revealed multiple deficiencies in credibility, capacity, cooperation, and trust.
Nearly every country facing an extremist insurgency is run by a kleptocratic clique. Corruption, in other words, has security implications.
Without the muscular involvement of a powerful labor union, it is unlikely that Tunisia’s remarkable political settlement would have come about.
Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan has said that he supports the Crimean referendum, but it is hard to say whether Armenia’s authorities could have expressed another view.
Russia’s annexation of Crimea and possible future incursions into eastern Ukraine could reshape the geopolitical map of Europe and derail cooperation between Moscow and the West for years to come.
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