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.
Pakistan’s military is set to launch a major military operation in North Waziristan, which will have a significant impact on the country’s relationship with Afghanistan.
Senator Marco Rubio’s opposition to Rose Gottemoeller’s nomination represents a departure from a time when nuclear matters were treated as critical enough to warrant serious bipartisan public debate.
Geopolitical concerns have made democracy promotion central to Japan’s foreign policy rhetoric, but they have also ensured that this support will be limited in practice.
A Japan bristling with weapons-grade nuclear materials fits a Chinese narrative that the Abe government intends to re-militarize and threaten Japan’s neighbors.
World trade is recovering from a long lull, but risks remain in the form of unforeseen crises, geopolitical tensions, and more.
A growing number of governments now treat the concept of civil society as a code word for powerful political subversives, usually assumed to be doing the bidding of the West.
It seems unlikely that Russian armed forces will move beyond the Crimean peninsula. The softer and more conciliatory tone taken by Putin could be a result of the determination of the United States and Europe to take action against Russia.
There is now a danger that suppressed tensions between local Russians, Ukrainians, and Tatars could lead to a mini Crimean civil war.
The failure of the Geneva-II peace talks may have been inevitable but it has also raised the stakes even further for the Assad regime and the opposition, each of which still seeks to gain a decisive advantage on the battlefield.
The international focus must be on checking Putin’s provocation in Ukraine and preventing him from taking another step—in Kazakhstan or anywhere else—in his reintegration project.
For the Indian army to remain national, it has to be multicultural—and this problem may need to be addressed as urgently as those pertaining to arms procurement.
Indonesia’s future rests with Southeast Asia, and ASEAN is at the heart of the region’s institutional architecture. If Indonesia is to shape its own geostrategic environment, then it must work with its neighbors to strengthen ASEAN.
Max Baucus follows in an important Montana tradition of East Asian policy and diplomacy.
If Vladimir Putin’s Russia succeeds in Ukraine, it will conclude that it can act like an empire. An empire has no borders and does not respect the borders of others.
Europe is divided over how to respond to Russia’s invasion of Crimea. The most powerful figure in the diplomatic tango is Germany’s Angela Merkel.
The Syrian crisis is entering its fourth year without a clear resolution in sight. The West should look beyond the Geneva II conference and implement a comprehensive strategy to push the conflict toward a settlement.
The recent developments in Ukraine have effectively put an end to the interregnum of partnership and cooperation between the West and Russia that generally prevailed in the quarter-century after the Cold War.
America’s recent foreign-policy actions, or rather its relative inaction and fecklessness, have sent a message to the world that there are no political consequences.
In India, what merits attention is the sequence and timing of capital account liberalization, and the establishment of institutional capability for fiscal, financial, and monetary policy.
Putin interprets the victory of the Maidan in Ukraine as a victory of anti-Russian and pro-Western forces. He is very concerned about the possibility of having an anti-Russian state right on the Russian border.
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