The furor over the verdict in the Philippines vs. China arbitration case is highly significant and could influence the prospects for future rivalry or cooperation in the Western Pacific.
Moscow’s relations with Tehran are currently much more cooperative than competitive, although the two countries’ foreign policy goals don’t always align.
As the world watches the U.S. presidential election with bewilderment and unease, America’s allies in Asia are particularly concerned about the possibility of U.S. disengagement from the region.
An examination of the efforts to evict the self-proclaimed Islamic State from the Libyan coastal town of Sirte, its strongest and most strategic base in the country.
India’s clear comparative advantage over Pakistan in economic clout and soft power give it leverage to motivate meaningful counterterrorism action within Pakistan.
The structural shortcomings that characterized the Egyptian economy before the January 2011 uprising remain in place. Unless they are addressed, the possibility of renewed political volatility is still very real. | عربي