Shifting Alliances in the Middle East and South Asia

April 4, 2016 For Saudi Arabia, Iran, Pakistan and India, the long-established dynamics are changing.

Tensions Brewing Between India and Pakistan

Nov. 2, 2016 Neither side wants war, but both face pressure to retaliate against attacks.

The Retreat of Secularism in India

June 30, 2017 Hindu nationalism is filling the void, and jihadism may not be far behind.

A Trade War Heats Up

Checking the pulse of our annual predictions, every two weeks.

Net Assessment of South Asia

Dec. 2, 2015 South Asia is home to almost a quarter of the world’s population. The region’s geopolitical reality is dominated by a complex series of power dynamics, centered on the relationship between Pakistan and India.

Daily Memo: A Flurry of US Diplomatic Activity

All the news worth knowing today.

Russia-Taliban Talks

Dec. 26, 2015 A Russian official said the country has had contact with the Taliban over the Islamic State, which would represent a shift in Russian policy.

Trump’s Emerging Afghan Policy

Aug. 7, 2017 Like the one before it, the current U.S. administration is finding it difficult to end the war.