Regional Security and the Islamic Military Alliance


April 5, 2017 The formation of a “Muslim NATO” may actually encourage jihadism.

Turning Economic Risk into Opportunity in India

March 23, 2017 In tackling non-performing loans, Prime Minister Narendra Modi hopes to centralize political power.

State Elections and Power in India


March 14, 2017 Prime Minister Narendra Modi may be more effective at centralizing power than previously thought.

China and a Philippine Foreign Secretary’s Ouster


March 10, 2017 The South China Sea is a sideshow.

The Afghanistan-Pakistan Fault Line

March 2, 2017 The U.S. will be engaged in military and intelligence operations at the Afghan-Pakistani border for many years.

China’s Limits in the Indo-Pacific


Jan. 20, 2017 Taking stock of competition between India, China and the U.S. in the Indian Ocean.

Russia’s View of Afghanistan and the Taliban


Jan. 18, 2017 Improving relations with the Taliban gives Moscow the ability to increase its bargaining position in dealings with Washington.

The Real Goal Behind India’s Economic Reforms

Jan. 12, 2017 The prime minister’s decision to demonetize India’s currency is as much about centralizing power as economic reform.

2016 Forecast Year-End Report Card

Dec. 22, 2016 As the year comes to an close, we examine how our forecast for 2016 fared.

The World in 2017

Dec. 12, 2016 Major countries will see economic downturns due to low oil prices and a declining export market.

Funding the Rebels in Myanmar


Nov. 23, 2016 The Chinese government is allowing domestic fundraising for Myanmar rebel fighters.

India’s Money Maneuver


Nov. 18, 2016 New currency measures are causing long lines and short tempers.