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In Depth: Asia Pacific and Iran

20 Jun 2013

US Double Standards on Human Trafficking

The Obama administration fails to condemn its allies for enabling human trafficking, but it's quick to condemn hostile regimes.
28 Feb 2012

Reinventing Canada: Stephen Harper’s Conservative Revolution

A robust, proactive foreign policy accompanied by fealty to a monarch and support for Israel at the UN might not sound very Canadian—but it is now.
14 May 2013

Farce: Iran Assumes Presidency of UN Disarmament Group

Iran, the world's premier proliferator and terror sponsor, will soon preside over the UN’s Conference on Disarmament — a move that further stretches the UN's credibility. Canada and the US protest.
30 Aug 2012

The Coming Collapse: Authoritarians in China and Russia Face an Endgame

Russia and China—either (or both) could collapse soon. Yet neither the president nor his challenger seem alert to, or prepared for, such a possibility.
1 Jul 2010

Gathering Storm: America and China in 2020

Ian Bremmer predicts that the U.S. will face an uphill battle in the next decade as it tries to convince Beijing that it should still value American interests.
26 Apr 2012

Israel and Iran: The Grounds for an Israeli Attack

Given Washington’s current reluctance to use military action against Iran’s nuclear program, Western leaders should at least grant that Israeli action is justifiable.
1 Jun 2008

Dear Mr. President ...

You will no doubt have been advised against adopting any view that seems or seeks to attribute all events to one single cause. But it is becoming increasingly difficult to ignore the absolutely central and consistent role played, in so many of our difficulties, by the People’s Republic of China ...
1 Sep 2010

The Real Reset: Moscow Refights the Cold War

Washington thinks it's gotten a fresh start with Moscow. In fact, our old adversary has merely fallen back into its old Cold War habits.
27 Jan 2016

China-Iran Upgrade Their 'Comprehensive Strategic Relationship’

In the wake of sanctions relief, Iran is upgrading relations with China. That can't be good for the free world, and it might also not be the economic windfall Iran anticipates.
20 Jun 2013

US Double Standards on Human Trafficking

The Obama administration fails to condemn its allies for enabling human trafficking, but it's quick to condemn hostile regimes.
26 Jun 2012

The US, China, Iran Oil Showdown

What good is the US's attempt to isolate the Iranian regime if it is only going to turn around and grant Tehran's biggest trading partner an oil sanctions waiver?
2 Jan 2005

Who’s Stingy?

of these countries are only a miniscule fraction of the populations of Iran and Saudi ...

23 Dec 2014

Remembering Political Prisoners

Imprisoned dissident and Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo has asked supporters to “pay more attention to other victims who are not well known.” Here are some of those stories.
26 Oct 2011

Did We Lose in Iraq? No, and Here’s Why.

troops to the country, a hurricane of car- and suicide-bombers turned Iraq ...

1 Oct 2012

Around the World

at the government and the country’s religious zealots that were too subtle ...

14 May 2013

Farce: Iran Assumes Presidency of UN Disarmament Group

Iran, the world's premier proliferator and terror sponsor, will soon preside over the UN’s Conference on Disarmament — a move that further stretches the UN's credibility. Canada and the US protest.
5 Dec 2012

North Korea to Launch Missile for Iran?

Is North Korea’s planned missile launch a poorly disguised demonstration for Iranian observers? The history of the regimes’ relationship suggests it might be.
28 Jun 2010

On the Right Wavelength

news and information into seven countries: China, North Korea, Vietnam, ...

30 Jan 2013

The Stuxnet Worm Turns

The Stuxnet virus launched in 2010 as a cyberweapon aimed against Iran’s nuclear program. Since then, it has lead to unexpected attacks on private firms and civil liberties disputes.
3 Mar 2011

From Saigon to Baghdad

And you know that country pretty well, too. Amman, Jordan, 2006 Rick ...

5 Mar 2005

Syria Shudders

and outside the country. Marc Cooper found an outstanding blog by Ammar ...

19 Sep 2011

The China–North Korea–Iran Nuclear Triangle

in violation of Security Council resolutions on Iran, exporting to that country ...

15 Mar 2011

The Obama Doctrine: A Work in Progress

swept Muslim countries from Iran and to Egypt and Libya where movements ...

13 Jan 2006

A Woman Traveling Alone

to Israel then. Of all the Middle East countries, only Egypt and Jordan (and ...

11 Jun 2012

US Exempts Seven Countries from Iran Oil Sanctions

Bloomberg. United States. 03:43 PM EDT
21 Mar 2012

US Exempts Japan, 10 EU Countries from Iran Oil Sanctions

Arab News. Saudi Arabia. 11:50 AM EDT
10 Feb 2012

China Sends Envoy to Iran for Talks on Country's Nuclear Program

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. Czech Republic. 12:10 PM EST
18 Jan 2012

Avoiding the Dire Strait: Asian Countries and the Iran Oil Sanctions

Institute of Southeast Asian Studies. Singapore. 01:42 PM EST