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In Depth: South Asia, Barack Obama and US

30 Jul 2013

The Syria Quagmire

The longer the war in Syria drags on, the more complex it gets, with an ever-expanding cast of players staking claims. Americans are right to see little hope in a US intervention.
31 Oct 2012

Hedging Bets: Washington’s Pivot to India

The US-India partnership has expanded beyond “friendship” and trade to become “defining,” as China’s economic and military leverage looms larger in the region.
2 Jan 2013

Editor’s Introduction

in the country’s ever more polarized and less civil political dialogue. His good ...

23 Nov 2011

Neglected India: Why Is Washington Ignoring the World’s Largest Democracy?

The US and India are natural allies, but Obama has let China and Pakistan get in the way of New Delhi’s importance.
28 Feb 2012

It’s Not Just Al-Qaeda: Stability in the Most Dangerous Region

In a region defined by historic and violent divides, hostile intent, and nukes, the US and NATO have no viable alternative but to stay the course. 
1 Sep 2011

Ten Years Later

“Obama, like an increasing number of Republican candidates for the presidency, recognizes that retrenchment from the numerous commitments America incurred abroad is imperative.”

27 Dec 2011

The Next al-Qaeda? Lashkar-e-Taiba and the Future of Terrorism in South Asia

Lashkar-e-Taiba has morphed from a militia operating in Kashmir to a regional broker with designs on becoming the next global terror network.
1 Sep 2011

The Value of Values: Soft Power Under Obama

The president’s treatment of crises in Iran, Russia, and Egypt suggests that
 while Obama may be for “soft power,” he’s not so sure about America’s moral authority to project it.

1 Jan 2010
1 May 2010

Ministry of Silly Wars: Britain in Central Asia

Forget the ghosts of Afghanistan: There's plenty to learn from the strange tale of the British in Tibet.
30 Jul 2013

The Syria Quagmire

The longer the war in Syria drags on, the more complex it gets, with an ever-expanding cast of players staking claims. Americans are right to see little hope in a US intervention.
28 Jan 2015

Improving India-US Relations Unnerves Beijing

US ties with India and other countries in China's neighborhood will continue to improve so long as Beijing continues its hostile and aggressive ways in the region.
13 Nov 2012

Obama, Clinton Asia Blitz Underlines US Commitment

China's former allies cozy up to Washington as President Obama and Secretary Clinton's East Asia travel plans include unprecedented stops in Burma and Cambodia. The pivot is in full swing.
25 Mar 2010

The Cakewalk, Seven Years On

to destabilize neighboring countries such as Jordan and Syria; Iraqi refugee camps ...

2 May 2011

Now Get Qaddafi

high on it now that NATO war planes are bombing his country ...

5 May 2010

Obama's Leftist Heart

opposed bringing those prisoners to American soil, and no other country ...

25 Feb 2010

The Dalai Lama, Obama, and China

the Danish cartoonists despite riots in many Muslim countries ...

12 Feb 2010

Button It

were so essential are only just beginning to trickle into the country ...

15 Mar 2011

The Obama Doctrine: A Work in Progress

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

17 Jan 2013

US Withdrawal from Afghanistan Is the Right Choice

A prolonged US presence in Afghanistan is not in America’s best interest—and possibly not in Afghanistan’s either.
7 Oct 2010

Go, Don’t Go

however tiny, into and out of the country so that Uncle Sam can keep track ...

12 Mar 2010

Moral Authority?

in this country that, as Damon Linker has put it , the United States has been ...

18 Sep 2008

Al Qaeda’s Defeat in Iraq

critical country in the heart of the Arab Middle East than with a primitive ...

4 Mar 2011

Why Steve Coll is Dead Wrong on the Taliban

We use our huge influence in the country to jigger things in favor ...