Iran in Latin America: Threat or Axis of Annoyance?

Senior Fellow Douglas Farah's analysis of the debate over the level of threat posed by Iran's expanding diplomatic, trade and military presence in Latin America, and its stated ambition to continue to broaden these more

Chinese Naval Modernization: Altering the Balance of Power

Richard Fisher details China's naval modernization program and the potential impacts on U.S. interests in the Western more

The Eurasian Sand Table


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Prime Minister Modi’s Japan Visit and Thereafter
by Bhaskar Roy

Published on September 8th, 2014
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent visit to Japan (July 31-Aug. 02) was a high point in the new Indian government’s foreign policy efforts. Having won the general elections with an unexpected mandate, the government is in a position to pursue its policies largely unhindered. These policies are not radical but an extension of time tested foreign more
The New Cold War and India
by Bhaskar Roy

Published on August 13th, 2014
The old cold war between the U.S. and the Soviet Union, or the NATO and the Warsaw Pact countries, had some clear lines of division. China gradually moved from the anti-US camp to the anti-Soviet camp and in the course maximised its benefits, proving self-interest and not ideology was the essence. China fell from grace with the U.S. and the west following the bloody crackdown on student demonstrators in June, 1989 at the Tiananmen Square. Ignoring western sanctions, India continued with normal relations with China. It was the Nehrurian policy of third world solidarity from one more
China Absolves Pak and ISI over Indian Consulate Attack in Herat
by Bhaskar Roy

Published on July 14th, 2014
China’s interest in Afghanistan is well known, as is that of other countries including India. The American decision to totally withdraw forces form Afghanistan by 2017 has created an urgency among stakeholders in Afghanistan about the fate of the country. The last time they were in Afghanistan, the Americans just washed their hands and left, leaving behind huge quantities of weapons which went to Pakistan and to the Afghan Taliban led by Mullah Omar. The Taliban partnered with Al Qaeda led by the now deceased Osama bin Laden. The Al Qaeda-led attack on the U.S., known as the “9/11” attack woke Washington from deep slumber. It is now well known that the Al Qaeda and Pakistani agencies were deeply involved in the “9/11” plot. read more
Central Asia Winds of Change
by Arthur Waldron, Ph.D

Published on April 4th, 2005
There has been a “change of sky” [biantian—i.e. the appearance of a new regime] in Kyrgyzstan, where the post-Soviet government, once one the most promising in Central Asia but later just another dictatorship, has been overthrown by people power, with its president fleeing to Moscow and then resigning. Almost certainly this is a glimpse of things to come, with immense strategic and economic interests at stake. read more
Musharraf Visits China: Current Issues In Pakistan-China Relations
by Richard Fisher, Jr.

Published on February 25th, 2006
On the eve of President George W. Bush’s visit to India, Afghanistan and Pakistan the first week of March, Pakistan’s President Pervez Musharraf visited China from February 19 to 24.While public reports of his visit reveal little of its substance, it can be assumed that Musharraf and Chinese leaders addressed a range of strategic, nuclear, military, as well as economic concerns.However, with both Washington and Beijing in a galloping competition to court Delhi’s strategic alignment, Islamabad is anxious as well to seek assurances and added benefits from both its main strategic partners.At the same time, Beijing and Washington, from differing perspectives, want Pakistan’s leadership to crack down on terrorist groups that it is often unwilling to more
Bangladesh: The Shift in the Balance of Terror in South Asia
by Sumon K. Chakrabarti

Published on March 13th, 2006
In Bangladesh the forces of secular Bengali nationalism are increasingly coming under challenge from radical Islam.. The change is manifest in the growth of the number of madrassas and Islamic NGOs and in institutional support from political and religious groups such as the Jamaat-e-Islami. read more
After Iraq Part 3: American Eclipse
by Arthur Waldron, Ph.D

Published on December 16th, 2006
Quite unexpectedly American difficulties in Iraq are precipitating a shift in the entire world situation which though long in the making will nevertheless be disconcerting for all more
A New Era in Sino-Indian Relations or Deja-vu All Over Again?
by June Teufel Dreyer, Ph.D

Published on January 19th, 2008
Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s mid-January visit to Beijing produced the standard cant of high level diplomatic exchanges, dutifully repeated by the media and several Western analysts.  Singh, who received a red carpet welcome at the Beijing airport, said that bilateral ties were now poised to enter a “vibrant and dynamic phase,” and that India attached high priority to strengthening its relations with China, which was a focal point in its Look East policy. Disputes, said Singh, could be solved in the Asian way of avoiding confrontation while building trust, confidence, and consensus. China and India, echoed India’s minister of trade and industry, were now seen as the engines of economic growth by the rest of the world.  Particularly since the sub-prime mortgage crisis in the United States and other factors engendered fear of an economic recession in the west, investors’ hopes had turned to more
Foreign Aid and the Fight Against Terrorism and Proliferation: Leveraging Foreign Aid to Achieve U.S. Policy Goals
Testimony before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs
by Douglas Farah

Published on July 31st, 2008
There is growing recognition that there is no purely military solution in the fight against terrorism, whether the use of this tactic is driven by religion (radical Islamism), ideology and nationalism (Tamil Tigers), control of natural resources or “honey pots” (multipronged wars in the Democratic Republic of Congo, recent wars in Sierra Leone and Liberia) or a mixture of these elements (The FARC in Colombia, Taliban in Afghanistan, Hezbollah in Lebanon and the janjaweed in Sudan). Our approach to combating terrorism, and the aid we give, is often limited by our confinement to dealing with individual states as entirely separate entities. But this is an increasingly more
Nuclear Proliferation: The Next Wave
by Arthur Waldron, Ph.D

Published on August 17th, 2008
On May 11, 1998 India tested a thermonuclear bomb. A short while later I found myself in India discussing this and other events with the then Minister of Defense George Fernandes. The talking point from Washington was that India had done this to warn Pakistan. Fernandes was careful to refute this specifically telling me that the bomb was intended to deter China and that suitable delivery systems would follow. To drive the point home he stated that the Prime Minister had specifically authorized him to state that the Chinese threat and not Pakistan was driving the Indian nuclear and defense program, then just entering its current phase of impressive more
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