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What Afghanistan's Relatively Peaceful Election Tells Us About the Taliban

Apr 11, 2014
After weeks of relentless attacks by the Taliban many feared that the Afghan election would be a very bloody one. Yet, the 7 million people who turned out to vote largely escaped harm. Here's the likely explanation.
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Choke Point: India

Apr 10, 2014
What happens when the world’s second most populous nation reaches an energy, food, and water choke point? Asia Program Associate Michael Kugelman discusses India's looming resource shortages.

Stephen Tankel Discusses the Indian Mujahideen

Apr 07, 2014
South Asia security specialist Stephen Tankel spoke with the Asia Program about his report, Jihadist Violence: The Indian Threat, the Indian Mujahideen, and their ties to other organizations.

4 Reasons Elections Won't Fix Afghanistan

Apr 03, 2014
No matter how free, fair, credible, and legitimate the election ultimately is (or is not), Afghanistan has a long way to go before it becomes a more stable state. Here are four reasons why.

Four Pakistani Conspiracy Theories That Are Less Fictitious Than You'd Think

Mar 26, 2014
There’s another reason for the popularity of Pakistani conspiracy theories: many contain kernels of truth, writes Michael Kugelman.

MH370: Chinese Participation in Search Is Propaganda Coup for Xi Jinping

Mar 26, 2014
China's assistance in the recovery of debris from Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 is another propaganda coup for the Chinese polar programme, as well as a subtle reminder of China's will to demonstrate its growing international role and presence, writes Fellow Anne-Marie Brady.

When the Afghan and Pakistani Taliban Unite

Mar 26, 2014
"Come next year, the Afghan and Pakistani Taliban could formally join forces-a jihadist juggernaut with alarming implications for regional stability," writes Michael Kugelman.

Asia Program to work with Waseda University

Mar 24, 2014
The Asia Program and Tokyo's Waseda University recently signed a memorandum of understanding to boost research efforts and personnel exchanges.

Japan: Where Leaning In Isn’t Enough

Mar 20, 2014
Japan has to bring about a change in the national psyche about women and work, argues Shihoko Goto.

Chinese Foreign Policy: A New Era Dawns

Mar 18, 2014
As its economic clout grows, Beijing is forging its own path in international relations, scholar Anne-Marie Brady writes for The Diplomat.

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