Peace talks represent a significant achievement. Nevertheless, there are a number of political roadblocks to overcome—as well as fresh opportunities for Afghans and external actors.
Is NATO accentuating its own internal cleavages by continuing to supply Turkey with weapons?
Malaysia’s note verbale on the South China Sea remains bland and watered down due to domestic issues. But the new Malaysian government has no choice but to embark into tumultuous diplomatic waters.
Bolstered by common interests and security threats, Baku and Ankara are moving ever closer together.
Recent events seem to suggest that Bangladesh is moving closer to China and Pakistan, potentially furthering the geopolitical encirclement of India.
Thanks to a broad anti-government pro-democracy youth movement, risky calls to reform the Thai monarchy are breaking new ground.
The Pakistani military’s creeping influence over the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) could be a case of history repeating.
In tilting too far in favor of Armenia, Russia risks losing its longstanding influence over Azerbaijan.
With a national election fast approaching, barriers to peace remain in Myanmar’s ethnic borderlands.
Are events in Thailand just a little bit of history repeating or do they portend major change?