30 Oct 2014
China and Global Crises: The "Culture of Reluctance"
Author: François Godement
European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) /
This paper looks at Beijing's position toward the crises in Afghanistan, Iraq, Mali, Pakistan and Ukraine to determine whether China will take greater responsibility for dealing with international crises.
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29 Oct 2014
The United States and the Coalition versus the Islamic State
Author: Udi Dekel
Institute for National Security Studies (INSS)
This commentary examines the fight against the terrorist organization Islamic State (IS) in Syria and Iraq by the US and international coalition.
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29 Oct 2014
Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, Vol 16, No 20
Author: S Frederick Starr, Johanna Popjanevski, Carolin Funke, Micha’el Tanchum, Valeriy Dzutsev, Mina Muradova, Oleg Salimov, Eka Janashia, Arslan Sabyrbekov
Central Asia-Caucasus Institute and Silk Road Studies Program (CACI-SRSP)
This issue of the Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst includes articles on 1) Kazakhstan’s foreign policy; 2) Georgia’s relations with Russia and Tbilisi's reconciliation efforts with its breakaway region of Abkhazia; 3) the threat posed by the Islamic Mov...
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28 Oct 2014
Resetting Pakistan’s Relations with Afghanistan
Author: International Crisis Group
International Crisis Group (ICG)
This paper discusses 1) Islamabad's foreign policy towards Afghanistan and the implications this policy has on Pakistan's domestic politics; 2) the opportunities and constraints posed by the expanding economic ties between Pakistan and Afghanistan; a...
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