Why Tehran Is Talking about a Post-West World Order

by Deepika Saraswat The Iranian leadership has traditionally fended off popular anger against the country’s economic situation by pushing for self-reliance in both the economic and security domains. In 2012, at the height of crippling sanctions over Iran’s controversial nuclear… Continue Reading  

Black Swans Haunt Eurasia’s Great Game

by James M. Dorsey The battle lines in the twenty-first century’s Great Game aimed at shaping the creation of a new Eurasia-centered world, built on the likely fusion of Europe and Asia into what former Portuguese Europe minister Bruno Macaes… Continue Reading  

The United States and China: Game of Superpowers

by Chas W. Freeman, Jr. Fifty years ago, in 1968, Richard Milhous Nixon made his second run at the presidency.  No one would dispute that he was a greater statesman than political personality.  But, he won.  He entered office with… Continue Reading  

Azerbaijan Threatens to Cut Off Military Cooperation With US, NATO

by Joshua Kucera Azerbaijan has threatened to cut off its military cooperation with the West in response to escalating pressure on Baku for its human rights violations. But that threat may ring hollow in light of Azerbaijan’s declining importance for… Continue Reading  

New Embassy Is Sign of Strengthening Chinese-Armenian Ties

by Oksana Musaelyan China is building a new embassy in Yerevan that, once completed, will be Beijing’s second biggest in the former Soviet Union. The project is a sign of China’s growing economic and diplomatic roles in Armenia. The groundbreaking ceremony… Continue Reading