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  • What Happened to the Afghan Air Force?

    As the Taliban rolled into Kabul on 15 August 2021 on motorcycles and in stolen Humvees, they clearly did not fear the one thing that had kept them at bay for years: air strikes. US forces had withdrawn; even “over-¬the-¬horizon” US air support had ceased—and the Afghan Air

  • Indo-Pacific Perspectives (December 2021)

    In this Indo-Pacific Perspectives roundtable, five expert contributors from across the region analyze an overlooked dimension of this larger puzzle: the place of the Persian Gulf in the emerging Indo-Pacific order. This is an unconventional way to think about the Indo-Pacific as a contested

  • Introduction: The Persian Gulf and the Indo-Pacific

    In this Indo-Pacific Perspectives roundtable, five expert contributors from across the region analyze an overlooked dimension of this larger puzzle: the place of the Persian Gulf in the emerging Indo-Pacific order. This is an unconventional way to think about the Indo-Pacific as a contested concept,

  • ASEAN Outlook on the Indo-Pacific and Persian Gulf Stability

    The states of Southeast Asia, South Asia, and the Persian Gulf regions deal with similar challenges in three areas: the struggle for natural resources, particularly at sea; the necessity of freedom of navigation for economic growth, transportation, and trade; and the geopolitical complications

  • The United Arab Emirates and the Indo-Pacific Conundrum

    The UAE may so far feel confident about its hedging strategy toward the Indo-Pacific (especially in terms of preserving strategic autonomy) but, in the final reckoning, the national security and overall stability of the country remains deeply reliant on the Western military presence. As there is no

  • The Gulf: Dragon on the Prowl

    The geopolitical sands are shifting in the Persian Gulf. Several regional and extraregional great powers—often with conflicting agendas and rival alignments—jostle for influence.  Over the past decade, China has significantly expanded its presence in the Middle East and North Africa

  • Iran and India: Has a Traditional Partnership Been Compromised?

    India prides itself on being the world’s largest democracy. At the same time, however, it has never pivoted away from the principle of nonalignment set out in its foreign policy by the nation’s first premier, Jawaharlal Nehru. This means that in addition to maintaining cordial and steady

  • The Collapse of the Afghan Government: Implications for the Indo-Pacific

    The political future of Afghanistan will be important not only regarding the lives of its inhabitants but also as a test of the universal values contained within the supposedly “rules-based” regional order. The Taliban’s disregard for basic human rights cannot be tolerated within

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