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Great Game

Taking Aim at Russia's 'Underbelly'

Jonathan Marshall | Posted 03.10.2016 | World
Jonathan Marshall

Two hundred years after the "Great Game" for domination of Central Asia began with the Russo-Persian Treaty of 1813, Washington is maneuvering to incr...

Afghanistan: A Pawn in a New Great Game? Russia's Ambitions in Central Asia

Abdullah Sharif | Posted 02.17.2017 | World
Abdullah Sharif

The "Great Game" refers to a period when the British Empire and Czarist Russia competed politically and economically for influence in central and south central Asia.

The Arctic: 'The Wild Places Are Where We Began'

Aiko Stevenson | Posted 09.02.2012 | Green
Aiko Stevenson

In the words of Thomas Jefferson: "Every generation needs a new revolution." With five years left on the clock, saving planet earth must be ours.

From Totalitarianism to Turbines: The Unending Struggle for Power in Central Asia

Derek Henry Flood | Posted 06.29.2011 | World
Derek Henry Flood

The deadly June crisis in southern Kyrgyzstan highlights the extreme fragility in Central Asia's inherently flawed post-independence nation-state structures. However, the five republics are being simultaneously courted by the U.S. military.

'Obama Does Globalistan'

Russ Wellen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Russ Wellen

Obama "inherits" a Globalistan where teeming masses have discovered, to their grief, that markets do not suppress poverty, unemployment and exploitation.

Will Barack Obama Think Twice about Afghanistan?

Stephen C. Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Stephen C. Rose

If Michael Gordon's New York Times report is indicative, the window for a real debate leading to alternatives to an extended military event in Afghanistan (and Pakistan) is only open a crack.

The War in Afghanistan Is A No-Win Situation

Stephen C. Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen C. Rose

The situation in Afghanistan weighs more and more heavily on us. I took it up in a Huffington Post piece a while back titled Could Barack Obama Suffer...

Could Barack Obama Suffer The Fate of LBJ?

Stephen C. Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen C. Rose

By Stephen C. Rose Oddly, no one has thought to compare the situations of Barack Obama and LBJ, but there are similarities. And, happily, redemptive ...