August 2019


The Nuclear Train

Remember decoupling? It was a common phrase during the Cold War (or should I say first Cold War?). The railway metaphor was used to describe…


China, Hong Kong and Confucius

We are all the prisoners of history. Our present and much of our future is determined by the sum of our past experiences, both individually…


Kashmiri Powder Keg

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi should consider the age-old truism “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Actually, to say that Kashmir isn’t broke would…


Kurdistan’s Fragile Growth

The Kurdistan Region in Iraq inevitably faces problems arising fromits geography and related political pathologies because it nestlesbetween Turkey, Iran, Arab Iraq, and Syria. Kurds…