The Death of CENTO’s Ghost: How the US Lost the Four Great Powers of Southwest Asia
Opinion

The Death of CENTO’s Ghost: How the US Lost the Four Great Powers of Southwest Asia

CENTO – the Central Treaty Organization launched by President Dwight D. Eisenhower and his Secretary of State John Foster Dulles in 1958 is totally forgotten now. Even most regional experts on the Middle East and South Asia remember nothing about it. But it had a surprisingly long afterlife of 60 years, and its final, complete…

Has a Multipolar CENTO Sprung Up in the South Eurasian Rimland?
Opinion

Has a Multipolar CENTO Sprung Up in the South Eurasian Rimland?

The past couple of years have been marked by dramatic geopolitical changes triggered by the onset of the New Cold War, and while events such as the spree of urban terrorism popularly known as “EuroMaidan” and Russia’s anti-terrorist intervention in Syria are well known, there are other major shifts which have yet to generate considerable…