Nukes and North Korea: A New Direction?
Opinion

Nukes and North Korea: A New Direction?

North Korea’s acquisition of nuclear weapons has changed the nuclear balance in Northeast Asia. But it hasn’t altered the way politicians and diplomats approach the question of arms control and disarmament in the region. The debate among influencers continues to revolve around two versions of “more of the same.” Containment advocates argue that North Korea…

Mongolia’s “Third Neighbor” Is Trying to Push both China and Russia Out
Opinion

Mongolia’s “Third Neighbor” Is Trying to Push both China and Russia Out

Most westerners would typically have a hard time finding Mongolia on the map. Nevertheless, it’s a rather unique state that serves as home for well over 3 million people. It turns out that it has an incredibly rich history as well, that is closely tied to the two of its closest neighbors – Russia and China….

The Chinese-Iran Rail Corridor Must Include Uzbekistan to be Successful
Opinion

The Chinese-Iran Rail Corridor Must Include Uzbekistan to be Successful

According to Xinhua, China’s Inner Mongolia region will be connected to the Islamic Republic by utilizing preexisting rail routes through Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan, a concept that was proven before with test runs but will now officially enter into service. It would be a stretch to describe this as a “game-changing” connectivity corridor when it’s only…