Writings by Topic: Central Asia

Articles by MEF Staff and Fellows
Title Publication Date
As Trump Gives Up on 'Endless Wars,' Russia, China, and Iran Move In The Daily BeastFebruary 17, 2020
A Swiss-Cheese State For Palestinians Won't Work Bloomberg OpinionFebruary 3, 2020
Globetrotting Taliban Go to Iran to Get U.S. to Leave Afghanistan The Jerusalem PostNovember 27, 2019
War Isn't Over Just Because You Want It To Be Over The Daily WireSeptember 11, 2019
Why Is America Addicted to 'Deals'? The Jerusalem PostSeptember 9, 2019
Getting Smuggled from Afghanistan to Texas Is Easier than You Think The Center for Immigration StudiesAugust 6, 2019
Two Central Asia Summits Challenge the United States The Jerusalem PostJune 15, 2019
Massoud Day, September 9 The Gatestone InstituteSeptember 6, 2016
Research on the Islamic State, Syria, and Iraq August 1–August 31, 2016
South Korea Confronts Islamist Terror The Daily CallerAugust 4, 2016
Negotiating with the Taliban, Again The Washington ExaminerJune 14, 2016
In Afghanistan, the New Year Begins with an Ignominious End The Toronto SunDecember 31, 2014
Is Turkey Leaving the West? The Washington TimesFebruary 6, 2013
'Insider Killings' in Afghanistan FrontPageMagazine.comAugust 24, 2012
Can Afghanistan Be Rescued? Middle East QuarterlySpring 2012
Rethinking U.S. Strategy in Afghanistan Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2012
India's Changing Role Middle East QuarterlySpring 2011
Reforming the Village War Middle East QuarterlySpring 2011
Mission Creep and Its Discontents Middle East QuarterlySpring 2011
What Waziristan Means for Afghanistan Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2011
Not Nearly Enough On Afghanistan Forbes.comDecember 1, 2009
Nagorno-Karabakh in Limbo Middle East QuarterlyFall 2009
The Rise of the Chechen Emirate? Middle East QuarterlySummer 2008
Israel and Azerbaijan's Furtive Embrace Middle East QuarterlySummer 2006
Replace Turkey as a Strategic Partner? Middle East QuarterlySpring 2006
How Afghan Captivity Shaped My Feminism Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2006
Revisiting the Armenian Genocide Middle East QuarterlyFall 2005
Providing Arms Middle East QuarterlySpring 2005
The Camera and the Burqa Middle East QuarterlySpring 2002
The Taliban's International Ambitions Middle East QuarterlySummer 2001
It's Official: Taliban Pose a Danger to the United States Middle East QuarterlySeptember 1999
Russia's Back in Central Asia Middle East QuarterlyJune 1995
Policy Brief: Getting it Wrong in the Caucasus Middle East QuarterlyDecember 1994
Zhirinovsky vs. the Turks Middle East QuarterlyJune 1994
MEF in the Media
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Daniel Pipes on the ISIS Threat to Central Asia Eurasia ExpertJuly 24, 2017
Audio, Video and Transcripts
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The War in Afghanistan MEF WireSeptember 29, 2009
Book Title Publication Date
Derailing Democracy in Afghanistan: Elections in an Unstable Political Landscape
by Noah Coburn and Anna Larson
Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2015
A Vulcan's Tale: How the Bush Administration Mismanaged the Reconstruction of Afghanistan
by Dov S. Zakheim
Middle East QuarterlySpring 2012
My Life with the Taliban
by Abdul Salam Zaeef
Middle East QuarterlySummer 2011
Decoding the New Taliban: Insights from the Afghan Field Middle East QuarterlyFall 2010
Operation Snake Bite: The Explosive True Story of an Afghan Desert Siege
by Stephen Grey
Middle East QuarterlySummer 2010
Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace ... One School at a Time
by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin
Middle East QuarterlySummer 2009
Russia's Islamic Threat
by Gordon M. Hahn
Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2008
For Prophet and Tsar: Islam and Empire in Russia and Central Asia
by Robert D. Crews
Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2008
The Man Who Would Be King: The First American in Afghanistan
by Ben MacIntyre
Middle East QuarterlyFall 2006
Land Beyond the River: The Untold Story of Central Asia
by Monica Whitlock
Middle East QuarterlySpring 2006
The New Geopolitics of Eurasia and Turkey's Position
by Bülent Aras
Middle East QuarterlySpring 2004
Afghanistan: Mullah, Marx, and Mujahid
by Ralph H. Magnus and Eden Naby
Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2003
The Rise of the Taliban in Afghanistan: Mass Mobilization, Civil War, and the Future of the Region
by Neamatollah Nojumi
Middle East QuarterlySummer 2002
Reaping the Whirlwind: The Taliban Movement in Afghanistan
by Michael Griffin
Middle East QuarterlySpring 2002
Central Asia: Prize or Quicksand?
by Kenneth Weisbrode
Middle East QuarterlySpring 2002
Turkey's Relations with the West and the Turkic Republics: The Rise and Fall of the "Turkish Model"
by Idris Bal
Middle East QuarterlySummer 2001
Taliban: Militant Islam, Oil and Fundamentalism in Central Asia
by Ahmed Rashid
Middle East QuarterlyFall 2000
Energy Superbowl: Strategic Politics and the Persian Gulf and Caspian Basin
by Geoffrey Kemp
Middle East QuarterlyMarch 1998
Russia and Azerbaijan: A Borderland in Transition
by Tadeusz Swietochowski
Middle East QuarterlyDecember 1995
Afghanistan: The Soviet Invasion and the Afghan Response, 1979-1982
by M. Hassan Kakar
Middle East QuarterlyDecember 1995
Pride of Small Nations: The Caucasus and Post-Soviet Disorder
by Suzanne Goldenberg
Middle East QuarterlyMarch 1995
The North Caucasus Barrier: The Russian Advance towards the Muslim World Middle East QuarterlyJune 1994