Kazakhstan’s Corruption Crackdown

Nov. 25, 2015 Corruption, particularly in the armed forces, has become a major issue in Kazakhstan and the government is now cracking down.

A New Crisis in Ukraine?

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Nov. 26, 2015 Ukraine has engaged in a series of retaliatory gestures with Russia that may signal a coming crisis.

Ukraine-Russia Tensions Rise

Nov. 25, 2015 The governments in Kiev and Moscow have been increasingly hostile since damage to electricity generators caused by unidentified individuals in southern Ukraine led to power outages in Crimea.

The Strategy Behind a Downed Russian Plane

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Nov. 25, 2015 Many are wondering what compelled the Turks to shoot down a Russian warplane they say entered Turkish air space.

Russia Responds to Turkey

Nov. 25, 2015 After the downing of a Russian warplane by Turkish forces, Russia has said it will start deploying air-defense systems in the area and is continuing to support Assad’s offensive on the Syria-Turkey border.

Argentina Moves to the Right Following Election

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Nov. 24, 2015 The election of center-right candidate Mauricio Macri has provoked a sense of optimism about the country’s future.

Turkey Downs Russian Warplane

Nov. 24, 2015 The Turkish military says it shot down a warplane on Tuesday, which reports claim was a Russian Su-24 fighter jet.

US-Russia Negotiations Worry Ukraine

Nov. 24, 2015 Ukraine wants to build a wedge between Washington and the Kremlin, as the two countries edge closer in their fight against the Islamic State in Syria.

Armies, War and Islamic State

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Nov. 23, 2015 The future of the Middle East will be determined by whether the Islamic State’s military force is more capable fundamentally than the Arab military forces we have seen in the past.

The Arab Spring and Other Fables

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Nov. 20, 2015 Far from creating democracies in the Arab world, the Arab Spring ended up being a catalyst for civil wars in Syria and Libya.

Paris, Sharm el-Sheikh and the Resurrection of Old Europe

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Nov. 25, 2015 Europe is considering its options following the Islamic State’s attacks on French and Russian targets.

Aftershocks and Morality Questions Following Paris Attacks

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Nov. 18, 2015 Governments and individuals now have to face the difficult question of how to prevent future attacks from happening.