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Brief: The Beginning of the End of the U.S.-Korean Alliance?

Background: A variety of issues cast doubt on the future of the U.S.-South Korea alliance. Among them are North Korea’s nuclear program; Washington’s insistence...

Brief: India Strengthens Its Grip in Peripheral Regions

Background: One of India’s strategic challenges is that it governs a large area with extremely diverse inhabitants. The current government has tried to meet...

Brief: The US Tries and Fails to Bring Peace to Nagorno-Karabakh

Background: The fighting over Nagorno-Karabakh, an enclave in Azerbaijan controlled by the local ethnic Armenian population, has continued despite several cease-fire attempts brokered by...

Brief: After the Ultimatum in Belarus

Background: Belarus remains unstable. Neither President Alexander Lukashenko nor the political opposition has much of an advantage. An ultimatum set by Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, the...

Brief: Russia and Ukraine Sit Down to Discuss Trade

Background: The Kremlin has in recent years used all the tools at its disposal to regain lost influence over the post-Soviet republics. In Ukraine,...

Brief: The US Eyes a Settlement Over Nagorno-Karabakh

Background: Russia and Turkey support opposing sides in the conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh, a predominantly Armenian enclave inside Azerbaijan where fighting flared last month. Moscow...

Brief: India Breathes New Life Into ‘the Quad’ Alliance

Editor’s Note: The following is a new content type we are calling Briefs. They are real-time updates on the world’s most pressing geopolitical events,...

Brief: The Truth About Saudi Normalizing Ties With Israel

Editor’s Note: The following is a new content type we are calling Briefs. They are real-time updates on the world’s most pressing geopolitical events,...

Brief: Germany Prepares for a Wave of Insolvencies

Editor’s Note: The following is a new content type we are calling Briefs. They are real-time updates on the world’s most pressing geopolitical events, broken...

Brief: A New U.S. Base in Syria

Editor’s Note: The following is a new content type we are calling Briefs. They are real-time updates on the world’s most pressing geopolitical events,...

Brief: The Kremlin Keeps an Eye on the North Caucasus

Editor’s Note: The following is the first of a new content type we are calling Briefs. They are real-time updates on the world’s most...

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