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The Azerbaijan Question Re-emerges

Dec. 24, 2015 Relations between Azerbaijan and the U.S. have recently deteriorated, which could have an impact on American interests in the Middle East and Russia.

Destabilization in Central Asia

Dec. 23, 2015 Central Asian governments have been turning their attention to potential security threats and economic problems that could destabilize the region.

The Battle for Ramadi

Dec. 23, 2015 The reality is that the Islamic State is retreating from a non-crucial town not integral to its current battle plans.

Britain, Borders and the EU Gridlock

Dec. 21, 2015 Europe’s political masters are simply putting off facing extremely significant decisions they know they must make.

EU Extends Russia Sanctions

Dec. 21, 2015 A six-month extension was applied to sanctions on Russia by the European Union, indicating members of the EU have mixed priorities when it comes to the Russia-Ukraine issue.

Tajikistan, Russia and Fears of Unrest

Dec. 18, 2015 The decline of the Russian economy and weakening of the ruble have had significant impacts on Tajikistan and the governments in both countries are concerned about a possible increase in instability as a result.

Signs of Political Instability in South Korea

Dec. 18, 2015 In addition to the precipitous decline in South Korean exports that indicate economic trouble for Seoul, there are worrying signs of political instability and stalemate in the country.

Washington’s Role in Turkey-Iraq Dispute

Dec. 17, 2015 After Turkey deployed unauthorized troops to a training camp in Iraq, the U.S. has been trying to calm tensions between two countries.

A Budget Cut in Abkhazia and Russia’s Strategic Problem

Dec. 17, 2015 Sometimes a tiny bit of information on a budget cut in a place like Abkhazia reveals a great deal about the global balance of power.

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