Turkey’s Ambitious Plans for Africa

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For years, Turkey has pursued an ambitious agenda, expanding its influence in countries and regions formerly under Ottoman control. It may not be able...

Has Uzbekistan’s Time Finally Come?

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In our 2019 Annual Forecast, we said we expected Uzbekistan to challenge Kazakhstan as the dominant power in Central Asia. The COVID-19 pandemic delayed...

For Iran, Nuclear Weapons Can Wait

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The last two years have been the toughest for Iran since its 1979 revolution. Most Iranians have been negatively affected by Western sanctions as...

The Coup in Myanmar: Why Now?

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For Myanmar, a country where the military brass has called the shots for most of its modern history, this week's putsch shouldn’t have come...

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