Sunday, 16 February 2014 00:00

Moderate Islam? Look to Central Asia

For more than a decade, the United States has been reaching out to the Muslim world, courting Islamic moderates even as it wages war with religious extremists.

Thursday, 20 March 2014 00:00

Crimea and the Lessons of Frozen Conflicts

477655629Vladimir Putin’s manipulations in Ukraine show us that the West needs to pay more attention to frozen conflicts among Russia’s neighbors. 

Sunday, 06 April 2014 00:00

Checking Putin's Eurasian Ambitions

Article 1Georgia and Azerbaijan can deny Moscow access to the Caspian Sea and Central Asia. But they need U.S. support.

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Stepping up America’s direct role in advancing a resolution to the simmering conflict in the Nagorno-Karabakh region between Armenia and Azerbaijan is an essential step to serve not only American interests, but to put Vladimir Putin on the defensive. 

flag of turkeyTurkey might seem like a confident rising power, but its
leaders fear being abandoned by the West as much as ever.