Joint Center Publications

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.

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, 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.

Sunday, 09 February 2014 15:41

Erdogan Loses It

Erdogan Loses It

How the Islamists Forfeited Turkey


The Turkish state changed hands a decade ago, when Islamic conservatives (supported by the liberals) prevailed in elections against the country’s old guard, the rightist nationalists known as Kemalists. It may be about to do so again. The conservative alliance of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s Justice and Development Party (AKP) and the movement of Fethullah Gülen, a Muslim cleric who leads his congregation from self-imposed exile in the United States, has imploded. As it does, the military is gearing up to insert itself into politics once more. 

Conflict, Crime, and the State in Postcommunist Eurasia explores the relationship between ideologically motivated insurgents, profit-motivated crime, and state institutions in eight conflict zones.

Monday, 16 December 2013 00:00

Getting Georgia Right

Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, Georgia has stood out as one of the most embattled but also perhaps the most pro-Western country in Europe's eastern borderlands.

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