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The Caucasus
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Time for Sanctions on Baku

As the West has turned its attention to the Islamic State and the Ukraine crisis, the government of President Ilham Aliyev has expanded its crackdown on dissenting voices in Azerbaijan with harassment, threats, beatings, and arrests. Even American citizens and international NGOs have bet caught up in the widening net of repression. These actions demand a response.

Changing Strategic Interests in the South Caucasus

Weakened by ethnic conflict and poor governance, the South Caucasus countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia) are losing international significance. Moreover, the West is preoccupied elsewhere with economic challenges and crises in the Middle and Far East. To sustain the Western support the three countries expect and need, they must implement reforms and lessen regional tensions.Two decades ago, war between […]

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India-Pakistan

The Indus Waters Treaty has been a cornerstone of the India–Pakistan relationship since it was signed in 1960.

Refreshing

Our discourse would be better-served if people on both sides of the political divide were more charitable in interpreting each others’ expression.

Not Down With TPP

As America gets nervous about trade, Asian leaders start to feel pushback at home.

Gaming the System

EU car tests have been “inadequate” for decades.

Pension Crisis

Wonks and policymakers need to be thinking harder about how to right this sinking ship beyond perpetually raising taxes to plug the leaks.

Pipeline Politics

Natural gas production is rising quickly in the northeast, but pipeline bottlenecks are holding the boom back.

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