Net Assessment The Raucous Caucasus
The United States must restore its leverage and credibility in the restive region caught between Russia, Turkey, and Iran.
The Role of Ideology Terror in Stockholm
Last week’s terror attack in Sweden should raise important questions about how the West defines its enemies.
Georgia's New Crisis Is Georgia Slipping Away?
The sacking of Georgia’s pro-West Defense Minister and the resignation of its Foreign Minister has thrown the government into disarray and called into question the country’s Euro-Atlantic orientation.
Elections in Turkey Foreign Policy Reset Unlikely Under President Erdogan
Turkey’s ambitious foreign policy has turned into a train wreck. Rather than dominating the Middle East, as its leaders had hoped, Turkey is more isolated and carries less regional influence than in a long time. Here is why a President Erdogan will be unlikely to reboot Turkish foreign policy, and why he may be forced to continue to look inward.
After MH17 No More Frozen Conflicts
In the wake of the Malaysia Air shoot down, Many Western leaders are calling for a ceasefire and a political solution to the conflict in Ukraine. They’re making a big mistake—one that could end up creating yet another “frozen conflict” along Russia’s periphery. The West should instead be helping the leadership in Kiev restore full sovereignty over Ukraine’s territory.
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