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Is There Still a Ukraine?

The Ukraine that existed from 1991 through early 2014 is an historic memory as two rump states engage in a fight the end of which everyone already knows.

Oil’s Collapse Continues; Central Asia Quails

Iran, Russia, and the oil-producing -stans are in for pain but good; and that pain will translate into both more regional instability and less power projection.

Europe Finds Time to Hector Azerbaijan for Having Tax Laws

Baku is the one island of stability on which Europe can count — yet even this is in danger if Europe cannot keep its attention focused on real concerns.

A Flawed Report on Azerbaijan Nevertheless Tells Important Truths

The resolution of the ongoing Armenian war crime in Nagorno-Karabakh and its surrounding territories remains Azerbaijan’s most obvious need.

Is There Still a Ukraine?

The Ukraine that existed from 1991 through early 2014 is an historic memory as two rump states engage in a fight the end of which everyone already knows.

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Europe Finds Time to Hector Azerbaijan for Having Tax Laws

Baku is the one island of stability on which Europe can count — yet even this is in danger if Europe cannot keep its attention focused on real concerns.

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Using Music to Forge a Common Future in Romania

The story of the last few years in the former Communist bloc has been at times grim; we should savor these moments of childhood innocence and promise.

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