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US Secretary of State Has Reporter Thrown Out of Love Session for Islam Karimov

The entire affair was a muted blessing of this group of psychopaths, tyrants, and incompetents, a mark of respect not one of those Hell-holes deserves.

Ukraine Takes a Breath As Putin Briefly Looks to Syria

Ukraine should be working on getting a functioning military in place; obtaining cutting-edge weaponry from the United States, Europe, or Israel; and at any rate, preparing for a nastier war once Putin returns.

Latvia Curiously Unmoved by Suggestion That Fences Don’t Work

The migrants Latvia wants to stop are Russian migrants, with or without main battle tanks and artillery.

Elections in Azerbaijan: Avoid the “Double Standard”

There are reasonable doubts and facts proving that some international spheres are trying to discredit the next free and democratic elections in Azerbaijan, even before they take place.

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.

Reflections on Lost Chances: Ukraine and the CIS

Ukraine could have been a symbol of the West’s determination and ability to make its vision of the world a reality. Ukraine today is a symbol of Western impotence and indifference. And the former Soviet Union is watching.

Whither the West: Is Russia the Force That Broke the West?

We asked our scholars to weigh in on the changed situation in Ukraine, and the more geographically Western former Soviet Republics, over the last year and more.

European MPs Protest Jailing of Two Men by Armenia’s Puppet Nagorno-Karabakh Regime

Slowly but surely, a time of reckoning is approaching. The small crimes highlight the larger one of the occupation; and, very soon, the excuses will run out, leaving Armenia’s wrongs recognized by the world.

These Guns Have Never Been Silent

Winter is coming, and the gas likely will not. Women and children will die of cold when not burned alive. And they will say Ukraine is not at war.