Anyone But Yulia

For many reasons, Yulia Tymoshenko must not be Ukraine’s next president.

Azerbaijan, Natural Gas, and the Reluctance of Europe: Two Cure the Third

The last year has shown that Putin perceives that his strengths are paired with Western weaknesses; if the West is to seriously contest with him, it must become serious.

Europe Misses Russia’s New Empire Amidst Sanction Self-Congratulations

Putin only cares about controlling vassal states from a large enough territory and population to maintain that control, as every Russian Empire has ever done.

Azerbaijan and Other Gazprom Alternatives Must Come Online

Gazprom fuels Russian military and political power; broken of that, Russia will be merely Venezuela with less political stability.

How Many Divisions Has The West?

It is now reasonably safe to say that Vladimir Putin believes he is the Emperor of Eastern Europe. It is also safe to say he’s right.

Uzbekistan Proudly Stands for the Principle That Its Corrupt Despot Should Remain Its Despot

Russia’s actions of the last week have reminded the region once again that although the giant slumbers often, when it wakes, bad things happen to the good and the bad alike.