Cozying Up to Kazakhstan?

The EU needs to do more to make Astana earn its keep in the area of political and media freedoms before showing Nazarbayev the money.

David Cameron Visit Underscores Need for Reform in Kazakhstan

The Kazakh government sees its future in the West. Political reform in Kazakhstan is necessary not only for its own sake, but also for Astana to take full advantage of expanding economic opportunities.

Missed Opportunities in Azerbaijan

This is an opportunity to end the blather that comes of a process in which Russia backs its Armenian client, France yields to its Armenian diaspora, and the United States arranges the conference chairs during shuttle diplomacy that accomplishes nothing.