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      Azerbaijan, Natural Gas, and the Reluctance of Europe: Two Cure the Third
      Jul24

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

      Politico carried a piece on the Southern Gas Corridor pipeline from Azerbaijan into Europe (and bypassing Ukraine and Russia) this week, as a new diplomatic reality dawns in Eastern Europe. The story hits on the importance of Azerbaijan as natural gas supplier to Europe, especially in light of the evolving geopolitics of the former Soviet Union...

      Tymoshenko Grandstands As Ukraine Hangs By A Thread
      Jul24

      Tymoshenko Grandstands As Ukraine Hangs By A Thread

      Crimea, annexed by Russia. Donetsk and other eastern cities falling to pro-Russian mobs, undoubtedly at least funded by Moscow. Russian troops massing on Ukraine’s borders. The West — Washington and Brussels — paralyzed, with the grand military of the alliance weakened by budget cuts and poor leadership. If Ukraine does not...

      Azerbaijan, the Council of Europe, and Nagorno-Karabakh: A Reckoning
      Jul09

      Azerbaijan, the Council of Europe, and Nagorno-Karabakh: A Reckoning

      The failure of the world to follow through on its resolutions is endangering the authority of the bodies charged with keeping the peace. If the world will not stand by its words in the face of aggression and occupation, then combatant nations will rightly conclude that the only way to resolve their conflicts is through war — economic,...

      Azerbaijan Looks to Thaw Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict Through Targeted Diplomacy
      Jul09

      Azerbaijan Looks to Thaw Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict Through Targeted Diplomacy

      Azerbaijan is taking its turn as the Chair of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, and is attempting to put its own stamp on the body’s policy and pronouncements. The foremost issue for Azerbaijan is Armenia’s continued occupation of Nagorno-Karabakh and surrounding Azerbaijani provinces, which has led to an armed line...

      The Dawn Still Hasn’t Broken for Eastern Europe
      Jul09

      The Dawn Still Hasn’t Broken for Eastern Europe

      As Russian tanks and materiel pour into Ukraine, and the West congratulates itself on its failures to respond, the former subjects of the various Russian empires have come to realize that they are once again playing a game of decades against a determined hegemon. It is therefore entirely on their own shoulders to determine their future —...

      Azerbaijan, Armenia, Nagorno-Karabakh, and the New Security Paradigm
      Jul09

      Azerbaijan, Armenia, Nagorno-Karabakh, and the New Security Paradigm

      Armenia is in an increasingly difficult situation of its own making, one made worse by recent events. If not properly managed, an increasingly dangerous world will become much hotter very soon. Since it illegally occupied the Nagorno-Karabakh region and surrounding Azerbaijani provinces two decades ago, Yerevan and its puppet state in the...

      What Next for Ukraine and the Eastern Partnership?
      Jul09

      What Next for Ukraine and the Eastern Partnership?

      Ukraine remains a sovereign country. It has not yet been chopped into statelets, its ‘oblasts at undeclared war with each other, as rump statelets align with West and East and studiously indifferent and unbelievable neutrality. Ukraine remains a sovereign country. Its capital is in Kyiv, its armed forces have retaken or are retaking land...

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