OPINION-Kazakhstan’s System Malfunctions-FPRI.ORG
While Kazakhstan’s future remains unclear, it is important to already consider what further fallout these events and the resulting uncertainty may bring for policymakers and businesses near and far.
Jan 17, 2022
OPINION-Infrastructure in Russia’s Arctic: Environmental Impact and Considerations-KENNAN INSTITUTE
In 2007, Russia signalled its commitment to pursue territorial claims in the Arctic by planting a titanium Russian flag on the polar seabed. Now, Russia is moving well past symbolism and has developed concrete plans and goals for its entire Arctic region.
Dec 17, 2021
OPINION-Russian threat should revive Ukraine’s stalled domestic reform efforts-ATLANTIC COUNCIL
Faced with a new campaign of Kremlin intimidation and sabre-rattling, it is essential that Ukraine gets the full support of the Euro-Atlantic Community in defending its independence.
Dec 10, 2021
OPINION-Belarus is risking crisis on the Polish border-FOREIGNPOLICY
Ever since Belarusian dictator Alexander Lukashenko launched a brutal crackdown to retain power last August, Minsk has been increasingly isolated—and has lashed out at its neighbours, such as Poland, who support the Belarusian opposition.
Nov 22, 2021
OPINION-In Uzbekistan, the real challenge begins now-CARNEGIE
No matter how President Shavkat Mirziyoyev’s second term develops, there is no hope in expecting Uzbekistan to transform into a liberal democracy.
Nov 5, 2021
OPINION-Iran–Azerbaijan crisis points to shifting regional currents-RUSI
Since late September, relations between Iran and Azerbaijan have deteriorated markedly.
Oct 29, 2021
OPINION-The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation will not fill any vacuum in Afghanistan-FPRI.ORG
The SCO objectives of combating the ‘three evils’ (terrorism, separatism, and extremism) and drug trafficking, as well as poverty reduction are clearly compatible with the aim of improving the security situation in Afghanistan.
Oct 15, 2021
OPINION-The pervasive nature of fraud and the need for increased action to combat this crime
Around the world, there is growing interest in the impact of fraud on company financial statements as well as scrutiny of the responsibilities of auditors in the detection and reporting of fraud.
Sep 29, 2021
OPINION-Russia fears the Belarusization of Belarus-ATLANTIC COUNCIL
According to a growing number of pro-Kremlin commentators, the spectre haunting Belarus is the threat of “Belarusization,” meaning the promotion of the Belarusian language, history, and culture.
Sep 24, 2021
OPINION-30 Years of Ukrainian Independence and Energy Dependence-KENNAN INSTITUTE
When the Soviet Union collapsed and Ukraine became an independent state, the opportunity to create a new economic reality for its citizens was missed by the government and policymakers. The delayed reorientation toward a market-based energy policy resulted in decades of corruption and dependence on Russia.
Sep 17, 2021