Azerbaijan Threatens to Cut Off Military Cooperation With US, NATO

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by Joshua Kucera Azerbaijan has threatened to cut off its military cooperation with the West in response to escalating pressure on Baku for its human rights violations. But that threat may ring hollow in light of Azerbaijan’s declining importance for… Continue Reading  

New Embassy Is Sign of Strengthening Chinese-Armenian Ties

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by Oksana Musaelyan China is building a new embassy in Yerevan that, once completed, will be Beijing’s second biggest in the former Soviet Union. The project is a sign of China’s growing economic and diplomatic roles in Armenia. The groundbreaking ceremony… Continue Reading  

China: One Belt, One Road, Lots of Obligations

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by Sophie Richardson and Hugh Williamson It’s not often that the leaders of democracies like Switzerland and Spain gather with the heads of repressive regimes like North Korea and Uzbekistan, but it seems no one wants to miss China’s coming-out party… Continue Reading  

Azerbaijan: Dubbing Critics as “Islamic Extremists”

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by Durna Safarova Authorities in Azerbaijan are trying to erase the line between legitimate dissent and religious extremism in an attempt to stifle criticism of their policies. An ongoing trial in the Baku suburb of Nardaran highlights the trend. The… Continue Reading  

What is Eurasianism?

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by Graham E. Fuller You might recall the term “Eurasia” from high school geography classes. The term isn’t used much any more in political discussions in the West, but it should be. That is where the most serious geopolitical action… Continue Reading