White House Proposes Slashing US Programs in Caucasus, Central Asia

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by Joshua Kucera When Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili visited Washington in early May and met with United States President Donald Trump, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, and other senior officials, it was billed as a reaffirmation of the US’s… Continue Reading  

The Foreign Policy Price of Trump’s Russia Scandal

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by Robert E. Hunter Those of us immersed for decades in Washington political life have never seen the rival of today’s hysteria gripping the nation’s capital. Never before have the mainstream media experienced such a collective nervous breakdown. Perhaps the… Continue Reading  

Trump’s Strikes on Syria a Big Hit in Caucasus

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by Joshua Kucera The United States missile strikes on Syria have gladdened pro-Western hearts among in the Caucasus, where they have been seen as a sign that the new Trump administration is willing to act tough against Russia. “I think… Continue Reading  

The Sayings of President Trump

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by Robert E. Hunter Words matter. This is especially so when uttered by the president of the United States on foreign policy and national security and with an attentive foreign audience. As in ordinary life, some things, once said, can’t… Continue Reading  

Do Project Cancellations Indicate Declining US Interest in South Caucasus?

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by Michael Hikari Cecire US President-elect Donald Trump has canceled his real estate projects in Georgia and Azerbaijan. The moves suggest that the US role in the South Caucasus may decline during Trump’s administration. The Trump Organization, Trump’s real estate… Continue Reading