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In Depth: Peace and Europe and Central Asia

30 Aug 2013

Dispatch from Armenia: The Not So Frozen War

Some “little wars” deserve greater attention. The so-called frozen conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan, which is pushing Armenia closer to Iran, is one of them.
1 Jan 2011

Spoiler Alert: What Syria's President Really Wants

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad wants to play every one of his neighbors (not to mention the West) for all they're worth.
24 May 2013

Russia Talks Peace, then Ships Missiles

Russia relives its Cold War days by clamping down on dissidents and playing global peacemaker while shipping missiles to dictators who brutalize their citizens.
30 Aug 2013

Blue Gold: The Coming Water Wars

Forget global warming and peak oil—the looming wars of this century will be fought over water, that indispensable resource that democracies typically share but strongmen use as a weapon.
17 Nov 2011

Building a New Peace Process

As the dust settles on the failed Palestinian statehood bid, the US and its allies need to recalibrate their efforts around realistic goals.
1 Mar 2011

Yes, Nukes: The Global Zero Utopia

Back in the 1930s, the great powers thought it wise to declare war obsolete. Never mind that it still suited some nations just fine. Fast-forward seventy years and the same illusion stalks the globe again—this time over nuclear weapons.
20 Sep 2013

Boris Nemtsov: Elected by Voters, Prosecuted by Kremlin

Moscow has responded to a local election win by opposition leader and perennial Kremlin target Boris Nemtsov by slapping him with flimsy charges of “battery” and “extremism.”
30 Mar 2012

Shielding Syria

is elsewhere. He prefers to subcontract Syria to regional states, even ...

6 Jun 2010

Iran Threatens War in the Mediterranean

for years now to join Tehran and Jerusalem in setting the regional agenda, ...

24 May 2013

Russia Talks Peace, then Ships Missiles

Russia relives its Cold War days by clamping down on dissidents and playing global peacemaker while shipping missiles to dictators who brutalize their citizens.
6 Aug 2013

Colombia Countdown to Peace with FARC

With 220,000 dead over the 50-year struggle, President Santos of Colombia hopes to make peace with the guerrilla group FARC—a feat that could earn him a second term next year. But major obstacles remain.
4 Jun 2013

The Friend of My Enemy is My Enemy

in the region than before, but you’re going to lose it in Syria.” I heard ...

5 Oct 2011

China and Russia, Parting Ways

as an efficient link between Europe and the dynamic Asia-Pacific region.” Nobody ...

25 Aug 2008

The Truth About Russia in Georgia

region for almost 20 years, and he isn’t on Georgian government payroll. He ...

17 Apr 2012