The scandal has helped both countries to gain the kind of publicity they strived for without damaging their relationship.
The crux of the problem remains that, as in the Balkans in the 1990s, an equitable peace is more attainable if there is a stabilizing international security presence. Russia’s peacekeeping mission, small and distrusted though it is, is the only such force in Karabakh.
Yoon Suk-yeol’s call to develop nuclear weapons is fundamentally a call for South Korea to know it can protect itself in a changing security environment.
The growing weakness of Russia is one reason for the recent escalation in the decades-old conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan. Peace in the Caucasus and the post-Soviet neighborhood is more attainable if there is an stabilizing international security presence.
Previously, ambitious members of the Russian elites climbed the career ladder by taking part in the Leaders of Russia contest and training programs for governors. Now the career pipeline runs through Ukraine, and anyone reluctant to radicalize will find themselves sidelined.
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The dominance of powerful regime incumbents in South Asia, from the BJP in India to the Awami League in Bangladesh and the military in Pakistan, should not obscure the reality that the opposition space in the region is dynamic, fluid, and highly consequential.
The world’s second-largest economy is awakening from a yearslong stupor. Since the pandemic’s onset, China’s “Zero COVID” policy has imposed harsh side effects on its commerce.
The challenges to meaningfully defining and implementing a democratic vision for AI are significant, requiring financial, technical and political capital. Policymakers must make real investments to address them if “democratic values” are meant to be more than the brand name for an economic alliance.
Cairo’s agreement with the IMF commits it to reducing the presence of the state in numerous sectors.
In the last decade, nondemocratic regimes have received more development assistance than democratic countries. This reveals how donors struggle with autocratization despite a rhetorical commitment to democracy.
The article highlights critical takeaways from the unofficial discussions led by Carnegie India on the iCET with officials from both the countries, industry leaders, technologists, fund managers, entrepreneurs, and academics.
Mr. Paludan is a classic agent provocateur, whose whole point in protesting in front of the Turkish embassy was designed to induce a response, at a time when Turkey and Sweden are in negotiations about the latter’s entry into the Nato alliance.
Would Japan work together with the United States to defend Taiwan? In his latest blog post, Francis Fukuyama recaps his trip to Japan and the country's shifting self-defense doctrine.
What’s clear from these disagreements is a sharp difference between the worldviews of moderate left figures in Chile and Brazil, on the one hand, and more extreme figures in countries such as Mexico, Venezuela and Nicaragua, on the other. These discrepancies could present an insurmountable impediment to more wide-ranging cooperation.
Washington has four options for multilateralism: a charter, a club, a concert, or a coalition model. The task is choosing the right approach for the right situation.
Worldwide inflation and a global economic slowdown will impact India’s import bill and constrain Indian exports—a driver of growth.
It’s important for the Kremlin to keep the average Russian from feeling like anything actually depends on them, so it is trying to create a semblance of normalcy at a time of war.
Putin’s war on Ukraine is not only strengthening the emerging national identity of Ukrainians; it is also decisively changing the post-Soviet identity of many Russians.
After November’s elections, many people hoped that claims of American democratic decay were overblown. The arrest of an election-denying candidate in New Mexico who allegedly spearheaded shootings at the homes of Democratic lawmakers shows that politics have not returned to normal.