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Wilder Alejandro Sanchez

Wilder Alejandro Sanchez is a researcher who focuses on geopolitical, military, and cybersecurity issues. Follow him on Twitter: @W_Alex_Sanchez.

Azerbaijan’s Delicate Balancing Act amid the Ukraine War

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Baku has been quite successful in striking a neutral tone to its foreign relations following the Russian invasion of Ukraine; but will it ultimately be forced to pick a side?

ICJ to Rule on Colombia-Nicaragua Maritime Dispute

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The International Court of Justice is not perfect, but it’s still favored by some Latin American governments as a dispute resolution mechanism. This article examines some recent cases involving Colombia and Nicaragua.

Food Security a Concern as Ukraine Crisis Shakes Kazakh Politics

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In a recent speech, Kazakh President Tokayev pledged to ensure food security and bring an end to the “super presidency.”

US-Georgia Economic Relations: Time for an FTA?

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There’s never been a better time to consolidate economic ties with the strategically important Caucasus nation.

Assessing a Possible Moldova-Romania Unification

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Historical factors may point to a union, but any path is fraught with geopolitical and demographic hurdles.

Summit for Democracy Marks Progress in Moldova Reforms

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The invitation, unthinkable in previous eras, sends a strong message of US support to President Sandu.

Kazakhstan Turns to Foreign Investment for Post-COVID Growth

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Manufacturing, agriculture, tourism, and green tech are the focus as Kazakhstan looks to move up the value chain.

Kazakhstan Moves to Ease Water Conflict in Central Asia

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A new proposal from President Tokayev takes aim at one of the most pressing, albeit often understated, issues facing the region.

TIAR 2.0: Breathing New Life into a Cold War-era inter-American Defense Treaty

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The threats envisioned by the original Rio Treaty are increasingly rare. But by reworking the text, the treaty could find new life in addressing current hemispheric issues like illegal fishing.

What Can Biden Do about the Uyghur Genocide?

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An early test for US-China relations under the Biden administration: whether or not systemic oppression in Xinjiang constitutes a ‘genocide.’

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