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Democracy in Armenia: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

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Armenians can only watch in horror as their democratic hero becomes as authoritarian as the regime he once helped overthrow.

The Impact of Designating Russia a Terrorist State

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The European Parliament’s move represents an important step, but complacency is a risk as the Ukraine war drags into 2023.

Russia-Kazakhstan Relations Defy Easy Explanations

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President Tokayev must navigate his new term knowing that a complete break in bilateral relations is neither desirable nor possible.

How Western Experts Got the Ukraine War So Wrong

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An outdated propensity to equate Ukraine with Russia lies at the heart of a long list of flawed geopolitical analyses leading up to the Ukraine war.

Will UPR 41 Stand in the Way of India’s UNSC Dream?

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The UNHCR’s Universal Periodic Review is muddling the case for a permanent seat at the UNSC.

Wagner Group: The Case for a Terrorist Designation

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Though nominally a mercenary organization, there’s a strong case to be made that the Wagner Group should be classified a terrorist outfit.

Bolsonaro Won’t Go Quietly

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The election might be over, but the question as to who will be Brazil’s next leader remains unanswered.

Hun Sen Has Botched Cambodia’s ASEAN Chairmanship

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The Cambodian leader has botched all attempts at deescalating the Myanmar crisis and only increased the legitimacy of the ruling junta.

Can Prime Minister Sunak Square the Circle of Brexit?

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Sunak’s may be a steady hand, but he is leading an unsteady country with an in-tray of unenviable proportions.

The West Must Be Consistent on Human Rights

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For clues on why the Global South is standing by Russia despite a brutal invasion, look no further than the West’s double standards with regard to Armenia and Russia.

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