Opinion

Three Laws Turn Up Heat on China’s Territorial Disputes

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Three new laws may be planting the seed for ‘hot’ territorial conflicts in the future.

Ukraine’s Euromaidan Revolution: A Final Breakaway from Russia

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Remembering a national revolution that continues to resonate in the geopolitics of Eastern Europe to this day.

COP26: A Setback for Climate Justice in Africa

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COP26 laid bare the lack of commitment to Africa when dealing with the climate crisis.

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.

US Credibility at Stake amid Mounting Tensions with Turkey

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Credibility consequences abound if Washington doesn’t call Ankara’s bluff on a new F-16 purchase.

US-Vietnam COVID Cooperation Hits a Snag

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Washington and Beijing are actively competing to bolster soft power via vaccine deliveries to Southeast Asia. Yet countries like Vietnam are still lacking jabs.

Karabakh’s Development Set to Transform the South Caucasus

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Baku is pouring money into Karabakh with the hope of positive development effects for the entire region.

Evergrande: Harbinger of China’s Decline?

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Evergrande has laid bare Beijing’s secret: structural weaknesses are sending China into decline.

Ukraine’s Revolution on Granite: A Prelude to Independence

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Now 31 years later, it’s worth looking back on the student movement that paved the way for Ukraine’s independence from the Soviet Union.

What’s Behind Vaccine Hesitancy in Bulgaria and Romania?

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Vaccine hesitancy is a complex and worrying phenomenon, and in Eastern Europe and elsewhere it could well stem from long-running political issues.

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