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A New Middle East Mega-War Is Unfolding Right Before Our Eyes

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Iran is becoming increasingly aggressive…

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Geopolitics / Europe

The Battle over Press Freedom in Azerbaijan

The Battle over Press Freedom in Azerbaijan

Jun 12, 2010 at 09:04 | ISN Security Watch

With elections coming up, the government of Azerbaijan may have reason to fear new freedoms provided by the internet's social networking tools. International journalists’ groups and Azerbaijani opposition figures are…

Turkey’s Growing Influence in the Balkans

Turkey’s Growing Influence in the Balkans

Jun 09, 2010 at 08:11 | Anes Alic

Over the past two years, Turkey has launched a massive political, social, and economic offensive across the Balkans, focusing primarily on Bosnia-Herzegovina. More than two decades after Turkey first formally…

Poland’s Growing Military Power

Poland’s Growing Military Power

Jun 06, 2010 at 11:30 | ISN Security Watch

Experiencing anxiety following the halting of US missile defense plans in Poland, Warsaw uses US technology to make its air force the biggest by far in Central Europe. Since the…

The EU’s Growing Impotence

The EU’s Growing Impotence

Jun 06, 2010 at 04:05 | Ahto Lobjakas

At one level, the proposal by the EU high representative for foreign policy, Catherine Ashton, to abolish EU special representatives for the South Caucasus and Moldova is no more than…

Russia Supports New UN Sanctions Against Iran

Russia Supports New UN Sanctions Against Iran

Jun 05, 2010 at 10:31 | Jen Alic

INCIDENT: Iran has disputed a recent report from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) claiming that it intends to use depleted fuel rods for pyroprocessing experiments, as a proposed round…

Peace and Stability in the Balkans

Peace and Stability in the Balkans

May 24, 2010 at 09:09 | ISN Security Watch

The Istanbul Declaration, signed by Turkey, Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina, calls for peace and economic development in a bid for regional stability and EU integration. But there are always spoilers. The…

European Single Currency Reaches a Turning Point

European Single Currency Reaches a Turning Point

May 22, 2010 at 09:32 | Breffni O'Rourke

There have always been doubts about whether the euro could succeed. It presently binds together 16 European Union members, from top world economies like Germany, to stumbling, mismanaged economies like…

After 30 Years Thatcherism Comes to an End

After 30 Years Thatcherism Comes to an End

May 15, 2010 at 08:51 | ISN Security Watch

This week's creation of a Conservative led coalition with the Liberal Democrats has brought the period associated with Margaret Thatcher after her election in 1979 to an end. The UK…

Kyrgyzstan Today: The New Administration’s Pressing Problems

Kyrgyzstan Today: The New Administration’s Pressing Problems

May 05, 2010 at 11:09 | John Daly

KYRGYZSTAN TODAY Kyrgyzstan’s interim government, having toppled the corrupt regime of former President Kurmanbek Bakiyev in Bishkek on April 7-8, faces many daunting challenges, from the economy gutted by Bakiyev’s…

Nazarbayev's Successful Diplomacy in Kyrgyzstan Signals Deeper Strategic Shifts

Nazarbayev's Successful Diplomacy in Kyrgyzstan Signals Deeper Strategic Shifts

Apr 19, 2010 at 19:00 | Roger N. McDermott

The recent crisis and instability in Kyrgyzstan, highlighted the fragility of security and the potential weakness of the political systems throughout the region and exposed new dimensions in the conduct…

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