Monday 8 November 2010
November 05, 2010
Expanded Multilateralism Could Be An Answer For Afghanistan
National security in today's world is increasingly interdependent with international security, meaning that unilateralism or even limited alliances like NATO might not always be effective in the face of a plethora of transnational threats.
November 03, 2010
Where Turkey Can Help
With EU membership off the table for the foreseeable future, Turkey is looking eastward, forging new relationships with erstwhile foes like Iran and Syria. Many U.S. politicians are campaigning with renewed vigor for Washington to welcome a rising Turkey, as an ideal mediator between East and West.
November 02, 2010
What Is Georgia’s Strategy In The North Caucasus?
What is the point of Georgia’s new visa-free policy in the North Caucasus? Is the point, as critics suggest, that Saakashvili wants to annoy Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin without giving much thought to the consequences? Or is this a more thought-out, long-term strategy?
October 30, 2010
'Regret' Is Not Enough In Slovenian Tragedy
This heartfelt British pride in high ethical standards makes all the more remarkable -- and difficult for the British to manage -- those episodes from history where it is shown beyond doubt that people representing the British Crown behaved in an outlandishly immoral way.
October 28, 2010
Early Elections Could Be A Serious Test For Europe’s Youngest Democracy
Europe’s youngest country could prove that it is a fully functioning state capable of working through such situations in a peaceful, orderly manner. Over the long run, this momentum could result in greater stability for Kosovo, though it may be hard to see that just now.
October 27, 2010
Karachi Violence An Ominous Sign For Pakistan
The ever-worsening violence in Karachi, the commercial hub of Pakistan, seems to be pushing the country increasingly toward political instability, and is threatening to undermine its fight against the emboldened Taliban in the northwest.
October 25, 2010
Pakistan's Pashtuns Feel More Alone Than Ever
Shaheen Buneri of RFE/RL's Radio Mashaal says Pashtuns straddling the Pakistani-Afghan border face serious challenges to their survival, and it's very hard for them to know whether the world has dismissed them as simply Taliban supporters and sympathizers.
October 19, 2010
Georgia Gets A More Democratic Constitution, Though The Process Is Not Perfect
Ghia Nodia says opinions about amendments to Georgia's constitution proceed from two radically opposed points of view -- one side proceeding from a consideration of the political future of President Mikheil Saakashvili and the other looking at the content of the changes themselves.