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February 3, 2010

Russia
Russia’s Energy Disputes

Buoyed by high oil prices, Russia finds itself embroiled in a number of disputes with foreign firms looking to tap its underdeveloped oil fields and with its neighbors that grew used to subsidized ga…

February 22, 2011

Asia
Seven Guidelines for U.S. Central Asia Policy

Pedestrians walk past Bibi Khanum mosque in Samarkand, Uzbekistan. (Shamil Baigin/Courtesy Reuters) As noted in my last post, a new report from the bipartisan Central Asia Study Group, chaired by fo…

Seven Guidelines for U.S. Central Asia Policy

April 20, 2010

Asia
Central Asia’s Little Problem of Governance

Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Vladimir Pirogov Today’s New York Times and Christian Science Monitor pretty much argue that Kyrgyzstan is coming apart at the seams.  “Security vacuum!” screams the Monito…

Central Asia’s Little Problem of Governance

November 13, 2007

Fossil Fuels
The Pursuit of Black Gold: Pipeline Politics on the Caspian Sea

MARYBOIES: Welcome to today's Council on Foreign Relations meeting. Would you please remember to turn off BlackBerrys, cell phones, pagers, any wireless devices? And I would like to remind the au…