The Latvian Game Changer: Uncertain but Possible
The decision of the President Valdis Zatlers, on May 28, to initiate the dissolution of the parliament sent shockwaves throughout the Latvian public space. The trigger event was the parliament’s failure to lift the immunity of the MP Ainārs Šlesers in the proposed searching of his place of residence. This Policy Brief gives the background.
China in Eurasia: Revisiting BRI amidst the Russia-Ukraine Crisis
This paper discusses China’s trade and connectivity plans under the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in the Eurasian region and the impact of the Russian invasion of Ukraine on Chinese […]
Turkey’s Opposition Can’t Win Without the Working Class
Kemal Kilicdaroglu, the leader of Turkey’s main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP), has a realistic chance of defeating President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the upcoming presidential election on May 14. […]
Promise And Peril In The Caucasus
America’s national security bureaucracy separates the Caucasus and the Middle East into different bureaus, with Central Asia in yet another office. This is part of the reason the U.S. has […]