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  • Posted on November 1, 2013 by Paige Haynes NATO: Is America AWOL?

    NATO will conduct one of its largest military exercises since the end of the Cold War, but the U.S. is planning to send...…

  • WebMemo posted June 13, 2011 by Ariel Cohen, Ph.D., Morgan Lorraine Roach Central Asian Terrorism: An Emerging Threat to U.S. Security

    Last month, Kazakhstan’s Parliament approved the sending of troops to Afghanistan. The Taliban immediately issued a threat, warning Kazakhstan that its willingness to participate in the war on terrorism would make the country a target for violence. Days later, Kazakh security services’ headquarters in the northwestern city of Aktobe and the capital city of Astana were…

  • WebMemo posted October 26, 2010 by Ariel Cohen, Ph.D. Time to Revise Obama’s Russian “Reset” Policy

    In March 2009 in Geneva, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov pressed the “reset button” to restart the frozen Russia–U.S. relationship. Since then, the Obama Administration has hailed the reset as a great accomplishment. However, U.S. concessions on New START, limitations on missile defense, and hands-off policies in Eurasia…

  • WebMemo posted July 27, 2010 by Ariel Cohen, Ph.D. The Manas Base and Challenges to the U.S. Presence in Kyrgyzstan

    Winning in Afghanistan is a vital U.S. national interest, and since 2001, Manas Air Base in Kyrgyzstan has been critical to this effort. Manas moves some 500 tons of cargo and 15,000 people per month into and out of Afghanistan.[1] In addition, there are reports that the United States and Russia may negotiate a deal that would make Russia the primary supplier of jet fuel…

  • WebMemo posted August 18, 2008 by Helle C. Dale, Oliver Horn The Sound of Silence: The Decline of the Voice of America inEastern Europe, the Caucasus, and Central Asia

    Last week, an exhausted, retreating Georgian soldier was overheard asking, "Where are our friends?"[1] Given that only days before the conflict--and for the first time in over 60 years of broadcasting--the Voice of America's (VOA) Russian-language radio programming fell silent, this was a legitimate question. Russian is the principle language in both Russia and large…

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  • WebMemo posted August 18, 2008 by Helle C. Dale, Oliver Horn The Sound of Silence: The Decline of the Voice of America inEastern Europe, the Caucasus, and Central Asia

    Last week, an exhausted, retreating Georgian soldier was overheard asking, "Where are our friends?"[1] Given that only days before the conflict--and for the first time in over 60 years of broadcasting--the Voice of America's (VOA) Russian-language radio programming fell silent, this was a legitimate question. Russian is the principle language in both Russia and large…

  • WebMemo posted July 27, 2010 by Ariel Cohen, Ph.D. The Manas Base and Challenges to the U.S. Presence in Kyrgyzstan

    Winning in Afghanistan is a vital U.S. national interest, and since 2001, Manas Air Base in Kyrgyzstan has been critical to this effort. Manas moves some 500 tons of cargo and 15,000 people per month into and out of Afghanistan.[1] In addition, there are reports that the United States and Russia may negotiate a deal that would make Russia the primary supplier of jet fuel…

  • WebMemo posted June 13, 2011 by Ariel Cohen, Ph.D., Morgan Lorraine Roach Central Asian Terrorism: An Emerging Threat to U.S. Security

    Last month, Kazakhstan’s Parliament approved the sending of troops to Afghanistan. The Taliban immediately issued a threat, warning Kazakhstan that its willingness to participate in the war on terrorism would make the country a target for violence. Days later, Kazakh security services’ headquarters in the northwestern city of Aktobe and the capital city of Astana were…

  • WebMemo posted October 26, 2010 by Ariel Cohen, Ph.D. Time to Revise Obama’s Russian “Reset” Policy

    In March 2009 in Geneva, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov pressed the “reset button” to restart the frozen Russia–U.S. relationship. Since then, the Obama Administration has hailed the reset as a great accomplishment. However, U.S. concessions on New START, limitations on missile defense, and hands-off policies in Eurasia…

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  • WebMemo posted June 13, 2011 by Ariel Cohen, Ph.D., Morgan Lorraine Roach Central Asian Terrorism: An Emerging Threat to U.S. Security

    Last month, Kazakhstan’s Parliament approved the sending of troops to Afghanistan. The Taliban immediately issued a threat, warning Kazakhstan that its willingness to participate in the war on terrorism would make the country a target for violence. Days later, Kazakh security services’ headquarters in the northwestern city of Aktobe and the capital city of Astana were…

  • WebMemo posted October 26, 2010 by Ariel Cohen, Ph.D. Time to Revise Obama’s Russian “Reset” Policy

    In March 2009 in Geneva, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov pressed the “reset button” to restart the frozen Russia–U.S. relationship. Since then, the Obama Administration has hailed the reset as a great accomplishment. However, U.S. concessions on New START, limitations on missile defense, and hands-off policies in Eurasia…

  • WebMemo posted July 27, 2010 by Ariel Cohen, Ph.D. The Manas Base and Challenges to the U.S. Presence in Kyrgyzstan

    Winning in Afghanistan is a vital U.S. national interest, and since 2001, Manas Air Base in Kyrgyzstan has been critical to this effort. Manas moves some 500 tons of cargo and 15,000 people per month into and out of Afghanistan.[1] In addition, there are reports that the United States and Russia may negotiate a deal that would make Russia the primary supplier of jet fuel…

  • WebMemo posted August 18, 2008 by Helle C. Dale, Oliver Horn The Sound of Silence: The Decline of the Voice of America inEastern Europe, the Caucasus, and Central Asia

    Last week, an exhausted, retreating Georgian soldier was overheard asking, "Where are our friends?"[1] Given that only days before the conflict--and for the first time in over 60 years of broadcasting--the Voice of America's (VOA) Russian-language radio programming fell silent, this was a legitimate question. Russian is the principle language in both Russia and large…

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  • Posted on November 1, 2013 by Paige Haynes NATO: Is America AWOL?

    NATO will conduct one of its largest military exercises since the end of the Cold War, but the U.S. is planning to send...…

Find more work on Central Asia