William Courtney is a former US ambassador to Kazakhstan and Georgia.
Kazakhstan's Democracy Gap
Over its two decades of independence Kazakhstan has made enormous progress. Economic reforms, energy exploitation...
Get real about ‘enlarging Europe’
Membership of EU and NATO continues to be a thorny question for the countries of Eastern Europe and for Turkey....
Central Asia: new security challenges
Kyrgyzstan’s violence underscores the instability of those former Soviet governments which are burdened by...
Russian Reform at a Turning Point
Much of Russian history is characterized by pendulum swings between orthodoxy and reform to overcome backwardness....
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