How a NATO member became Hamas' biggest backer.
"To prosper, the Eurasian energy sector must become more agile and efficient. This means removing politics from more energy decision making, and being clear-eyed about changing market forces."
"Serious critics would never throw up their hands and declare it’s all pointless. Their real interest is in hammering out responsible defense and foreign policies."
The discovery of natural gas is exacerbating tensions among various players in the Eastern Mediterranean. Is there a viable path forward where all can benefit?
"Turkey has little to gain and much to lose by abusing its position as a transit country for gas into Europe."
"Twenty years ago this week, in a spectacular operation, the United States transported from Kazakhstan to Oak Ridge, Tennessee over 600 kilograms of at-risk, weapons-usable highly enriched uranium (HEU) for safekeeping."
Beware of the emergence of ugly authoritarian trends in some members, especially Romania, Hungary and Turkey.
"The failure of the drug war in Afghanistan is merely the latest iteration of the frustrating results so common in other regions where Washington has led campaigns to drastically curtail trafficking."
The formation of a unity government is only the first step in a broader political process—one that requires the Afghans to deliver on reforms, and the United States to sustain its engagement.
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