Evan Thomsen

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False Promise: How the Turkish-Russian Dilemma Unmasks NATO

There is no shortage of security threats to the NATO alliance: a resurgent and militarily active Russia; the territorial and global jihadist threat of...

Russia’s Caspian Flotilla outflanks the US Military

The past month has seen increasing tensions between Washington and Moscow over the Syria-Assad-DAESH nexus of seemingly perpetual conflict. This tension has not been...

Outflanking Iran: The Salman Canal Proposal

The Riyadh-based Arab Century Center for Studies published a report last month that calls for a 950km canal to be built through Saudi Arabia...

Caviar Diplomacy: Working the US-Azerbaijan Relationship to Freedom’s Detriment

Ideally located between George Washington University, my office at the Eastern Congo Initiative, and the White House is a $12 million mansion owned by...

The Rise of South-South Development

In an era when we all seek an alternative, from foods to music to lifestyle, it should come as no surprise that the international...

Kazakhstan & WTO: End of an Odyssey or New Leap Forward?

Kazakhstan applied to join the World Trade Organization (WTO) in January of 1996. Twenty long years later (July 27, 2015), President Nazarbayev signed the...

“Pyrrhic Sovereignty” – The Treasure of the Tengiz

History does not repeat itself, but it often rhymes - or so goes the adage. This is at play in the Caspian today as...

KHORASAN: Where DAESH, Caspian Energy, and Great Power Politics Meet

The word on the street in Afghanistan is that the United States created DAESH to be a problem for Russia, China, and Iran. While...

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Legal Ramifications of the Gaza War for U.S. Citizens

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Netanyahu’s ‘Day After’ Gaza Plan is a Non-starter

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South Asia’s Regional Integration: Lessons from Europe’s Experience

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