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In recent weeks, Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev has faced backlash over controversial reforms to Kazakhstan's Land Code. (Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

In Kazakhstan, Instability Is the Lay of the Land

Historically one of the most stable of Central Asia's states, Kazakhstan may be losing its footing. Read more…

Ukrainian security forces and pro-Russia separatists are largely adhering to a May 1 cease-fire in eastern Ukraine to gain political and security concessions. (ALEKSEY FILIPPOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Fighting for Concessions in the Ukrainian Conflict

Holding a cease-fire in eastern Ukraine may be Moscow’s last chance to get EU sanctions removed. Read more…


Renewed Hope for a Diplomatic Solution in Syria

Though many obstacles still stand in the way of reviving Syria's cease-fire, there is good reason to think the newest round of peace talks will take. Read more…