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Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev gives a speech in the capital of Bishkek. (VYACHESLAV OSELEDKO/AFP/Getty Images)

Kyrgyzstan Quarrels With the United States, Again

It is a sensitive time for Bishkek and Washington, when even a diplomatic dispute can resonate in Central Asia's greater Russia-West standoff. Read more…

An explosion rocks the Syrian city of Kobani during a reported suicide car bomb attack by Islamic State militants on a People's Protection Unit (YPG) position, as seen from the outskirts of Suruc, on the Turkey-Syria border, October 2014. (GOKHAN SAHIN/Getty Images)

Syria: A Chronology of How the Civil War May End

With Turkey's entry into the conflict, Stratfor reflects on what an endgame for Syria might look like. Read more…

Protesters wave Georgian flags in the village of Khurtaveli, close to the breakaway Georgian territory of South Ossetia, July 17. (VANO SHLAMOV/AFP Photo)

Russia Quietly Encroaches on Georgia

Despite recent territorial claims by South Ossetia, the disagreement will not escalate into conflict. Read more…