Azerbaijan’s Dangerous New Escalations
After its decisive victory in the 2020 war with Armenia over Nagorno-Karabakh, Azerbaijan has begun to further escalate tensions in the region with a military push into Armenia proper.
Russia’s Deepening Libyan Adventure
Russia has several options for escalating its involvement in Libya’s civil war, but the West could make continued intervention too costly for Moscow’s liking.
Russia’s Influence in Iraq: Structurally Limited, Geopolitically Constrained
The United States’ continued high-level engagement with, and focus on, political and security matters in Iraq will ensure that Russia has little opportunity to expand its influence there.