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Social Media Now on Conflicts’ Front Lines

Social Media Now on Conflicts’ Front Lines

Social media is now on the front lines of many international conflicts with clicks and ‘follows’ being the new version of voting with your feet.

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NATO and Russia Increase Contacts, Yet Rift Lingers

NATO and Russia Increase Contacts, Yet Rift Lingers

While continued attempts at dialogue seek that elusive common ground, some transparency and risk-reduction measures are in trial mode to keep open channels.

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Searching for—and Broadcasting—a New Gospel

Searching for—and Broadcasting—a New Gospel

A recent book examines the struggle in today's Russia for what and whom to believe in.

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Next Week’s Headlines

Next Week’s Headlines

While news about the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and the Greek debt floods the airwaves, other hotspots simmer just out of view.

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‘Getting Religion’ in Central Asia (Part 2 – National Debates)

‘Getting Religion’ in Central Asia (Part 2 – National Debates)

One of the biggest questions among analysts in 1991 was whether the five republics of Central Asia, after 70 years of Communism, would re-claim their historical faith and become a region of political Islam. Almost 25 years on, secular autocrats still rule and recognize Muslim traditions but keep faith out of governance.

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Differing Views on Islam in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan (Part 1 – Big Mosques)

Differing Views on Islam in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan (Part 1 – Big Mosques)

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U.S. Stability Operations Shouldn’t Short-change Africa

U.S. Stability Operations Shouldn’t Short-change Africa

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What’s in a (country’s) name? Lots—especially when disputed.

What’s in a (country’s) name? Lots—especially when disputed.

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Yes, I Speak Intervention

Yes, I Speak Intervention

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Airing Out the Situation Room

Airing Out the Situation Room

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If It’s Sunday, It’s…Time to Bash Russia

If It’s Sunday, It’s…Time to Bash Russia

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Mining Continues to Polarize

Mining Continues to Polarize

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In Mali, Now Comes the Hard Part

In Mali, Now Comes the Hard Part

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Weighing Afghan Experience, Civil-Military Relations Debate Continues

Weighing Afghan Experience, Civil-Military Relations Debate Continues

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As NATO Draws Down, Feuding Neighbors’ Elections May Heat Up

As NATO Draws Down, Feuding Neighbors’ Elections May Heat Up

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About the Author

Jason Anderson
Jason Anderson

Jason spent April and May 2014 in Central Asia researching religious extremist groups. He has project experience in Afghanistan, Central Asia, and the Caucasus. Jason previously served as a trainer for US military and civilians working alongside counterparts in Afghanistan, and as a coordinator with Afghan ministerial advisors on National Priority Program (NPP) funding proposals. Jason speaks Russian and holds a Master of International Affairs from Columbia University.

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