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Emil Avdaliani teaches history and international relations at Tbilisi State University and Ilia State University. He has worked for various international consulting companies and currently publishes articles focused on military and political developments across the former Soviet sphere.

ARTICLES BY: Emil Avdaliani


July 25, 2018 12:30 pm
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Keeping Russia, China, and Iran at Bay

The dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991 left the US as the sole indisputable world power, with almost unlimited resources. However, over the past...

July 8, 2018 11:22 am
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Will Russia Try to Capitalize on US-China Tensions?

China and the US have different geopolitical imperatives, so tensions are bound to increase between the two powers. Russia’s position in the nascent confrontation will...

June 25, 2018 1:10 pm
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Russia in Syria: Caught Between Iran and Israel

Intermittent Israeli strikes against Iranian positions in Syria have alarmed Russia, which is trying to solidify its military gains there. Active Israeli interference could bring...

May 14, 2018 9:26 am
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Russia vs. Europe: Could Putin Be in Trouble?

The confrontation between Russia and the West over the course of the past several years has reached its most tense point since the collapse of...

April 17, 2018 9:19 am
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Despite His Election ‘Victory,’ Putin’s Problems Will Grow

On March 18, Russia elected Vladimir Putin for a fourth presidential term, making his rule the longest since Joseph Stalin’s. But this next term will...

March 26, 2018 10:00 am
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The Nascent Russia-Lebanon Alliance and Israel

The Russian entrance into the Syrian battlefield in 2015 propped up the Assad regime. And Moscow has continued to build up its military presence in...

March 12, 2018 12:49 pm
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Trump’s Foreign Policy: The Return of Geopolitics

On December 18, 2017, the US government unveiled the country’s new National Security Strategy. The document states unequivocally that “after being dismissed as a phenomenon...

March 4, 2018 8:00 pm
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The Myth of Russian Weakness

In discussions of international affairs, it has become commonplace for Western observers to view Russia as a declining power, destined to succumb to a string...

February 19, 2018 9:20 am
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Are Russia and Israel on a Collision Course Over Syria?

Russian politicians have been surprisingly mute on the Israeli airstrikes in Syria that took place on February 11. Nothing notable has been said beyond an...

February 6, 2018 1:32 pm
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Russia’s Eurasian Disunion Stalls Out Due to Fears of Moscow’s Influence

The Eurasian Union was created in early 2015, but the idea was hardly new. Since its inception as a veritable regional power in the 16th-century...

January 18, 2018 4:57 pm
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The Dangers of the Russian-Iranian Alliance

Iran was a regional power for centuries. Powerful Iranian dynasties, such as the Achaemenids and the Sasanians in the ancient period -- and the Safavids...

December 29, 2017 9:57 am
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US-Russia Relations Plunge Still Further

Relations between Moscow and Washington are at their lowest point since the end of the Cold War. This state of affairs was vividly reflected at...

December 20, 2017 1:47 pm
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Iran and the New Land Corridor

In the early 620s CE -- just before the Arab/Muslim invasions of the Middle East -- the Sasanian Shah, Khosrow II, besieged Constantinople, the capital of Byzantium, with his...

November 8, 2017 4:03 pm
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Why Russia Won’t Leave Syria

Following the recent successes of the Russian military forces in Syria, there are renewed indications that Moscow is seeking some kind of exit strategy. Already...

Features

Iranians Furious at Regime as Economy Teeters on the Brink

JNS.org - Thousands of Iranian citizens have been protesting across the country, including in major cities such as Tehran, Karaj,...

Israeli Hospitals Drill the Transition from ‘Routine to War’

JNS.org - Under the expert guidance of IDF Home Front Command, Israeli hospitals across the country are shoring up their...

World

Canadian Lawmaker Rescinds Award to Activist Who Participated in Pro-Palest...

A Canadian lawmaker rescinded an award on Thursday from an activist affiliated with a controversial Palestinian community center who participated...

Israel

Two Palestinian Rioters Killed on Gaza Border, Jerusalem Stabber Shot Dead

Israeli troops killed two Palestinian rioters and wounded scores of others taking part in weekly Gaza border protests on Friday, medics said, as Egyptian mediators tried to clinch a truce...

Middle East

Flourishing Trade Between Israel and Arab States ‘a Glimpse’ of...

Far from being targeted for "boycotts, divestment and sanctions," Israel's trade with its Middle Eastern neighbors is in fact blossoming, a...

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