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Luke Coffey

 Luke Coffey is Director of the Douglas and Sarah Allison Center for Foreign Policy at the Heritage Foundation. Twitter: @LukeDCoffey.

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The Taliban are finding friends hard to come by

Months after taking power the Taliban is having difficulty gaining the international recognition it desperately desires. The group has also made no progress at the UN in its attempts to secure Afghanistan’s seat in the General Assembly.

January 22, 2022

Is this the dawn of a new era for relations between Turkey and Armenia?

This week, Turkish and Armenian diplomats met in Moscow to discuss reestablishing diplomatic relations and reopening the borders between the two countries. As expected, nothing concrete came out of this first meeting but both sides pledged to continue the dialogue.

January 14, 2022

France takes the EU helm at a crucial time

France on Saturday assumed the presidency of the Council of the European Union, a position that rotates every six months among the EU member states.

January 01, 2022

NATO needs to enhance its relations with MENA nations

This week, the 30 foreign ministers of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization met in Riga, Latvia. The timing of the meeting could not have been better.

December 03, 2021

US military presence in the Gulf is a strategic priority

Soon after entering office, US President Joe Biden instructed his Defense Department to carry out a detailed and comprehensive assessment of America’s military presence around the world.

November 27, 2021