Luke Coffey

Luke Coffey is a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute. Twitter: @LukeDCoffey.

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At last, hints of a diplomatic thaw in the South Caucasus

After years of fighting, frozen conflicts and diplomatic impasses, events are starting to change quickly in the South Caucasus — and in a positive way.

May 27, 2023

While the Taliban struggle to govern, the Afghan opposition is continuing to mobilize

A lot of the recent focus regarding developments in Afghanistan has been on the increase in transnational terrorist groups operating there and the difficulties the Taliban are having trying to govern and secure the country.

May 06, 2023

Why Turkmenistan is emerging from the shadows

The normally reclusive Central Asian state of Turkmenistan has been having an unusually busy time on the international stage. First, Eli Cohen became the first Israeli Foreign Minister to visit since 1994 when he opened a new Israeli embassy in the capital, Ashgabat.

April 29, 2023

Gulf policymakers should let the train take the strain

Construction began in 1903 on a rail line to link Berlin with Baghdad via Constantinople, now Istanbul. Engineering challenges and war meant it was 1940 before the first train completed the journey.

April 14, 2023

How Finland’s accession adds heft to the NATO alliance

Finland last week became NATO’s 31st member, an historic event that only 18 months ago would have been unthinkable — until Russia’s invasion of Ukraine changed everything.

April 07, 2023

Geopolitical freeze brings Gulf opportunities in the Arctic

When it comes to the breakdown of relations between the West and Russia, much of the focus is on Eastern Europe. However, the Arctic has also been affected by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

March 31, 2023