The tiny independent region of Karakalpakstan is one of many places chafing against arbitrary borders imposed by former empires.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said pointedly that his country “will not take sides.” Indian leaders have reaffirmed their policy of nonalignment, implying that their nation will seek to stay out of the fight. South Africa, Pakistan and numerous other nations are following a similar path.
If the no-confidence move succeeds, there is no guarantee that it will bring political and economic stability. And if it fails, it is unlikely to bring the political tensions down. Thus political instability may haunt Pakistan until the next elections.
What message Israeli President Isaac Herzog's visit to Turkey carry for other Muslim countries?
The invasion marks the beginning of a new era for not just the European security order but also Russian society.
Instead of progressing towards a legitimate government that can finally stabilize the country, Libyans are once again hostages to a showdown between two self-serving centers of power. This situation threatens to generate a new wave of violence in the capital and beyond.
Another Russian attack on Ukraine would jeopardize talks between Washington and Moscow on strategic stability and a follow-on agreement to New START.
In talks on the Russia-Ukraine crisis, Europeans have been reduced to demanding consultations with their American partners. Americans are happy to oblige but, so long Europeans are unable to form a unified front or even present many ideas, those consultations will not have much effect on US plans.
Beyond Ukraine, Russia is putting pressure on Nato and the EU, and attempting to change the international order with this latest round of power politics.
Turkey would attempt to sit on the fence if conflict breaks out in Ukraine. But with domestic challenges rising at home, Recep Tayyip Erdogan may not be able to withstand the pressure from either Russia or NATO allies.