Time for American consistency in post-Soviet era

Time for American consistency in post-Soviet era

August 7, 2014

<p class="font_8" style=""><span style=""><span class="color_2">At a time when the direction of America’s foreign policy is generating abundant global bewilderment, policy-makers in Congress and the administration must be mindful not to alienate more allies and increase doubt and distrust of America’s promises. Azerbaijan, a pro-American, secular Muslim and </span></span><span class="color_2"><span style="">energy-rich</span></span><span style=""><span class="color_2"> nation of some 9 million people on the shores of the Caspian Sea is one of those countries. Authorities in Baku are increasingly speculating about Washington’s commitment to its strategic allies and its own stated values. Some of America’s latest policy maneuverings, including an inconsistent and largely toothless response to Russia’s actions in Ukraine, have not helped alleviate Baku’s fears.</span></span></p>

Time for American consistency in post-Soviet era

Time for American consistency in post-Soviet era

August 7, 2014

<p class="font_8" style=""><span style=""><span class="color_2">At a time when the direction of America’s foreign policy is generating abundant global bewilderment, policy-makers in Congress and the administration must be mindful not to alienate more allies and increase doubt and distrust of America’s promises. Azerbaijan, a pro-American, secular Muslim and </span></span><span class="color_2"><span style="">energy-rich</span></span><span style=""><span class="color_2"> nation of some 9 million people on the shores of the Caspian Sea is one of those countries. Authorities in Baku are increasingly speculating about Washington’s commitment to its strategic allies and its own stated values. Some of America’s latest policy maneuverings, including an inconsistent and largely toothless response to Russia’s actions in Ukraine, have not helped alleviate Baku’s fears.</span></span></p>

Time for American consistency in post-Soviet era

Time for American consistency in post-Soviet era

August 7, 2014

<p class="font_8" style=""><span style=""><span class="color_2">At a time when the direction of America’s foreign policy is generating abundant global bewilderment, policy-makers in Congress and the administration must be mindful not to alienate more allies and increase doubt and distrust of America’s promises. Azerbaijan, a pro-American, secular Muslim and </span></span><span class="color_2"><span style="">energy-rich</span></span><span style=""><span class="color_2"> nation of some 9 million people on the shores of the Caspian Sea is one of those countries. Authorities in Baku are increasingly speculating about Washington’s commitment to its strategic allies and its own stated values. Some of America’s latest policy maneuverings, including an inconsistent and largely toothless response to Russia’s actions in Ukraine, have not helped alleviate Baku’s fears.</span></span></p>

Time for American consistency in post-Soviet era

Time for American consistency in post-Soviet era

August 7, 2014

<p class="font_8" style=""><span style=""><span class="color_2">At a time when the direction of America’s foreign policy is generating abundant global bewilderment, policy-makers in Congress and the administration must be mindful not to alienate more allies and increase doubt and distrust of America’s promises. Azerbaijan, a pro-American, secular Muslim and </span></span><span class="color_2"><span style="">energy-rich</span></span><span style=""><span class="color_2"> nation of some 9 million people on the shores of the Caspian Sea is one of those countries. Authorities in Baku are increasingly speculating about Washington’s commitment to its strategic allies and its own stated values. Some of America’s latest policy maneuverings, including an inconsistent and largely toothless response to Russia’s actions in Ukraine, have not helped alleviate Baku’s fears.</span></span></p>