December 8, 2022
The Threat of New Wars in the Caucasus: A Good Case for U.S. Restraint
The decline of Russian power due to military defeats in Ukraine risks leading to increased violence and instability in the Caucasus and Central Asia. Instead of exploiting this instability to further reduce Russian influence, the Biden administration should continue its current policy of prudent diplomacy in the Caucasus, and seek to help prevent new conflicts while avoiding new entanglements.