The resumption of fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan threatens a broader regional conflict that threatens Western interests. While America has paid growing attention to Central Asia, it has forgotten to do the same in the South Caucasus, the Western gateway to Central Asia.
Radical Islamic extremism established a presence in Central Asia in the late Soviet era.
The Iranian Islamic revolution of 1979 had important implications throughout the Islamic world, and Turkey has been no exception.
U.S. Central Asia policy has room to improve, but the Trump administration is steering things on the right track.