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Voices - Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan key to U.S. interests in Central Asia - Dec. 6 (UPI) -- A geostrategic opportunity is opening for America in how Washington can advance the U.S. interests in a quickly shifting landscape in Central Asia. Two countries, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, will play a key role.

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West must intervene to protect Iran's protesters, Mideast democracy -- The international community must take decisive action to limit the further loss of life in Iran. Since protests last began on Nov. 15, at least 300 activists have been killed.

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Prince Andrew's 200 charities highlight value of royal patronage -- Around 3,000 organizations have charitable patronage from a member of the British royal family. That number will soon shrink by around 200 as Prince Andrew steps back from his royal duties.

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Arab Gulf states expand investment in Central Asia -- As Gulf states diversify their investments away from the United States and Europe, ties between Central Asian countries and the Arab Middle East continue to grow.

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What if decades of American influence were historical aberration? -- Absence of what had been persistent U.S. global leadership since 1945 is viewed by many as symptom and cause of the growing distrust crisis and the emergence of Russian President Vladimir Putin and China's Xi Jinping.

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Europe must open a new chapter on Iran -- The former foreign minister from Spain, Josep Borrell, will shortly take on the role of high representative for foreign affairs and security policy in the European Union. He faces a Herculean task.

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Anniversaries that changed the world: 1918, 1989 and 2016? -- November marks three anniversaries, two of which changed the world, so far.

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