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Geopolitics / Asia

Is This The Nail In The Coffin For The Iranian Nuclear Deal?

Is This The Nail In The Coffin For The Iranian Nuclear Deal?

Jun 21, 2019 at 17:01 | RFE/RL staff

Iran warned on June 17 that it would further reduce its compliance with the landmark 2015 nuclear agreement it made with world powers -- which has significantly limited Iran's sensitive…

Trump Calls Off Iran Attacks At The Last Minute

Trump Calls Off Iran Attacks At The Last Minute

Jun 21, 2019 at 09:15 | Tsvetana Paraskova

In response to Iran shooting down a U.S. drone on Thursday, U.S. President Donald Trump approved a military strike against Iranian targets, but called off the operation late on Thursday,…

This Is How The U.S. Plans To Cripple Iran’s Economy

This Is How The U.S. Plans To Cripple Iran’s Economy

Jun 20, 2019 at 16:50 | Simon Watkins

With sanctions re-imposed on Iran’s oil exports last year and recently applied in part to its petrochemicals exports as well, the U.S. is now looking to roll out the next…

China’s Achilles Heel Is Its Soaring Energy Demand

China’s Achilles Heel Is Its Soaring Energy Demand

May 09, 2019 at 13:44 | Tim Daiss

China continues to set records in numerous sectors, but there are some records better left alone, including drawing near to becoming the all-time global crude oil imports leader. The country

Is Beijing Losing Its Footing In South China Sea?

Is Beijing Losing Its Footing In South China Sea?

Mar 20, 2019 at 13:17 | Haley Zaremba

The United States military launched nuclear-capable B-52H Stratofortress bombers over the heavily disputed South China Sea last week, where they “conducted routine training”. In these contested waters, the Chinese government…

South China Sea Energy Politics Heat Up

South China Sea Energy Politics Heat Up

Mar 01, 2019 at 14:42 | Tim Daiss

Not that the Philippines’ current President Rodrigo Duterte necessarily wanted to hear it give his recent Beijing pivot - but U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo offered it anyway,

China Sticks Up For Iran As Geopolitical Pressure Mounts

China Sticks Up For Iran As Geopolitical Pressure Mounts

Feb 21, 2019 at 14:45 | Tim Daiss

Amid the geopolitical quagmire among Iran, Saudi Arabia and the U.S. over a number of issues ranging from Tehran's nuclear ambitions, its ballistic missile program and its regional hegemony overtures…

Saudi Arabia Boosts Pakistan Energy Relations With $20 Billion Pledge

Saudi Arabia Boosts Pakistan Energy Relations With $20 Billion Pledge

Feb 18, 2019 at 13:58 | Tim Daiss

Amid increasing tensions between longtime regional antagonists India and Pakistan, Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MbS) pledged $20 billion to Pakistan on his trip to Islamabad on…

How Trump And Kim Jong Un Could Boost Vietnam's Energy Sector

How Trump And Kim Jong Un Could Boost Vietnam's Energy Sector

Feb 18, 2019 at 10:19 | Tim Daiss

Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said on Tuesday that the choice of Vietnam as the location for this month’s meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean…

Chinese Power Play Could Threaten Taiwan’s Energy Industry

Chinese Power Play Could Threaten Taiwan’s Energy Industry

Jan 17, 2019 at 11:37 | Tim Daiss

Ever since Tsai Ing-wen was elected as Taiwan’s president in 2016 as head of the pro-independence ruling party, tensions between China and Taiwan have escalated to multi-decade extremes. Before her…

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