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Geopolitics / International

China Masters The Art Of Soft Power

Aug 12, 2022 at 13:12 | Editorial Dept

Like every other way we underestimate China, it would be remiss to underestimate Beijing’s changing oil strategy and supreme adaptability of its BRI (Belt and Road Initiative) lending fund, which…

PetroChina Threatens To Withdraw From Iraq

Aug 12, 2022 at 12:30 | Editorial Dept

Politics, Geopolitics & Conflict - PetroChina is allegedly threatening to pull up stakes in the southern Iraqi governorate of Maysan after another round of protests outside the oil company’s headquarters…

How Iran Is Sidestepping Sanctions Using Crypto

Aug 12, 2022 at 08:35 | ZeroHedge

In a groundbreaking development, Iran has made its first-ever import arrangement using cryptocurrency, according to Iran's Tasnim News Agency. “This week, the first…

White House Rethinks China Tariffs Amid Taiwan Turmoil

Aug 12, 2022 at 08:24 | ZeroHedge

In the wake of China's military drills around Taiwan that followed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to the island, the Biden administration is rethinking its plans to modify tariffs on…

Iran Signals That Latest Nuclear Deal Proposal Could Be ‘Acceptable’

Aug 12, 2022 at 08:00 | Tsvetana Paraskova

Iran considers that a European Union proposal for the restoration of the so-called nuclear deal could be "acceptable" if it provides assurances about the key demands of the…

U.S. Sanctions Russian Steel Giant MMK

Aug 11, 2022 at 10:15 | Ag Metal Miner

On August 2, the United States officially added integrated steelmaker Magnitogorsk Iron & Steel (MMK) and its chairman Viktor Rashnikov to its list of sanctioned entities. The move…

Russia Is Playing A Dangerous Game With Europe’s Largest Nuclear Plant

Aug 10, 2022 at 08:42 | RFE/RL staff

A Russian envoy to the United Nations says Moscow has requested a meeting of the UN Security Council on August 11 to discuss issues concerning the Zaporizhzhya nuclear…

Taiwan Holds Defensive Drills, Warns China Is Preparing For An Invasion

Aug 09, 2022 at 09:29 | ZeroHedge

Taiwan announced its own live-fire drills Tuesday, a day after China's military announced it is extending ongoing exercises surrounding the democratic-run island past the scheduled end date of…

China Extends Taiwan Drills, Says It Is Training Under “Real War Conditions”

Aug 08, 2022 at 10:07 | ZeroHedge

China's military drills in six zones surrounding Taiwan were scheduled to wind down and end on Sunday, but on Monday Beijing announced it is extending the threatening military…

UN Calls For Inspection Of Shelled Ukrainian Nuclear Plant

Aug 08, 2022 at 10:05 | RFE/RL staff

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called on August 8 for international inspectors to be given access to the Zaporizhzhya nuclear plant after Ukraine and Russia traded accusations over the…

China Hits Back At The United States Following Pelosi Visit To Taiwan

Aug 05, 2022 at 10:54 | ZeroHedge

China has begun its retaliation against Washington by announcing Friday the cancelation of a series of meetings with the United States, namely the suspension of issues it was…

Iranian Official Heads To Vienna To Restart Nuclear Talks

Aug 03, 2022 at 10:58 | RFE/RL staff

Iran's chief nuclear negotiator, Ali Bagheri Kani, is heading to Vienna in an attempt to revive talks to save a 2015 nuclear accord with global super powers.

Markets Unfazed As Pelosi Lands In Taiwan

Aug 02, 2022 at 10:10 | ZeroHedge

Despite rising tensions between the world’s two most powerful countries over US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan, global risk markets have been quite resilient.

Ukrainian Grain Shipment Hailed As A “Relief For The World”

Aug 01, 2022 at 11:00 | RFE/RL staff

The first ship carrying Ukrainian grain was on its way to Istanbul after it set off from the Black Sea port of Odesa on August 1 under a…

The G20 Summit Could Finally Bring Biden And Xi Face To Face

Jul 29, 2022 at 10:58 | ZeroHedge

Coming off their two-hour, seventeen-minute phone call Thursday wherein Taiwan tensions topped the agenda, The Washington Post is citing a senior administration official to say Presidents Joe Biden…

Zelensky: Ukraine Ready To Restart Grain Shipments

Jul 29, 2022 at 10:55 | RFE/RL staff

President Volodymyr Zelensky says Ukraine is ready to start shipping millions of tons of grain sitting at its southern ports and is waiting for Turkey and the United…

Uncertainty Over Russian Gas Supply Threatens EU Cohesion

Jul 22, 2022 at 09:09 | Cyril Widdershoven

The Nordstream 1 gas supply saga took another turn on Friday. Canadian newspaper Globe and Mail reported that German foreign minister Annalena Baerbock…

China’s Secret Debt Deals With Tajikistan Are A Cause For Concern

Jul 21, 2022 at 10:01 | Eurasianet

A ubiquitous sign seen around Tajikistan’s capital speaks volumes about the country’s reliance on its eastern neighbor: “Assistance from China for a common future.” The words…

U.S. To Send More Weapons To Ukraine As Russia Looks Beyond Donbas

Jul 21, 2022 at 09:41 | RFE/RL staff

The United States will send four more high-mobility artillery rocket systems (HIMARS) to Ukraine, U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said, after Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Moscow's…

Biden's Risky Middle Eastern Rubicon

Jul 15, 2022 at 12:35 | Irina Slav

President Joe Biden begins his visit to the Middle East with all eyes on his stop in Riyadh—the capital of the nation he called a pariah. Biden signaled…

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