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Iran Seizes Second Oil Tanker In Arabian Gulf

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Is The U.S. Preparing To Punish OPEC?

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Geopolitics / International

King Of Saudi Arabia Invites Iranian President For Historic Visit

Mar 20, 2023 at 09:41 | ZeroHedge

After striking their historic peace deal which was mediated by China in Beijing over a week ago, Iran and Saudi Arabia continue to make strikes toward full normalization of ties,…

Caspian Sea Trade is Booming Between Russia And Iran

Mar 17, 2023 at 10:34 | The Jamestown Foundation

Russian President Vladimir Putin has made the opening of a north-south trade route between the Russian Federation and the Indian Ocean via Iran a priority for more than a decade.…

What’s Behind China’s Historic Iran-Saudi Arabia Peace Deal?

Mar 15, 2023 at 10:09 | RFE/RL staff

A surprise deal brokered by China to reestablish diplomatic ties between Iran and Saudi Arabia has paved the way for Beijing to expand its influence in the Middle East and…

Tensions Mount Between Azerbaijan And Iran

Mar 15, 2023 at 09:47 | Eurasianet

Azerbaijan's strained relations with Iran aren't getting any better. Baku has sent two protest notes to Tehran in recent days.   On March 11, Azerbaijan's foreign and defense ministries said in…

Relations Sour Between China And Russia As Ukraine War Continues

Mar 15, 2023 at 09:07 | The Jamestown Foundation

The Russian army’s ongoing struggle to capture Bakhmut might appear to be primarily a tactical episode in the larger geo-strategic picture of Russia’s war against Ukraine.…

Russia Can’t Afford To Continue Exporting Arms

Mar 13, 2023 at 10:19 | RFE/RL staff

Russia’s share of global arms exports declined sharply in the most recent five-year period, as Western sanctions against Moscow and the Kremlin's own need to conserve weaponry for…

China’s Newest Infrastructure Megaproject Is All About Natural Resources

Mar 10, 2023 at 10:43 | The Jamestown Foundation

In early March 2023, at a meeting in Harbin, Chinese officials committed Beijing to building a railway north from China into the enormous and resource-rich Sakha…

Zangezur Corridor At Risk As Azerbaijan-Armenia Dispute Continues

Mar 10, 2023 at 10:11 | The Jamestown Foundation

In late February 2023, the State Agency of Azerbaijan Automobile Roads announced that 73 percent of the Horadiz-Jabrayil-Zangilan-Agbend highway has been completed (

Russian-Iranian Defense Ties Deepen With Rumors Of A Drone Production Plant

Mar 07, 2023 at 08:58 | The Jamestown Foundation

Over the past few weeks, media reports have proliferated that Tehran is gearing up to build a joint drone production plant in Russia (

Will China’s Belt And Road Initiative Deliver Positive Outcomes for Indonesia?

Mar 07, 2023 at 08:52 | The Jamestown Foundation

“It is not merely talk, but it is about actually building something. From airports to railways, these are industries we can see and touch. This is…

China's Global Security Initiative: A Post-American International Order?

Mar 06, 2023 at 10:00 | The Jamestown Foundation

On February 20, Xinhua released a statement on “U.S. Hegemony and its Perils,” which claims to expose “U.S. abuse of hegemony in the political, military, economic,…

Germany Is Still The Second-Largest Buyer Of Russian Fossil Fuels

Mar 06, 2023 at 09:43 | ZeroHedge

A year on from Russia’s initial invasion of Ukraine, Russian fossil fuel exports are still flowing to various nations around the world. As…

Moscow Isn’t Rushing To Modernize Its Navy

Mar 03, 2023 at 09:57 | The Jamestown Foundation

The Russian Navy’s participation in the war against Ukraine has been mostly limited to the Black Sea Fleet and Caspian Flotilla. Yet, even with these limitations, Russia has…

Politics And Propaganda: Why Putin Won’t Pull Out Of Ukraine

Mar 01, 2023 at 09:32 | The Jamestown Foundation

Among the many terrible consequences of Russia’s full-scale aggression against Ukraine launched by Vladimir Putin a year ago, one should be singled out—that is, the Russian president’s inability…

Can China Really Be An Unbiased Broker Of Peace?

Feb 27, 2023 at 09:57 | RFE/RL staff

A position paper unveiled by Beijing pushing for a cease-fire in Ukraine has been met skeptically by many experts and Western officials who question China’s ability to broker…

The Great Game Reloaded: Superpowers In The Modern World

Feb 24, 2023 at 10:45 | RFE/RL staff

Top foreign policy officials from the United States and China spent most of the last weekend at the Munich Security Conference stressing that their governments were not seeking…

Spy Balloon Fallout Highlights Fragility Of U.S.-China Relations

Feb 24, 2023 at 09:49 | The Jamestown Foundation

While President Xi Jinping has often been criticized by Western politicians, as well as intellectuals inside and outside of China, for restoring quasi-Maoist values, he has…

Scrapped Railway Project Could Derail Putin’s Arctic Ambitions

Feb 23, 2023 at 09:30 | The Jamestown Foundation

Moscow’s ability to develop its own resource-based economy, expand the Northern Sea Route, cement ties with China and support Vladimir Putin’s ambitions to project power into the Arctic…

Iraq To Drop Dollar In Trade With China

Feb 23, 2023 at 08:25 | ZeroHedge

The Iraqi central bank announced Wednesday that, for the first time, it plans to allow trade from China to be settled directly in yuan instead of the…

China Concerned That War In Ukraine Could “Spiral Out Of Control”

Feb 22, 2023 at 09:22 | ZeroHedge

China's foreign ministry has issued a statement within hours after Beijing's top diplomat Wang Yi touched down in Moscow for an official visit:  China’s foreign minister said on Tuesday…

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