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Armenia Turns to Iran To Reduce Energy Dependence on Russia

Armenia Turns to Iran To Reduce Energy Dependence on Russia

Armenia is diversifying its alliances…

Geopolitics / International

Armenia's Western Pivot Sparks Unease In Moscow

Sep 25, 2023 at 09:15 | Eurasianet

These days Armenia's relationship with Russia is looking more like a hostage situation than a strategic partnership.  On September 19, as Azerbaijan was waging its massive…

Biden Met With Central Asian Leaders To Discuss Trade And Development

Sep 22, 2023 at 08:22 | James Durso

It was a day 32 years in the making, but the American president finally met the assembled leaders of the five Central Asian republics on the sidelines of the 78th…

Ukraine Back In U.S. Political Spotlight

Sep 21, 2023 at 09:43 | RFE/RL staff

When Joe Biden defeated incumbent Donald Trump in the November 2020 presidential contest, it ended a tense election struggle in which a country that had never played more…

Nagorno-Karabakh Announces Readiness To Surrender Following Azerbaijan Offensive

Sep 21, 2023 at 09:31 | Eurasianet

The de facto Armenian administration of Nagorno-Karabakh declared its readiness to surrender to Azerbaijan, avoiding further bloodshed following the start of the latter’s offensive

Turkmenistan Eyes Role As Central Asian Transit Hub

Sep 20, 2023 at 09:06 | Eurasianet

That many more train and trucks laden with goods should be rumbling through Turkmenistan – heading north, south, west and east – is a core tenet of the government’s vision…

Bigger And Greener: Key Takeaways From The State Of The EU Address

Sep 19, 2023 at 08:19 | RFE/RL staff

On September 13, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen delivered her State Of The European Union address to the European Parliament plenary in Strasbourg. As always, this…

Nagorno-Karabakh Crisis Intensifies With Azerbaijani "Anti-Terrorist Operation"

Sep 19, 2023 at 08:08 | RFE/RL staff

After weeks of bloody clashes and a blockade of Nagorno-Karabakh, Azerbaijan on September 19 said it had launched an "anti-terrorist operation," a major escalation in hostilities with Armenia…

Armenia-Azerbaijan Tensions Rise As Lachin Road Blockade Continues

Sep 15, 2023 at 08:52 | Eurasianet

A Russian Red Cross truck carrying humanitarian aid entered Nagorno-Karabakh from the Azerbaijani city of Aghdam on September 12.  It was the first delivery of supplies to the territory…

Armenia Leans West Amid Strained Ties With Russia

Sep 14, 2023 at 08:09 | RFE/RL staff

For centuries, Armenians have had a tight relationship with Russia. But those ties have come under strain over the past year and a half as Russia, bogged down…

Political Turmoil Clouds Georgia’s EU Future

Sep 13, 2023 at 08:07 | RFE/RL staff

It is fair to say that Brussels reacted with incredulity at the latest move by the Georgian government to commence impeachment proceedings against that Caucasus country's president, Salome…

European Court Upholds Sanctions Against Key Russian Figures

Sep 12, 2023 at 07:55 | RFE/RL staff

Last week, the European Union's sanctions regime against Russia -- and, to a lesser extent, its more minor measures targeting Belarus -- cleared one of the greatest hurdles:…

Turkmenistan Walks Tightrope Between Russia And The West

Sep 12, 2023 at 07:52 | Eurasianet

Turkmenistan’s ambassador to Belgium last week presented his credentials to NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg and exchanged some pleasantries on the state of relations…

U.S. Sanctions Against Venezuela Have Failed

Sep 11, 2023 at 08:49 | Matthew Smith

Despite strict U.S. sanctions implemented by former President Donald Trump in January 2019 that cut Venezuela off from global energy and capital markets, the country’s economy has returned to growth.…

China’s Influence In Central Asia Continues To Expand

Sep 11, 2023 at 08:43 | Eurasianet

Uzbekistan is supporting China’s vision for Taiwan’s future. The government news outlet Dunyo on September 4 published a brief Uzbek Foreign Ministry statement…

Border Firefights Highlight Strained Pakistan-Taliban Relations

Sep 11, 2023 at 08:40 | RFE/RL staff

Pakistani border guards and Afghan Taliban fighters exchanged fire on September 6, the latest flare-up along the disputed border. Both sides accused each other of starting the firefight.…

Russia's Trade Nears Prewar Levels As It Defies G7 Sanctions

Sep 11, 2023 at 08:33 | RFE/RL staff

Trade at Russia's three largest ports has been surging and is approaching prewar levels despite sweeping sanctions by the Group of Seven (G7) leading economies, according to a…

Armenia-Russia Relations Are Deteriorating Fast

Sep 08, 2023 at 08:41 | Eurasianet

Relations between Armenia and its traditional strategic partner Russia are deteriorating fast.  In the past week, Yerevan has boldly criticized Russia's "absolute indifference" to Azerbaijani "aggression"…

Cybersecurity In Focus Ahead Of Berlin NATO Conference

Sep 06, 2023 at 08:39 | RFE/RL staff

After an eventful summit in Vilnius in July, NATO will return in the next few months to "bread and butter" issues. That means…

European Commission Grapples With Influx Of Ukraine Grain

Sep 05, 2023 at 09:04 | RFE/RL staff

The European Commission is facing tricky decisions in the coming weeks over the influx of Ukrainian agricultural products into the European Union. September 15 marks the end of…

Afghanistan’s Quest For Water Worries Central Asian Neighbors

Sep 01, 2023 at 09:31 | James Durso

Recently, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty reported the progress of Afghanistan’s Qosh Tepa Irrigation Canal, $670 million, 285-kilometer canal to irrigate 550,000 hectares of…

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