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Uzbekistan's Trade Deficit with China Deepens

Uzbekistan's Trade Deficit with China Deepens

Despite aspirations for an "all-weather…

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Moscow's Support For Iran Worries Israel As Regional Tensions Escalate

Nov 08, 2023 at 07:53 | RFE/RL staff

Less than three weeks after Hamas's brutal attack on Israel, leaders of the militant group showed up in Moscow for talks with Russian officials. For many…

European Commission To Assess 10 Countries For EU Membership

Nov 07, 2023 at 07:07 | RFE/RL staff

The European Commission's long-awaited annual enlargement report is set to be released on November 8. The release has been constantly postponed, as the report was originally expected to…

Azerbaijan Softens Stance On Zangezur Corridor As Peace Deal Nears

Nov 07, 2023 at 06:59 | Eurasianet

Over the past week Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and other Armenian officials have been hinting that a peace deal with Azerbaijan could be imminent.  They say…

Chinese Ship Implicated In Baltic Sea Pipeline Incident

Nov 06, 2023 at 08:12 | RFE/RL staff

A Chinese ship suspected of damaging an underwater gas pipeline and two telecom cables in the Baltic Sea is returning to China through the Russian Arctic as Finnish…

Kyrgyzstan’s $4.7 Billion Central Asian Railway Faces Major Funding Setback

Nov 01, 2023 at 08:58 | RFE/RL staff

During recent visits to the United States and Germany, Kyrgyz President Sadyr Japarov encouraged investors to participate in the China-Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan (CKU) railway project -- a crucial component of…

Armenia Faces Russia's Economic Might As Tensions Rise

Nov 01, 2023 at 08:51 | Eurasianet

Armenia's relations with its strategic partner Russia are getting worse and worse and its leaders seem to desire…

Belt And Road Bailouts Are Soaring As Partners Struggle

Oct 31, 2023 at 09:00 | ZeroHedge

As China's Belt and Road Initiative enters its second decade, the country has been celebrating with much pomp and many global leaders in attendance.

China Expands Central Asian Footprint With Billion-Dollar Agreements

Oct 30, 2023 at 08:56 | Eurasianet

Details are emerging on the bevy of deals signed between Central Asian states and China on the sidelines of the Beijing jamboree celebrating the 10th anniversary of the…

EU Unveils Global Gateway To Rival China's Belt And Road

Oct 27, 2023 at 09:08 | RFE/RL staff

The European Union has announced a raft of multimillion dollar deals at a forum for its Global Gateway program, the bloc’s new infrastructure partnership plan that’s seen as…

Central Asian Leaders At Odds Over Controversial Canal Project

Oct 24, 2023 at 07:44 | Eurasianet

Officials in Uzbekistan have said a government delegation will travel to Afghanistan in the coming months to conduct negotiations over an ambitious canal project that is sparking deep…

Armenia-Azerbaijan Peace Talks Reach Critical Crossroads

Oct 20, 2023 at 07:24 | Eurasianet

The 35-year-old Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict could finally be coming to an end after last month's lightning offensive by Azerbaijan to retake Nagorno-Karabakh and the…

Biden Seeks Over $100 Billion In Aid For Ukraine And Israel

Oct 20, 2023 at 07:02 | RFE/RL staff

Laying the groundwork to ask U.S lawmakers for tens of billions of dollars in military assistance for Ukraine and Israel, President Joe Biden linked Russian President Vladimir Putin’s…

China And Russia Vie For Influence As Middle East Crisis Escalates

Oct 18, 2023 at 06:50 | RFE/RL staff

China and Russia have hardened their positions toward the conflict in Gaza in recent days, as the war between Israel and Hamas aggravates…

North Korea's Covert Role In Russian-Ukrainian Conflict

Oct 18, 2023 at 06:44 | RFE/RL staff

North Korea appears to have begun secretly shipping large amounts of munitions to Russia, according to a new report, using ships and trains to move the weaponry and…

China Defends Belt And Road Initiative Amidst Global Criticisms

Oct 17, 2023 at 09:40 | RFE/RL staff

Despite criticism that it has saddled some countries with unsustainable levels of debt since being launched 10 years ago, Chinese leader Xi Jinping is expected to tout the…

The Fate Of Kazakhstan's Largest Steelworks Hangs In Balance

Oct 17, 2023 at 09:35 | RFE/RL staff

The billowing smokestacks of Kazakhstan’s largest steelworks loom large over the town of Temirtau -- just like the questions about the future of a plant where the country’s…

Are Cold War Treaties Beginning To Crumble?

Oct 13, 2023 at 08:41 | RFE/RL staff

The Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty. The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty. The Treaty on Open Skies. New START. For years, the pillars of international arms control have been…

NATO On Alert After Baltic Pipeline Incident

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

President Alar Karis says Estonia is demanding answers for damage to a Baltic Sea gas pipeline running to Finland that the Baltic nation's defense minister said was the…

Chinese Auto Giant BYD Sets Sights On Uzbekistan Expansion

Oct 10, 2023 at 08:20 | Eurasianet

China and Uzbekistan are making progress on an Uzbek-based joint venture to produce electric and hybrid vehicles. While all the pieces appear to be in place, a firm production timetable…

Armenia Joins Rome Statute, Ignoring Russian Warnings

Oct 06, 2023 at 08:03 | Eurasianet

The Armenian Parliament on October 3 adopted a bill ratifying the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court by a vote of 60 to 22.  The…

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