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Turkmenistan Eyes Role As Central Asian Transit Hub

Turkmenistan Eyes Role As Central Asian Transit Hub

Turkmenistan invests in infrastructure, aiming…

Geopolitics / International

Unpacking Ukraine's Gains And Losses At The NATO Summit

Jul 17, 2023 at 09:03 | RFE/RL staff

NATO summits tend to be rather drab affairs. Most announcements are known well in advance and the official summit communique that runs to several pages of technocratic prose…

Wheat Prices Soar As Russia Suspends Black Sea Grain Deal

Jul 17, 2023 at 08:50 | ZeroHedge

Wheat prices jumped as news broke Monday that Russia let the UN-brokered grain deal lapse at midnight, Istanbul time, marking the end of the Turkey-administered humanitarian corridor which…

Climate Change And Aging Fleet Cripple Russia's Water Transport

Jul 14, 2023 at 08:32 | The Jamestown Foundation

Via the Jamestown Foundation   Russia, more than any other advanced country, has long depended on its rivers and canals to move people…

Biden Reaffirms America’s Unwavering Commitment To NATO

Jul 14, 2023 at 08:10 | RFE/RL staff

U.S. President Joe Biden said he and other NATO leaders showed the world at their summit this week that the military alliance is “more united than ever" after…

Lapis Lazuli Corridor Ushers In New Trade Opportunities For Eurasia

Jul 13, 2023 at 07:52 | The Jamestown Foundation

Via the Jamestown Foundation During a regional conference held in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, in May 2023, President Serdar Berdimuhamedov underscored the paramount importance of the Lapis Lazuli international transit…

Russia Looks To Egypt, Algeria For Future Space Partnerships

Jul 12, 2023 at 08:20 | The Jamestown Foundation

Via the Jamestown Foundation   Russia is searching for new long-term partnerships in outer space instead of relying on cooperation with the United…

Turkey Clears Roadblock For Sweden's Induction Into NATO

Jul 11, 2023 at 07:25 | RFE/RL staff

 On July 10, on the eve of the NATO summit in Vilnius, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan signaled that Ankara was ready to ratify Sweden's NATO accession protocol,…

Armenian-Azerbaijani Peace Talks Hit A Snag In Washington

Jul 10, 2023 at 08:56 | The Jamestown Foundation

Via the Jamestown Foundation From June 27 to 29, the second round of the United States–mediated negotiations between the foreign ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan…

Biden: War Must End Before Ukraine Can Join NATO

Jul 10, 2023 at 08:45 | RFE/RL staff

U.S. President Joe Biden, who is scheduled to attend an important NATO summit later this week, said in an interview prior to his departure that Ukraine is not…

The High Cost Of Russia's Aerospace Ambitions

Jul 07, 2023 at 08:09 | The Jamestown Foundation

By Pavel Luzin via the Jamestown FoundationRussia’s military industry continues to bolster efforts to increase arms production in the face of strangling Western sanctions.…

What Do Uzbekistan’s Snap Elections Mean For Central Asia?

Jul 07, 2023 at 07:47 | The Jamestown Foundation

via Jamestown FoundationOn May 8, Uzbekistani President Shavkat Mirziyoyev announced snap presidential elections, which are now set to take place on July 9—more…

Is NATO Door Closing On Georgia?

Jul 05, 2023 at 08:07 | RFE/RL staff

Since 2008, when NATO promised both Georgia and Ukraine that they "will become members," their geopolitical fates have appeared to be tightly linked:…

Why The EU Is Hesitant To Implement Its New Sanctions Framework

Jul 03, 2023 at 08:39 | RFE/RL staff

When EU member states finally approved the bloc's latest sanctions package against Russia on June 23, perhaps the most interesting feature was a new anti-circumvention framework aimed at third countries.…

Azerbaijan And NATO Deepen Ties

Jun 30, 2023 at 07:57 | The Jamestown Foundation

via the Jamestown Foundation “Azerbaijan has proven to be a reliable partner of NATO [North Atlantic Treaty Organization],” declared President Ilham Aliyev in…

Putin’s Plummeting Political Clout Is A Disaster For Xi

Jun 29, 2023 at 09:04 | RFE/RL staff

The dust is still settling on the weekend mutiny launched by Yevgeny Prigozhin and his private Wagner mercenary…

Sanctioned Goods Are Sneaking Into Russia Through Kazakhstan

Jun 28, 2023 at 08:37 | Eurasianet

A senior official in Kazakhstan has conceded that a certain volume of dual-use goods is being delivered to neighboring Russia, despite efforts to prevent that from happening. 

Putin Scrambles To Reassure Allies Following Mercenary Mutiny

Jun 26, 2023 at 09:02 | Eurasianet

Russian President Vladimir Putin reached out to counterparts in Central Asia on June 24 in an attempt to project normality amid an unfolding mutiny mounted by the Wagner mercenary formation,…

A New Power Triangle Is Forming In The South Caucasus

Jun 23, 2023 at 08:43 | The Jamestown Foundation

Via Jamestown.orgIn April 2023, the first trilateral political consultation between the deputy foreign ministers of Iran, India and Armenia was held in Yerevan (

Iran’s Drones Pave Way For Russian Offensives In Ukraine

Jun 23, 2023 at 08:34 | The Jamestown Foundation

Via the Jamestown Foundation In May 2023, United States National Security Council spokesman John Kirby announced that Russia is looking to purchase additional Iranian drones and loitering…

Navigating Georgia’s Potential Ascent To The EU

Jun 22, 2023 at 08:57 | RFE/RL staff

This week, the European Commission will give an "oral update" on how Georgia, Ukraine, and Moldova are faring on their respective EU membership paths. This update will first…

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