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Geopolitics / International

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…

WTO Forecasts Global Trade Slowdown Amid Economic Headwinds

Oct 06, 2023 at 07:58 | ZeroHedge

One day after the Geneva-based UN Conference on Trade and Development (Unctad) warned central banks are at risk of triggering a full-blown global recession in their pursuit of…

Moscow's Battlefront Drones Linked To Chinese Manufacturer

Oct 05, 2023 at 07:39 | RFE/RL staff

More than a year after DJI -- the preeminent Chinese drone maker -- first said it would stop doing business in Russia and Ukraine, its products continue to…

Trade Tensions Escalate As EU Delves Into Chinese EV Subsidies

Oct 05, 2023 at 07:23 | ZeroHedge

The European Union has officially started its anti-subsidy investigation into Chinese electric vehicles. The EU is investigating because it claims that emerging data indicates a probable surge in…

U.S. Delays Aid To Ukraine Amid Domestic Political Disputes

Oct 04, 2023 at 08:57 | RFE/RL staff

When Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy met with U.S. senators at the Capitol on September 21 during a blitz visit to Washington to rally support for more aid, he…

U.S. Takes Aim At Iran's Drone-Part Procurement Network

Sep 29, 2023 at 08:11 | RFE/RL staff

The United States has imposed sanctions on entities in Iran, Hong Kong, Turkey, and the United Arab Emirates that the U.S. Treasury Department says comprise a network for…

The Next Hurdle In Armenia And Azerbaijan's Contentious Negotiations

Sep 28, 2023 at 08:17 | RFE/RL staff

Negotiations over a peace deal between Armenia and Azerbaijan are continuing, even as refugees continue to stream into Armenia following Azerbaijan's military assault on the breakaway region of…

Bulgaria Pledges $2.7 Billion For Military Upgrade As Black Sea Tensions Rise

Sep 27, 2023 at 08:37 | RFE/RL staff

For years, Bulgaria has delayed again and again the modernization of its armed forces. Even though a member of NATO since 2004, Bulgaria's army still relies on old…

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…

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