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Geopolitics / International

China Expands Influence In Latin America Through Belt And Road Initiative

Jun 19, 2023 at 09:08 | Oxford Business Group

As part of efforts to build more resilient global supply chains, Chinese investment in Latin America and the Caribbean under the decade-old Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is…

Putin Is Putting OPEC’s Patience To The Test

Jun 16, 2023 at 07:11 | Felicity Bradstock

Russia has so far been able to maintain its relationship with the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and certain other oil and gas powers, mainly in the East. However,…

What’s Behind Escalating Tensions Between Serbia And Kosovo?

Jun 16, 2023 at 07:07 | The Jamestown Foundation

via the Jamestown FoundationTensions in the Balkans are escalating again as Serbian security forces have allegedly kidnapped three Kosovo police officers inside the territory of…

Tbilisi’s Economic Aspirations Spark Security Concerns

Jun 16, 2023 at 06:55 | The Jamestown Foundation

Via the Jamestown FoundationOn June 5, Georgia announced plans to build a second civilian airport near Tbilisi. During a recent government meeting, Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili…

Taiwan’s Foreign Minister Urges Europe To Counterbalance China

Jun 15, 2023 at 08:49 | RFE/RL staff

The war in Ukraine has opened a global fight between democracies and autocracies and Taiwan needs Europe to play a larger role in securing peace and stability in…

How Chinese Military Equipment Found Its Way Into The Ukraine War

Jun 14, 2023 at 08:23 | RFE/RL staff

It's been a constant since Moscow's full-scale invasion of Ukraine in 2022, but Chinese parts and components --…

Russia’s Year-Round Arctic Trade Route Initiative

Jun 13, 2023 at 08:58 | The Jamestown Foundation

Via the Jamestown FoundationWestern sanctions and changes in climate are impelling Moscow to realize a dream dating back three centuries to…

China At The Forefront Of Nuclear Weapon Expansion

Jun 13, 2023 at 08:54 | ZeroHedge

Released today, the latest figures from SIPRI reveal an annual increase in the global number of stockpiled nuclear warheads. As Statista's…

How Iran’s Mohajer-6 Drones Could Define The Ukraine Conflict

Jun 12, 2023 at 09:04 | The Jamestown Foundation

Via the Jamestown FoundationWhile the West is still contemplating sending sophisticated unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to Ukraine, such as the Reaper and the Predator, Moscow…

Tbilisi's Ambition To Become A Regional Aviation Hub

Jun 12, 2023 at 08:57 | Eurasianet

The Georgian authorities are pondering building a new airport near the capital city, citing long-term prospects of the country becoming an "aviation hub" in the region. Government leaders made the…

A New Chapter In The Caucasus? Armenia And Azerbaijan Make Strides Towards Peace

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

Via the Jamestown FoundationOn June 1, during the course of his visit to Chisinau, Moldova, to attend the second summit of the European Political Community…

Russia And Iran Boost International Trade With North-South Transport Corridor

Jun 09, 2023 at 07:46 | The Jamestown Foundation

Via the Jamestown FoundationIn a recent development, on May 17, Russia and Iran officially signed an agreement for the construction of the Rasht-Astara railway (

GCC Nations Unite For Mega Railway Project

Jun 08, 2023 at 09:00 | Oxford Business Group

Following delays, the long-awaited GCC Railway looks likely to be revitalised – a move that could transform trade and connectivity across the Gulf. The initiative was given a…

China And Russia Lock Horns Over Kazakhstan’s Uranium

Jun 06, 2023 at 08:32 | The Jamestown Foundation

Kazakhstan is the largest producer and exporter of uranium globally, mining and exporting more than 40 percent of the world’s supply. Up to now, it has been the major supplier…

Dam Destruction Threatens Ukraine’s Largest Nuclear Plant

Jun 06, 2023 at 08:25 | RFE/RL staff

Ukraine has accused Russia of blowing up a huge Soviet-era dam on the Dnieper River in a Moscow-occupied area in the south, sending millions of liters of water cascading through…

Blurred Battle Lines: Drone Strikes Stoke Russia-Ukraine Conflict

Jun 05, 2023 at 09:06 | RFE/RL staff

An apparent drone attack on Moscow fits President Vladimir Putin's narrative about Russia's war on Ukraine. But more than 15 months into what was meant to be a "special operation"…

Azerbaijan And Kazakhstan Agree To Optimize Energy Transit Route To Europe

Apr 21, 2023 at 10:46 | The Jamestown Foundation

On April 10, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev paid a one-day official visit to Kazakhstan (President.az, April 10). This visit took place about six months after the first…

Azerbaijani-Israeli Relations Spark Renewed Tensions With Iran

Apr 20, 2023 at 08:33 | The Jamestown Foundation

On March 30, Azerbaijan officially inaugurated its first embassy in Tel Aviv, Israel, after avoiding the move for three decades. Although the decision highlighted the importance of Azerbaijani-Israeli relations, it…

Sudan Descends Into Chaos As Military Factions Fight For Control

Apr 19, 2023 at 09:36 | RFE/RL staff

In the Sudanese capital, civilians cower behind interior walls, fearing flying window glass and stray bullets. Commerce in Khartoum has ground to a halt. Water and electricity outages…

The EU Enlargement Process Could Be Renergized After A Decade Of False Dawns

Apr 18, 2023 at 10:39 | RFE/RL staff

The European Union is facing a crucial year when it comes to its enlargement policy. The last country to join the bloc was Croatia back in 2013, and…

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