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Geopolitics / International

What Does Russia’s Kherson Retreat Mean For The War In Ukraine?

Nov 14, 2022 at 07:51 | RFE/RL staff

Russia's withdrawal from the southeastern city of Kherson marks another victory for Kyiv as the front lines on the battlefield continue to be redrawn. But as the fighting…

U.S. Pushes For Direct Peace Talks Between Azerbaijan And Armenia

Nov 10, 2022 at 08:52 | RFE/RL staff

The United States believes that continued direct dialogue between Armenia and Azerbaijan is key to resolving their issues and to reaching a lasting peace. Following talks…

EU Grants Moldova $250 Million In Aid To Tackle Energy Crisis

Nov 10, 2022 at 08:02 | RFE/RL staff

EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has paid an official visit to Moldova, where she announced a 250 million-euro ($250 million) financial package to help one of…

U.S. Tech Is Being Used In Iran’s Controversial Drones

Nov 09, 2022 at 08:14 | RFE/RL staff

Over the past five years, Iranian officials and state media have touted the "indigenous" ingenuity in the Islamic republic's…

Sochi Summit Highlights Russia's Shrinking Geopolitical Clout In Central Asia

Nov 08, 2022 at 09:15 | The Jamestown Foundation

On October 31, the leaders of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Russia came together in Sochi for their first such gathering since the last Moscow-mediated summit on November 26, 2021…

Iranian Drones Are Proliferating In Middle East And Eurasian Battlefields

Nov 07, 2022 at 08:22 | The Jamestown Foundation

On October 10, Iranian loitering munitions rained over Ukraine’s urban centers, including Kiev. Two weeks later, Israeli forces struck an Iranian drone factory in Syria (

Zelenskiy Accuses Russia Of “Energy Terrorism”

Nov 04, 2022 at 08:37 | RFE/RL staff

Russia launched more kamikaze drones on infrastructure and civilian targets in southeastern Ukraine, officials said on November 4, as extensive damage to the power grid left millions of…

Russia’s War Is Wreaking Havoc On Kazakhstan’s Economy

Nov 02, 2022 at 09:16 | Eurasianet

Kazakhstan’s central bank has hiked interest rates to their highest level in six years in a bid to curb rocketing inflation, caused in part by an influx of…

Russia’s Leadership Is In Trouble As Inevitable Economic Mobilization Looms

Nov 01, 2022 at 09:32 | The Jamestown Foundation

Following the “partial mobilization” of the Russian populace, huge losses in arms, as well as economic and budgetary imbalances, Moscow is facing the inevitable prospect of a complete…

Putin Warns The World Is Facing The Most Dangerous Decade Since World War II

Oct 28, 2022 at 10:31 | RFE/RL staff

Russian President Vladimir Putin says the world faces the most dangerous decade since World War II and predicted that the historical period of the West's "undivided dominance over…

Is Saudi Arabia’s Neom Project Too Ambitious?

Oct 27, 2022 at 09:03 | Felicity Bradstock

Earlier this year, Saudi Arabia announced plans to dedicate an $80 billion fund to develop the Neom megaproject, aimed at establishing a futuristic living space in the northwest…

Georgia Looks To Restart Deep Sea Megaproject

Oct 27, 2022 at 08:39 | Eurasianet

With international transit demand rising as a result of the Ukraine war, the Georgian government has revived discussions about constructing the controversial Anaklia deep sea port project.

Uzbekistan Looks To Position Itself As A Key Transport Hub In Central Asia

Oct 27, 2022 at 08:31 | The Jamestown Foundation

Throughout the Russo-Ukrainian war and a period of tense relations between Russia and Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan has followed a proactive track of transport diplomacy to strengthen its geopolitical and…

How Is Russia's War Impacting China’s Belt And Road Ambitions

Oct 26, 2022 at 09:21 | The Jamestown Foundation

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s “special military operation” against Ukraine has severely impacted Eurasian transport logistics, particularly cargo traveling along the People’s Republic of China’s (PRC) Belt and Road…

Kazakhstan Looks To Lure Foreign Companies Fleeing Russia

Oct 26, 2022 at 08:22 | Eurasianet

As foreign companies look to relocate from sanctions-hit Russia, hundreds are eyeing Kazakhstan as a destination. The government in Astana is touting the benefits of doing…

What’s Next For Xi Jinping?

Oct 25, 2022 at 09:04 | The Jamestown Foundation

General Secretary Xi Jinping has scored an overwhelming victory at the recently concluded 20th Party Congress and the First Plenum of the new Central Committee. Xi’s picks for…

Is Russia Preparing To Abandon Kherson?

Oct 21, 2022 at 09:20 | RFE/RL staff

For weeks, stretching back as far as August, Ukraine had used precision weaponry provided by the United States and other Western countries to target Russian supply lines and…

Beijing’s Delicate Geopolitical Balancing Act

Oct 20, 2022 at 09:38 | The Jamestown Foundation

General Secretary Xi Jinping did not mention “America” in his opening report to the 20th Party Congress (Xinhua, October 16). Nevertheless, Xi made…

Iran Cozies Up To Russia As Western Sanctions Sting

Oct 19, 2022 at 08:49 | The Jamestown Foundation

At present, Iran is struggling mightily with Western sanctions and the resulting economic pressures due to its nuclear program. With the killing of 22-year-old Mahsa Amin, the country…

Turkey's Precarious Position Between Russia And NATO

Oct 19, 2022 at 08:09 | The Jamestown Foundation

As pressure increases, Turkey’s middle-man position in the Ukraine crisis is becoming harder to maintain. “Compartmentalization,” meaning separating divisive political, strategic and economic affairs from establishing a working…

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