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Geopolitics / International

Emerging Markets Rush To Join BRICS Alliance As High Energy Prices Persist

Aug 19, 2022 at 10:33 | Oxford Business Group

As emerging markets recover from the Covid-19 pandemic and face financial headwinds due to interest rate hikes in the US, the BRICS group – Brazil, Russia, India, China,…

Erdogan To Meet With Putin: “We Don’t Want Another Chernobyl”

Aug 19, 2022 at 10:11 | RFE/RL staff

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, speaking after holding talks with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, says he plans to discuss the issue of Ukraine's Russian-held Zaporizhzhya nuclear plant with…

Iran Delivers Nuclear Deal Response But Details Remain Unclear

Aug 16, 2022 at 08:15 | Irina Slav

Iran has submitted a written response to the latest version of the nuclear deal that is being brokered by the European Union between Tehran and Washington.

Nuclear Deal Increasingly Unlikely As Iran Strengthens Ties With Russia

Aug 15, 2022 at 10:32 | Simon Watkins

There are several reasons to be short crude oil currently – economic recession in the U.S. and looming recessions in Europe,

China Masters The Art Of Soft Power

Aug 12, 2022 at 13:12 | Editorial Dept

Like every other way we underestimate China, it would be remiss to underestimate Beijing’s changing oil strategy and supreme adaptability of its BRI (Belt and Road Initiative) lending fund, which…

PetroChina Threatens To Withdraw From Iraq

Aug 12, 2022 at 12:30 | Editorial Dept

Politics, Geopolitics & Conflict - PetroChina is allegedly threatening to pull up stakes in the southern Iraqi governorate of Maysan after another round of protests outside the oil company’s headquarters…

How Iran Is Sidestepping Sanctions Using Crypto

Aug 12, 2022 at 08:35 | ZeroHedge

In a groundbreaking development, Iran has made its first-ever import arrangement using cryptocurrency, according to Iran's Tasnim News Agency. “This week, the first…

White House Rethinks China Tariffs Amid Taiwan Turmoil

Aug 12, 2022 at 08:24 | ZeroHedge

In the wake of China's military drills around Taiwan that followed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to the island, the Biden administration is rethinking its plans to modify tariffs on…

Iran Signals That Latest Nuclear Deal Proposal Could Be ‘Acceptable’

Aug 12, 2022 at 08:00 | Tsvetana Paraskova

Iran considers that a European Union proposal for the restoration of the so-called nuclear deal could be "acceptable" if it provides assurances about the key demands of the…

U.S. Sanctions Russian Steel Giant MMK

Aug 11, 2022 at 10:15 | Ag Metal Miner

On August 2, the United States officially added integrated steelmaker Magnitogorsk Iron & Steel (MMK) and its chairman Viktor Rashnikov to its list of sanctioned entities. The move…

Russia Is Playing A Dangerous Game With Europe’s Largest Nuclear Plant

Aug 10, 2022 at 08:42 | RFE/RL staff

A Russian envoy to the United Nations says Moscow has requested a meeting of the UN Security Council on August 11 to discuss issues concerning the Zaporizhzhya nuclear…

Taiwan Holds Defensive Drills, Warns China Is Preparing For An Invasion

Aug 09, 2022 at 09:29 | ZeroHedge

Taiwan announced its own live-fire drills Tuesday, a day after China's military announced it is extending ongoing exercises surrounding the democratic-run island past the scheduled end date of…

China Extends Taiwan Drills, Says It Is Training Under “Real War Conditions”

Aug 08, 2022 at 10:07 | ZeroHedge

China's military drills in six zones surrounding Taiwan were scheduled to wind down and end on Sunday, but on Monday Beijing announced it is extending the threatening military…

UN Calls For Inspection Of Shelled Ukrainian Nuclear Plant

Aug 08, 2022 at 10:05 | RFE/RL staff

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called on August 8 for international inspectors to be given access to the Zaporizhzhya nuclear plant after Ukraine and Russia traded accusations over the…

China Hits Back At The United States Following Pelosi Visit To Taiwan

Aug 05, 2022 at 10:54 | ZeroHedge

China has begun its retaliation against Washington by announcing Friday the cancelation of a series of meetings with the United States, namely the suspension of issues it was…

Iranian Official Heads To Vienna To Restart Nuclear Talks

Aug 03, 2022 at 10:58 | RFE/RL staff

Iran's chief nuclear negotiator, Ali Bagheri Kani, is heading to Vienna in an attempt to revive talks to save a 2015 nuclear accord with global super powers.

Markets Unfazed As Pelosi Lands In Taiwan

Aug 02, 2022 at 10:10 | ZeroHedge

Despite rising tensions between the world’s two most powerful countries over US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan, global risk markets have been quite resilient.

Ukrainian Grain Shipment Hailed As A “Relief For The World”

Aug 01, 2022 at 11:00 | RFE/RL staff

The first ship carrying Ukrainian grain was on its way to Istanbul after it set off from the Black Sea port of Odesa on August 1 under a…

The G20 Summit Could Finally Bring Biden And Xi Face To Face

Jul 29, 2022 at 10:58 | ZeroHedge

Coming off their two-hour, seventeen-minute phone call Thursday wherein Taiwan tensions topped the agenda, The Washington Post is citing a senior administration official to say Presidents Joe Biden…

Zelensky: Ukraine Ready To Restart Grain Shipments

Jul 29, 2022 at 10:55 | RFE/RL staff

President Volodymyr Zelensky says Ukraine is ready to start shipping millions of tons of grain sitting at its southern ports and is waiting for Turkey and the United…


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