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Can Russia Afford To Keep Funding Its Space Program?

Feb 13, 2023 at 09:02 | The Jamestown Foundation

By 2023, Russia’s budgetary planning for civilian and military space programs was presumed to have changed compared with previous years due to the breakdown in space cooperation with…

Kremlin Deploys Air Defense Systems On Rooftops In Moscow

Feb 10, 2023 at 07:58 | The Jamestown Foundation

Throughout January 2023, Russian Telegram channels worried Muscovites with footage of the placement of air defense systems on the rooftops of official government buildings in Moscow. For example,…

Will The U.S. Public Continue To Support Ukraine?

Feb 09, 2023 at 08:56 | RFE/RL staff

In his State of the Union speech, U.S. President Joe Biden said that Russia's invasion of Ukraine "has been a test for the ages" and suggested that the…

What Is Sweden’s Role In The Defense Of The Baltic Sea?

Feb 08, 2023 at 10:44 | The Jamestown Foundation

Sweden’s security dilemma has worsened in recent years due to Moscow’s increasingly aggressive behavior, as demonstrated by Russia’s invasion of Georgia in 2018, its invasion and annexation of…

Which Countries Face The Most Geopolitical Risk?

Feb 08, 2023 at 09:24 | ZeroHedge

The Russia-Ukraine war highlighted how geopolitical risk can up-end supply chains and weaponize trade. More precisely, the war led to trade sanctions, a food crisis, and energy shortages.…

Georgia Is Walking A Fine Line Between The West And Russia

Feb 06, 2023 at 09:16 | Eurasianet

The United States and European Union have pressed on the Georgian government not to allow the re-establishment of direct flights with Russia as ruling party officials in Tbilisi…

North Korea Is Becoming A Big Problem For China’s Geopolitical Ambitions

Feb 03, 2023 at 11:18 | The Jamestown Foundation

The existential North Korean nuclear and missile threats negatively impact the Asia-Pacific security environment for the United States, South Korea, Japan and Australia. In response, these countries have…

Iran-Azerbaijan Relations Under Stress Following Embassy Attack

Feb 03, 2023 at 10:22 | RFE/RL staff

A gunman stormed the Azerbaijani Embassy in Tehran on January 27, killing one guard and wounding two others. Iran said the attack was motivated by personal reasons, but…

Explained: The Sweden-Turkey NATO Stalemate

Feb 03, 2023 at 09:55 | The Jamestown Foundation

The Turkish government insists that Sweden significantly change its permissive approach to the Partiya Karkaren Kurdistan (PKK, or Kurdish Workers’ Party) and other anti-Turkey…

Why Russia Is Failing To Gain Influence In Africa

Feb 02, 2023 at 10:18 | The Jamestown Foundation

The broad coalition built last week for supplying main battle tanks to Ukraine signifies a new surge in strengthening the unity of the US-led Western alliance, and Russia…

South Korea Reinforces Its Position In European Defense Market

Feb 02, 2023 at 10:06 | The Jamestown Foundation

The recently established military relationship between South Korea and Poland is a multidimensional phenomenon, reaching beyond security in its traditional meaning. In fact, large-scale arms contracts are almost…

String Of Deals Highlights Russia's Waning Central Asian Influence

Feb 02, 2023 at 09:21 | RFE/RL staff

In a speech at the signing of a historic border agreement between Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan in Bishkek, Uzbek leader Shavkat Mirziyoev heaped praise on his Kyrgyz counterpart, Sadyr…

Space Politics: A Battle For Lunar Minerals Is Unfolding

Feb 01, 2023 at 09:00 | Haley Zaremba

Space has been commercialized. It’s now being militarized. Next could it be colonized? Some experts think we’re on track for an all-out space race between the United States…

How Will Western Tanks Transform The Battlefield In Ukraine?

Jan 30, 2023 at 10:11 | RFE/RL staff

Leopard 2 and Abrams tanks pledged by the West will give Ukraine a substantial boost in its fight against invading Russian forces, but numbers are a key factor…

Ukraine’s Economy Likely To Shrink Further In 2023

Jan 27, 2023 at 08:32 | The Jamestown Foundation

Russia’s re-invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 took a heavy toll on the Ukrainian economy. Moscow focused on destroying the Russian-speaking industrial heartland in the southeast, displacing millions…

EU Expands Role In South Caucus With Armenia-Azerbaijan Border Mission

Jan 27, 2023 at 08:20 | Eurasianet

The EU will deploy a 100-strong monitoring mission to Armenia's border with Azerbaijan for a term of two years, a more robust version of an

A Watershed Moment For Turkey

Jan 26, 2023 at 23:09 | Editorial Dept

With Turkish presidential and parliamentary elections now set for May 14th—a month earlier than originally planned—who will effectively challenge Erdogan? We will find out in February when the…

Can China Mend Its Ties With The West?

Jan 26, 2023 at 09:06 | RFE/RL staff

China is aiming to improve relations with the West, particularly its ties with Europe, which have been hurt by Beijing's support for Russia throughout Moscow's invasion of Ukraine.…

How China Is Transforming Africa’s Economies

Jan 26, 2023 at 08:51 | ZeroHedge

In 2000, China was the leading source of imports for only a few African countries: Sudan, Gambia, Benin and Djibouti. But as Statista's Martin Armstrong…

Iran’s Weapon Exports Are Becoming A Big Problem For The West

Jan 24, 2023 at 09:14 | The Jamestown Foundation

As Russia’s war against Ukraine approaches its second year, several news outlets have reported that Moscow is eyeing two Iranian missile systems in particular as solutions to its…

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