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U.S. Voices Concern Over Stalled Serbia-Kosovo Talks

U.S. Voices Concern Over Stalled Serbia-Kosovo Talks

The latest Serbia-Kosovo talks in…

Armenia Leans West Amid Strained Ties With Russia

Armenia Leans West Amid Strained Ties With Russia

Amid rising tensions and perceived…


Iran-Pakistan Pipeline Suspension Could Backfire For The U.S.

Aug 18, 2023 at 09:30 | James Durso

America’s economic siege of Iran has been costly for Tehran’s neighbors, and now it is Pakistan’s turn to pick up the tab. On 7 August, Pakistan announced it was 

What To Expect From This Week’s BRICS Summit

Aug 18, 2023 at 09:22 | Michael Kern

This week, Johannesburg will play host to the 15th BRICS summit, a pivotal gathering of emerging economies – Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa.  This year’s conclave aims to…

UN Official Calls For Immediate Relief In Nagorno-Karabakh

Aug 17, 2023 at 08:48 | RFE/RL staff

??A senior UN official told the United Nations Security Council on August 16 that the delivery of humanitarian relief to Nagorno-Karabakh by the International Committee of the Red…

Hungary Takes On EU In Sanctions Showdown

Aug 16, 2023 at 08:55 | RFE/RL staff

Before heading off on their summer break, the ambassadors of the 27 EU member states agreed to review some of the individual sanctions on the mainly Russian people…

Black Sea Trade Nexus Could Boost Georgia’s Geopolitical Position

Aug 15, 2023 at 08:45 | RFE/RL staff

In the 20 years that Data Gabelia has worked at the Hotel Anaklia, he's seen the fortunes of the Black Sea resort town of 1,500 people rise and…

Brussels’ Balancing Act: Sanctions, Potash, And Politics

Aug 14, 2023 at 08:59 | RFE/RL staff

When the European Union officially imposed another round of restrictive measures on Belarus on August 3, it put an end to one of the longest-running sanctions sagas in…

The Sahel Tug-of-War: U.S. And Russia Face Off For Influence In Niger

Aug 10, 2023 at 08:32 | RFE/RL staff

After a series of coups swept across Africa’s impoverished Sahel states over the past three years, leading to a larger Russian military presence, U.S. Secretary of State Antony…

Moscow Trades Rails For Waves In Strategic Pivot

Aug 09, 2023 at 09:17 | The Jamestown Foundation

Via the Jamestown Foundation When Moscow announced plans in 2000 for the creation of a north-south trade corridor, its initial goal was to…

Beijing's Bid For Global Influence Tested In Ukraine Summit

Aug 09, 2023 at 09:14 | RFE/RL staff

China joined international diplomatic talks in Saudi Arabia on August 6 for a two-day summit with officials from 40 countries designed to find a framework for peace in…

U.S. And China Locked In Underwater Tug-of-War

Aug 08, 2023 at 08:36 | The Jamestown Foundation

Via the Jamestown Foundation In May 2018, the World Bank opened bidding to “all eligible firms from any country” on a $72.6 million…

Pentagon Considers Armed Protection For Oil Tankers In Strait Of Hormuz

Aug 04, 2023 at 09:03 | ZeroHedge

The Pentagon is pursuing strategic ways to prevent further seizures of international vessels by Iran's military, particularly in and near the vital Strait of Hormuz and Persian Gulf…

Georgia Halts Re-Export Of Western Cars To Russia And Belarus

Aug 04, 2023 at 08:12 | Eurasianet

Citing Western sanctions, Georgia is banning the re-export and transit of cars imported from the United States and the European Union to Russia and Belarus. The booming re-export…

The Implications of Georgia's Strategic Partnership With China

Aug 02, 2023 at 08:50 | Eurasianet

The inauguration of a "strategic partnership" between Tbilisi and Beijing has been widely celebrated by Georgian government circles but viewed warily by critics. The announcement, made…

Global Powers Are Vying For Influence In Eurasia

Aug 01, 2023 at 08:32 | The Jamestown Foundation

Via the Jamestown Foundation On June 23, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan and Georgia established a joint logistics company to improve cargo transportation between Central Asia…

China's Innovative Inroads Into Central Asia

Jul 28, 2023 at 07:47 | Eurasianet

Kazakhstan and China are looking to boost joint scientific research. Kazakhstan’s science and higher education minister, Sayasat Nurbek, met with top officials of…

Is China's Economic Miracle Fading? A Look At The Hurdles Ahead

Jul 25, 2023 at 08:35 | The Jamestown Foundation

By the Jamestown Foundation In December of last year, China’s central government lifted its stringent “zero-COVID” restrictions, signaling to the public it shifted…

China's Soft Power Strategy In Central Asia

Jul 25, 2023 at 08:20 | Eurasianet

China is making a soft-power push in Central Asia, launching initiatives to strengthen cooperation with expert institutions in Uzbekistan and boost cultural exchanges and tourism with Kyrgyzstan.

Erdogan’s Surprise Western Pivot

Jul 24, 2023 at 08:58 | RFE/RL staff

In the lead-up to his toughest election battle in two decades, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan did not hesitate to bash Western allies and principles, seeking to bolster…

Escalating Geopolitical Tensions Begin To Chip Away At Globalization

Jul 24, 2023 at 08:54 | Kurt Cobb

The most salient fact about natural resources such as minerals and fertile soil is that they are unevenly distributed around the world. That means some countries have far more than…

Azerbaijan-Armenia Peace Talks Lean West As Russia’s Role Declines

Jul 24, 2023 at 08:44 | Eurasianet

Azerbaijan's government is sounding more and more positive about the U.S.- and EU-brokered negotiations with Armenia and increasingly negative about Russia's mediation efforts.  Those talks are taking place on a…

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