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

Sep 15, 2023 at 08:54 | RFE/RL staff

The United States has expressed disappointment at the lack of progress in the latest round of EU-facilitated talks between Balkan neighbors Serbia and Kosovo aimed at normalizing relations.…

Armenia-Azerbaijan Tensions Rise As Lachin Road Blockade Continues

Sep 15, 2023 at 08:52 | Eurasianet

A Russian Red Cross truck carrying humanitarian aid entered Nagorno-Karabakh from the Azerbaijani city of Aghdam on September 12.  It was the first delivery of supplies to the territory…

Armenia Leans West Amid Strained Ties With Russia

Sep 14, 2023 at 08:09 | RFE/RL staff

For centuries, Armenians have had a tight relationship with Russia. But those ties have come under strain over the past year and a half as Russia, bogged down…

Political Turmoil Clouds Georgia’s EU Future

Sep 13, 2023 at 08:07 | RFE/RL staff

It is fair to say that Brussels reacted with incredulity at the latest move by the Georgian government to commence impeachment proceedings against that Caucasus country's president, Salome…

European Court Upholds Sanctions Against Key Russian Figures

Sep 12, 2023 at 07:55 | RFE/RL staff

Last week, the European Union's sanctions regime against Russia -- and, to a lesser extent, its more minor measures targeting Belarus -- cleared one of the greatest hurdles:…

Turkmenistan Walks Tightrope Between Russia And The West

Sep 12, 2023 at 07:52 | Eurasianet

Turkmenistan’s ambassador to Belgium last week presented his credentials to NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg and exchanged some pleasantries on the state of relations…

U.S. Sanctions Against Venezuela Have Failed

Sep 11, 2023 at 08:49 | Matthew Smith

Despite strict U.S. sanctions implemented by former President Donald Trump in January 2019 that cut Venezuela off from global energy and capital markets, the country’s economy has returned to growth.…

China’s Influence In Central Asia Continues To Expand

Sep 11, 2023 at 08:43 | Eurasianet

Uzbekistan is supporting China’s vision for Taiwan’s future. The government news outlet Dunyo on September 4 published a brief Uzbek Foreign Ministry statement…

Border Firefights Highlight Strained Pakistan-Taliban Relations

Sep 11, 2023 at 08:40 | RFE/RL staff

Pakistani border guards and Afghan Taliban fighters exchanged fire on September 6, the latest flare-up along the disputed border. Both sides accused each other of starting the firefight.…

Russia's Trade Nears Prewar Levels As It Defies G7 Sanctions

Sep 11, 2023 at 08:33 | RFE/RL staff

Trade at Russia's three largest ports has been surging and is approaching prewar levels despite sweeping sanctions by the Group of Seven (G7) leading economies, according to a…

Armenia-Russia Relations Are Deteriorating Fast

Sep 08, 2023 at 08:41 | Eurasianet

Relations between Armenia and its traditional strategic partner Russia are deteriorating fast.  In the past week, Yerevan has boldly criticized Russia's "absolute indifference" to Azerbaijani "aggression"…

When Will Washington Make Central Asia A Priority?

Sep 08, 2023 at 08:33 | James Durso

The American filmmaker Woody Allen said, ““Eighty percent of success is showing up.” If he is correct, America is not succeeding in Central Asia. But the rulers of Russia,…

Secretive Russian Beach Complex In Bulgaria Faces Scrutiny

Sep 07, 2023 at 08:46 | RFE/RL staff

Set back from a stretch of isolated beach on the southern Black Sea coast of Bulgaria and nestled among trees lies the sprawling Kamchia Sanitary and…

Cybersecurity In Focus Ahead Of Berlin NATO Conference

Sep 06, 2023 at 08:39 | RFE/RL staff

After an eventful summit in Vilnius in July, NATO will return in the next few months to "bread and butter" issues. That means…

European Commission Grapples With Influx Of Ukraine Grain

Sep 05, 2023 at 09:04 | RFE/RL staff

The European Commission is facing tricky decisions in the coming weeks over the influx of Ukrainian agricultural products into the European Union. September 15 marks the end of…

Afghanistan’s Quest For Water Worries Central Asian Neighbors

Sep 01, 2023 at 09:31 | James Durso

Recently, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty reported the progress of Afghanistan’s Qosh Tepa Irrigation Canal, $670 million, 285-kilometer canal to irrigate 550,000 hectares of…

Analyst: BRICS Currency Unlikely To Undermine Dollar Dominance

Aug 31, 2023 at 08:02 | RFE/RL staff

The BRICS bloc, a group of developing countries seen as seeking to counter the United States and the West, agreed at a summit last week to admit six…

EU Council President Rekindles Georgia's Hopes For Membership

Aug 31, 2023 at 07:53 | Eurasianet

Georgians were uplifted by an ambitious enlargement speech by an EU leader a week after another enlargement-related meeting left the country worried about its future in the bloc. …

Erdogan Looks To Restore Grain Deal In Upcoming Russia Visit

Aug 29, 2023 at 08:53 | ZeroHedge

The head of the country which comprises NATO's second largest military is planning a trip to Russia to meet with President Vladimir Putin. Turkey's President Recep…

Cartels Take Over As Ecuador's New Power Brokers

Aug 29, 2023 at 08:39 | Matthew Smith

Ecuador, once an island of peace in the strife-torn Northern Andean region of South America, is caught in the midst of drug-fueled violence, which is exacerbating a long-running political crisis.…

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