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China’s Influence In Central Asia Continues To Expand

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Political Turmoil Clouds Georgia’s EU Future

The impeachment proceedings against Georgia's…


Yellen’s Beijing Visit: A Chance to Calm U.S.-China Tensions?

Jul 03, 2023 at 10:49 | ZeroHedge

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen will be the next top Biden admin official to try and calm spiraling relations with China, as the Treasury Department confirmed Sunday she'll…

Why The EU Is Hesitant To Implement Its New Sanctions Framework

Jul 03, 2023 at 08:39 | RFE/RL staff

When EU member states finally approved the bloc's latest sanctions package against Russia on June 23, perhaps the most interesting feature was a new anti-circumvention framework aimed at third countries.…

Azerbaijan And NATO Deepen Ties

Jun 30, 2023 at 07:57 | The Jamestown Foundation

via the Jamestown Foundation “Azerbaijan has proven to be a reliable partner of NATO [North Atlantic Treaty Organization],” declared President Ilham Aliyev in…

Putin's Power Play: Nuclear Provocations On The Rise

Jun 30, 2023 at 03:50 | The Jamestown Foundation

Via the Jamestown FoundationYevgeny Prigozhin and his Wagner Group’s aborted munity in Russia has demonstrated the weakness of the Kremlin…

EU Rolls Out New Support Package To Boost Ties With Moldova

Jun 29, 2023 at 09:06 | RFE/RL staff

The European Union has assembled a new support package meant to mitigate the impact of Russia's war in Ukraine on Moldova and "bring the country closer" to the…

Putin’s Plummeting Political Clout Is A Disaster For Xi

Jun 29, 2023 at 09:04 | RFE/RL staff

The dust is still settling on the weekend mutiny launched by Yevgeny Prigozhin and his private Wagner mercenary…

Sanctioned Goods Are Sneaking Into Russia Through Kazakhstan

Jun 28, 2023 at 08:37 | Eurasianet

A senior official in Kazakhstan has conceded that a certain volume of dual-use goods is being delivered to neighboring Russia, despite efforts to prevent that from happening. 

Foreign Intel: Iran Close To Testing First Nuke

Jun 27, 2023 at 13:28 | Alex Kimani

Two weeks ago, oil prices tanked after reports emerged that the U.S. and Iran are making progress after resuming talks on a nuclear deal, a move…

Turkey Continues To Challenge Sweden’s NATO Membership

Jun 27, 2023 at 08:23 | RFE/RL staff

The saga of Sweden's NATO accession is now likely entering its endgame. Having applied to join the military alliance together with Finland in the wake of Russian's full-scale…

Iran And Uzbekistan Look To Boost Central Asian Cooperation

Jun 26, 2023 at 09:18 | James Durso

The Central Asian republics are self-organizing in the wake of the NATO evacuation from Afghanistan in August 2021. The republics are wedged between Russia, China, Iran, and Afghanistan, and are…

Putin Scrambles To Reassure Allies Following Mercenary Mutiny

Jun 26, 2023 at 09:02 | Eurasianet

Russian President Vladimir Putin reached out to counterparts in Central Asia on June 24 in an attempt to project normality amid an unfolding mutiny mounted by the Wagner mercenary formation,…

A New Power Triangle Is Forming In The South Caucasus

Jun 23, 2023 at 08:43 | The Jamestown Foundation

Via Jamestown.orgIn April 2023, the first trilateral political consultation between the deputy foreign ministers of Iran, India and Armenia was held in Yerevan (

Iran’s Drones Pave Way For Russian Offensives In Ukraine

Jun 23, 2023 at 08:34 | The Jamestown Foundation

Via the Jamestown Foundation In May 2023, United States National Security Council spokesman John Kirby announced that Russia is looking to purchase additional Iranian drones and loitering…

Navigating Georgia’s Potential Ascent To The EU

Jun 22, 2023 at 08:57 | RFE/RL staff

This week, the European Commission will give an "oral update" on how Georgia, Ukraine, and Moldova are faring on their respective EU membership paths. This update will first…

Iran’s Booming Oil Industry Adds Urgency To Nuclear Negotiations

Jun 22, 2023 at 06:55 | Felicity Bradstock

Over the last few years, Iran has increasingly ignored sanctions imposed on its oil and gas industry by the U.S. by choosing to develop new energy partnerships and…

Modi Heads To Washington To Talk Oil, Arms, And India’s Sovereignty

Jun 21, 2023 at 08:24 | RFE/RL staff

White House National Security Council spokesman John Kirby said there will be “deliverables” on the defense cooperation front when Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits Washington later this…

China And Russia’s Ice-Breaking Ambitions In The Arctic

Jun 19, 2023 at 09:14 | ZeroHedge

Warming temperatures and thawing sea ice could soon allow for the expansion of maritime routes through the Arctic region at certain times of the year. Polar…

China Expands Influence In Latin America Through Belt And Road Initiative

Jun 19, 2023 at 09:08 | Oxford Business Group

As part of efforts to build more resilient global supply chains, Chinese investment in Latin America and the Caribbean under the decade-old Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is…

Tajikistan And Turkmenistan Spearhead Transcontinental Transport Corridor

Jun 16, 2023 at 07:12 | The Jamestown Foundation

Via the Jamestown FoundationTurkmenistan and Tajikistan plan to collaborate on creating a new transport corridor that will allow both countries to access Europe via the…

Putin Is Putting OPEC’s Patience To The Test

Jun 16, 2023 at 07:11 | Felicity Bradstock

Russia has so far been able to maintain its relationship with the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and certain other oil and gas powers, mainly in the East. However,…

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