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Geopolitics

Will Saudi Arabia Benefit from Chaos in The Middle East

Dec 28, 2023 at 03:41 | Editorial Dept

Politics, Geopolitics & Conflict - The Houthi attacks on merchant vessels in the Red Sea have continued throughout the week, and the U.S. announcement of the deployment of an international…

Maduro's Play

Dec 28, 2023 at 03:31 | Editorial Dept

While the world is now focused squarely on Israel-Gaza and Yemen’s Houthi attacks on merchant vessels in the Red Sea due to the concrete nature of these actions, the market…

In Show of Support, UK Deploys Warship To Guyana

Dec 26, 2023 at 02:56 | ZeroHedge

While the recent panic over the risk of a Venezuela invasion of its neighbor Guyana may have come and gone, some (former) global superpowers are not taking…

Armenia Considers Departure from Russia-Led Military Bloc

Dec 22, 2023 at 08:51 | Eurasianet

Armenia's possible exit from the Russia-led Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) is being discussed more and more actively as differences grow between Yerevan and Moscow. Many…

Armenia-Russia Sign Key Deal for Metsamor Nuclear Plant Modernization

Dec 21, 2023 at 09:53 | Eurasianet

On December 15, Armenia and Russia signed a contract on modernizing and extending the lifespan of Armenia's Metsamor Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) until…

China Explores Major Infrastructure Projects in Caspian Ports

Dec 20, 2023 at 08:45 | Eurasianet

A Chinese company, Shipbuilding Industry Corp., is exploring the possibility of building container facilities at the Kazakh port cities of Aktau and Kuryk,…

Turkey Uses Sweden's NATO Bid as Leverage in International Deals

Dec 20, 2023 at 08:20 | ZeroHedge

It's now widely perceived that Turkey will continue holding up final formal approval for Sweden's entry into NATO as retaliation for the West's support for Israel as it…

EU Leaders Agree on Enlargement but Stall on Ukraine Funding

Dec 19, 2023 at 08:04 | RFE/RL staff

The EU summit on December 14-15 brought good and bad news for Ukraine. Before the summit, most diplomats I spoke to thought it would be easier to agree…

Iranian Cities Overwhelmed by Influx of Climate Migrants

Dec 18, 2023 at 08:24 | RFE/RL staff

Record temperatures, prolonged droughts, and the drying up of rivers and lakes are displacing tens of thousands of Iranians each year, experts say. Many of the…

Azerbaijan and Armenia Discuss border amid Stagnant Peace Talks

Dec 07, 2023 at 09:11 | Eurasianet

Armenia and Azerbaijan continue to discuss the delimitation of their mutual borders as part of wider talks on a peace treaty that show little sign of progress.  On…

U.S. Widens Sanctions On Iran’s Energy Network That Is Key To Funding Terrorism

Dec 05, 2023 at 14:35 | Simon Watkins

From the imposition of the first major international sanctions against its energy sector following the 1979 Islamic Revolution, Iran has been developing a vast network through which it continues to…

Putin Makes Rare Trip Abroad With Visit To Saudi Arabia, UAE

Dec 05, 2023 at 09:15 | RFE/RL staff

In a rare trip abroad as an international arrest warrant hangs over him, Russian President Vladimir Putin will visit Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates on December 6 before…

Venezuela's Maduro Holds Referendum Whether To Invade Oil-Rich Neighbor Guyana

Dec 01, 2023 at 18:10 | ZeroHedge

In a move that has prompted many to wonder which is the bigger banana republic, Venezuela or the US, Joe Biden's new BFF, Venezuelan dictator Nicolas Maduro (who…

Israeli-Linked Ship Attacked By Suicide Drone Attack In Indian Ocean

Nov 26, 2023 at 08:15 | ZeroHedge

Another Israeli-linked shipping vessel has been targeted by Iran-backed forces against the backdrop of the Gaza war. A US defense official was cited in the Associated Press as describing that a…

Biden and Xi Chart a New Path in U.S.-China Relations

Nov 22, 2023 at 08:16 | ZeroHedge

To underscore its uniqueness, we have to go back to November 2022 for the last personal meeting between the leaders of the two most powerful countries at the…

Trillion Dollar Bailout: What Xi Really Wants From Biden

Nov 21, 2023 at 08:52 | Gregory R. Copley

Communist Party of China (CCP) General Secretary Xi Jinping is now starkly aware that he is facing the end of his rule, and has turned to US Pres. Joe Biden…

Iran's Middle East Strategy: Arming Allies for Long-Term Conflict

Nov 21, 2023 at 08:43 | RFE/RL staff

Iran's strategy in the Middle East is essentially a take on an old proverb: Give your proxies and partners weapons and you can sustain their battles for a…

Tensions Rise as Azerbaijan Snubs U.S.-Mediated Peace Talks

Nov 20, 2023 at 07:30 | Eurasianet

Azerbaijan continues to refuse to attend peace talks with Armenia, citing what it calls the biased approach of Western mediating countries. This time it was the U.S. that…

Armenia Turns to Iran To Reduce Energy Dependence on Russia

Nov 17, 2023 at 08:23 | Eurasianet

As Armenia gradually turns away from its traditional strategic ally, Russia, it is tentatively exploring deeper partnerships with…

EU Clamps Down on Companies Aiding Russian War Efforts

Nov 16, 2023 at 08:02 | RFE/RL staff

The European Union is looking to sanction more Central Asian companies that it says are aiding Russia's war effort in Ukraine, according to a document seen by RFE/RL.…

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