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The Great Game Returns to Central Asia

The Great Game Returns to Central Asia

Central Asia is emerging as…

Arab Nations Act Against Iran-Israel Escalation

Arab Nations Act Against Iran-Israel Escalation

Arab states, including Jordan, Saudi…

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Ukraine Looks to Turn the Tide Against Russia with Fresh U.S. Aid

Apr 23, 2024 at 09:36 | RFE/RL staff

The impending $60 billion aid package for Ukrainian in the United States is not coming a moment too soon. The situation on the front has been so dire…

Armenia and Azerbaijan Engulfed in Legal Disputes at the Hague

Apr 22, 2024 at 09:24 | Eurasianet

Armenia and Azerbaijan are engaged in a convoluted peace process in the Caucasus. But they are still tangled in a bitter fight in The Hague. Over…

Could the Conflict Between Iran and Israel Turn Nuclear?

Apr 22, 2024 at 09:19 | RFE/RL staff

If Iran decides to respond to a suspected Israeli strike on its territory on April 19, it might not have to pull its punches like it did the…

Is a Full-Blown Trade War Between the U.S. and China Looming?

Apr 22, 2024 at 09:17 | ZeroHedge

By John Liu, Zhu Lin and Abhishek Vishnoi, Bloomberg Markets Live reporters and strategists China’s most promising industries are facing a growing threat of trade restrictions from Western…

The Great Game Returns to Central Asia

Apr 19, 2024 at 09:38 | Eurasianet

The Great Game is playing out once again in Central Asia, but it is getting a new name and adopting a different set of rules. Economics, not politics,…

Putin Looks To Capitalize As West Diverts Attention From Ukraine

Apr 18, 2024 at 09:51 | RFE/RL staff

After several hours of silence following Iran’s unprecedented missile-and-drone attack on Israel, Russia issued its first formal reaction: The Foreign Ministry voiced…

Arab Nations Act Against Iran-Israel Escalation

Apr 18, 2024 at 09:45 | RFE/RL staff

As the world anxiously awaited the outcome of Iran's large-scale attack against Israel, some Arab countries had already taken steps to blunt its impact. When the…

EU Sanctions on Russia Face Legal Challenges

Apr 17, 2024 at 09:16 | RFE/RL staff

It is fair to say that the European Union's sanctions regime against Russia has had a bit of a wobble in recent weeks, particularly with regard to the…

Iran's Attack on Israel Sparks Global Concerns of Escalation

Apr 15, 2024 at 08:36 | RFE/RL staff

Leading diplomats and politicians across the globe, fearing another major escalation of fighting in the Middle East, urged restraint as the world waited for Israel's response after it…

Turkey Aims to Triple Middle Corridor Trade by 2030

Apr 12, 2024 at 10:49 | Eurasianet

Turkey is pressing ahead with a tripartite agreement with Georgia and Azerbaijan, aiming to speed freight rail traffic along a Middle Corridor trade route connecting China and Europe…

Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan Strengthen Trade Ties

Apr 11, 2024 at 09:21 | Eurasianet

Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan are strengthening their trans-Caspian relationship. Closer bilateral ties can provide a big boost to the development of the Middle Corridor trade route. Azerbaijan’s…

China's Mediation Efforts: A Closer Look at Beijing's Ukraine Strategy

Apr 10, 2024 at 09:58 | RFE/RL staff

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov recently wrapped up a trip to Beijing where he met with his Chinese counterpart, Wang Yi, for talks on a series of "hot…

Ukraine's War Effort May Get Boost from Frozen Russian Assets

Apr 09, 2024 at 09:14 | RFE/RL staff

The European Union is inching closer to a historic decision on using profits from Russian assets frozen by the bloc to help Ukraine. The Russian central bank's assets…

Armenia's Shift West Draws Ire from Moscow and Baku

Apr 09, 2024 at 09:02 | Eurasianet

The European Union and United States are incentivizing Armenia to maintain its westward geopolitical shift. The growing EU-US role in supporting the country’s reform efforts is drawing a…

China's Economic Grip Tightens on Kyrgyzstan

Apr 05, 2024 at 09:05 | Eurasianet

Politically, Kyrgyzstan may be mimicking Russia, but when it comes to trade and investment, Bishkek is tilting toward China. Kyrgyzstan’s split geostrategic personality reflects changing circumstances wrought by…

Ukraine Aid Bill Faces High-Stakes Showdown in Congress

Apr 04, 2024 at 08:30 | RFE/RL staff

After months of delays that have sapped the strength of Ukraine’s fight against the Russian invasion, a multibillion-dollar aid bill may soon be headed toward…

Afghanistan's Qosh Tepa Canal Project Faces Scrutiny After Water Leak

Apr 03, 2024 at 08:42 | Eurasianet

A mysterious spill is fanning fears across Central Asia about the construction of a canal in northern Afghanistan. The Taliban government in Kabul is vowing to press ahead…

Kazakh-Chinese Bilateral Trade Reached $41 Billion in 2023

Mar 29, 2024 at 09:30 | Eurasianet

There are significant discrepancies in trade turnover statistics registered by Kazakhstan and China, with China reporting higher figures.Atameken, the National Chamber of Entrepreneurs (NCE) of Kazakhstan,…

The Long and Winding Road to EU Accession

Mar 26, 2024 at 09:39 | RFE/RL staff

Earlier in March, the European Commission sent over the so-called "negotiation framework" for Ukraine and Moldova to European Union member states for approval. The 19-page-document, seen by RFE/RL,…

Chip War Escalates as China Bans Intel, AMD Chips in Government Computers

Mar 25, 2024 at 08:57 | ZeroHedge

After the US took several steps to prevent Chinese companies from acquiring both the latest Nvidia AI chips as well as Europe's semiconductor titan ASML from sending its…

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