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Russia Says Warship Guarding Pipelines Attacked By Ukraine

May 24, 2023 at 10:25 | Julianne Geiger

A Russian warship guarding pipelines in the Black Sea has been attacked by three Ukrainian speedboats, Russia’s Defence Ministry said on Wednesday. This, after Russia is still reeling from the…

Can China Secure Its Long Term Goals In Afghanistan?

May 23, 2023 at 09:27 | The Jamestown Foundation

At a trilateral meeting in Islamabad on May 9, the foreign ministers of China, Pakistan and Afghanistan agreed to extend the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) into…

Why The Middle East Will Be Vital In Any U.S.-China Conflict

May 19, 2023 at 09:36 | Haley Zaremba

If the United States and China ever enter into conflict, one of the key battlegrounds could be the Middle East. China has been busily trying to shore up its energy…

Is The U.S. Preparing To Punish OPEC?

May 17, 2023 at 09:06 | James Durso

In early May, the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary was reportedly considering a bill to pressure the  OPEC

Is Colombia On The Brink Of A Coup D’Etat?

May 17, 2023 at 08:48 | Matthew Smith

It was a daunting moment last Thursday in Colombia, South America’s longest-running democracy, when retired Colonel John Marulanda, ex-president of the Andean country’s powerful Retired Officers Association (ACORE…

Turkey’s Elections Could Have A Significant Geopolitical Impact

May 12, 2023 at 12:30 | The Jamestown Foundation

On May 11, Turkish opposition candidate Muharren Ince announced that he was dropping out of the upcoming presidential elections, allegedly due to, in his words, a “smear campaign”…

Iraq And Iran Ignore U.S. Sanctions In Talks To Expand Energy Ties

May 12, 2023 at 09:51 | ZeroHedge

Iran and Iraq signed an agreement on Wednesday to expand energy ties and establish a joint office aimed at overlooking cooperation…

Will The U.S. And Turkmenistan Finally Grow Closer?

May 10, 2023 at 10:59 | James Durso

In April 2023, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken met Rasit Meredow, the Foreign Minister of the Republic of Turkmenistan for a working meeting in Washington, D.C. The meeting…

Iran Seizes Second Oil Tanker In Arabian Gulf

May 03, 2023 at 09:11 | Tsvetana Paraskova

A commercial oil tanker was seized by Iran in the Strait of Hormuz on Wednesday in the second such merchant vessel seizure by the Islamic Republic in waters in the…

Georgian PM Pushes EU, NATO Aspirations

Apr 28, 2023 at 11:14 | RFE/RL staff

Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Gharibashvili met in Brussels with European Union and NATO leaders to press the Caucasus nation’s bid to join those international organizations. Following a meeting with…

Azerbaijan And Kazakhstan Agree To Optimize Energy Transit Route To Europe

Apr 21, 2023 at 10:46 | The Jamestown Foundation

On April 10, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev paid a one-day official visit to Kazakhstan (President.az, April 10). This visit took place about six months after the first…

Azerbaijani-Israeli Relations Spark Renewed Tensions With Iran

Apr 20, 2023 at 08:33 | The Jamestown Foundation

On March 30, Azerbaijan officially inaugurated its first embassy in Tel Aviv, Israel, after avoiding the move for three decades. Although the decision highlighted the importance of Azerbaijani-Israeli relations, it…

Sudan Descends Into Chaos As Military Factions Fight For Control

Apr 19, 2023 at 09:36 | RFE/RL staff

In the Sudanese capital, civilians cower behind interior walls, fearing flying window glass and stray bullets. Commerce in Khartoum has ground to a halt. Water and electricity outages…

The EU Enlargement Process Could Be Renergized After A Decade Of False Dawns

Apr 18, 2023 at 10:39 | RFE/RL staff

The European Union is facing a crucial year when it comes to its enlargement policy. The last country to join the bloc was Croatia back in 2013, and…

White House Criticizes Lula’s Peace Brokering Rhetoric

Apr 18, 2023 at 09:44 | RFE/RL staff

The White House has sharply criticized Brazil after its president accused the United States of encouraging the war in Ukraine, saying he was "parroting Russian and Chinese propaganda…

China’s Energy Influence Is Growing In Emerging Markets

Apr 14, 2023 at 09:49 | Haley Zaremba

“China has become the center of gravity for global energy markets,” Barron’s proclaimed in September of 2020. What Barron’s didn’t know is that over the next few…

Russia’s Growing Influence In Latin America

Apr 14, 2023 at 09:46 | The Jamestown Foundation

Russia’s war against Ukraine has diverted observers’ attention away from its policies in Latin America. While the blockade of the Black Sea and ensuing weaponization of both Russian and Ukrainian…

Putin’s Digital Disconnect: A Leader Without A Smartphone

Apr 14, 2023 at 09:20 | The Jamestown Foundation

Decision-making in the Kremlin had been so erratic—even before the re-invasion of Ukraine on February 24, 2022—that the proposition of President Vladimir Putin inhabiting a bubble of servile courtiers and…

Lula Seeks To Revive Brazilian Foreign Policy Through Peace Diplomacy

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

Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva kicked off a state visit to China in the country's financial hub of Shanghai as he seeks to position himself as…

Moscow’s Influence In Central Asia Continues To Decline

Apr 13, 2023 at 09:58 | The Jamestown Foundation

In the three decades since the collapse of the Soviet Union, the Russian Federation and China have pursued divergent interests in post-Soviet Central Asia, as Moscow seeks to…

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