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Turkey’s Elections Could Have A Significant Geopolitical Impact

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The upcoming presidential elections in…

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

South America’s longest-running democracy had…


Scrapped Railway Project Could Derail Putin’s Arctic Ambitions

Feb 23, 2023 at 09:30 | The Jamestown Foundation

Moscow’s ability to develop its own resource-based economy, expand the Northern Sea Route, cement ties with China and support Vladimir Putin’s ambitions to project power into the Arctic…

Iraq To Drop Dollar In Trade With China

Feb 23, 2023 at 08:25 | ZeroHedge

The Iraqi central bank announced Wednesday that, for the first time, it plans to allow trade from China to be settled directly in yuan instead of the…

China Concerned That War In Ukraine Could “Spiral Out Of Control”

Feb 22, 2023 at 09:22 | ZeroHedge

China's foreign ministry has issued a statement within hours after Beijing's top diplomat Wang Yi touched down in Moscow for an official visit:  China’s foreign minister said on Tuesday…

EU To Ban Exports Of $12 Billion In Products Used By Russian Military

Feb 21, 2023 at 10:49 | RFE/RL staff

The European Union is preparing another sanctions package on Russia to coincide with the anniversary of the invasion of Ukraine on February 24. EU ambassadors had a first…

China’s “Wolf Warrior” Diplomacy Is Pushing The UK Away

Feb 21, 2023 at 10:36 | The Jamestown Foundation

In early 2018, UK Prime Minister Theresa May visited China with a British business delegation, seeking a free trade deal and expressing optimism over Beijing’s “one country, two…

Demographic Challenges Weigh On Russia’s Military Ambitions

Feb 17, 2023 at 09:16 | The Jamestown Foundation

In December 2022, the Russian Ministry of Defense announced its ambitious plan for increasing the size of the Russian Armed Forces to 1.5 million personnel by the end…

Why Armenia Is Turning Its Back On Russia

Feb 16, 2023 at 09:48 | The Jamestown Foundation

On January 23, the European Union announced it would be sending a civilian mission to Armenia for a two-year term to document tensions on the border with Azerbaijan…

Iran And Russia Strengthen Military Ties With New Weapons Deals

Feb 15, 2023 at 09:09 | The Jamestown Foundation

The news of Iran’s planned purchase of Russian Sukhoi Su-35 advanced fighter jets is the latest sign of deepening relations between Tehran and Moscow. This development is significant,…

New Natural Gas Deals Pull Azerbaijan Closer To Europe

Feb 15, 2023 at 08:48 | The Jamestown Foundation

Throughout 2022, Baku pursued a more activist foreign policy due to developments in the South Caucasus and the surrounding regions. First of all, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s war…

Russia, China And South Africa To Hold Naval Exercises In Indian Ocean

Feb 14, 2023 at 10:47 | The Jamestown Foundation

From February 17 to 27, the navies of Russia, China and South Africa will conduct joint naval exercises in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Durban, the…

Can Russia Afford To Keep Funding Its Space Program?

Feb 13, 2023 at 09:02 | The Jamestown Foundation

By 2023, Russia’s budgetary planning for civilian and military space programs was presumed to have changed compared with previous years due to the breakdown in space cooperation with…

Kremlin Deploys Air Defense Systems On Rooftops In Moscow

Feb 10, 2023 at 07:58 | The Jamestown Foundation

Throughout January 2023, Russian Telegram channels worried Muscovites with footage of the placement of air defense systems on the rooftops of official government buildings in Moscow. For example,…

Will The U.S. Public Continue To Support Ukraine?

Feb 09, 2023 at 08:56 | RFE/RL staff

In his State of the Union speech, U.S. President Joe Biden said that Russia's invasion of Ukraine "has been a test for the ages" and suggested that the…

What Is Sweden’s Role In The Defense Of The Baltic Sea?

Feb 08, 2023 at 10:44 | The Jamestown Foundation

Sweden’s security dilemma has worsened in recent years due to Moscow’s increasingly aggressive behavior, as demonstrated by Russia’s invasion of Georgia in 2018, its invasion and annexation of…

Which Countries Face The Most Geopolitical Risk?

Feb 08, 2023 at 09:24 | ZeroHedge

The Russia-Ukraine war highlighted how geopolitical risk can up-end supply chains and weaponize trade. More precisely, the war led to trade sanctions, a food crisis, and energy shortages.…

Georgia Is Walking A Fine Line Between The West And Russia

Feb 06, 2023 at 09:16 | Eurasianet

The United States and European Union have pressed on the Georgian government not to allow the re-establishment of direct flights with Russia as ruling party officials in Tbilisi…

North Korea Is Becoming A Big Problem For China’s Geopolitical Ambitions

Feb 03, 2023 at 11:18 | The Jamestown Foundation

The existential North Korean nuclear and missile threats negatively impact the Asia-Pacific security environment for the United States, South Korea, Japan and Australia. In response, these countries have…

Iran-Azerbaijan Relations Under Stress Following Embassy Attack

Feb 03, 2023 at 10:22 | RFE/RL staff

A gunman stormed the Azerbaijani Embassy in Tehran on January 27, killing one guard and wounding two others. Iran said the attack was motivated by personal reasons, but…

Explained: The Sweden-Turkey NATO Stalemate

Feb 03, 2023 at 09:55 | The Jamestown Foundation

The Turkish government insists that Sweden significantly change its permissive approach to the Partiya Karkaren Kurdistan (PKK, or Kurdish Workers’ Party) and other anti-Turkey…

Why Russia Is Failing To Gain Influence In Africa

Feb 02, 2023 at 10:18 | The Jamestown Foundation

The broad coalition built last week for supplying main battle tanks to Ukraine signifies a new surge in strengthening the unity of the US-led Western alliance, and Russia…

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