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Russia Says Warship Guarding Pipelines Attacked By Ukraine

Russia Says Warship Guarding Pipelines Attacked By Ukraine

A Russian warship guarding pipelines…

Is The U.S. Preparing To Punish OPEC?

Is The U.S. Preparing To Punish OPEC?

The U.S. House of Representatives…


Azerbaijan And Georgia Aim To Become An Energy Bridge To Europe

Dec 01, 2022 at 07:56 | The Jamestown Foundation

On October 24, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev arrived in Georgia for a one-day working visit. The abrupt nature of Aliyev’s visit was characterized as “strange” and “mysterious” by…

Turkey Looks To Capitalize On Russia’s Fading Influence In The Middle East

Nov 30, 2022 at 07:49 | The Jamestown Foundation

The 2022 World Cup has been dominating global news, and no one is missing the Russian team among the 32 participating nations, unlike, for instance, Italy or Egypt.…

Xi’s Zero-Covid Policy Sparks Largest Protests Since 1989

Nov 29, 2022 at 07:52 | The Jamestown Foundation

The apparent failure by Beijing to determine new ways to handle the COVID-19 pandemic, given what many consider the largest mass protests since the student movement of 1989,…

Putin’s Attempts Of Nuclear Blackmail Are Being Stonewalled By U.S. And China

Nov 22, 2022 at 08:10 | The Jamestown Foundation

The missile that landed in Eastern Polish farmland on November 15, killing two people and injuring three, caused a sharp international crisis, which Warsaw treated with due care…

Excessive Debt Will Be China’s Biggest Challenge

Nov 21, 2022 at 07:47 | The Jamestown Foundation

Since the beginning of this year, investment banks and international financial organizations, including the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, have steadily downgraded their forecasts for the…

UN: Ukraine Barely Escaped Disaster After Russian Shelling Of Nuclear Plant

Nov 21, 2022 at 07:44 | RFE/RL staff

The UN's nuclear watchdog has said that Ukraine narrowly escaped disaster after the Russian-controlled Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant in southeastern Ukraine was targeted by shelling over the weekend.…

Georgia’s Economy Is Booming, But Not Everyone Is Feeling It

Nov 21, 2022 at 07:42 | Eurasianet

With tens of thousands of Russians arriving in Georgia since the war in Ukraine began, data suggest the economy is booming: GDP is up by double digits, the…

Europe Moves To Capitalize On Russia’s Waning Influence In Central Asia

Nov 18, 2022 at 09:41 | Eurasianet

As Russia’s war in Ukraine continues to drive a wedge through its relations with its Central Asian partners, top Western officials are beating…

Belarus Strengthens Military Ties With Russia

Nov 17, 2022 at 08:28 | The Jamestown Foundation

On October 31, Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka approved the draft agreement with Russia on the establishment and functioning of combat centers for the joint training of Belarusian and…

Russia Moves To Counter Western Sanctions With New Transit Route

Nov 15, 2022 at 07:19 | The Jamestown Foundation

By strengthening alternative transit corridors, Moscow hopes to counter tightening Western economic sanctions and transit restrictions adopted in response to Russia’s all-out assault on Ukraine. One of the…

Washington’s Oil Supply Spat With Saudi Arabia Could Backfire

Nov 14, 2022 at 13:18 | Irina Slav

Three weeks ago, President Joe Biden threatened Saudi Arabia with “consequences” after the kingdom that is the de facto leader of OPEC supported a decision to reduce oil production…

Russia Wants To Participate In The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor

Nov 14, 2022 at 08:21 | The Jamestown Foundation

On September 27, the Taliban government in Afghanistan disclosed a deal it signed with Russia to import petroleum products and wheat at a discounted rate (

What Does Russia’s Kherson Retreat Mean For The War In Ukraine?

Nov 14, 2022 at 07:51 | RFE/RL staff

Russia's withdrawal from the southeastern city of Kherson marks another victory for Kyiv as the front lines on the battlefield continue to be redrawn. But as the fighting…

Russian Influence In Central Asia Is Waning

Nov 11, 2022 at 08:21 | The Jamestown Foundation

A major casualty of Russia’s full-scale aggression against Ukraine has been its weakening position and leverage in Central Asia. In truth, this war has plainly demonstrated Moscow’s risky…

Why Washington Needs A Friendlier Approach To This Major Gas Producer

Nov 11, 2022 at 08:10 | James Durso

In September, a bipartisan group of U.S. Representatives called on the U.S. Secretary of State to impose sanctions on the People's Democratic Republic…

U.S. Pushes For Direct Peace Talks Between Azerbaijan And Armenia

Nov 10, 2022 at 08:52 | RFE/RL staff

The United States believes that continued direct dialogue between Armenia and Azerbaijan is key to resolving their issues and to reaching a lasting peace. Following talks…

EU Grants Moldova $250 Million In Aid To Tackle Energy Crisis

Nov 10, 2022 at 08:02 | RFE/RL staff

EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has paid an official visit to Moldova, where she announced a 250 million-euro ($250 million) financial package to help one of…

U.S. Tech Is Being Used In Iran’s Controversial Drones

Nov 09, 2022 at 08:14 | RFE/RL staff

Over the past five years, Iranian officials and state media have touted the "indigenous" ingenuity in the Islamic republic's…

Sochi Summit Highlights Russia's Shrinking Geopolitical Clout In Central Asia

Nov 08, 2022 at 09:15 | The Jamestown Foundation

On October 31, the leaders of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Russia came together in Sochi for their first such gathering since the last Moscow-mediated summit on November 26, 2021…

Saudi Oil Assets At High Risk From New Missile Strikes

Nov 07, 2022 at 08:54 | Simon Watkins

According to several local and international news sources, Saudi Arabia has informed the U.S. of an imminent attack from Iran. This warning follows…

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