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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.…

Central Asia Explores New Western Alliances

Nov 15, 2023 at 08:18 | RFE/RL staff

When Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in Kazakhstan last week, he was greeted by his counterpart, Qasym-Zhomart Toqaev, and accorded the full pomp befitting a strategic ally.

What To Expect From Biden And Xi’s High Stakes San Francisco Meeting

Nov 15, 2023 at 07:56 | RFE/RL staff

In a renewed effort to stabilize increasingly shaky relations between the two powers, U.S. President Joe Biden and Chinese leader Xi Jinping will meet today in San Francisco.…

Turkmenistan's Pipeline Plans Face Headwinds As Regional Tensions Escalate

Nov 14, 2023 at 08:19 | Eurasianet

The return of the Taliban in Kabul looked fatal for the fortunes of Turkmenistan’s dream to build a trans-Afghan natural gas pipeline. With an internationally proscribed…

Azerbaijan's Balancing Act In Israel-Turkey Rift

Nov 10, 2023 at 16:41 | Eurasianet

The deadly Israeli offensive that followed Hamas' surprise attack from Gaza on October 7 has shaken the Muslim world.  No Muslim-majority country, including relatively secular Azerbaijan, can simply ignore it. …

Iran's President Visits Tajikistan In An Unexpected Thaw In Relations

Nov 10, 2023 at 07:17 | Eurasianet

For the past few years, Tajikistan’s propaganda machine has cast Iran in the worst possible light, as a sponsor of terrorism and the architect of numerous attempts to…

Report: Russian Military-Linked Hackers Responsible For 2022 Ukraine Grid Outage

Nov 09, 2023 at 08:45 | RFE/RL staff

Hackers affiliated with Russia’s military intelligence agency penetrated and disrupted parts of Ukraine’s electricity grid late last year using sophisticated new hacking tools, a new report said.

Serbian Firms Caught Exporting Sanctioned Goods To Russia

Nov 09, 2023 at 08:36 | RFE/RL staff

Serbian companies are exporting dual-use goods to Russia that have been targeted by Western sanctions due to their use in Russian armaments deployed in Ukraine -- despite a…

G7 Countries Back EU Ban On Russian Diamonds

Nov 09, 2023 at 08:33 | ZeroHedge

Although Russia's economy has not collapsed under Western sanctions, the European Union is preparing to unveil another round of sanctions, focusing on Moscow's diamond exports, potentially as early…

Israel-Hamas Conflict Threatens EU Energy Security

Nov 08, 2023 at 11:01 | Francesco Sassi

The ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas, killing hundreds of civilians a day and threatening critical infrastructures of all sorts in the vicinity of the Gaza Strip, has…

China And India Challenge EU Over New Carbon Tax

Nov 08, 2023 at 08:05 | Metal Miner

Via Metal Miner  Both India and China continue to denigrate the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM), or “carbon tax” as it has come…

Moscow's Support For Iran Worries Israel As Regional Tensions Escalate

Nov 08, 2023 at 07:53 | RFE/RL staff

Less than three weeks after Hamas's brutal attack on Israel, leaders of the militant group showed up in Moscow for talks with Russian officials. For many…

European Commission To Assess 10 Countries For EU Membership

Nov 07, 2023 at 07:07 | RFE/RL staff

The European Commission's long-awaited annual enlargement report is set to be released on November 8. The release has been constantly postponed, as the report was originally expected to…

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