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Kremlin Warns of Escalation if NATO Troops Fight in Ukraine

Feb 27, 2024 at 09:02 | RFE/RL staff

The Kremlin has warned Kyiv's European allies that sending troops to fight in Ukraine would lead to the "inevitability" of war between Russia and NATO after France said…

Iran’s Syria Strategy Is Coming Unravelled

Feb 26, 2024 at 08:44 | RFE/RL staff

Iran is eager to build on its longstanding alliance with Syria, but Tehran's achievements in expanding its influence in the Arab country are threatening one of its primary…

The Armenia-Azerbaijan Diplomatic Dance Continues

Feb 21, 2024 at 08:02 | Eurasianet

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev met in Munich on February 17 with the mediation of…

A Look Inside Iran’s Shadowy ‘Axis of Resistance’

Feb 20, 2024 at 08:23 | RFE/RL staff

Iran's so-called axis of resistance is a loose network of proxies, Tehran-backed militant groups, and an allied state actor. The network is a key element of…

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Uzbekistan's Trade Deficit with China Deepens

Feb 12, 2024 at 08:03 | Eurasianet

Uzbekistan wants to develop an “all-weather strategic partnership” with China. But trade statistics for 2023 indicate the developing relationship between Tashkent and Beijing is far from one of…

90,000 NATO Troops Mobilize in "Biggest Exercise" Since Cold War

Feb 12, 2024 at 07:55 | RFE/RL staff

In late January, NATO began what it has called its “largest military exercise since the Cold War.” Steadfast Defender 24 involves 90,000 troops from all 31…

Iran's Calculated Approach to Regional Tensions

Feb 09, 2024 at 09:43 | RFE/RL staff

Since Israel launched its war in the Gaza Strip, Iranian-backed militant groups have attacked Israeli and U.S. targets across the Middle East in a show of support for…

Kazakhstan Forges Water Management Pact with China and Uzbekistan

Feb 09, 2024 at 09:42 | Eurasianet

Water resource management is emerging as a top regional policy issue for Kazakhstan. In just one sign of the government’s growing concern, the Ministry for Water Resources and…

Japanese Shipping Giant: Global Supply Chain Disruptions Could Last Up to a Year

Feb 07, 2024 at 08:02 | ZeroHedge

President Biden's Operation Prosperity Guardian to shield commercial vessels in the Red Sea, along with US and UK bombing raids across the Middle East, have yet to stop…

Sweden Ends Probe into Nord Stream Sabotage Without Verdict

Feb 07, 2024 at 07:42 | RFE/RL staff

Sweden has ended its investigation into the explosions that rocked the Nord Stream 1 and 2 pipelines in 2022, saying it has no jurisdiction to proceed.

Ecuador on the Brink: Spiraling Violence Threatens National Stability

Feb 05, 2024 at 07:57 | Matthew Smith

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Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi has said during a trip to an impoverished southern region that Tehran is not looking for military conflict but would respond forcefully to any…

China’s Diplomatic Gesture to Taliban Stirs International Debate

Feb 02, 2024 at 08:44 | RFE/RL staff

Chinese President Xi Jinping on January 30 formally accepted the credentials of the Taliban-appointed ambassador, becoming the first head of state to do so.

Red Sea Crisis Tests China’s Sway in the Middle East

Feb 01, 2024 at 08:22 | RFE/RL staff

U.S. officials have been asking China to urge Tehran to rein in Iran-backed Houthis, but according to the Financial Times, American officials say that they…

Biden Weighs Options Following Iran-Backed Militia Attack on U.S. Troops

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