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Selective Revanchist Recognition: Trump, Crimea and the South China Sea
January 26, 2017
Selective Revanchist Recognition: Trump, Crimea and the South China Sea
On the South China Sea, the Trump administration seems to be taking a hard line. Not so on the issue of Crimea.
Selective Revanchist Recognition: Trump, Crimea and the South China Sea
Syrian Sides Snub Final Document at Astana Peace Talks
January 25, 2017
Syrian Sides Snub Final Document at Astana Peace Talks
Russia, Turkey and Iran conclude the two-day negotiation with an agreement on jointly monitoring the shaky ceasefire.
Syrian Sides Snub Final Document at Astana Peace Talks
2 Years On, Eurasian Economic Union Falls Flat
January 11, 2017
2 Years On, Eurasian Economic Union Falls Flat
It seems that “everyone’s dissatisfied” with the EEU.
2 Years On, Eurasian Economic Union Falls Flat
Will Trump Recognize Russian Annexation of Crimea?
January 09, 2017
Will Trump Recognize Russian Annexation of Crimea?
It would be a break from Washington's stated policy of non-recognition.
Will Trump Recognize Russian Annexation of Crimea?
Russia's Buddhist Republic
January 04, 2017
Russia's Buddhist Republic
In Russia’s Republic of Kalmykia, the remnants of Buddhism sit in the Soviet Union’s lingering shadow.
Russia's Buddhist Republic
Russia to Upgrade Tank Force With Deadly New Fire Control System
January 03, 2017
Russia to Upgrade Tank Force With Deadly New Fire Control System
Russia’s T-72 and T-90 tanks will reportedly receive the T-14's automatic target tracker and fire control computer.
Russia to Upgrade Tank Force With Deadly New Fire Control System
12 Asian Geopolitical Trends and Events From 2016 That'll Matter in 2017
December 31, 2016
12 Asian Geopolitical Trends and Events From 2016 That'll Matter in 2017
Here's wishing the Asia-Pacific a happy and prosperous new year. Watch these issues in the coming year.
12 Asian Geopolitical Trends and Events From 2016 That'll Matter in 2017
US Unveils New Sanctions on Russia for Hacking
December 30, 2016
US Unveils New Sanctions on Russia for Hacking
The measures put President-elect Donald Trump in an awkward position.
US Unveils New Sanctions on Russia for Hacking
Kazakh Man Given 3 Years for Insulting Putin
December 28, 2016
Kazakh Man Given 3 Years for Insulting Putin
Three years in a penal colony for calling Putin a fascist; no wonder no one insults Nazarbayev.
Kazakh Man Given 3 Years for Insulting Putin
Eurasian Economic Union: A Customs Code and a Kyrgyz Dilemma
December 28, 2016
Eurasian Economic Union: A Customs Code and a Kyrgyz Dilemma
Kyrgyz approve EEU Customs Code, except for the part on the development of trade and economic policy.
Eurasian Economic Union: A Customs Code and a Kyrgyz Dilemma
Russian Ambassador Assassinated in Ankara
December 20, 2016
Russian Ambassador Assassinated in Ankara
The shocking killing of the Russian Ambassador has unclear ramifications.
Russian Ambassador Assassinated in Ankara
India, Russia to Hold Joint Naval Exercise
December 14, 2016
India, Russia to Hold Joint Naval Exercise
The joint Indo-Russian naval drill is scheduled to kick off on December 14.
India, Russia to Hold Joint Naval Exercise
Russia Tests Nuclear-Capable Underwater Drone
December 14, 2016
Russia Tests Nuclear-Capable Underwater Drone
The test of the unmanned underwater vehicle prototype reportedly took place on November 27.
Russia Tests Nuclear-Capable Underwater Drone
Rex Americana: ExxonMobil CEO Tapped for Secretary of State
December 14, 2016
Rex Americana: ExxonMobil CEO Tapped for Secretary of State
Rex Tillerson comes burdened with conflicts of interests and close Russian ties.
Rex Americana: ExxonMobil CEO Tapped for Secretary of State
What's Next in the Ablyazov Saga? French Court Set to Rule on Extradition
December 09, 2016
What's Next in the Ablyazov Saga? French Court Set to Rule on Extradition
The UN Special Rapporteur on Torture warns that if Ablyazov is extradited to Russia, he will likely end up back in Kazakhstan.
What's Next in the Ablyazov Saga? French Court Set to Rule on Extradition
US-Russian Relations Under a Trump Presidency: What to Expect
November 30, 2016
US-Russian Relations Under a Trump Presidency: What to Expect
The short honeymoon between Trump and Putin may well be followed by a long and difficult marriage.
US-Russian Relations Under a Trump Presidency: What to Expect
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