July 06, 2022
Russian Foreign Minister Visits Mongolia in Drive for Support
By Associated Press
Ukraine and Russia's rejection of Western criticism were major themes of Lavrov's public comments.
July 05, 2022
Russian Foreign Minister to Visit Vietnam Ahead of G-20
By Sebastian Strangio
Sergei Lavrov's visit to Hanoi is likely to court tensions with the Western nations most opposed to the Russian war of aggression in Ukraine.
July 02, 2022
Russia-Ukraine War: Implications for Asian Geoeconomics
By Ali Ahmadi
As the war and resulting sanctions redraw trade maps in Asia, Iran stands to be the primary beneficiary.
July 01, 2022
Jokowi Says Russia Agrees to Permit Vital Exports From Ukraine
By Sebastian Strangio
According to the Indonesian leader, Vladimir Putin has promised to open a sea route to allow exports of food and fertilizer from Ukraine.
June 30, 2022
The Complexity of Kazakhstan-Russia Relations on Display
By Aliya Askar
What did Kazakh President Tokayev’s recent statements in Russia actually mean?
June 28, 2022
Asia Can’t Save Russia’s Energy Sector
By Nicholas Trickett
Russia’s rising energy trade with Asia – including China and India – masks underlying problems, including artificially low prices and maxed-out infrastructure.
June 23, 2022
Could Argentina Join the BRICS?
By Juan Manuel Harán
China invited Argentina to join the latest summit. But a closer look at relations with current members suggests that “BRICSA” remains a distant dream.
June 22, 2022
From China With Love: Xi’s Birthday Call to Putin
By Hemant Adlakha
The latest Putin-Xi exchange should put to bed any speculation that Beijing is reevaluating its close ties to Moscow.
June 15, 2022
Tokayev Downplays January CSTO Deployment to Kazakhstan
By Catherine Putz
In a recent interview, the Kazakh president again pushed back against those in Russia who say Moscow "saved" Kazakhstan in January.
June 13, 2022
India, China Growing Markets for Shunned Russian Oil
By Krutika Pathi and Elaine Kurtenbach
India's crude oil import from Russia rose from 100,000 barrels per day in February to 870,000 a day in May.
May 31, 2022
Dancing on Bones: History and Power in China, Russia, and North Korea
By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Katie Stallard.
May 26, 2022
The Language of the China-Russia Soft Power Rivalry in Uzbekistan
By Niginakhon Uralova
The China-Russia soft power rivalry in Uzbekistan plays out most clearly via language and education programs.