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Why Has Russia Invited the Taliban to Moscow?
July 21, 2018
Why Has Russia Invited the Taliban to Moscow?
The proposed “Moscow-format” talks advance Russia’s interests in Afghanistan.
Why Has Russia Invited the Taliban to Moscow?
Are Warming Russia-South Korea Relations a Game-changer?
July 18, 2018
Are Warming Russia-South Korea Relations a Game-changer?
The recent thaw in South Korea-Russia relations is a potential game-changer for Moscow’s Asia-Pacific strategy.
Are Warming Russia-South Korea Relations a Game-changer?
Settling the Caspian Issue and Realizing the Trans-Caspian Energy Corridor
July 10, 2018
Settling the Caspian Issue and Realizing the Trans-Caspian Energy Corridor
Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan’s aims to diversify their energy export markets got a boost recently.
Settling the Caspian Issue and Realizing the Trans-Caspian Energy Corridor
The Shanghai Cooperation Organization: Harmony or Discord?
June 26, 2018
The Shanghai Cooperation Organization: Harmony or Discord?
The SCO is not a platform for harmony or discord per se, rather it is what the members make of it.
The Shanghai Cooperation Organization: Harmony or Discord?
Putin on the Ritz in China
June 18, 2018
Putin on the Ritz in China
A peek under the glitz of Russian-Chinese bonhomie.
Putin on the Ritz in China
A West in Crisis, an East Rising? Comparing the G7 and the SCO
June 12, 2018
A West in Crisis, an East Rising? Comparing the G7 and the SCO
The two summits, occurring almost contemporaneously, invite easy comparisons focused on tone and optics. What about substance?
A West in Crisis, an East Rising? Comparing the G7 and the SCO
What the Belarus-Russia Border Tiff Means for China
June 11, 2018
What the Belarus-Russia Border Tiff Means for China
Batka don’t take no mess: Belarus’ Lukashenko threatens rail transit from Asia to Europe.
What the Belarus-Russia Border Tiff Means for China
Uzbekistan Does Not Drift Among Great Powers
June 05, 2018
Uzbekistan Does Not Drift Among Great Powers
Tashkent’s engagement with Washington doesn’t undercut its relations with Moscow and Beijing.
Uzbekistan Does Not Drift Among Great Powers
Will OPEC Ease Production Cut Agreement Early?
June 05, 2018
Will OPEC Ease Production Cut Agreement Early?
OPEC and non-OPEC oil majors meet later this month to decide on ending production cut scheme early
Will OPEC Ease Production Cut Agreement Early?
Working with Vietnam, Russia's Rosneft Draws China’s Ire
May 19, 2018
Working with Vietnam, Russia's Rosneft Draws China’s Ire
Rosneft is a crucial arm of Russian foreign policy, yet functions at times without direct Kremlin involvement.
Working with Vietnam, Russia's Rosneft Draws China’s Ire
Could the US Navy Blockade China in Wartime?
May 14, 2018
Could the US Navy Blockade China in Wartime?
Blockading mainland China presents a range of strategic setbacks for the United States.
Could the US Navy Blockade China in Wartime?
Reforming Customs, Uzbekistan Nods Toward the Eurasian Economic Union
April 26, 2018
Reforming Customs, Uzbekistan Nods Toward the Eurasian Economic Union
Tashkent is harmonizing its import tariffs with EAEU norms.
Reforming Customs, Uzbekistan Nods Toward the Eurasian Economic Union
A Window into North Korea
April 24, 2018
A Window into North Korea
Looking at North Korea on the way to Russia via train.
A Window into North Korea
India Pulls out of Joint Stealth Fighter Project With Russia
April 23, 2018
India Pulls out of Joint Stealth Fighter Project With Russia
India has reportedly withdrawn from a 11-year joint program to develop a 5th generation fighter jet with Russia.
India Pulls out of Joint Stealth Fighter Project With Russia
Russia and Pakistan: A Durable Anti-American Alliance in South Asia
April 21, 2018
Russia and Pakistan: A Durable Anti-American Alliance in South Asia
Why the Moscow-Islamabad security partnership will likely continue to strengthen for the foreseeable future.
Russia and Pakistan: A Durable Anti-American Alliance in South Asia
Russia’s Potemkin Missiles
April 11, 2018
Russia’s Potemkin Missiles
Moscow’s posturing telegraphs weakness rather than strength.
Russia’s Potemkin Missiles
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