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Putin Offers Japan ‘Peace Treaty Without Any Pre-Conditions’
September 14, 2018
Putin Offers Japan ‘Peace Treaty Without Any Pre-Conditions’
By suggesting a peace treaty, Putin effectively urged Japan to give up its claims on the disputed Kuril Islands.
Putin Offers Japan ‘Peace Treaty Without Any Pre-Conditions’
What Happened on the Afghan-Tajik Border?
August 28, 2018
What Happened on the Afghan-Tajik Border?
Afghan officials say either a Tajik or Russian plane (or helicopter) conducted an airstrike on the Afghan side of the border.
What Happened on the Afghan-Tajik Border?
Caspian Sea Dispute Settled on the Surface
August 13, 2018
Caspian Sea Dispute Settled on the Surface
The landmark agreement settles some Caspian Sea issues, but leaves others open for further discussion.
Caspian Sea Dispute Settled on the Surface
Japan Asks Russia to Reduce Militarization of Disputed Kuril Islands
August 01, 2018
Japan Asks Russia to Reduce Militarization of Disputed Kuril Islands
Japan wants Russia to scale down its military presence on the disputed island chain.
Japan Asks Russia to Reduce Militarization of Disputed Kuril Islands
Russia Begins Sea Trials of Nuclear-Capable ‘Poseidon’ Underwater Drone
July 21, 2018
Russia Begins Sea Trials of Nuclear-Capable ‘Poseidon’ Underwater Drone
Russia’s latest doomsday weapon is designed to create a radioactive Tsunami wave that would engulf entire coastal cities.
Russia Begins Sea Trials of Nuclear-Capable ‘Poseidon’ Underwater Drone
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?
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