Tag Archives: Russia

In Kazakhstan, Russia Follows a Playbook it Developed in Ukraine

Russian action in Kazakhstan should serve as a sobering reminder to Western countries that Russia is willing to act decisively to protect its interests and retain its influence in the neighboring countries.

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What Russia’s Military Movements Could Mean for Ukraine, Europe, and NATO

Russia is mobilizing its forces, but much more covertly than in the past. Moscow’s belief that the EU and US will not step in to protect Ukraine could lead it to take direct military action.

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Saudi Arabia Eyes Total Dominance in Oil and Gas

But is Saudi Arabia's the world's leading hydrocarbon producer now? And what is its legitimate prospect for being the largest hydrocarbon producer in 2050?

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At 70, is NATO Still Important? 5 Essential Reads

Several scholars around the U.S. have looked at aspects of the role of NATO in a changing world.

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India’s Hypocritical ‘Exceptionalism’, and Geopolitics

Indian government’s anxiety is understandable due to its failed and failing policies both at home and in the region, from a floundering economy to a serious mistake in Kashmir to a completely sidelined position in the context of Afghan issues. However, what India fails to understand that no matter whatever its size or its economy’s sliding international appeal, it has to live in a region, with neighbors.

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Can We Expect A Major Rebound In Oil Prices?

A price increase from current levels hinges on action from OPEC+. Saudi Arabia has already signaled that it intends to lower exports by 500,000 bpd in December, and that further action might be forthcoming from OPEC+.

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Afghan Reconciliation Initiatives: Vindication of Pakistan?

The message from Beijing, Moscow, Turkey, and Tehran, as well as most central Asian Republics, is loud and clear; Pakistan alone cannot be held responsible for the problem as well as the resolution.

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Big Gains or Growing Pains in Store for the SCO?

The SCO’s recent membership expansion presents both opportunities and challenges as the organization’s cohesiveness, effectiveness and policy coordination will go through a period of refocusing, redefining and re-energizing.

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Russia and Ukraine Clash in the Sea of Azov

New Russian naval activities around Crimea could presage a new, maritime front in the war in eastern Ukraine

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Russia and Africa Meet Again

Amid changing geopolitical dynamics, Africa is both searching for and being courted by new strategic partners.

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