Russia

OPEC Will Boost Oil Output—But Don't Expect Lower Prices at the Pump

2021-07-24

Although more supplies will be coming to market, the economic impact of this decision will depend on issues of timing, royal rapprochement, and new COVID surges.

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What Russia, China, Iran Want in Afghanistan When U.S. Troops Leave

2021-07-23

Russia, China and Iran, all influential powers in Asia, are preparing for the U.S. military to leave Afghanistan at a time of aggravated tensions and soaring violence in the war-torn nation with which they have unique and historical ties...

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The New Brinkmanship

2021-07-07

Brinkmanship between the military forces of major powers has been a part of international relations for centuries. Although they risked war, these provocations also allowed militaries to train their forces

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Assessing the Seriousness of the Latest Cyber-attacks

2020-12-29

In addition to the rising Covid-19 case numbers in US and most of the world during this holiday season, the US and others have suffered a rash of cyber-attacks...

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Eurasian Geopolitics: US’ Hybrid War on Russian Energy Targets Germany, Belarus, and Bulgaria

2020-10-13

The US is ruthlessly waging an intense Hybrid War on Russian energy interests in Europe by targeting the Eurasian Great Power’s relevant projects in Germany, Belarus, and Bulgaria, banking on the fact that even the partial success of this strategy would g

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The Caudillo of the Kremlin

2020-08-04

By laying the constitutional groundwork to remain president for life, Vladimir Putin is engineering a further “Francoization” of his regime. But while Francisco Franco at least had a successor in King Juan Carlos, Putin has no such thing. which could spel

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Russia and Saudis in a Knife Fight Over Oil—But We May Be the Victims

2020-03-14

A train wreck is about to occur in the oil market, and there will be casualties. Russia and Saudi Arabia, which previously had cooperated in making the world market well-supplied, no longer can agree on how to share the benefits.

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Will an attack on Turkish troops in Syria change the course of the war?

2020-03-02

The battle for Idlib is raising fears of a big-power conflict

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Erdogan Visits the White House

2019-11-18

Although a NATO partner, Turkey has purchased the Russian air defense system. And, Turkey and the US stand on different sides when it comes to Syria.

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The Geopolitical Stakes in Iraq

2019-10-22

Russia has steadily inserted itself into Iraqs military, energy, and educational sectors, and these relationships could turn Baghdad further away from the United States now that the Trump administration has ceded Syria to Moscow.

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Syria: Winners and Losers

2019-10-22

In the week since Turkey launched its forces invading Syria in order to establish a buffer or (safe zone), a lot has happened...

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Putin in the Gulf: Working with the Saudis on arms, oil and Syria

2019-10-16

Moscow and Riyadh agreed to disagree but it does not exclude their cooperation in areas of mutual interest

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Russia Will Not Allow Turkey to Attack Syria, Sends in Troops to Front Lines

2019-10-16

Russia has warned it would prevent Turkey from attacking Syrian troops after the U.S. withdrew from a looming clash between rival ...

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Turkey on a Tightrope

2019-09-22

Ankara is dealing with the United States and Russia, but what is defining this treacherous triangle?

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Russia in the Gray Zone

2019-07-31

In its ongoing efforts to influence world affairs, Russia is waging campaigns both bloodless and bloody. A significant number of its tactics fall in the space between routine statecraft and direct and open warfare, a space sometimes referred to as the gra

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America, Russia, and the Tussle for Turkey

2019-06-17

Turkey, which has been westward looking since the days of Ataturk, has become NATO’s fickle partner since Erdogan has come to power. That is best seen in the fight over the Russian S-400 air defense system and the American F-35 fighter aircraft.

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RUSSIA: WORLD NO LONGER TRUSTS U.S. TO LEAD

2019-04-13

ITS TIME OTHERS STEP IN TO STOP BLACKMAIL AND PRESSURE

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Russian - Ukrainian Incident Increases International Tension

2018-12-02

The success of this week’s G-20 meeting is threatened by the increasing tensions between the Ukraine and Russia.

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Israel and Russia’s Strange Relationship

2018-10-07

The fact is that Israel and Russia have a relationship that goes back over a century

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Will Russia’s S-300 Missile System Increase Tensions in Syria?

2018-10-01

Russia will transfer two to four S 300 air defense missile systems to Syria within the next two weeks

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Situation Continues to Heat up in and Around Syria

2018-09-23

What happened and how will these incidents impact the ongoing fighting in Syria?

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In Search of a New Patron, the KRG Turns Back to Moscow

2018-06-18

As the Iraqi Kurds reach out to Russia, the Kremlins sway over their politics and energy resources is growing.

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Will Iran Agree to Be Kept Away From the Golan Border in Syria?

2018-06-08

A regular survey of experts on matters relating to Middle Eastern and North African politics and security.

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