While far from an alliance, the SCO is increasingly utilized for managing Eurasian affairs without traditional Western mechanisms and organizations.Continue reading
Where Does Russia Receive Its Aid From?
While Ukraine has received enormous aid from around the world since the Russian invasion began in February, open support for Russia should not be dismissed.Continue reading
Did Nancy Pelosi Accelerate Chinese-Russian Military Cooperation With Her Taiwan Visit?
China had warned of “serious consequences” in the lead-up to the visit but has avoided any significant military escalation so far.Continue reading
The Kremlin Seeks to Exploit Growing Wariness Over Refugees in Europe
Instability and rising living costs have caused significant growth in refugee and other migrant numbers globally. The opportunity to exploit the crisis will not be missed by other countries, most notably Russia.Continue reading
The Role of Energy in Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine
After Russian forces seized Ukraine’s Kherson region at the beginning of its invasion, a Ukrainian official named Kirill Stremousov was installed as the new government’s deputy head.Continue reading
Rejecting War Is Not Enough—Racism Curdles Peace
The othering of non-white, non-European people serves to diminish the reality of their suffering.Continue reading
The U.S. Unilateral Sanctions Against Russia Will Produce a Global Food Disaster
As the U.S. and the G7 deny the negative effect of sanctions against Russia, they damage the world’s capability of avoiding a global food disaster.Continue reading
Ukraine and the Global Economic War: Is This Barbarism or Civilization?
The West’s actions against Russia since the war in Ukraine could signal an emerging new order that shuns the U.S. for weaponizing the dollar and Western control over the global financial system.Continue reading
Hunger Stalks Central Asia as the Ukraine War Unfolds
Rising food prices and financial turbulence have set the alarm bells ringing across the region.Continue reading
What Would a Potential CSTO Intervention in Ukraine Look Like?
While Russia’s original and shifting objectives in Ukraine remain unclear, the Kremlin is increasingly wary of a publicized, drawn-out conflict. A potential intervention by its military alliance, the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), could give Russia a diplomatic victory and an acceptable path to de-escalating its campaign if it can leverage its influence over member states effectively.Continue reading
Central Asia Struggles With the Consequences of Russia’s War
The conflict between Russia and Ukraine has already begun to have a negative economic impact on the five Central Asian republics.Continue reading
How Russia’s Frozen Conflicts Could Warm Up Along Its Sizable Borders
Russia’s ongoing offensive in Ukraine reveals the Kremlin’s increasing willingness to use military force to manipulate conflicts and destabilize Europe’s security order. The lingering presence of the Russian military across the former states of the Soviet Union will only entice the Kremlin further.Continue reading
Understanding the War in Ukraine
The Russia-Ukraine war began in 2014, not 2022.Continue reading
Why It’s Time to Take the Russian-Led Military Alliance Seriously
The intervention by the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) in Kazakhstan marks a change for multinational security both regionally and around the world.Continue reading
Why Ukraine’s Borders Are Back at the Center of Geopolitics
Firing across the Ukraine-Russia border has stepped up, egged on by Biden’s full-throated support of Zelensky’s newly found anti-Russian ambitions.Continue reading