Iranian and Turkish Moves to Join Shanghai Cooperation Organization Raise Its Profile
While far from an alliance, the SCO is increasingly utilized for managing Eurasian affairs without traditional Western mechanisms and organizations.Continue reading
Will the Samarkand Spirit Revive the Word ‘Mutual’ in World Affairs?
Despite countries that attended the SCO summit not seeing eye to eye on various issues, they have built trust with each other and are interested in cementing diplomatic and economic ties.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
U.S. Pressure on India Forces New Delhi to Reassess Its Options
India’s balanced approach to the Russia-Ukraine conflict has provoked the ire of Washington.Continue reading
Asian Fault Lines Emerge Over Great War Conflict
The fact remains that the conflict in Ukraine is bound to impact the ‘Asian Century’ very significantly.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
How China Became an Olympic Boogeyman for the West
The history of the Olympic Games shows both the struggle by China and the Global South to be accepted by the U.S. and other imperialist nations, as well as alternative models to it.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
As the Planet Wants to Go Green, France Has a Nuclear Habit It Just Cannot Kick
With one of every three lightbulbs in France being lit by the yellow-cake uranium from Niger, its armies have garrisoned the Sahel, from Mauritania at one end to Chad at the other, as part of Operation Barkhane. War is what turns on the lights in France.Continue reading
The U.S. Is Trying to Light the Match of Islamic Extremism in China’s Xinjiang
The information war now conducted by the United States against China centers on Xinjiang. Once again, the United State uses longstanding problems—such as the rise of extremism in Central Asia (fueled to some extent by the United State since the 1980s)—to create problems for its adversaries.Continue reading