Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, visiting India last month, predictably raised the issue of India’s purchase of the Russian S-400 system with his interlocuters.
he Afghan Peace Talks will resume in Istanbul, Turkey in May as a continuation of earlier meetings held in Qatar and Russia.
Nearly every one of the tribes has relatives which are operating in coordination with Russia, Iran, the Assad regime or the US backed YPG terrorists.
As a result, the Taliban retreated from the talks and visited countries like Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Iran, Pakistan, and even Russia while the delegation of the Afghan government was still in Qatar.
Energy supply and transit security The role of energy diplomacy in the foreign policy of China, Russia, and the United States towards the Middle East is becoming more prominent.
Read: Orthodoxy and Russian Foreign Policy: A Story of Rise and FallOn the other hand, the participation of the Malian Imams in politics cannot be used as a yardstick for many other countries in the region due to their diverse population.
Both Turkey and Russia have expanded their areas of influence.
hile the fate of the current military escalation between Russia and Ukraine remains uncertain despite the incidents in the Donbass, diplomatic tensions are on the rise.
and European parties, and Algeria from the Russians.
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This aside, the normalization with Israel and the Turkish-supported GNA victory in Western Libya, the Saudi-UAE de jure rule in Yemen, and the Turkish-Russian de facto rule in Syria stabilized regional affairs and put volatile stalemates on hold.
Here is the Syrian president, preparing for a fourth presidential term, and he survived the conflict with unlimited Russian and Iranian support, at a time when the Syrian opposition failed to offer an alternative to the regime.
As we know, under severe American pressure, China withdrew its offer of completing Iran’s Bushehr nuclear power project in the 1990s and ceded that opportunity to Russia.
This pits most NATO countries against Russia and China.
Conrad Schetter, a Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Development Studies (ZEF) of the University of Bonn discusses the struggle that was referred to by contemporaries as the “Great Game” and which saw Great Britain and Russia struggle for power and influence in the region between the the Amu River (known historically as the Oxus River) in the north and the Indus in the south.
However, from the point of view of pure geopolitics, countries like Russia and China are pleased with the Iranian approach to world affairs.
Russia hosted a two-day summit on Afghan peace with the participation of Afghanistan (Taliban and the government), China, Pakistan, and the United States.
Robert Ford said that it would be better if Russia took control of the eastern part of Syria because Russia is closer to Damascus compared to Washington.