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How to Read Russian Expansionism in Africa

 Thus, Russia is turning to countries in Africa with which it had close ties during the Soviet period, especially in North Africa and the Horn of Africa, and has already signed economic and military agreements with Egypt, Algeria, Mauritania, Ethiopia, Mozambique, and the Central African Republic.

China-US Rivalries after the Afghan War

On top of this, there is future role for Afghanistan as a land bridge linking the commerce of the Indian Ocean with Central Asia and, from there, to growing transcontinental railroads and highways reaching all the way to the Atlantic and Pacific coasts.

Will the United States Contain Russia or China, or Both?

should find a common ground with its longtime NATO ally Turkey especially keeping in mind that Ankara’s relations with the Central Turkic republics - all of which are former Soviet republics - are improving at a fast pace after Azerbaijan liberated Nagorno Karabakh with Turkey’s political and military support.

India and Pakistan: Are the Two Rivals Becoming Friends?

Pakistan to maintain its legitimacy in the affairs of the China–Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), to remove itself from the “Grey List” of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), to reach a better settlement in Afghanistan, build good relations with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and have access to trade in Central Asia.