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The GCC States’ Russian Dilemma

Read: Iran’s Bitter Choice and the Russia-Ukraine War What is at stake? Deepened and diversified Russia-GCC ties One of the most important reasons for the GCC to refrain from a decisive stance against Russia is the intensified, deepened, and diversified relations between the Gulf monarchies and Moscow.

How Will the New China-Russia Gas Deal Affect the Ukraine Crisis?

Whereas recent events, such as the Russia-China-Iran joint naval exercises, intensifying incursions of Chinese jets into Taiwan's airspace, and the harsh Chinese statements towards Taiwan, stir concerns in Europe of Moscow and Beijing creating a simultaneous crisis in both Europe and the Indo-Pacific region so as to undermine Western influence and earn additional concessions, this scenario is unlikely under the current conditions.

CSTO Mission in Kazakhstan Will Have Implications for Central Asia

Indeed, Central Asia is a resource-endowed and strategic geographic location which is indispensable for establishing steady logistical ties between the East and West, and that once again has turned into an intersection of the strategic interests of such powerful players as Russia, China, Turkey, Iran, India, Pakistan, and the United States as well as a space for the emerging risks and uncertainties posed by the Taliban rise to power in Afghanistan.