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Geopolitical Report ISSN 2785-2598
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CSTO meeting e1678900563107
Posted in Geopolitical Report ISSN 2785-2598 Central Asia Monitoring & Analysis

Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan border dispute: might CSTO guarantee regional security?

CSTO Secretary General Imangali Tasmagambetov’s visits to Bishkek and Dushanbe marked the Russian-led military organisations’ attempt to play a prominent role in resolving the Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan border dispute and, therefore, stabilising the region.

Central Asia Map
Posted in Geopolitical Report ISSN 2785-2598 Central Asia Monitoring & Analysis Russia

Geopolitics of Russia-Uzbekistan-Kazakhstan’s ‘trilateral gas union’ in Central Asia

Russia-Uzbekistan-Kazakhstan’s ‘trilateral gas union’ might represent geopolitical leverage in favour of Moscow and Beijing because it might simultaneously satisfy the Chinese energy market’s needs and support the Russian and Chinese foreign policy in Central Asia.

Eurasian Economic Union and UAE flag SpecialEurasia
Posted in Geopolitical Report ISSN 2785-2598 Central Asia Middle East Monitoring & Analysis

United Arab Emirates and Eurasian Economic Union might establish a free trade zone

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Eurasian Economic Union  (EAEU) member countries discussed the establishment of a free trade zone, which might become a significant step in strengthening Emirati financial and economic presence in the Eurasian geopolitical chessboard and support Russian financial strategy to contrast Western sanctions’ consequences.

The flag of the Muslim Corp "Kavkaz" appeared in pictures and videos spread by the group.
Posted in Geopolitical Report ISSN 2785-2598 Monitoring & Analysis Russia Ukraine

Ukraine conflict and the Muslim Corp “Kavkaz”

The presence of the Musul’manskij korpus “Kavkaz” in the Ukraine conflict stressed the significant role that volunteer battalions have in supporting Kyiv and fighting against the Russian Federation, which they consider an imminent threat to the Ukrainian territory and the Muslim umma.

Antony Blinken
Posted in Geopolitical Report ISSN 2785-2598 Central Asia Monitoring & Analysis United States

Antony Blinken visited Kazakhstan and confirmed US interests in Central Asia

Antony Blinken’s visit to Astana stressed Washington’s interests in Central Asia since the region has played a vital role in the Eurasian geopolitical chessboard, especially after the beginning of the Ukraine conflict.

FSB officer
Posted in Geopolitical Report ISSN 2785-2598 Middle East Monitoring & Analysis Russia Terrorism

Russian FSB neutralised terrorist organisations’ supporters operating in different regions

In Russia, the detention of five people connected with the terrorist organisation Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, and a person linked to Katiba al-Tawhid wal-Jihad confirmed FSB’s effort to guarantee regional security and avoid the link between local Russian citizens and terrorist organisations operating in the Middle East.

The Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque in Muscat, Oman (Credits: Image by Makalu from Pixabay)
Posted in Geopolitical Report ISSN 2785-2598 Middle East Monitoring & Analysis Ukraine

Ukraine conflict, Oman’s mediator role and Tehran’s foreign policy

Following the allegations of Iran being involved in the Ukrainian conflict by delivering weapons to Russia, Tehran has been under severe international pressure and sanctions. Given its good relationship with Iran and its neutral foreign policy, Oman might emerge as a strategic regional mediator and help resolve critical issues such as the revival of the Iranian nuclear deal and the dispute between Iran and Saudi Arabia.

Kazan Forum 2023
Posted in Geopolitical Report ISSN 2785-2598 Middle East Monitoring & Analysis Russia

Kazan Forum 2023 e la strategia russa nel mondo islamico

Il forum economico “Russia – Mondo islamico” che si svolgerà a Kazan nel maggio 2023 sottolinea l’importanza che il mondo musulmano ha nella politica estera russa, in special modo a seguito delle imposizioni delle sanzioni occidentali che hanno spinto Mosca a riversare i propri interessi su mercati alternativi.

Uzbekistan and Vietnam meeting in Hanoy
Posted in Geopolitical Report ISSN 2785-2598 Asia-Pacific Central Asia Monitoring & Analysis

Vietnam and Uzbekistan seek to expand economic cooperation

Since Uzbekistan and Vietnam are expanding their economic cooperation and relations, Tashkent might promote its role in Central Asia as a regional interconnector. At the same time, Hanoi might support its foreign policy by establishing a strategic partnership with international and regional actors.

Turkmenistan map
Posted in Geopolitical Report ISSN 2785-2598 Central Asia Monitoring & Analysis

Italy and Turkmenistan discussed business opportunities: might Rome support EU policy in Central Asia?

The recent meeting between the Turkmen ambassador to Italy and the Italian Trade Agency’s representatives highlighted business potentialities between the two countries, Rome’s desire to increase its presence in the Turkmen and Central Asia markets, and Ashgabat’s strategy to diversify its commercial partners.

L'incontro tra Abdul Hakim al-Shishani, leader di Ajnad al-Kavkaz, e Akhmed Zakayev in Ucraina sottolinea il rischio geopolitico derivante dalla presenza di foreign fightersi in Ucraina (Credits: Twitter Account)
Posted in Geopolitical Report ISSN 2785-2598 Caucasus Monitoring & Analysis Russia Ukraine

Risk Assessment: foreign fighters, battaglioni di volontari in Ucraina e minaccia terroristica

La presenza di foreign fighters e battaglioni di volontari in Ucraina accresce il rischio geopolitico dello scacchiere strategico eurasiatico essendo questi attori non statali impegnati attualmente nel combattere le forze armate russe e al contempo collegati direttamente o indirettamente con membri della diaspora o della militanza armata-jihadista che negli ultimi anni hanno operato nello spazio post-sovietico e in Medio Oriente.

Cambodia Map e1675072879686
Posted in Geopolitical Report ISSN 2785-2598 Asia-Pacific China Monitoring & Analysis

Il ruolo della Cambogia nell’espansione cinese nel sud-est asiatico

Considerando la posizione geostrategica che la Cambogia detiene nella regione del Sud-Est Asia e il rapporto economico che lega Phnom Penh a Pechino, la Repubblica Popolare Cinese ha sviluppato una strategia volta a rafforzare i legami e trasformare lo Stato cambogiano in un elemento fondamentale della sua politica estera regionale.

US Embassy in Kazakhstan e1674660469626
Posted in Geopolitical Report ISSN 2785-2598 Central Asia Monitoring & Analysis United States

Kazakhstan and the United States discussed cooperation in the field of energy security

Geopolitical Report ISSN 2785-2598 Volume 27 Issue 4 – The recent meeting between Kazakh and U.S. representatives in Washington stressed Astana’s desire to balance its foreign policy between the West, Russia, and China, and the White House strategy to increase its presence in the Central Asian republic.

Russia economy and sanctions
Posted in Geopolitical Report ISSN 2785-2598 Monitoring & Analysis Russia

Russia’s economy since the beginning of the Ukraine conflict: sanctions are taking their toll

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has sparked economic sanctions, which are meant to cripple the economy while detracting from Russia’s ability to wage war. This paper will analyse the sanctions’ impact, the war on the Russian economy and possible future implications.

Geopolitical risk Iran and the Caucasus SpecialEurasia
Posted in Geopolitical Report ISSN 2785-2598 Caucasus Middle East Monitoring & Analysis

Geopolitical risk of Iran and the Caucasus: what to watch in 2023

In 2023, military escalations, domestic political turmoil, and economic crises might increase Iran and the Caucasus’ geopolitical risk and threaten regional security, whose consequences might broadly destabilise the Eurasian strategic chessboard.

Geopolitical risk Central Asia and AfPak SpecialEurasia
Posted in Geopolitical Report ISSN 2785-2598 AfPak Central Asia Monitoring & Analysis

Geopolitical risk in Central Asia and AfPak: what to watch in 2023

In 2023, foreign actors’ interests, terrorism, authoritarianism, and economic slowdown might threaten Central Asia and AfPak’s security and stability and increase regional geopolitical risk.

Artificial Intelligence
Posted in Geopolitical Report ISSN 2785-2598 Intelligence & Geopolitics Monitoring & Analysis

The Rising Challenges of Malicious Use of Artificial Intelligence to International Psychological Security

This report stems from the research project titled “Malicious Use of Artificial Intelligence and Challenges to Psychological Security in Northeast Asia” (21-514-92001) and jointly funded by the Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR) and the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences (VASS).

Gold mining in Nagorno Karabakh
Posted in Geopolitical Report ISSN 2785-2598 Caucasus Monitoring & Analysis

Miniere, ambiente e politica: la guerra per il Nagorno-Karabakh entra in una nuova fase

Geopolitical Report ISSN 2785-2598 Volume 26 Issue 4 – Le manifestazioni ‘ambientaliste’ dei cittadini azeri e il blocco della via di collegamento Goris-Stepanakert che ha isolato il Nagorno-Karabakh celano una strategia di Baku volta a controllare le risorse del territorio, in special modo quelle minerarie.

Serbian and Greek military exercise designed to test international collaborations the role of Special Operations Forces in the Balkan and Mediterranean regions
Posted in Geopolitical Report ISSN 2785-2598 Monitoring & Analysis Terrorism

The Balkans: security and terrorist threat. An interview with Marija Djoric

Geopolitical Report ISSN 2785-2598 Volume 26 Issue 3 – SpecialEurasia met with the Serbian university professor Marija Djoric to discuss the current security situation and terrorist threat in the Balkans.

Government of Abkhazia in Sukhum
Posted in Geopolitical Report ISSN 2785-2598 Caucasus Monitoring & Analysis Russia

Russia confirms its strategic interests in Abkhazia and the South Caucasus

The Russian State Duma’s official visit to Abkhazia confirms the Kremlin’s presence in the South Caucasus and the Abkhaz territory’s strategic role in Russia’s foreign policy. Moscow-Sukhum improving relations stress the Russian desire to confirm its influence in the Caucasus in a challenging time characterised by the Ukraine conflict and the confrontation with the West.

Turkey military operation in the Middle East
Posted in Geopolitical Report ISSN 2785-2598 Middle East Monitoring & Analysis

Geopolitics of Turkey’s military operation in Syria

After the November 13th terrorist bombing attack in Turkey, Ankara started a military operation targeting Kurdish forces in Syria and Iraq. While Russia is concentrated on Ukraine and Iran is facing internal turmoil, Turkey is gaining ground in the Middle East.

Indonesia Island Chain
Posted in Geopolitical Report ISSN 2785-2598 Asia-Pacific China Monitoring & Analysis

China – Indonesia relations and the Strait of Malacca: geopolitical analysis and risk assessment

Due to Malacca’s geopolitical centrality, China has strengthened economic-diplomatic dialogue and relations with Southeast Asian countries, especially Indonesia.

Ukraine Conflict map
Posted in Geopolitical Report ISSN 2785-2598 Monitoring & Analysis Russia Ukraine

Peace in Ukraine as a factor to stabilise the situation in Eurasia

The beginning of the Ukraine conflict drew a line under the development of the geopolitical situation on the Eurasian continent over the past three decades since the beginning of the 1990s.

The President of Turkmenistan Sardar Berdimuhamedov
Posted in Geopolitical Report ISSN 2785-2598 Central Asia Middle East Monitoring & Analysis

Turkmenistan and United Arab Emirates strengthened their relations

Serdar Berdimuhamedov’s recent visit to the United Arab Emirates confirms Turkmenistan’s interest in expanding ties with the Gulf monarchies and Abu Dhabi’s desire to increase its presence in Central Asia.

Central Asia
Posted in Geopolitical Report ISSN 2785-2598 Central Asia Monitoring & Analysis

European Union and Central Asia discussed interconnectivity and cooperation

In the context of the Ukraine conflict and the Brussels- Moscow confrontation, the European Union attempts to expand its activity and presence in Central Asia by improving connectivity projects and cooperation.

Stavropol Territory flag
Posted in Geopolitical Report ISSN 2785-2598 Caucasus Monitoring & Analysis Russia

Discovering Russia’s key foreign target through Stavropol’s economic strategy

Stavropol authorities’ desire to open trade offices abroad might underline Russia’s strategic economic goal in the Eurasian geopolitical chessboard, especially in Azerbaijan, Iran, China, and the United Arab Emirates.

President of Armenia Vahagn Khachaturyan e1669105852978
Posted in Geopolitical Report ISSN 2785-2598 Caucasus Monitoring & Analysis

Armenia’s prospect in the changing world: an interview with Armenian President Vahagn Khachaturyan

Considering the South Caucasus’ current geopolitical scenario, we discussed with Vahagn Khachaturyan, President of the Republic of Armenia, the country’s prospects in the changing world and possible regional developments to assess local stability and security and evaluate Armenia’s potentialities.