Tag: Eurasia

Iran and SCO
Posted in Geopolitical Report ISSN 2785-2598 Middle East

Iran’s Entry into the SCO: A Game-Changer in Eurasian Geopolitics

Iran’s admittance to the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) as a full member is a noteworthy step that has greatly impacted the geopolitical arena of the region.

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.

Locandina Corso Geopolitica dello spazio post sovietico
Posted in SpecialEurasia News Events

Corso di formazione online in Geopolitica dello Spazio Post-Sovietico a novembre 2022

SpecialEurasia in collaborazione con Opinio Juris – Law & Politics Review organizza il Corso online in “Geopolitica dello Spazio Post-Sovietico” il cui obiettivo è quello di fornire ai partecipanti gli strumenti teorici e pratici per comprendere le dinamiche geopolitico dello spazio post-sovietico.

Caspian Sea region
Posted in Geopolitical Report ISSN 2785-2598 Monitoring & Analysis

Trends of the integration processes in the Caspian Sea region

The Second Caspian Sea Economic Forum highlighted regional countries’ strategies to implement their cooperation in logistics, transport corridors, tourism and energy projects.

Central Asia map 1
Posted in Geopolitical Report ISSN 2785-2598 Central Asia Monitoring & Analysis Russia

“Central Asia – Russia” summit confirmed economic cooperation and Kremlin’s regional influence

The first “Central Asia-Russia” summit in Astana confirmed the Russian importance in the region and the Kremlin’s strategy to increase economic cooperation with Central Asian republics.

Putin Russia and Lukashenko Belarus
Posted in Monitoring & Analysis Russia

Russia and Belarus increased joint projects and economic cooperation

Due to the Ukraine conflict and the following Western sanctions, Russia and Belarus have increased their economic and trade cooperation by increasing joint projects in different fields.

Caspian Economic Forum 2 e1664898807475
Posted in SpecialEurasia News Events

SpecialEurasia attended the International Round Table “Caspian Economic Forum-2022”

SpecialEurasia attended the International Round Table “Caspian Economic Forum-2022” together with experts and scholars from Caspian Sea countries, NGOs, and representatives of the Chamber of Trade and Industry of the Astrakhan region, mass media and state authorities, to discuss current geopolitical and economic dynamics in the region and forecast future trends.

Ethnic Russians in Kazakhstan map
Posted in Monitoring & Analysis Central Asia

Might Kazakhstan face internal separatism and ethnic problems?

Recent propaganda on Telegram spread by a ‘foreign agent’ who promoted separatism in Kazakhstan highlighted possible future problems that the Central Asian republic might face since different ethnic minorities live in the country.

Embassy of Russia in Kabul e1632655663590
Posted in Monitoring & Analysis AfPak Central Asia Russia

Russia about to boost cooperation with the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan

Russia and the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA) signed the most significant deal since the Taliban movement came to power last year, confirming Kremlin’s interests in the country and Moscow’s will to become a key regional actor.

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

Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan: causes and analysis of an endless border dispute

Due to the borders drawn by the former Soviet Union with no regard for ethnic, political, economic, and cultural factors, the Central Asian countries Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan have faced each other for 31 years, and the recent military escalation highlighted regional instability and geopolitical strategies promoted by Dushanbe and Bishkek.

Donbas map
Posted in Monitoring & Analysis Russia Ukraine

Geopolitical scenarios of the Donbas referendum

The possibility that Donbas will soon hold a referendum to join the Russian Federation might significantly influence the Eurasian geopolitical chessboard by exacerbating the confrontation between Moscow and the West and, therefore, impacting regional and international political and socioeconomic dynamics.

The Russian Center in Karachi Paksitan
Posted in Monitoring & Analysis AfPak Russia

Might humanitarian aid strengthen Russia-Pakistan relations?

The Russian Federation’s humanitarian help to Pakistan might strengthen the political and economic relations between Moscow and Islamabad and support the Russian desire to expand its influence and presence in Central and South-East Asia.

Shanghai Cooperation Organisation SCO
Posted in Middle East Monitoring & Analysis Persian Files ISSN 2975-0598

Iranian possible membership in SCO: a geopolitical overview

Iran signed a memorandum of commitment for its permanent membership in the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, enhancing its role in the Eurasian chessboard and strengthening the Moscow-Beijing-Tehran axis.

Ilham Aliyev
Posted in Geopolitical Report ISSN 2785-2598 Caucasus Monitoring & Analysis

Geopolitics of Ilham Aliyev’s visit to Italy

Ilham Aliyev’s visit to Italy confirmed Baku’s interest in strengthening commercial and business partnerships with Rome and attracting Italian investments in the reconstruction process in the Nagorno-Karabakh territories, which are now under Azerbaijani control.

Eastern Economic Forum
Posted in Asia-Pacific Monitoring & Analysis Russia

Eastern Economic Forum 2022 as a new stage in relations between Russia and India

In the framework of the Eastern Economic Forum 2022, we met Dr Shoaib Khan to analyse the current state of relations between Russia and India, key areas of cooperation and expectations from the Forum.

SpecialEurasia Risk Analysis and Monitoring Interactive Map
Posted in SpecialEurasia News

SpecialEurasia stops its online activities for the Summer break

SpecialEurasia decided to stop its online activities in August 2022 to organise next season’s projects and propose an updated website focused on geopolitical analysis, risk assessment, security monitoring and forecasting.

Emomali Rahmon the President of Tajikistan
Posted in Monitoring & Analysis Central Asia China

Tajikistan and China discussed economic, political and security cooperation

Tajikistan and China discussed economic, political and regional security cooperation, confirming Beijing’s rising role in Tajik local dynamics and Central Asia at the expense of Moscow’s regional strategy.

Vladimir Putin Russia and Mohammed Bin Salman Saudi Arabia
Posted in Middle East Monitoring & Analysis Russia

Russia and Saudi Arabia discussed the situation in the global oil market

The recent phone conversation between the President of Russia and the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia might be interpreted as the Kremlin’s move to counter the recent U.S. President Joe Biden’s official visit to Riyadh.

Kassym Jomart Tokayev and Vladimir Putin
Posted in Geopolitical Report ISSN 2785-2598 Central Asia Monitoring & Analysis Russia

The Kazakhstan energy politics: is oil diversification a geopolitical conundrum?

In a world of growing polarity, Kazakhstan has been attempting to portray itself as a bridge connecting the East and the West. However, the so-called Russian “special operation” in Ukraine has forced the Central Asian nation to distance itself gradually from Moscow.

Tajiksitan Risk Map SpecialEurasia
Posted in Central Asia Monitoring & Analysis Terrorism

The number of terrorists and extremists has increased in Tajikistan

In Tajikistan, local security forces and authorities emphasised the rising threat of terrorism and extremism in the country in the last six months, confirming that terrorist organisations such as the Islamic State have been able to exploit local disappointment and the unresolved issues that in Gorno-Badakhshan.

Caspian Sea region
Posted in Monitoring & Analysis

The Sixth Caspian Sea Summit boosted cooperation between littoral countries

The sixth summit of the Caspian Sea states underlined the region’s geopolitical importance and the desire of every country involved to resolve legal status and issues and promote cooperation in transport, logistics and trade.

Turkey Minister of Energy and Natural Resources at rare earth elements ore field
Posted in Monitoring & Analysis Middle East

Turkey discovered a massive reserve or rare earth elements

The discovery of a massive deposit of rare earth elements in Turkey might change the geopolitical dynamics in the Eurasian chessboard since Ankara might challenge China, which has had the leading role in the market until now. Furthermore, this finding might change the domestic political scenario in Turkey and quiet doubts and disappointment about the country’s economic performance.

Karakalpakstan map and main cities
Posted in Monitoring & Analysis Central Asia

Mass riots and protests in the Uzbek autonomous Republic of Karakalpakstan

Protests in the autonomous Republic of Karakalpakstan against proposed amendments to the Constitution of Uzbekistan raised the question of Karakalpak’s complete independence from the Uzbek central government.

Sergey Lavrov and Hossein Amir Abdollahian Russia and Iran
Posted in Geopolitical Report ISSN 2785-2598 Middle East Monitoring & Analysis Russia

Russia and Iran: boosting strategic partnership to counter Western pressure

Although Russian – Iranian ties date back to the Islamic Revolution, Moscow’s ongoing conflict in Ukraine (or special military operation as the Kremlin has always declared) and Tehran’s nuclear ambitions have strengthened the cooperation and pushed these Western adversaries together.

Greece Western Turkey satellite view
Posted in Geopolitical Report ISSN 2785-2598 Middle East Monitoring & Analysis

Tension between Greece and Turkey reaches new heights

Over the past two months, the tension in Greek-Turkish relations has reached new heights. What triggered it seemed to have been the age-old Turkish claims concerning the continental shelf delimitation and the total demilitarisation of the Greek Islands in the Eastern Aegean.

Kassym Jomart Tokayev Kazakhstan and Rustam Minnikov Tatarstan scaled e1655474901257
Posted in Monitoring & Analysis Russia

SPIEF 2022: Kazakhstan strengthens economic cooperation with Tatarstan and Bashkortostan

Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev’s official visit to the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF 2022) confirmed the diplomatic, economic and political partnership between Russia and Kazakhstan and the strategic role that Tatarstan and Bashkortostsn play in promoting Moscow-Nursultan relations.

Hayat Tahrir al Sham flag
Posted in Monitoring & Analysis Russia Terrorism

Hayat Tahrir al-Sham’s threat in the Russian Federation

The Russian Federation is not immune to jihadist propaganda and terrorist activities. Arrests in the last months of people connected to Hayat Tahrir al-Sham have demonstrated that this terrorist organisation has created or attempted to create a network in different Russian regions.