Tag: geopolitics

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.

SpecialEurasia 2022 in review
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SpecialEurasia: our 2022 in review

SpecialEurasia wants to celebrate the last year of activities with our friends, partners, sponsors, and followers, hoping to begin the following year with the same commitment. In 2022, we have improved our activities and projects and affirmed our presence in Italy and abroad thanks to webinars, official visits, meetings, and training courses.

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).

Iraq flag
Posted in Middle East Monitoring & Analysis Terrorism

Iraq: the Islamic State continues threatening regional security

Recent violent attacks in Iraq demonstrated that Islamic State continues to pose a severe threat to civilians and security forces, even though the government declared its ‘total defeat’ in 2017.

Bannu district in Pakistan
Posted in Monitoring & Analysis AfPak Terrorism

Pakistan: militants seized a counterterrorism centre. Might Islamabad guarantee national security?

Since Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) ended the ceasefire with the Pakistani Government, security has worsened in the country. Recent violent attacks in Pakistan and militants’ seizure of the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) compound in the Bannu district have also alarmed neighbouring countries and foreign investors who are worried about future Pakistani stability.

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.

Prime Minister of the Republic of Kyrgyzstan Akylbek Zhaparov and the UAE Minister of Economy Abdulla bin Touq Al Marri e1670930221441
Posted in Monitoring & Analysis Central Asia Middle East

Kyrgyzstan and the Middle East: Zhaparov discussed joint projects with UAE

Zhaparov’s official visit to Abu Dhabi confirms Kyrgyzstan’s interest in developing an economic partnership with the United Arab Emirates and the Emirati desire to enhance its presence and influence in the Central Asian republic.

Saudi Arabia map
Posted in Monitoring & Analysis China Middle East United States

China’s economic cooperation with Saudi Arabia threatens U.S. regional interests

Chinese President Xi Jinping is paying an official visit to Saudi Arabia to affirm Beijing’s influence in the Gulf and contrast the U.S. presence in the region. 

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.

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.

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.

Iran protest in Munich
Posted in Middle East Monitoring & Analysis Persian Files ISSN 2975-0598

Protests in Iran: popular demand or enemy provocations?

The mass demonstrations that swept Iran in the past months have subsided significantly, but the protest mood in the country does not fade away. This analysis investigated international interest in Iranian protests and national political parties.

Magas the capital of Ingushetia
Posted in Monitoring & Analysis Caucasus Kavkaz Files ISSN 2975-0474 Russia

Ingushetia: IT Park “Adam Khamkhoev” between economic development and social promotion

The establishment of an IT Park in Ingushetia named after Adam Khamkhoev, killed in May 2022 in Ukraine, underlined local and central authorities’ desire to promote economic development and support Kremlin’s narrative related to heroism and national unity.

European Union Parlament
Posted in Geopolitical Report ISSN 2785-2598 Caucasus Monitoring & Analysis

Moscow’s involvement in Ukraine allows the European Union to accredit itself as a mediator between Armenia and Azerbaijan

After almost three decades on the sidelines of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict negotiation process, the European Union has now stepped in, positioning itself as a mediator in the Armenian-Azerbaijani conciliation process.

Korean Peninsula
Posted in Geopolitical Report ISSN 2785-2598 Asia-Pacific Monitoring & Analysis

The crisis on the Korean Peninsula and the effects on the geopolitical balance in the East China Sea

The current situation in the Korean Peninsula represents a severe threat to economic-strategic stability in the East China Sea geo-maritime space for the United States, the People’s Republic of China, and the Russian Federation.

Permanent Representation of Artsakh in Yerevan e1667492698213
Posted in Caucasus Discovery & Analysing Armenia Geopolitical Report ISSN 2785-2598 Monitoring & Analysis

The Republic of Artsakh between self-determination and constant military threat: an interview with Sergey Ghazaryan

SpecialEurasia met with Sergey Ghazaryan, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Artsakh in Armenia, with whom we discussed how recent regional geopolitical dynamics in the Caucasus had influenced the current situation in Nagorno-Karabakh.

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.

Diplomacy N.1 copertina
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Pubblicato il primo numero di “Diplomacy. Strategic Approach to Global Affairs”

SpecialEurasia ha preso parte alla pubblicazione del primo numero di Diplomacy. Strategic Approach to Global Affairs, rivista di affari internazionali realizzata da Minter Group srl che si pone come obiettivo quello di analizzare tematiche inerenti la geopolitica, la sicurezza, l’ambiente e la società.

MFA of Armenia
Posted in Geopolitical Report ISSN 2785-2598 Caucasus Monitoring & Analysis

Armenia’s foreign policy: an interview with Paruyir Hovhannisyan

SpecialEurasia met with Paruyr Hovhannisyan, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia, with whom we discussed Yerevan’s regional and foreign policy and Armenia’s strategy to protect its sovereignty and citizens.

Armenian Parliament
Posted in Geopolitical Report ISSN 2785-2598 Caucasus Monitoring & Analysis

Armenia’s domestic and foreign policy: a meeting with Hripsime Grigoryan and Artur Hovhannisyan

SpecialEurasia met with Hripsime Grigorianand Artur Hovhannisyan, members of the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia, to investigate the Government’s domestic politics and assess the national situation.

US Embassy in Bishkek Kyrgyzstan
Posted in Monitoring & Analysis Central Asia United States

Kyrgyzstan wants to strengthen commercial ties with the United States

The recent meeting between Zhaparov and the U.S.-Kyrgyzstan Business Council stressed Bishkek’s desire to strengthen economic relations with the United States and attract U.S. investors in its country. Balancing among these international players could be one of the main challenges that Kyrgyzstan should address, as well as the necessity to maintain control over the population and avoid possible socioeconomic problems.

Silvia Boltuc and the Minister of Economy of Armenia
Posted in Discovery & Analysing Armenia Geopolitical Report ISSN 2785-2598 Monitoring & Analysis

2022 Armenia economy: an interview with Vahan Kerobyan

SpecialEurasia met Vahan Kerobyan, the Minister of Economy of the Republic of Armenia, to investigate current Armenian economic trends and performance, the main drivers’ sectors, investment opportunities and fiscal policy.

Xi Jinping China e1666588004334
Posted in Geopolitical Report ISSN 2785-2598 Asia-Pacific China Monitoring & Analysis

Xi Jinping and the 20th Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Congress

On October 16th, 2022, Xi Jinping opened the 20th Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) in a speech lasting about two hours, outlining the main challenges that the People’s Republic of China (PRC) will have to face in the coming years to pursue the China Dream policy design.