Tag: Luca Urciuolo

Luca Urciuolo – External Contributor/ Analyst. He holds a double master’s degree in International Relations from the University of Florence and the State Institute for International Relations (MGIMO) in Moscow. Previously, he completed his bachelor’s degree in Political Science at the University of Naples ‘L’Orientale.’ His main research interests include the post-Soviet space, with a specific focus on the geopolitical and economic dimensions of the Central Asian region.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Kassym Jomart Tokayev
Posted in Central Asia Monitoring & Analysis

Tokaev’s new Kazakhstan: the dawn of the “Second Republic”?

The constitutional referendum in Kazakhstan marked a historical event aimed at consolidating the final transition from a super-presidential form of government to a presidential republic with an influential parliament and an accountable government.

Solomon Islands map
Posted in Geopolitical Report ISSN 2785-2598 Asia-Pacific China Monitoring & Analysis United States

The Sino-American competition in the Pacific region: the case of the Solomon Islands

The United States and its allies will watch closer the growing partnership between China and the Solomon Islands monitoring whether Beijing will manage to build a military base in a country that plays a strategic role in the Pacific.

China embassy in Belgrade Serbia
Posted in Geopolitical Report ISSN 2785-2598 China Monitoring & Analysis Russia

Serbia at the crossroads between the Chinese dragon and the Russian bear: new tensions in the Balkans?

The war in Ukraine provided Serbia with an opportunity to continue and boost the policy, which was already unfolding even before the war, of replacing Russia with China as Serbia’s primary non-Western partner.

Posted in Monitoring & Analysis

Finland and Sweden in the NATO: changes in the security architecture of Northern Europe

Finland and Sweden’s possible membership in the NATO might decisively change the security architecture of Northern Europe and worse relations between these two states and the Russian Federation, elevating the regional geopolitical risk.