Tag: monitoring

SpecialEurasia Monitoring Risk Analysis Map
Posted in Maps Monitoring & Analysis

Monitoring & Risk Analysis Map

At SpecialEurasia, we consider fundamental our Monitoring & Risk Analysis map that underlines the Geopolitical Risk Level for each country linked to our monitoring articles, reports and special projects.

Kyiv buildings after missiles attack
Posted in Monitoring & Analysis Russia Ukraine

Ukraine conflict: fighting north of Kyiv

The Ukrainian army announced that fights are underway in the north of Kyiv underlying the Kremlin’s desire to conquer the Ukrainian capital, neutralise the military capabilities and overthrow the Government.

Uzbek Kazakh meeting
Posted in Monitoring & Analysis Central Asia

Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan strengthened their economic cooperation

The recent meeting between Uzbek and Kazakh representatives to discuss economic and trade cooperation highlighted both countries’ necessity to create a stable regional market and improve local financial performance to attract more foreign investments.

Balochi in Pakistan and Afghanistan map
Posted in Monitoring & Analysis AfPak

Arrests and kidnapping of Balochis in Afghanistan increased

In Afghanistan, the Taliban are arresting or kidnapping the Balochi to please Islamabad. Last week, the Balochistan Liberation Army organised violent attacks which severely hit the Pakistani army and threatened Chinese interests in the region.

Abkhazian flags in Sukhum scaled
Posted in Monitoring & Analysis Caucasus Kavkaz Files ISSN 2975-0474 Russia

Geopolitics of parliamentary elections in Abkhazia

The upcoming parliamentary elections in the Republic of Abkhazia are crucial for the Abkhaz political life, and regional geopolitics since the country plays a strategic role in the Caucasus and the Black Sea region.

Armenian president Armen Sarkissian
Posted in Monitoring & Analysis Caucasus Kavkaz Files ISSN 2975-0474

Geopolitics of the Armenian President’s resignation

The Armenian President’s resignation created another political crisis in the Caucasian republic, which, since the Velvet Revolution in 2018, has experienced domestic political instability, the 2020 Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict and its consequent defeat, the parliamentary elections and a new foreign policy marked by a broader approach towards Turkey and Azerbaijan.

Meeting Kazakhstan Bashkortostan
Posted in Central Asia Monitoring & Analysis Russia

Kazakhstan and Bashkortostan increased their trade volume and economic partnership

Since Kazakhstan and Bashkortostan have increased their economic partnership and trade volume, Ufa might significantly promote and strengthen Moscow-Nursultan relations.

Meeting Taliban and Turkmenistan
Posted in Monitoring & Analysis Central Asia

Taliban and Turkmenistan discussed the TAPI pipeline project

The meeting between the Taliban and the Turkmen representaives in Ashgabat underlined the Taliban’s attempt to create partnerships and joint projects with Central Asian republics and Turkmenistan’s necessity to discuss with the Afghan interim Government the promotion of the TAPI natural gas pipeline.

Embassy of Germany in Iraq Baghdad
Posted in Monitoring & Analysis Middle East

Germany confirms its military presence in Iraq

On Wednesday, January 12th, 2022, the new German Government decided to extend by nine months the foreign mission in Iraq of the Bundeswehr until the end of October 2022. At the same time, the German Government discussed some adjustments regarding foreign missions to exclude the possibility of using the Bundeswehr in Syria.

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

In Lebanon politicians and activists established the “National Council to End the Iranian Occupation”

The establishment of the National Council to End the Iranian Occupation in Lebanon, a significant development within the country’s political landscape, shed the light on sentiments held by a portion of the population towards Iran and its influential ally, Hezbollah.

Headquarter of MangystauMunayGaz Aktau
Posted in Monitoring & Analysis Central Asia

Protests and state of emergency in Kazakhstan

In the Central Asian republic of Kazakhstan, the protests due to the price rise of the liquid natural gas caused the Government to resign and pushed Kazakh President Tokayev to declare a two-week state of emergency.

Afghan Turkmen border clashes January 2022 e1641311914167
Posted in Monitoring & Analysis Central Asia

Taliban involved in clashes at the Afghanistan-Turkmenistan border

The recent border clashes between the Taliban and Turkmen security forces highlight how fragile the security situation is in the region. As a matter of fact, in the last month, the Taliban also collided with the Iranian and Pakistani border guards.

Flag of Central Asia
Posted in Monitoring & Analysis Central Asia China

China confirms its commitment and strategy in Central Asia

In connection with the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and the five Central Asian states, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China, Wang Yi, confirmed Beijing’s commitment and strategy in Central Asia and the Chinese desire to expand further cooperation and partnership in the region.

SpecialEurasia Our 2021 in Review
Posted in SpecialEurasia News

SpecialEurasia: our 2021 in review

SpecialEurasia wants to celebrate the last year of activities with our friends, partners, sponsors, and followers with the hope of beginning the next year with the same commitment. Although 2021 was an uncommon year because of the pandemic, we have improved our activities and projects and affirmed our presence in Italy and abroad.

Mapping Terrorist Attack Afghanistan 2021
Posted in Maps AfPak Geopolitical Report ISSN 2785-2598 Monitoring & Analysis Terrorism

Mapping and monitoring terrorist activities in Afghanistan in 2021

We have monitored terrorist and violent attacks in Afghanistan in 2021 and produced an interactive map to assess which regions are affected mainly by terrorist organisations and analyse how terrorism has evolved or changed since the Taliban’s rise to power.

Geopolitics of Pakistan Uzbekistan cooperation Monitoring ASRIE Analytica e1627214187476
Posted in Monitoring & Analysis AfPak Central Asia

Pakistani business interest in Uzbekistan

Pakistani officials have shown their interest in developing economic cooperation with Uzbekistan due to Islamabad’s regional strategy…

Geopolitics of Central Asia Monitoring ASRIE Analytica e1627219998109
Posted in Geopolitical Report ISSN 2785-2598 Central Asia Monitoring & Analysis

Central Asian security problems: authoritarianism, economic crisis and foreign influence

The NATO troop withdrawal from Afghanistan has raised concern about security in Central Asia, a region where authoritarianism, economic crisis and foreign influence are potential detractors for the local stability. 

2020 Nagorno Karabakh Conflict Monitoring ASRIE Analytica e1627217596253
Posted in Monitoring & Analysis Caucasus Kavkaz Files ISSN 2975-0474

Armenian parliamentary election: why matters?

Kavkaz Files ISSN 2975-0474 Volume 5 Issue 2 Author: Giuliano Bifolchi After the 2018 Velvet Revolution and…

Raisi presidential campaign
Posted in Monitoring & Analysis Middle East Persian Files ISSN 2975-0598

Why we should monitor the Iranian presidential election

The upcoming Iranian presidential election is among the 2021 most important geopolitical events because the future Iranian president might influence the Iran-United States negotiations on the Nuclear Deal, Tehran’s foreign policy and domestic economy strategy.

Geopolitics of Central Asia Monitoring ASRIE Analytica e1627219998109
Posted in Monitoring & Analysis Central Asia Middle East

Cooperation among Qatar and Uzbekistan

During the first official visit to Uzbekistan of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Qatar, Doha expressed…

Chinese Consulate Houston
Posted in China Monitoring & Analysis United States

The escalation between Washington and Beijing after the China consulate’s closure in Houston

The U.S. order to close the Chinese consulate in Houston accused of conducting spying activities to steal secret information on new technologies marks a new escalation between Washington and Beijing whose consequences on the international arena might be dangerous and create a fracture during the COVID-19 crisis between those countries allied with the United States and those with China.