Archive for the ‘Russia’ Category

Kazakhstan’s Uranium Exacerbating Geopolitical Conflict in Eurasia

Courtesy of The Jamestown Foundation, a look at Kazakhstan’s unique role in the global uranium market: Kazakhstan is the largest producer and exporter of uranium globally, mining and exporting more than 40 percent of the world’s supply. Up to now, it has been the major supplier for Russia and before that the Soviet Union. But […]

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The Strategic Partnership between Eritrea and Russia

Via Modern Diplomacy, a look at the growing partnership between Eritrea and Russia: In this extremely poor Eritrea nation located in the Horn of Africa, with a population 3.6 million, what factors could attract to strengthen cooperation in the spheres highlight by the Russian President Vladimir Putin during a meeting with President of the State […]

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Vladivostok To Become A Transit Port For Chinese Shipments

Courtesy of Clingendael China Center, analysis of a recent announcement that Vladivostok will become a transit port for Chinese shipments: Historically, during the Qing Dynasty, Vladivostok and its surrounding area belonged to China. However, the Convention of Peking in 1860 resulted in the territory being ceded to Russia, thereby severing China’s direct access to the […]

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Brick By Brick, BRICS Building A New Bridge For A New World

Via Modern Diplomacy, an article on how the BRICS are now a new bridge to a New World: Measuring BRICS in single decades, in 2001, BRIC started as an acronym for Brazil, Russia, India, and China; Goldman Sachs economist Jim O’Neill claimed that by 2050 the four BRIC economies would come to dominate the global […]

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The Railway Route From St. Petersburg To The Shores of The Persian Gulf

Via Modern Diplomacy, an article on the new railway route from St. Petersburg to the shores of the Persian Gulf: The construction of the Astara-Rasht transport corridor indicates the realization of Russia’s historical aspirations, Iranian ‘Akharin Khabar’ writes. The project received not only economic, but also strategic importance. The adviser to the ex-president of the […]

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Iran, Russia Ink $1.6B Rail Deal To Rival Suez Canal

Via Al Monitor, a report on a recent agreement between Iran and Russia to build a railway between two Iranian cities as they continue to develop their trade relations despite US sanctions: Iran and Russia signed a major railway agreement on Wednesday. The deal is part of the International North–South Transport Corridor the two countries […]

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