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October 14, 2021

Geopolitical implications on the road to Abkhaz energy securityAfter more than a year of unexpected blackouts, the authorities of Abkhazia initiated rolling blackouts within the state in July 2021, where during the night each region would be deprived of…

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October 14, 2021

As climate change continues to warm up the Arctic region, we are witnessing the opening of new shipping routes, such as the Northwest Passage (NWP) in Canada and the Northern Sea Route (NSR) in Russia. It is interesting to explore the reasons why these…

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October 11, 2021

The current pandemic has had a significant negative impact on all countries around the world. While border closures are undermining cultural connectivity between countries, they do not help improve the already wounded relations between Russia and the…

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October 11, 2021

Ethiopia has come under unprecedented pressure from the U.S. ever since it commenced a military operation in its northern Tigray Region last November. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed ordered the armed forces to respond to the Tigray People’s Liberation Front…

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October 5, 2021

The Iranian army recently held massive military exercises near its border with Azerbaijan. These drills come against the backdrop of escalating disputes between the two neighbors after Baku imposed tariffs on Iranian trucks crossing the border and…

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October 5, 2021

With the fall of the Berlin Wall, the world order changed profoundly in 1989. The Soviet Union was dissolved, and it became a “unipolar” world with the United States claiming to be a global hegemon. That was a simple world, at least on the surface…

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October 4, 2021

Russia is in the process of updating its Foreign Policy Concept. The most recent one was published in 2016, but so much has changed across the world since then, especially with the New Cold War between China and the U.S., as well as the COVID-19 pandemic…

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September 30, 2021

In February 2020, the World Bank Group released a report entitled “FinTech in Europe and Central Asia: Maximizing Benefits and Managing Risks” highlighting the opportunities associated with the development of FinTech in countries torn between a desire…

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September 27, 2021

The Ummah Pivot Russia’s 21st-century grand strategy can be described as its leadership’s aspiration to make their country the supreme balancing force in Eurasia. To this end, it aims to have equally excellent relations with all the supercontinent’s many…

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September 23, 2021

Dr. Salam Al Rabadi 1. Introduction The challenges associated with demographic developments and migration flows are among the most important trends that will determine Europe's future. This will have repercussions that will result in an integrated system…

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September 22, 2021

1. Two Sides of The Same Coin: From Russian to Chinese Dependence As it has been discussed in my previous article on Rail Baltica, one of the primary aims of this project is to ensure that the Baltic States will become less dependent on Russia. Will this…

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September 16, 2021

The soft power of the European Union (EU) has been the first to be impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic, as recent developments have compromised the free movement of citizens by disrupting the Schengen area for more than a year and a half already. This…

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