Saudi Arabia’s cooperation with China on technological and scientific innovation is on the rise—and it is Saudi priorities that are steering the relationship.
It is in both countries’ interests to cooperate, since each can provide the other with something in short supply: Russia needs artillery shells for its war, while North Korea needs humanitarian aid.
But Russian aggression was the impetus for the new membership bids.
Trade volumes between Russia and African nations have fallen since the last event in 2019, while the war in Ukraine and Wagner’s activities on the continent have strained political ties.
New mobilisation law is part of a wider effort to maximise Russia’s firepower and blunt western support for Kyiv.
When the war ends, Russia will face at its borders two militarily committed, capable neighbors facing a common enemy. Poland and Ukraine are bound together more strongly than at any other time in history.
But when you emerge from the state of emergency, as Europe seems to be doing this summer, it forces the question: what crisis comes next and what will be the solution?
In some ways, plastic diplomacy looks a lot like climate diplomacy. Wealthy nations have produced the most harmful pollution, whether plastic or GHG emissions, but citizens of poorer nations often suffer the worst consequences.
The person who suffered most of all from Prigozhin’s uprising was Putin. However confident the Russian president may feel in the aftermath, he messed up. He created a monster that escaped from his control and spooked the elites.
This isn’t a 100-yard dash. The battle for Israel’s democracy is a marathon. And in the end, no matter how much Biden cares about the future of Israel, the fate of Israeli democracy must surely be left in the hands of Israelis.
In the aftermath of the earthquake in northwest Syria, humanitarian crises from water scarcity to displacement will only be exacerbated by climate change and political challenges. Regional and international negotiations need new frameworks to manage the disaster.
The war in Ukraine is challenging the military’s established role in Russian domestic affairs, politicizing the armed forces, and reducing their privileged autonomy in waging war and developing the defense sector.
The Biden administration indulges the Israeli President’s nostalgia act even as the promise of a true democracy slips away in Israel/Palestine.
One of the main problems for Russia is that foreign-made equipment was used to produce microchips. This is a vulnerability that Western sanctions have targeted.
The role of young people in governance and policy is often overlooked. Nine Carnegie junior fellows share their perspectives on challenges facing our world today.
Members’ interests don’t outweigh the risks.
It is hoped that the new presidential team in charge of foreign affairs and intelligence will find a way to relaunch a close dialogue with their EU counterparts and that both sides will be able to work together to identify new grounds for agreement.
Alexandra Prokopenko focuses on the Kremlin’s decision to seize the Russian assets of two major foreign companies and what it means for the business climate and the other Western businesses who cannot — or will not — leave Russia. She also looks at Friday’s interest rate hike and new Western sanctions on Russia.
As the war in Ukraine grinds on, the notoriously troubled relationship between Georgia and Russia has, to the surprise of many, entered a new period of increased stability.
The state’s residents have been eager to be a world leader on a subnational level.