Since U.S. President Joe Biden confirmed the NATO troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, several regional and international actors have demonstrated their commitment to support the Afghan transition peace process and exploit the possible geopolitical vacuum left by Washington.
China will support Syria in its economic development and fight against Covid-19 with the final goal of becoming a key actor in the Middle East, link the Arab Republic of Syria with the Belt and Road Initiative and get access to the Syrian raw minerals.
The recent online summit of the Cooperation Council of Turkic-Speaking States stressed Ankara's desire to enhance the cooperation with Central Asian countries elevating its geopolitical role and threatening China and Russia with pan-Turkism ideology.
The recent EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment can mark the beginning of a new phase for Brussels-Washington relations, cause consequences on the geopolitical Eurasian chessboard, and give birth to the renewed French-German leadership/confrontation in Europe.
Our partners and colleagues from the International Centre for Social and Political Studies and Consulting of Moscow (ISCPSC) reported the panel discussion “Artificial Intelligence and International Psychological Security: Theoretical and Practical Implications” held on November 12th, 2020, at St. Petersburg State University as part of the international conference “Strategic Communications in Business and Politics” (STRATCOM-2020).
China has risen as the winner in the management of Covid-19 crisis. Beijing has been capable of exploiting the virus for its international geopolitical purposes meanwhile the West has proved the incapacity to face a pandemic which threatens society, economy, and democracy.
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.
ASRIE Analytica has published the third volume of Geopolitical Report titled "Coronavirus Pandemics, Huawei 5G Technologies, Artificial Intelligence and Psychological Operations" written by Professor Evgeny Pashentsev. The report analyses an example of high-tech psychological warfare, which is the communication control chains (CCCs) created by various actors within the framework of psychological warfare.
The European Union has shown its inability to face the emergency of Covid-19 and supporting Italy. Due to the lack of EU support Italy is strengthening its relations and cooperation with China considering that Beijing is interested in enhancing the Memorandum of Understanding toward the Belt and Road Initiative signed last year with the previous Italian government.
The People's Republic of China is the main investor in the Central Asian republic of Tajikistan. In fact, since 2013 when Beijing launched the Belt and Road Initiative, China has invested significant financial founds in Central Asia with the aim of modernizing regional infrastructure and stabilizing this strategic area
Russia, Belarus and the never-ending confrontation on oil supply. This is what we have read and monitored in newspapers since the beginning of the new year. Originally the situation looked like the classical back and forth which has characterized and classified Moscow – Minsk relations but soon it became an international issue which interested the Baltic republics, Ukraine, the Caucasus and the European Union.
Terrorist attack in Karachi highlights security threats for China along the Belt and Raod Initiative
The terrorist attack against the Chinese consulate in Karachi (Pakistan) underlines the instability and lack of control of the Pakistani authorities in the Balochistan region with important consequences for the Chinese economic activities and interests in the country and the Road and Belt Initiative.