Iran and Tajikistan have intensified their relations and cooperation in recent weeks as part of Tehran's strategy of raising its presence and role in the Central Asia republic and establishing cooperation in political, economic, energy, and security sectors.
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.
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 book "How They Rule the World: The 22 Secret Strategies of Global Power" written by Pedro Baños might be considered the initial step for those who want to understand the world of geopolitics and international affairs where nothing is as it seems.
The Durand Line is the inheritance of European colonialism and has characterized the region where the Pashtun tribes have always lived and are now separated between Afghanistan and Pakistan. We met Akhmad Khan Mumtaz, CEO of the Afghan Mumtaz Group of Companies and Chief of Ali-Khel Zazai Tribe on both sides of the Durand Line, to discuss with him the current situation in the region and prospects.
The recent meeting between the Tajik President and the Iranian Interior Minister underlines Tehran's regional strategy in Central Asia based on cultural diplomacy, economic investments, and cooperation in the security field.
Since 2019 the Central Asian republic of Kazakhstan has collaborated with the United States and other international partners to repatriate Kazakh citizens from former IS territories in the Middle East and contrast the spread of terrorism in the country.
In Belgium, the local police conducted 28 searches against the terrorist organisation Imarat Kavkaz. This event underlines the impact of the jihadist propaganda in the Russian language in Europe and the possible ramification of the Caucasus Emirate among the North Caucasian diaspora on the European soil.
Afghanistan is a strategic country in Eurasia, a land where superpowers (British Empire, Soviet Union, the United States) had known their limits trying to control the local population and include it in their geopolitical strategy. Therefore, we decide to discuss current dynamics and future developments of Afghanistan with Jill Suzanne Kornetsky, a Kabul-based consultant, researcher, analyst and social entrepreneur.
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).
The National Directorate of Security of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan reported that Afghan security forces killed a high-ranking member of al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS), Mohammad Hanif. Despite the Taliban has often denied their involvement with al-Qaeda, latest military operations have underlined how strong is the presence and penetration of the terrorist organisation in Afghanistan.
ASRIE Analytica launched its new website which reflects our personal geopolitical model and daily work. We believe in our concept of geopolitics and security, therefore we developed our personal working model which we considered the most necessary step to support public institutions and private companies in understanding current phenomena and future trends.
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.