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.
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TAPI Pipeline Project and the US-NATO Troop Withdrawal from Afghanistan. An interview with Ambassador Khaled Ahmad Zekriya
ASRIE Analytica met with H.E. Khaled Ahmad Zekriya, the Ambassador of Afghanistan in Italy and discussed the future of the TAPI as well as the implication of the US and NATO troop withdrawal from Afghanistan.
Sudanese authorities have temporarily suspended an agreement with Russia to establish a naval base in the Red Sea, indicating the ongoing confrontation between Moscow and Washington in the African country.
ASRIE Analytica published Geopolitical Report Special Issue 2 titled "Partial Legitimacy of the Biden Administration and What It Means for the USA and the World" written by Professor Evgeny N. Pashentsev who aimed at analyzing the impact of Biden Administration in the United States and the global area.
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.
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.
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.
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 White House is expanding trade partnership and investments in Kazakhstan according to the new US Strategy in Central Asia which aspires to improve independence, sovereignty, and territorial integrity in the so-called Stan Countries and strengthen Washington's presence in one of the most strategic regions in the world.
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 Russian ambassador in Afghanistan, Dmitry Zhirnov, confirmed the Kremlin's interests in improving its diplomatic and commercial relations with Kabul and supporting the national peace process without any forms of foreign interference. Zhirnov's words underlined the Russian desire to play a strategic role in Afghanistan and counter the United States and Chinese presence.
Turkey continues its technical military partnership with the Russian Federation because of Ankara's will of upgrading its defence system and capabilities and make the country less dependent from NATO. The second Turkish purchase of the Russian S-400 might change the balance inside the North Atlantic Alliance and make Moscow and Ankara closer in the international arena.