Russia’s Endorsement of Central Asia-South Asia Connectivity Advances Multipolarity

Russia’s Endorsement of Central Asia-South Asia Connectivity Advances Multipolarity

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s enthusiastic endorsement of Central Asia-South Asia connectivity shows that his country is on the verge of completing its envisioned Greater Eurasian Partnership for connecting the supercontinent. Building the Greater Eurasian Partnership (GEP) is one of the top goals of Russian grand strategy. It envisions connecting the supercontinent through infrastructure projects…

Russia-China Advance Asian Roadmap for Afghanistan

Russia-China Advance Asian Roadmap for Afghanistan

The Shanghai Cooperation Organization meeting of Foreign Ministers on Wednesday in Dushanbe, the Tajik capital, may have been an under-the-radar affair, but it did reveal the contours of the big picture ahead when it comes to Afghanistan. So let’s see what Russia and China – the SCO’s heavyweights – have been up to. Chinese Foreign…

Hot Air Messaging: Iran Floats Reports of Imminent Shanghai Cooperation Organization Membership

Hot Air Messaging: Iran Floats Reports of Imminent Shanghai Cooperation Organization Membership

Eager to enhance its negotiating leverage with the United States and Europe, Iran is projecting imminent membership of the China-led Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in much the same way it pushed the signing of a much-touted 25-year cooperation agreement with the People’s Republic that has yet to have any real legs. Converting Iran’s SCO observer…

US Troops Trying to Break Through from Afghanistan into Central Asia

US Troops Trying to Break Through from Afghanistan into Central Asia

As the evacuation of NATO’s coalition troops, deployed in Afghanistan for the past 20 years, begins, a highly serious and still unresolved issue for the United States is where these armed forces and their weapons and military equipment will be withdrawn to. Some media outlets have already heard from a senior White House official that…