The Top Two Dozen Highlights from Lavrov’s Review of Russia’s 2020 Foreign Policy
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The Top Two Dozen Highlights from Lavrov’s Review of Russia’s 2020 Foreign Policy

Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov held his annual press conference last week reviewing his country’s foreign policy over the preceding year, the top two dozen highlights of which are touched upon in this analysis for those who don’t have the time to read the full transcript from this lengthy event. Keeping with tradition, Russian Foreign Minister…

How West, Central and South Asia Are Interconnecting
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How West, Central and South Asia Are Interconnecting

It’s one of those quintessential journeys that make people dream: Istanbul-Tehran-Islamabad by train. Let’s call it ITI. Soon, in early 2021, ITI will become a reality. But, initially, just as a freight train. The deal was recently sealed at the 10th meeting of the transport and communication ministers of ECO (Economic Cooperation Organization) in Istanbul….

No US October Surprise for Iran
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No US October Surprise for Iran

No Washington-designed “maximum pressure” has been able to derail a crucial milestone this Sunday: the end of the UN arms embargo on Iran, in accordance with UN Security Council 2231, which has endorsed the 2015 JCPOA deal. The JCPOA – or Iran nuclear deal – was unilaterally ditched by the Trump administration. But that, notoriously,…