Russia’s Red Sea Base in Sudan Is a Recalibration of Its Intra-Ummah Balancing Act
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Russia’s Red Sea Base in Sudan Is a Recalibration of Its Intra-Ummah Balancing Act

Russia’s draft deal to open up a Red Sea naval base in Sudan amounts to a strategic recalibration of its careful “balancing” act between the GCC and Turkey after moving more closely to the latter following the end of the Nagorno-Karabakh War, which in turn shows how important Moscow regards its “Ummah Pivot” as being…

Geopolitics Shadow Ethiopia War
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Geopolitics Shadow Ethiopia War

The news that Russia is to build a naval base adjacent to the Red Sea underscores the geopolitical background to the recent escalation of conflict in Ethiopia. The Horn of Africa with its intersection of trade routes is the subject of intense geopolitical contest. China and more recently Russia are offering economic partnership for development,…

Pakistan’s Regional Maritime Security Patrols Are an Extension of CPEC
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Pakistan’s Regional Maritime Security Patrols Are an Extension of CPEC

The Pakistani Navy commenced Regional Maritime Security Patrols (RMSP) in the northwestern corner of the Indian Ocean last month that have since seen the country’s ships pay visits to Saudi Arabia and Oman, thereby broadening the scope of Pakistani influence in the emerging Multipolar World Order. The patrols are fully in line with international law…