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Domestic and external actors never tire of calling for a ceasefire in Libya, but the situation continues to escalate nonetheless, both in and outside the war-torn North African country. Turkey’s military activity in Libya is already having a knock-on effect with Egypt now threatening to enter the war. Small wonder, because the Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi came to power by ousting the regime of the Muslim Brotherhood (now banned in the Russian Federation), which the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) is chummy with.​
  • Category: Analytics |
  • Date: 4-07-2020, 10:07
  • Views: 186
The Balkan Region is becoming attractive for a wide spectrum of foreign players – from Beijing to Washington, and from Brussels to Riyadh. Also, it presents considerable interest for Ankara. For Turkey, the Balkan Region Регион is important historically, culturally, politically and economically, playing the role of a “bridge” into Europe. In addition, the Turkic-Islamic foreign policy paradigm stimulates Ankara into action: nearly 17 million or more than one third of the population of Turkey are Muslims, while Recep Tayyip Erdogan is positioning himself as the main “advocate” of Islamic world.
  • Category: Analytics |
  • Date: 30-06-2020, 10:31
  • Views: 201
​Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has announced plans to establish as of July 1 Israeli sovereignty over the Jordan Valley and over some areas of Judaea and Samaria, also known as parts of the West Bank and the River Jordan, which fell under the  control of Israel as a result of the 1967 Six-Day War. At present, about half a million Israelis reside in these areas. However, most countries, citing international law, consider Israeli settlements in the West Bank illegal on the grounds that they pose an obstacle to clinching peace with Palestinians.​
  • Category: Analytics |
  • Date: 28-06-2020, 11:02
  • Views: 183
A number of leading members of the Republican Party have sharply criticized the Trump Administration’s response to the riots that have swept America the past few weeks. The US media, traditionally critical of the present occupant of the White House, even argues that just as Trump’s approval rating is taking a tumble, debates about the GOP’s prospects after the current president leaves office this year or in 2024 are heating up in the Republican camp.
  • Category: Analytics |
  • Date: 25-06-2020, 11:23
  • Views: 156
President Aleksandar Vucic of Serbia has confirmed his intention to attend the Victory Parade in Moscow on June 24th. «I have received an invitation from Moscow, so naturally, I will represent Serbia at Victory Parade», - Srbija Danas cites him as saying. «Few countries can pride themselves on anti-fascist struggle like Serbia. I will proudly hold the flag of my Fatherland on Red Square in Moscow», - the Serbian president said.​
  • Category: Analytics |
  • Date: 22-06-2020, 10:20
  • Views: 208
​Early May saw a new aggravation of the border conflict between India and China, this time in Ladakh. The withdrawal of extra contingents, which had been brought to the border during a few weeks of the confrontation, began only on June 10th, following a series of online and offline meetings of military representatives of the two countries. Amid all these developments, India signed an agreement with Australia on mutual access to military bases. The two countries’ Prime Ministers Narendra Modi and Scott Morrison agreed to expand military and technical cooperation in the course of an online summit.​
  • Category: Analytics |
  • Date: 16-06-2020, 11:47
  • Views: 232
Donald Trump’s decision to postpone the G7 summit till autumn and invite to it Russia, South Korea, Australia and India has become a top issue for discussion, particularly in the context of the White House’s intention to devote the summit to  considering “the future of China”. This raises a few questions for Russia and China.
  • Category: Analytics |
  • Date: 11-06-2020, 12:16
  • Views: 219
The Russian News Agency “Interfax” has hosted the second online session of the Primakov Readings which focused on relations between China and the United States and was titled “China - the USA: is there a threat of the emerging bipolarity being transformed into Cold War 2.0?”. 
  • Category: Analytics |
  • Date: 11-06-2020, 01:18
  • Views: 75
Washington's interference and threats to Beijing over its plans to impose new legislation on Hong Kong, along with mounting pressure over the coronavirus crisis, are a part of a broader long-term strategy to diminish China's influence, and the US will likely try to get more countries to join its anti-China efforts, experts told Sputnik.
  • Category: Analytics |
  • Date: 29-05-2020, 15:26
  • Views: 134
The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has forced people everywhere to radically change the way they look at global events and relations between countries. The assistance that Russia and China provided to some European countries during the difficult period in the fight against the spread of coronavirus in March, April and May and the resulting growth of pro-Russian and pro-Chinese sentiment there was bad news for Washington, which, to put it mildly, had paid less than needed attention to the needs of its Old World partners.
  • Category: Analytics |
  • Date: 29-05-2020, 12:32
  • Views: 111