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Importance of Middle Corridor grows

Importance of Middle Corridor grows

In the context of sanctions against Russia, due to a special military operation in Ukraine, a threat loomed over the traditional routes of cargo flows in the space of Eurasia

Why Turkey and Saudi Arabia are resetting relations

Why Turkey and Saudi Arabia are resetting relations

On 28 April Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan landed in Saudi Arabia for a two–day visit for the first time in around five years. The trip came after several attempts to repair ties amid the acute shift …

Turkey-EU migration agreement no longer effective

Turkey-EU migration agreement no longer effective

Turkey's role as a transition zone for refugees attempting to get to Europe is under severe strain as the numbers rise, the costs spiral and its own economic and social woes mount. According to …

Is Iran a regional power hub?

Is Iran a regional power hub?

In light of Iran and Qatar’s recent electricity grid connection, Iran should seek to expand its energy diplomacy and utilize its electricity sector to strengthen economic cooperation and regional security in the Middle …

Dependence on China shrinks the US economy

Dependence on China shrinks the US economy

A leap in America’s trade deficit during the first quarter pushed US GDP down at a 1.4% annual rate, the Commerce Department reported April 28. The consensus forecast called for 1% growth. A massive increase in US imports knocked 3.2% …

Turkey awaits inflation

Turkey awaits inflation

According to Bloomberg, Turkey is set to raise inflation forecasts after consumer prices surged to nearly …

Who's afraid of North Korea?

Who's afraid of North Korea?

Allied Defenses Against North Korean Nuclear Weapons Are Poor – North Korea just put on another military parade, asserting once again a belligerent posture on the use of its nuclear weapons

China expects new outbreaks of coronavirus

China expects new outbreaks of coronavirus

China’s capital reported 22 cases as it kicked off an ambitious mandatory testing campaign across the city and reassured residents that food and other supplies were plentiful

US becomes Turkey's second biggest gas supplier

US becomes Turkey's second biggest gas supplier

While Europe looks to American liquefied natural gas as a short-term alternative to Russian gas, Turkey may have to turn back to its neighbors to ensure it has sufficient supplies

OSCE Minsk Group fate sealed

OSCE Minsk Group fate sealed

President Ilham Aliyev’s recent remarks in the city of Shusha have reaffirmed Azerbaijan’s final stance on the future of the Minsk Group of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). The head of …

Are Azerbaijan and Armenia ready to sign a peace treaty?

Are Azerbaijan and Armenia ready to sign a peace treaty?

The former conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia in the South Caucasus was a major threat to stability and economic integration in the region. However, the 44-Day War between the two South Caucasus countries changed the geopolitical …

How is the Turkish operation against the PKK going?

How is the Turkish operation against the PKK going?

Turkey aims to completely block Turkish-Iraqi border access to the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) by capturing the remaining land corridor, effectively ending nearly 40 years of PKK infiltrations, sources close to the …

Oil-rich Iraq suffers without gas

Oil-rich Iraq suffers without gas

Iraqis have been facing power outages for more than 30 years, despite Baghdad being amongst the top 10 oil-rich countries in the world. Iraq plans on signing a deal with Qatar next month to import liquified natural gas (LNG) as it moves …

Why oil futures climb on

Why oil futures climb on

Crude oil futures Thursday were up on the day as production worries around Libya and Russia came back to the forefront, but broader economic concerns and record US exports pared gains