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Will China Challenge the US on the Kosovo Issue?

Will China Challenge the US on the Kosovo Issue?

With Russia preoccupied, Serbia will be looking for a new champion – and China has shown its willingness to oppose the U.S. at every opportunity. On May 7, 1999, during NATO’s Operation Allied Force mission, which …

The allure of Middle East hydrogen

The allure of Middle East hydrogen

With European and Asian gas prices hitting historic highs, even expensive hydrogen begins to look more attractive, but production costs need to drop significantly and production must be scaled up if it is to become an alternative to fossil …

What countries refused gold reserves

What countries refused gold reserves

Gold is the go-to asset in times of financial distress. However, the level of gold reserves is different among nations. While there are nations that hold more than 60% of their international reserves in gold, there are many countries where …

Gas splits Europe

Gas splits Europe

Hungary announced Wednesday that it is willing to pay roubles in exchange for Russian gas

Mess at Kumtor Ends: Canadian Company Leaves Kyrgyzstan

Mess at Kumtor Ends: Canadian Company Leaves Kyrgyzstan

Centerra and Kyrgyzstan reach agreement to split after Kumtor Gold Mine mess. If implemented, the agreement would see the Canadian mining firm exit Kyrgyzstan after a tumultuous 20 years and Bishkek assume responsibility for the …

UK wants to lead the way in crypto

UK wants to lead the way in crypto

The U.K. government on Monday announced plans to mint its own non-fungible token, as part of a push toward becoming a “world leader” in the cryptocurrency space

Europe hunts for Turkmen gas

Europe hunts for Turkmen gas

The EU may have to bend some of its principles to obtain gas from Central Asia, while Russia and China will be warily looking out for the potential of Western induced conflict over energy resources

Why Macron did not please French Muslims

Why Macron did not please French Muslims

On April 10, France will hold presidential elections. So far, the current head of state Emmanuel Macron is considered the main contender for victory, and his main competitor is the leader of the right-wing National Rally party, Marine Le Pen. …