Eurasia

Terrorists Target Chinese Nationals Working on a CPEC Project

Initially, Pakistan’s foreign ministry wrote it off as an accident, but China has described it a terror attack. On July 14, nine Chinese nationals and three Pakistanis were killed and 28 others injured when a bus carrying them to a construction site plunged into a ravine in the Upper Kohistan …

Read More »

EU slams Turkish plans for Cyprus as ‘unacceptable’

The European Union (EU) has blasted as “unacceptable” the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s “two-state” plan for the resolution of disputes over the divided island of Cyprus. Josep Borrell, the EU foreign policy chief, voiced deep concern on Tuesday after Erdogan said peace talks can take place only between “the …

Read More »

Die Ukraine guckt in die Röhre

Realpolitisch verhindert der Deal um die umstrittene Pipeline Nord Stream 2 größeren Schaden. Doch Kiew könnte am Ende mit leeren Händen dastehen. US-Präsident Joe Biden und Kanzlerin Angela Merkel scheinen sich geeinigt zu haben. Deutschland und Russland können die Pipeline Nord Stream 2 weiterbauen. Russland muss mit Sanktionen rechnen, wenn …

Read More »

Russian actions in Black Sea show ‘increasing aggression,’ says top US admiral in the region

Russian military actions in the Black Sea during a multinational exercise reflect an increasingly aggressive effort to control the region, said a top U.S. admiral and analysts calling for an assertive response from the U.S. and NATO allies. The Kremlin has long objected to the annual Sea Breeze drills, which …

Read More »

4,000 Afghans who helped military going abroad to complete visas to U.S.

The State Department is making preparations to fly thousands of Afghans and their families to as-yet undecided countries in order to complete the visa process that will allow them to immigrate to the U.S., State department officials told reporters on Wednesday, as part of Operation Allies Refuge. Tens of thousands …

Read More »

Taliban appear to have ‘strategic momentum’ says Gen. Milley

The Taliban appear to have “strategic momentum” in the fight for control of Afghanistan as they put increasing pressure on key cities, setting the stage for a decisive period in coming weeks as American forces complete their withdrawal, the top U.S. military officer said Wednesday. “This is going to be …

Read More »

US senator says Turkish actions against pro-Kurdish party like ‘if Biden banned the Republican Party’

Democratic and Republican senators voiced heavy criticism of the Turkish government to a State Department official during a Wednesday hearing. The lawmakers accused Ankara of abusing the international police system, being an “aggressor” toward Greece, and much more. US senators criticized Turkish government policies during a Wednesday hearing, and demanded …

Read More »

US reaffirms stance on Turkey’s S-400, support for Syria’s Kurds

The White House has maintained the previous administration’s demands that Ankara dispose of the Russian missile defense system. The Biden administration won’t budge on the previous administration’s demands that NATO ally Turkey get rid of Russia’s S-400 missile defense system. The United States will also continue to support the Syrian …

Read More »

Israel ‘looks into’ NSO cyber-espionage affair

Reports in Israel say the government has set up an interministerial team to ‘look into’ the export of Israeli-made Pegasus software and allegation over its abuse against politicians and journalists worldwide. Israel has not yet established a formal inquiry committee into the NSO Group affair, but the government has set …

Read More »

Has Erdogan started a journey of no return in Cyprus?

Unless he is playing a game of brinkmanship to force the Greek Cypriots into a settlement, Erdogan’s tough moves in the Cyprus conflict are raising the specter of Turkey’s eventual annexation of Northern Cyprus. Having exhausted the yields of his Syrian, Libyan and Eastern Mediterranean ventures, Turkish President Recep Tayyip …

Read More »