Erdogan: Turkish Soldiers Gradually Being Deployed to Libya

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has announced that Turkish soldiers to be gradually deployed to Libya. Turkish military units will begin moving into Libya to support the Government of National Accord (GNA) in Tripoli, one of the two opposing governments in the country. This decision came after Turkey received a request […]

Russia Announces Plan To ‘Use the Advantages’ Of Climate Change

On January 5, the Russian government unveiled a plan to address the dangers of climate change and how to mitigate its impact. The plan is aimed at adapting the nation’s economy and population to climate change’s impact, and while it includes some proposals to address the negative consequences of climate […]

Libyan Conflict: Russia And Turkey Vie For A Solution

On Sunday, military commander Khalifa Haftar announced his fighters would agree to a ceasefire in the Western regions of Libya, after having days earlier rejected the ceasefire called by Russia and Turkey. Minutes after the ceasefire went into place, however, both sides accused each other of having violated it. Khalifa […]

Waning U.S. Power: The Nord Stream 2 Pipeline

With the completion of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline expected later this year, the United States has decided to impose sanctions against the commercial European and Russian companies which are currently involved in its construction. Nord Stream 2 is an underwater pipeline currently being constructed in the Baltic Sea, which […]

Russia And China Deepen Ties With Amur River Bridge

On 29 November 2019, the construction of the Amur River Bridge, connecting the eastern Russian city of Blagoveshchensk and the northeastern region of Heihe in China, was completed. Undertaken by a Russo-Chinese company, this project involved the building of 12.4 miles of new roads and tracks with a 3,543-footbridge spanning […]

Syrians Continue To Flee Idlib Amid Escalating Air Strikes

Thousands of Syrians have continued to flee Idlib to the Turkish border following deadly air-strikes and bombing in major rebel-held territory Syria’s by Russia-backed government forces. Based on Al Jazeera, at least 25,000 have displaced the region toward the Turkish border for escaping severely bombardment. The humanitarian conditions in the […]

Syria’s Latest Airstrikes

A recent shelling on Tuesday has killed over 24 and wounded over 40 civilians by airstrike and artillery fire in Syria’s province of Idlib. Idlib is one of the last major regions being held by rebel fighters and Jihadists opposed to the President Bashar al-Assad. The bombing was executed by […]

Propaganda And Protests In Belarus

The past few weeks have seen hundreds protesting in the capital of Belarus, Minsk. Protestors have been organizing in response to news reports that a series of meetings between the President of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, and the President of Russia, Vladimir Putin, would result in the presidents signing documents that […]

As Humanitarian Crisis Rapidly Deteriorates, Russia And China Block Cross-Border Aid To Syria

Russia, backed by China, cast its 14th Security Council veto this Friday, effectively blocking cross-border aid deliveries from Turkey and Iraq to millions of Syrian civilians. Having been in effect since 2014, the resolution would have extended aid through three checkpoints – two in Turkey and one in Iraq – […]

Putin And Xi Oversee Launch Of Landmark Russian Gas Pipeline To China

On December 2nd, Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping  oversaw the launch of the 3,000 km-long ‘Power of Siberia’ landmark pipeline which will transport natural gas from the Chayandinskoye and Kovykta fields in Eastern Siberia to Northeastern China. The pipeline, operated in part by Russian company […]