Kremlin Subsidies Keeping Crimea Afloat

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by Eurasianet Crimea is becoming a growing financial burden for the Russian government. Under a three-year budget plan set to start in 2018, Moscow is covering over three-quarters of the peninsula’s operating costs. The de-facto State Council of the Republic… Continue Reading  

Azerbaijan Wrestles with Rising Iranian Influence

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by Zaur Shiriyev Azerbaijan’s government is growing increasingly concerned about what it sees as growing Iranian manipulation of the country’s Shia Muslim believers.

Iran Denies Compromise on Caspian Division

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by Joshua Kucera Iran has denied Russian claims that it has agreed on how to divide up the Caspian Sea, casting doubt on reports that the decades-long dispute over the sea is about to be resolved.

The Belt and Road through Eurasia: Who Wins and How?

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by Nathan Hutson China’s Belt and Road infrastructure development initiative will have its winners and losers. But for now, Beijing is trying to bolster international support for the project, which will link its western provinces to Europe, by keeping some aspects of the… Continue Reading  

Israeli Arms Manufacturer Alleged To Have Attacked Armenia From Azerbaijan

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by Joshua Kucera Officials from an Israeli arms manufacturer fired two drone missiles from Azerbaijan into Armenian-held territory, according to a complaint under investigation by the Israali Ministry of Defense. According to the allegations — which have been denied by… Continue Reading