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Threat Of Russian Military Invasion Of Ukraine Remains High

Threat Of Russian Military Invasion Of Ukraine Remains High

A recent round of diplomatic talks did not influence the military. While in talks with the United States and NATO, Russia kicked off military drills near the Ukrainian border. Western and Ukrainian officials still believe that the threat of war remains high, especially after the failed talks in Geneva, Brussels, and Vienna.

US-China relations in 2021

US-China relations in 2021

The United States entered 2021 with a newly elected President Joe Biden. The summary of China’s policy is also an assessment of the first year of the new administration at the White House. It was clear from the beginning that the key issue for the new president would be relations with the People’s Republic of China (PRC).

U.S.-Russia Talks – Defusing a Tension on Ukraine? Warsaw Institute discussion panel

U.S.-Russia Talks – Defusing a Tension on Ukraine? Warsaw Institute discussion panel

On Wednesday, January 12, the Warsaw Institute organized a discussion panel concerning the assessment of Monday’s negotiations between representatives of the US diplomacy and their counterparts on the side of the Russian Federation. The topic of the talks in Geneva was the issue of Ukraine’s security. For months, nearly 100,000 Russian soldiers have been stationed on the Russian-Ukrainian border.

Russian Forces Begin Apparent Kazakhstan Withdrawal

Russian Forces Begin Apparent Kazakhstan Withdrawal

Russian-led forces have begun their gradual withdrawal from Kazakhstan, the Russian defense ministry informed. No details are known how long the pullout will take and whether any Russian troops will stay in Kazakhstan. Importantly, Moscow and ex-Soviet nations deployed more than 2,000 to help Kazakh officials not to stop the revolution, but to consolidate Tokayev’s grip on power against people close to Nursultan Nazarbayev.

Wang Yi in East Africa

Wang Yi in East Africa

Chinese Minister of Foreign Affairs Wang Yi visited Eritrea, Kenya, and the Comoros between January 4 and 7. It was an opportunity for further declarations of support in many domains of African countries and the presentation of new initiatives.

China Offers Support to the Kazakh Government

China Offers Support to the Kazakh Government

The protests in Kazakhstan, which have led to mass unresti and the resignation of the governmentii, have caught the attention of its neighboring states. The Russian Federation even sent its troops to Kazakhstan, aiming to bring the situation under control.iii Even though the People’s Republic of China (PRC) did not do likewise, its representatives have widely commented on the current events.

Geneva Talks Did Not Minimize Risk Of War

Geneva Talks Did Not Minimize Risk Of War

A meeting of top U.S. and Russian diplomats has not produced any tangible results. U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman and Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov were tasked with outlining proposals and expectations. Nonetheless, what both said after the meeting could hint at some future conclusions.

USA before negotiations with Russia in Geneva

USA before negotiations with Russia in Geneva

Negotiations between the United States and the Russian Federation begin in Geneva on Monday, January 10. The topic of talks between representatives of both countries is the security of Ukraine and the entire region of Eastern Europe.

Russian Troops Arrive In Kazakhstan

Russian Troops Arrive In Kazakhstan

It is not only about deploying hundreds of Russian military personnel to Kazakhstan, but a great deal of political support the Kremlin threw to Kassym-Jomart Tokayev. The Kazakh president will pay for it later. In consequence, Kazakhstan is becoming a Russian vassal, being no longer its independent ally.

Russia-West Talks: Brokering An Unlikely Deal

Russia-West Talks: Brokering An Unlikely Deal

What Western and Russian officials say just before a round of talks in Geneva, Brussels, and Vienna highlights the firm positions of the two sides. The talks seem unlikely to bring a breakthrough so Russia is likely to push on Ukraine every harder than now. The latest statements by the Russian deputy foreign minister show that Moscow is ready for the fiasco and is thus upping the ante beforehand.

American LNG and Polish Diversification of Supplies

American LNG and Polish Diversification of Supplies

In December 2021, gas prices in Europe increased dramatically, even several times within a few days. The sudden change was caused, among others, by the reduction of the transit of the Russian gas via the Yamal gas pipeline, which runs through Poland and supplies Western Europe. The American LNG may turn out to be the cure for shortage.

Xian Starts New Year in Quarantine

Xian Starts New Year in Quarantine

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US-Russia Game of Chess for Central and Eastern Europe

US-Russia Game of Chess for Central and Eastern Europe

It has been more than two weeks since Joe Biden’s last conversation with Vladimir Putin. The videoconference, which lasted more than two hours, focused on Russia’s potential aggression against Ukraine, the situation on NATO’s eastern flank, and the matter of Alliance’s enlargement by including new countries, especially those located in the so-called “near abroad” of the Russian Federation.

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