By Turan Gafarli Russia & FSU Analyst The radical change in Afghanistan failed to bring immediate global recognition for the Taliban. Even its neighbours are highly sceptical about the revival of the Islamist regime and preserving their distance to engage in cooperation. The situation creates dangers for the region’s stability which is under question moreContinue reading “Increasing pressure: the limited confrontation of Tajikistan and the Taliban (for now?)”
Category Archives: Russia & FSU
Event – The Future of Transatlantic Relations: A View from the Next Generation
On 7 October 2021, Unfiltered Voices together in partnership the German Marshall Fund of the United States hosted an event on ‘The Future of Transatlantic Relations: A View from the Next Generation’. Over the decades, the United States and Europe have been each other’s closest political, economic, and military allies. Going forward, both sides ofContinue reading “Event – The Future of Transatlantic Relations: A View from the Next Generation”
Are Russo-Turkish relations taking a sour turn or is it simply business as usual?
By Ilayda NijharRussia & FSU Analyst Over the past week, tensions have yet again risen between Russia and Turkey – an alliance which is largely based both on cooperation and competition but also known at times for its unpredictability. Given the already unsteady relations between both nations over the past decade, particularly following the 2015Continue reading “Are Russo-Turkish relations taking a sour turn or is it simply business as usual?”
Outlook 2021: Russia & FSU region
Unfiltered Voices founder and lead analyst for the Russia & FSU region, Ilayda Nijhar, shares her predictions for the main issues for the Russia in 2021. The 3 main issues for Russia include: the Covid-19 recovery, US-Russia relations, further unrest in the neighbourhood.
Nakhchivan Corridor: What perspectives does it hold?
By Turan Gafarli Russia & FSU Analyst The November 10 ceasefire agreement ended the bloody war which lasted 44 days between Armenia and Azerbaijan. The armistice certified Karabakh to Azerbaijan while creating a new geopolitical reality in the South Caucasus. Aside from the return of Russia and Turkey to the region, the 9th clause ofContinue reading “Nakhchivan Corridor: What perspectives does it hold?”