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Emil Avdaliani teaches history and international relations at Tbilisi State University and Ilia State University. He has worked for various international consulting companies and currently publishes articles focused on military and political developments across the former Soviet sphere.

ARTICLES BY: Emil Avdaliani

August 9, 2021 11:31 am

America’s Afghan Pull-out Benefits China and Russia

The American exit from Afghanistan has created a power vacuum. The quartet of China, Russia, Pakistan, and Iran stands to benefit the most from the US...

July 8, 2021 11:54 am

Will Russia and China Divide and Conquer?

On May 12, 2021, China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi hosted the second China + Central Asia Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in the city of Xi’an. At the...

July 1, 2021 11:45 am

Putin Continues to Expand His Influence and Challenge the West

After months of tension between Belarus and the West, the forced grounding of a Ryanair plane in Minsk -- an event EU leaders called a...

June 21, 2021 10:57 am

China Will Expand into Afghanistan — and Throughout the Region

The US withdrawal from Afghanistan will create a geopolitical vacuum -- the inevitable result of any withdrawal, be it physical or political. Another truism is...

June 16, 2021 11:35 am

A World Without US Primacy Is a Very Dangerous Place

A world without American primacy could prove a dangerous place. In comparison with the global powers of the past, American dominance in world affairs was more...

April 20, 2021 11:21 am

Russia’s New Foreign Policy: The Kremlin Has Learned to Bide Its Time

Over the past year, Russia has faced crises of varying degree along its borders. Belarus, Armenia, and Kyrgyzstan stand out, as they are Russian allies...

April 13, 2021 12:11 pm

China and Iran Unite

On March 27, China and Iran signed an expansive deal in Tehran. Neither the Iranian nor the Chinese leadership revealed details, but analysts believe it was largely...

March 22, 2021 11:38 am

Turkey, Russia, and the Middle East

It is often claimed that Turkey made a definitive break with the West in 2003 when the Justice and Development Party (AKP) came to power....

February 11, 2021 1:12 pm

Putin, Alexei Navalny and Public Dissent in Russia

Huge protests recently held in Russia over the jailing of opposition leader Alexei Navalny could become a countrywide movement against the ruling political elite. The...

February 3, 2021 8:22 am

Did the Armenia-Azerbaijan War Weaken Iran?

In the wake of the Second Karabakh War, Iran now finds itself facing Turkey’s growing influence north of its border. Ankara gained a corridor through...

January 15, 2021 12:31 pm

Biden’s Foreign Policy, and the Indo-Pacific

President-elect Joe Biden may have opposite views on nearly all aspects of foreign policy pursued by Donald Trump, but one area is likely to remain...

December 29, 2020 6:06 am

Biden and Russia: Pressure, but Not Too Much

Moscow’s muted reaction to Joe Biden’s victory in the US presidential election does not augur well for bilateral ties between the two states. The Russian...

November 17, 2020 4:36 am

For Turkey, Armenia-Azerbaijan Conflict Is a ‘Win-Win’

Turkey has always supported Azerbaijan on the basis of cultural ties and common geopolitical aspirations. Lately, however, as Ankara has grown more assertive in the...

October 28, 2020 5:41 am

China and the Dangers of Current Supply Chains

The COVID-19 pandemic ramped up discussion about changing global supply chains. This notion was present before the epidemic, when tensions with China were growing on...


Neo-Nazi Leader Behind Antisemitic COVID Flyers Apprehended by Florida Cops...

The neo-Nazi agitator behind the white supremacist group that has distributed flyers around the country blaming Jews for the COVID-19...


Chad to Open Embassy in Israel Five Years After Renewing Ties

Chadian President Mahamat Deby said he would inaugurate an embassy in Israel on Thursday that would build on bilateral relations that were established five years ago. Deby announced the plan on Wednesday as he began a visit to Israel....

Middle East

Two Armed Men Cross From Syria Into Israeli Territory, IDF Troops Open Fire

Two armed men were spotted crossing from Syria into Israel on Sunday morning, in the southern Golan Heights, the Israeli military said. Israeli soldiers opened fire after arriving on the scene,...

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