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Qatar admits ‘hundreds’ of migrant workers died building World Cup infrastructure
Independent investigations ahead of the FIFA World Cup put the actual figure of migrant deaths in the thousands
Nov 30, 2022
Dead on arrival: The west’s B3W initiative to rival China’s BRI
While Washington is focused on establishing rival 'global' projects to Beijing's Belt and Road Initiative, most of these drive profits and benefits right back to the United States.
Jan 25, 2023
US company to build West Asia’s largest ethane cracker in Qatar
In November, Qatar invested $8.5 billion to build a polymers facility in Orange, Texas, as part of its economic diversification campaign
Jan 08, 2023
Eurasia’s Middle Corridor: An Atlanticist frenzy to stifle Europe-Asia integration
Geopolitical interests between the Anglo-American establishment and the Sino-Russian-led axis will clash over the Trans-Caspian International Transport Route.
Jan 02, 2023
Samarkand at the crossroads: from Timur to the BRI and SCO
From its ancient Silk Road role to China’s BRI project, Uzbekistan is set to remain an important geoeconomic hub in Central Asia
Aug 11, 2022
Saudi Arabia largest recipient of Chinese BRI funds in first half of 2022
While overall investment for the BRI fell in the same period, China has continued to make headway with its mega-infrastructure projects across the Global South
Jul 25, 2022
Iran soon to be officially admitted into the SCO
The SCO was founded in 2001 in Shanghai by the leaders of Uzbekistan, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and China
Jul 12, 2022
The west’s Plan B: Secure the realm
Having failed in preserving the unipolar order, the west will resort to Plan B – reviving a bipolar world based on the ‘civilized’ west and the ‘barbarian’ rest.
Jun 27, 2022
Joint ventures on the cards as Iran and Armenia cement ties
Non-oil exports from Iran to Armenia increased by 40 percent in 2021
Mar 05, 2022
Raisi to Togo envoy: Westerners have mainly sought to colonize and exploit Africa
The Togolese Foreign Minister Robert Dussey met with President Ebrahim Raisi and Foreign Minister Amir-Abdollahian on Monday
Jan 26, 2022
Defying US Caesar Act, China admits Syria into BRI
Syria’s entry into China's Belt and Road Initiative is to support its economic integration into West Asia and fortify its post-conflict recovery
Jan 14, 2022
China, Syria discuss bilateral ties
The call is strategically significant, as Syria plays an important role in China's Belt and Road Initiative
Nov 06, 2021
Iran set to become full member of Shanghai Cooperation Organization
All political hurdles for Iran to join SCO have reportedly been lifted
Aug 11, 2021
The contest to secure a post-US Afghanistan intensifies
As the US exits Afghanistan, regional states are moving in to fill the vacuum and set things right.
Aug 02, 2021
The Iran-Saudi deal: A bid to end endless war
The Beijing-brokered rapprochement between Tehran and Riyadh is expected to have significant implications for peace and prosperity in and around West Asia, given the considerable influence the two nations wield in the region.
Mar 23, 2023
Taliban appoints national consul general to UAE
The Taliban government has yet to be recognized by the international community; however, Kabul is in talks with regional states, such as Qatar and the UAE, to kick start relations
Mar 16, 2023
Turkish border guards ‘torture’ two Syrians to death
According to the reports, the same guards beat up a group of youths, including a child
Mar 14, 2023
Iran, Pakistan sign electrical exchange agreement
The agreement entails an increase in the volume of the electricity trade between the two countries by 200 megawatts
Mar 13, 2023
Sergey Glazyev: ‘The road to financial multipolarity will be long and rocky’
In an exclusive interview with The Cradle, Russia's top macroeconomics strategist criticizes Moscow's slow pace of financial reform and warns there will be no new global currency without Beijing.
Mar 13, 2023
Will Pakistan defy US sanctions to complete ‘Peace Pipeline’ with Iran?
Pakistan risks major financial setbacks if it fails to construct its part of a gas pipeline with Iran. Islamabad must follow India's lead in resisting US sanctions to secure vital national energy supply.
Mar 07, 2023
Turkish elections: Can Erdogan maintain his grip on power?
The outcome of Turkiye’s upcoming vote could determine whether Ankara returns to a western-oriented foreign policy, or if Erdogan strengthens the country's autonomous direction.
Mar 02, 2023
From Russia with Love: Su-35s to Iran will strengthen defense ties
Iran's possible purchase of Russian fighter jets would further solidify the existing strategic partnership between Moscow and Tehran, and impact their global power competition with the west.
Feb 27, 2023
In a US-China confrontation, West Asia will bow out
A significant increase in geopolitical and economic ties with China has offered West Asian states an alternative to the US, which has traditionally been the region's security guarantor.
Feb 24, 2023
Iran’s pursuit of soft power in the Balkans
The Balkans presents a crucial junction for Tehran as an access point to Western Europe and an avenue for advancing its regional political and economic interests.
Feb 20, 2023
Raisi in Beijing: Iran-China strategic plans go full throttle
Raisi's visit to Beijing, the first for an Iranian president in 20 years, represents Tehran's wholesale 'Pivot to the East' and China's recognition of Iran's centrality to its BRI plans.
Feb 17, 2023
Iraqi president, KRG minister discuss resolution of outstanding issues
Tensions remain between Erbil and Baghdad due to Kurdish oil exports to Israel via Turkiye and the independence of Peshmerga forces from the Iraqi army
Feb 14, 2023
Amid Turkiye’s rubble lies Erdogan’s political fate
The full impact of the recent earthquake that hit both Turkiye and Syria has yet to be fully assessed, but the Turkish Republic has already sustained significant damage that could have long-lasting political effects.
Feb 13, 2023
Iran’s revolution at 44: A struggling economy with big potential
Forty-four years on from the Islamic Revolution, Iran boasts a more diversified economy, advances in technology, and major development milestones - despite decades of western sanctions aimed at hindering such progress.
Feb 11, 2023
Iraqi PM meets UAE political, business leaders in Abu Dhabi
Iraq has sought to normalize ties with its Gulf neighbors to attract new investment to improve the war-torn country's infrastructure
Feb 11, 2023
The Big Stiff: Russia-Iran dump the dollar
News of Russian banks connecting to Iran’s financial messaging system strengthens the resistance against US-imposed sanctions on both countries and accelerates global de-dollarization.
Feb 09, 2023