Russia wants to protect its economic interests in Iraqi Kurdistan, but not at the cost of disrupting other key alliances in the MENA region.
The Maduro government is doing everything possible to deny the opposition a breakthrough in regional elections next week.
Politicians say now’s not the right time; economists say there’s no choice. Either way it looks like the Bank of England is set to increase interest rates in November.
This series takes a country-by-country look at the geopolitical competition between China and Russia in Central Asia.
Spain’s political crisis is ramping up ahead of the expected declaration of independence on October 9.