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On September 19, Azerbaijan used military force to retake the Armenian-populated territory of Nagorny Karabakh, crossing a red line drawn for it by both the European Union and the United States.

The EU and Azerbaijan: Time to Talk Tough

By: EBR | Tuesday, September 26, 2023

The events of the last week are triggering a debate on the need for a deep reset of Europe’s policy toward Azerbaijan

The decision to release funds, previously frozen since December 2022 in response to the Taliban’s decision to ban women from working in NGOs, comes after six months of monitoring and assessment of the “for women by women” principle.

EU releases €140 million to support the Afghan people, in particular women and girls

By: EBR | Friday, September 22, 2023

The European Union has agreed to release €140 million of basic needs and livelihoods assistance in the fields of education, health, agriculture and women’s economic empowerment in Afghanistan

For almost nine months, Azerbaijan has imposed a blockade on the Lachin Corridor, the only land route into the ethnic-Armenian enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh – also known as Artsakh – which is effectively under siege.

Lachin corridor needs more than EU tunnel vision

By: EBR | Monday, September 18, 2023

In 1992, images of emaciated Bosnian men and boys in a Bosnian-Serb concentration camp shocked the world

Countries in the Middle East are also denting the status quo of the multilateral institutions and America’s weakening role in the region. A detente is emerging between Saudi Arabia and Iran, while Iran is supplying weapons to Russia.

The West Is Losing Ground in Multilateral Fora

By: EBR | Tuesday, September 12, 2023

By refusing to openly condemn Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, G20 leaders exposed the divisions in and limits of multilateral institutions

While this first anniversary will gather some news coverage in Western media, it is not the most decisive element for developments in and around Iran. Instead, the country’s becoming a global challenge necessitates a wholesale rethink of the EU’s respective policy.

Iran Is a Geopolitical Challenge for Europe

By: EBR | Thursday, September 7, 2023

September 16 will mark one year since the death of Mahsa Jina Amini in police custody, which sparked the “Woman, Life, Freedom” uprising in Iran


"We are stronger together. Now is the time to act on this fundamental principle by including Taiwan."

Unite for Peace in the World and Taiwan’s Inclusion in the UN

By: EBR | Wednesday, September 6, 2023

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is a reminder of how autocracies care little about causing death and destruction

An aspect of the conflict that has attracted little attention is the speed at which Russia is shrinking.

Putin’s failed "people grab" in Ukraine signals Russia’s defeat

By: EBR | Tuesday, September 5, 2023

If the aim of Putin’s invasion of Ukraine was to recreate the ‘Greater Russia’ of Soviet and Tsarist times, he lost his war before it began

New research seen by this website reveals the full extent of the relative “brain drain” from London to Dubai.

Cost of living: London vs Dubai

By: EBR | Monday, August 28, 2023

The World Cup last December saw several significant economic spin offs for Arab World countries and Dubai has also been able to enjoy a considerable boost

The World Bank needs to formulate a comprehensive new development approach that places reducing absolute poverty and assisting in major ways to support sustainable environmental policies at the top of the agenda.

Poverty rises: humanitarian approach instead of IMF austerity needed

By: EBR | Tuesday, August 8, 2023

Nine Kenyans were killed and more than 300 were arrested by the police in recent protests over what many Kenyans view as draconian government economic policies

Mongolia has extensive deposits of rare earths and copper, which are vital for high tech applications including defense equipment and for President Joe Biden’s efforts to electrify the auto market to help stave off climate change.

Mongolia to deepen cooperation with US on rare earths

By: EBR | Friday, August 4, 2023

Mongolia will deepen cooperation with Washington to mine rare earths, the country’s Prime Minister L. Oyun-Erdene said on a visit to Washington

“It is hoped that France will stabilise the tone of friendly cooperation between China and the EU,” He said in opening remarks before an afternoon of discussions at Beijing’s Diaoyutai State Guest house, adding that China believes its bilateral ties with France “have a good foundation”.

China hopes France can help take heat out of relations with EU

By: EBR | Monday, July 31, 2023

China hopes France can “stabilise the tone” of EU-China relations, vice-premier He Lifeng told a senior French minister in Beijing

While NATO remains wary of entering the war in Ukraine directly, the Wagner Group offers an excellent model on how to defeat Russia quickly – and without legally engaging the Western Alliance.

What Russia’s Wagner Group Can Teach NATO

By: EBR | Monday, July 31, 2023

Russia’s unending series of war crimes warrant a more determined answer from Western nations

The global aviation industry is responsible for just under 3% of global carbon emissions and is projected to emit more as travel demand rises in emerging economies.

How to accelerate the decarbonization of aviation

By: EBR | Wednesday, July 26, 2023

The aviation industry presents one of the most formidable decarbonization challenges

In short, the war in Ukraine hasn’t given the EU reason enough to think defense. Nor has it done much to enhance EU foreign policy.

Ukraine has not transformed EU Foreign Policy

By: EBR | Friday, July 21, 2023

As the EU institutions wind down for summer vacation, the war in Ukraine continues

The unease then came with Ankara having upped the stakes by demanding that the EU revive Turkey’s stalled EU membership bid as a precondition.

Could Turkey’s EU bid come back from the dead?

By: EBR | Tuesday, July 18, 2023

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s sudden U-turn on unblocking Sweden’s bid for NATO membership earlier this week came as a pleasant surprise to many

Western countries say Russia is trying to use its leverage over the grain deal to weaken financial sanctions, which do not apply to Russia’s agricultural exports.

Russia halts grain deal in what UN calls blow to world’s needy

By: EBR | Tuesday, July 18, 2023

Russia halted participation in the year-old UN-brokered deal that lets Ukraine export grain through the Black Sea, causing concern in poorer countries that price rises will put food out of reach

An additional irritant ahead of the joint summit was back and forth around the attendance of Ukraine’s President Zelenskyy, who initially received an invitation from Spain – but was dropped after pushback from Latin American leaders.

Latin American countries push back on Ukraine, EU agenda ahead of joint summit

By: EBR | Monday, July 17, 2023

Latin American countries threw cold water on the EU’s efforts to rally the continent’s support for Ukraine and called for colonial reparations in a counter-proposal of an upcoming EU summit draft declaration

The United Nations is also working with the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) to create a platform to help process transactions for Russian exports of grain and fertilizer to Africa, the top UN trade official told Reuters last month.

UN asks Putin to extend Black Sea grain deal in return for SWIFT access

By: EBR | Monday, July 17, 2023

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has proposed to Russian President Vladimir Putin that he extend a deal allowing the safe Black Sea export of grain from Ukraine

But defence forces are not bound by international climate agreements to report or cut their carbon emissions, and the data that is published by some militaries is unreliable or incomplete at best, scientists and academics say.

World’s war on greenhouse gas emissions has a military blind spot

By: EBR | Tuesday, July 11, 2023

When it comes to taking stock of global emissions, there’s an elephant in the room: the world’s armed forces

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