Why Did Iran Invite the Taliban to peace talks?
Less than a week after Ali Shamkhani returned to Tehran, Iranian foreign ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi announced that representatives of the Taliban had visited Tehran and that the Afghan government was aware of the visit.
Washington and Tehran turn to hidden diplomacy
After Donald Trump took office, Obama and Rouhani's previous diplomatic efforts and rapprochement were apparently ignored, and the two countries cut off their relations, seemingly reluctant to improve the situation... but perhaps there is more to the situation than meets the eye. Frequent tweets betw
China’s debt-trap diplomacy; a threat to the developing world
Analysts who follow global geopolitical trends frequently come across the phrase: “the 21st century belongs to China”. To lend credibility to the claim, they often mention China’s $1 trillion “one belt, one road” initiative. Through this huge initiative, China is supporting infrastructureprojects in strategically-located developing countries while extending loans for those projects.
Elections in Brazil: The Fight for the geopolitical future
Elections will take place in Brazil on October 7th. The right-wing candidate Jair Bolsonaro (Social liberal party) and Lula's successor - Fernando Haddad (Workers party, PT) are the most likely candidates for the office of president.