Dec 27, 2020
No country could possibly feel more like "the edge of the known
world" than the Central Asian republic of Tajikistan.
A nation where the president has been in power since '92 and has ruled the country with an iron fist, amassing a huge amount of wealth for himself using everything from Aluminum to Heroine; but things...
Dec 13, 2020
Colombia has always been closely associated with the
international Cocaine trade, but the situation there is far more
complicated with wider ramifications for the entire
The government of Bogota has been at war with the rebels in a 6-way struggle for almost 60 years, with a peace deal now sitting on the table....
Nov 29, 2020
Like many of the ex-soviet republics, Azerbaijan and Armenia have been part of the frozen conflict now since the early '90s, but Azerbaijan has spent the last few years building up a massive modern army. Baku has now used that army to engage in a full-scale war with Armenia in an attempt to recapture the land lost...
Nov 15, 2020
With a new cold war between the USA and China looming on the
horizon the balance of power in Asia is being drawn up, with
Beijing and Washington vying for influence in the region. Of all
the nations of importance though none will be as crucial as
Set to be the 4th largest economy by the year 2050 Indonesia...
Nov 1, 2020
What was once considered a Soviet lake is now quickly becoming one of the most important strategic locations in the region, with Russia working hard to maintain its grip over the sea. The important part though may be what lies beneath its surface, that being enough gas to power Europe and blunt Russia's...