A NASA DC-8 flying laboratory passes Antarctica's tallest peak, Mount Vinson, during a flight over the continent. Photo: REUTERS/NASA/Michael Studinger/Handout

Is Antarctica the new Eldorado? The sixth continent between claims and international law 

Commentary: There have been numerous disputes over the southern polar region. Dozens of countries have an interest in Antarctica due to territorial claims, research projects or a desire to develop the territory's resources

Russian airborne troops board a transport plane during drills in Taganrog, Russia on April 22, 2021. REUTERS/Stringer

The crisis between Russia and Ukraine

Commentary:  The Ukrainian government said that the gathering of Russian troops in its border areas poses a severe threat to national security. Conversely, the Russian side believes that it is precisely because the military forces of NATO countries and other parties are becoming more active in areas close to the Russian border that Russia has been forced to remain vigilant, ensuring stability and security on its border 

The Chinese city of Shenzhen as seen in June 2020. Photo: Oriental Image via Reuters 

China, biomarine energy and its players

Commentary:  There is great potential for collaboration between Europe and China in the generation of green energy from hydrogen and the seas

Egypt's President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, Russia's President Vladimir Putin and South African President Cyril Ramaphosa at the 2019 Russia-Africa Summit in Sochi. Photo: Sergei Chirikov/Pool via REUTERS

Russia reappears in Africa

Commentary: Africa remains one of the priorities of Russian foreign policy. In the near future, it is certainly possible to ensure the gradual growth of trade and economic ties between Russia and the African countries

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Israel and Turkey in search of solutions 

Commentary: Many regional issues require the cooperation of these two key countries. For this reason, it is clear that both sides wish to end the crisis, reduce rhetoric at leadership level and focus on cooperation and realpolitik 

A street in the city of Kashgar, Xinjiang, China. Photo: Bigstock

The Xinjiang-Uyghur issue 

Commentary: The issue of human rights in the Xinjiang-Uyghur Autonomous Region, the largest provincial unit in China, is attracting increasing attention from the international community. Let us try to better understand the situation

Turkey's president is seen on a screen during a video call with European leaders in March. Photo: Stephanie Lecocq/Pool via REUTERS

Will 2021 be the year of thaw in international relations for Turkey?

Commentary: President Erdogan has changed strategy and launched what some observers call a "charm offensive" in an attempt to reopen channels of dialogue with Western countries and the regional powers in the Middle East
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