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Past articles by Samuel:

Vaccines Are Japan's New Tool to Counter China

Despite its worsening pandemic, Tokyo’s vaccine diplomacy has gained traction. → Read More

Russia's Sputnik V Vaccine Diplomacy Will Leave Moscow Even Less Loved in Africa

High prices, delayed deliveries, and questions about efficacy raise suspicions about Russia’s vaccine diplomacy in Africa. → Read More

For Russia, Naval Base in Sudan Opens a Long-Sought Gateway to the Red Sea

Russia’s plans to build a new naval base in Sudan is the culmination of decades of close relations between Moscow and Khartoum. In exchange for military aid, Sudan will allow Russia to maintain its facility in Port Sudan for at least 25 years, bolstering its influence in the Red Sea and the Indian Ocean. → Read More

France and the United States Are Making West Africa’s Security Situation Worse

France’s unilateralism and the United States’ wavering are destabilizing the Sahel—and creating an opening for Russia and China. → Read More

Afghanistan’s Victory for Democracy, and Loss for Peace

No matter the outcome, this weekend’s presidential election will likely set back the peace process with the Taliban. → Read More

As US-Taliban Peace Process Collapses, an Opportunity for Russia?

An expansion of Russia’s diplomatic involvement could help non-Western powers expand their say over Afghanistan’s political future. → Read More

In the Demise of the Taliban Peace Talks, Russia Is the Winner

Even as it paints itself as an ally in Afghanistan, the Kremlin is busy undercutting Washington. → Read More

Outsiders’ Battle to Rebuild Libya Is Fueling the Civil War There

In competing for lucrative reconstruction contracts, China, Italy, France, Russia, and others are preventing the conflict from ending. → Read More

Are Russia and the US Finally on the Same Page in Afghanistan?

Not so fast, substantive cooperation between the two on ending the war remains elusive. → Read More

Where Does China Stand on the Libya Conflict?

China's experiences in the last Libya conflict are informing its position this time around. → Read More

Russia's Falling Out With Kabul

Russia's embrace of the Taliban is increasingly coming at the expense of Afghan President Ghani's government. → Read More

The X Factor in China-UAE Relations: The Horn of Africa

From port competition to the Somaliland issue, China and the UAE's conflicting interests in the region are not easy to reconcile. → Read More

Oman’s rising diplomatic role in Yemen met with mixed reaction in GCC

Oman's strategy of constructive engagement with the Houthis has been met with pushback from Saudi Arabia and the UAE. → Read More

Why is Russia insisting on bringing home ISIS fighters’ children?

It’s all about appearing to be a humanitarian leader. → Read More

Russia and the Taliban: Talking With Terrorists

Moscow continues to designate the Taliban as a terrorist group, but at the same time has made consistent diplomatic contacts. → Read More

Here’s why Russia keeps hosting Afghanistan peace talks that will almost certainly fail

The real goal is improving Russian public confidence in the Kremlin — in these 3 ways. → Read More

Pakistan Acknowledges Indian Role in Afghanistan

Indian analysts, however, remain divided on the sincerity and reasons for Islamabad’s sudden flip-flop. → Read More

Managed Instability: Iran, the Taliban, and Afghanistan

Iran’s support for the Taliban is an effective way of retaliating against the United States, but there’s more to it. → Read More

Why Pakistan Isn’t Changing Its Taliban Policy

Prime Minister Imran Khan isn’t likely to radically change Pakistan’s complicated relationship with the Taliban. → Read More

Can Russia End the War in Afghanistan?

Russia has been seeking to establish a leading role in the stabilization of Afghanistan. → Read More