Language shapes identities, notably in the Soviet Union where Russian influenced cohesion. Post-Soviet, nations assert linguistic independence, reshaping geopolitical dynamics.
Hamas is designated as a terrorist organization by Israel, the US, the EU, the UK, and others.
Beijing extends security cooperation offer to Budapest amid strained EU ties, aligning Hungary closer with China's geopolitical ambitions.
India and the UAE forge a pioneering trade corridor, bypassing Chinese influence, while enhancing regional connectivity and challenging geopolitical norms.
Kurdistan, facing existential threats and longing for statehood, navigates complex geopolitics amid internal divisions and international ambiguity, testing its survival.
Prospects for Korean reunification remain distant amid escalating tensions. North Korea solidifies its stance as South Korea's "Primary Foe," emphasizing military strength over diplomacy.
China's aspirations for global prominence amidst challenges, partnerships with Russia and India, and economic strategies amid political shifts.
The Houthis are designated as a terrorist organization by several countries, including the United States and Saudi Arabia.
Pakistan faces a pivotal moment with complex challenges—poverty, inflation, corruption—while preparing for crucial February 8 elections. Key contenders: PML-N led by Nawaz Sharif and PPP led by Bilawal Bhutto Zardari. Military influence and geopolitical shifts add uncertainty to the nation's future.
India's 2024 general elections loom as Prime Minister Modi seeks a third term. BJP faces challenges despite strengths, while Congress and regional parties aim to consolidate anti-BJP votes.