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Aliyev’s conflict with Pashinyan: Historical rivalry flares in the South Caucasus

+ Clashes have erupted over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region.+ The so-called “Ganja Gap” is a strategic passage linking Eurasian energy.+ …
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The LGBT community’s conflict with Erdogan: An increasingly homophobic government

+ The Turkish head of religious affairs accused publicly the LGBT community of causing disease and corruption.+ Erdogan chose to …
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Khamenei’s Hostility with Trump: Provoking his way out of conflict?

+ Iran under Khamenei decided to send oil to Venezuela in its dire need. + Iran violates numerous economic Trump-imposed …
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The Kim siblings’ hostility towards Moon Jae-in: A (un)Communicated escalation

+ Kim Yo-jong, Kim Jong-un’s sister, seems to be the driving force behind the current hostile situation in the Korean …
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Abiy’s hostility towards el-Sisi: Rises along with the water in the Grand Renaissance Ethiopian Dam

+ In the making since 2011, the Grand Renaissance Dam in Ethiopia is supposed to start filling up this July …
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Macron’s hostility towards Erdogan: NATO allies at odds in Libya

+ France and Turkey support opposing factions in Libya.+ The conflict reveals a deep divide within NATO.+ Both powers may …
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Xi’s hostility towards Modi: Rock throwing reaches deadly levels in the Sino-Indian Border

+ 20 Indian soldiers died in a brawl in the Sino-Indian border.+ There is a long history of tension between …
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Macron’s Conflict with Droukdel: A deadly finale

+ France had been fighting Droukdel for over seven years.+ Droukdel was killed after a military operation in Mali. + …
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Trump’s conflict with ever-rising Xi: Chip Wars, Superpowers and Tech

+ The chip industry is the main battlefield of the Sino-American rivalry. + Trump’s latest blow on chipmakers hits China …
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Le Drian’s frenemies with the G5 Sahel: Alliance threatened by hostile public opinion to Operation Barkhane

+ France steps up its military presence in the Sahel to defeat continuing jihadist threats.+ The recent death of AQIM …
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PEACE

Lebanese leaders’ camaraderie with Xi Jinping: An East shift for the Lebanese economy

+ The IMF doesn’t seem to be the solution for Lebanon’s deep recession.+ Xi Jinping’s government has its sight set …
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Von der Leyen’s camaraderie with Avdullah Hoti: Supporting Kosovo in its EU integration

+ They met on June the 25th, a day before von der Leyen’s meeting with the Serbian President.+ Hoti remarked …
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Ursula von der Leyen’s frenemies with Xi Jinping: Trade interdependence but different values

+ Von der Leyen’s European Commission has identified China as one of the main perpetrators of online misinformation about coronavirus …
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Bashar Al-Assad’s Romance with Vladimir Putin: Russian strikes ended the ceasefire in Syria

+First Russian strikes in the NorthWest of Syria since March+Putin strengthens military and diplomatic alliance with Al-Assad +Putin positions himself …
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Xi Jinping’s Camaraderie with Macky Sall: A valuable piece of the New Silk Road

+ Xi is looking to expand China’s reach within Africa, endorsing South-South trade relations.+ China has made Senegal the first …
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Duterte’s Frenemies with Trump: A rollercoaster of military deals

+ Duterte hesitates over his military alliance with Trump.+ US-Philippines military friendship goes a long way back. + With China …
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President Hassan Rouhani’s economic romance with Nicolas Maduro: Hostile interference in the Caribbean

+ Rosneft’s departure led Maduro to declare an “Energy Emergency”. + Desperate Maduro found in his lifelong supporter, Rouhani, a …
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Von der Leyen and Abe’s Camaraderie: Strengthening alliances in times of uncertainty

+ Von der Leyen and Abe are facing political challenges regarding public health, tourism and economy.+ The relation between the …
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Investing in their future: China and Latin America’s budding relationship

+ Latin America is tired of trading with the United States+ China has presented itself as an alternative partner, willing …
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Modi’s frenemies with Trump: A trade agreement that surprises only a few

+ Modi’s diplomacy with Trump fosters their ‘frenemy’ status.+ Modi and Trump had been increasing tariffs for the past few …
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